- In 1999, Jesse Martin became the youngest person in history to sail the globe solo
- Jesse was alone at sea for 328 days and was greeted by 25,000 people apon his arrival in Melbourne
- Jesse released a documentary and book following his journey, both entitled 'Lionheart'
- Since his rise to prominence, Jesse still considers himself an adventurer and has embarked on many more exiting journeys
- Overcoming adversity
- Personal development
Jesse is a fantastic role model who presents articulately, humorously and compassionately. SIDS Victoria
"You are an impressive young man and your courage and determination are an inspirational example". Bill Clinton, Ex US President
"Such strength of purpose is admirable"
John Howard, Australian Prime Minister
"It still amazes me the positive impact he has on young people, yet he carries himself with humility, honesty and integrity".
Jim Stynes, Founding Director, Reach Youth
“Rarely do successful people have the ability to translate that personal success in the field into an interesting story or speech. Jesse has that rare ability, which was recognised and applauded by all those who attended the luncheon”.
Geoff Pollard, Tennis Australia
“Should you have Jesse speak at your conference? My response: If you don’t you are denying your audience an extraordinary opportunity to be inspired”.
Kevin Panozza. SalesForce Australia Pty Ltd
“Our feedback from United Nations headquarters has been extremely positive and your input was instrumental in ensuring that Australia’s participation was a success”
Juan Carlos Brandt, United Nations Director