Ask about Lachie Smart
Key Points
  • At 18 years of age, Lachie is youngest person to complete a solo circumnavigation of the world in a single engine aircraft.
  • Established one of Australia’s first successful youth focused anti-Domestic Violence campaigns
  • Managed national sales and export teams in the medical industry, growing one of Australia’s leading medical manufacturing companies.
  • Lachie is passionate about bridging the gap between generations. Uniting experience and the passion of youth is a powerful combination for success.
  • Having been involved in the Australian Air Force Cadets, universities and high schools, communicating with and developing young people is an area Lachie excels in.
  • Lachie has completed many media interviews internationally, been awarded keys to cities, special achievement awards and worked with clients around the world to bring the fire of achievement back into their organisations.
  • Lachie is a Youth Ambassador for the Spitfire Association.
Topics
  • Embrace the crazy 
    It is our tendency to try and stay in the narrow lane of what society deems ‘normal’, when in fact we could achieve so much more if we accepted our crazy dreams! Whether it is to fly around the world, or start a new company, our opportunities in today’s world are endless – so don’t be afraid to DREAM BIG!
  • Setbacks are the foundations to success
    Often when we fail once, or don’t succeed in achieving our goals, we are ready to give up and move on. Dealing with failure can be a hard thing to do, however if we can change out mindset to see them not as failures, but as the stepping stones to success – our whole outlook changes. Every setback is a learning opportunity, and one step closer to getting it right!
  • Being a world changer is a choice
    It is a corny phrase “to change the world”, but it is possible to do! Whether it is our own world, someone else’s world, or the world as a whole, we have a choice to make a difference. Being a world changer isn’t something you’re given, or fall into, it is a choice you can make!
  • Collaboration over competition
    In the competitive society we live in, collaboration is often an understated opportunity. Refocusing ourselves on working together as appose to outdoing each other we can achieve more. As the African proverb states: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
  • Cutting back Tall Poppy Syndrome
    It is an issue in many high schools across Australia, where ideas and achievements are cut down by less motivated peers. An issue I am passionate about tackling by showing other young people what we are really capable of when we work together.
  • Bridging the gap between generations
    I was once asked by a leading youth worker when giving a lecture “How can we as generation X and older, bridge the gap between our generation and yours?”, and it was a question that I thought about long afterwards. It is true, that often when there is a significant age gap between the speaker and their audience that the message is lost. However, there are a few ways to ensure that messages do get through!
  • Adapting to change
    The world has arguably seen more change in the last 100 years than ever before. In a society that is constantly evolving and new, there are new styles of thinking that need to be adapted.
  • Mixing the old school with the new school
    I’ve been told that I was born decades too late, and not just because of my love for jazz music or nice suits! There is a certain level of respect and class that has begun to vanish from society, together we can bring it back! I don’t believe that chivalry is dead.
  • Creating an identity
  • Maximising your potential with the young generation
  • Fundamentals for fundraising partnerships
  • Using adversity as an advantage
  • Unravelling Motivation Madness!
  • Setbacks are the foundations to success
Testimonials

An old head on young shoulders, very professional with a gift of orating.
Municipal Works Operations Association

Riveted! That be the one term that best explains the response from the South Burnett Country Fair audience, listening to Lachie Smart present his adventures around the world. Amazed, is how to best describe the audience after his presentation. I couldn't recommend Lachie enough as a most amazing motivational speaker that will certainly inspire.
Chairman
South Burnett Country Fair