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Key Points
  • Paramedic Peter Davidson was a hero of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in 1998 in which 6 people died.
  • Peter was lowered into enormous seas to rescue eight survivors from the sinking yacht, Standaside, in one of the worst maritime disasters in Australia's history.
  • A powerful and moving story of what ordinary, well-trained and motivated people can achieve.
  • The story reinforces and explores themes and issues such as leadership, vision, adapting to a changing environment, from failure to success, managing risk, persistence and determination, and the power of preparation, training, planning, systems, teamwork and trust.
  • Succeeding in a High Risk Environment 
  • Life on a Wire
  • Goal-setting
  • Teamwork
  • Planning/Sudden Planning
  • Combatting self-doubt
  • Battling the Odds
  • Crisis Management



This is the second time we’ve had Peter at one of our events and he was just as great as the first time we had him earlier in the year. We highly recommend Peter who has an amazing story. He is also great to work with and very genuine.
Warples Marketing Group Pty. Ltd.

Enormously captivating and bold presentation which was enthusiastically received by our delegates.
Charles Sturt Council

We have had excellent feedback about Peter’s talk and he was one of the best guest speakers we have ever had.
Friendly Society Private Hospital

Such a delight to listen to Peter’s story. What an amazing achievement for the team on that day.
Conference Logistics Pty. Ltd.

Peter told his story with great detail and passion and you could tell he loves the industry. Looking around the room, I could tell all our event guests were enthralled and we’re sure the take away message Peter left will be one our members remember.
Master Plumbers' Association of Queensland

Absolutely eye opener, it was a while ago, but still the decisions made, and the courage to go on, even though freely admitting that he was scared, was a good dose of reality. Our businesses have their own issues, but they can be overcome with adapting  to the conditions while still operating within the core parameters.
Battery World

An inspiring speaker! A unbelievable life experience that drives home the importance of preparation and risk management. Outstanding and what a gentleman to work with.
Master Builders Australia

Many positive comments from the crowd including "best ever Dinner Speaker they have heard", "Terrifying, thrilling, inspiring"​
Murray Dairy

Peter has a really interesting story and tells it well and in a manner that can be related to business challenges.
Downer Group

Fascinating story, awe inspiring.
Avida Recreational Vehicles

Excellent engaging speaker with a great tale to tell.

He was amazing and had the entire crowd captivated. I would highly recommend him and very professional.
East Coast Conferences

A sensational presentation that inspired us all.
Australian Financial Services

Peter Davidson gave a very moving and motivating presentation and with the Q & A at the end we were able to draw out key messages/objectives of the presentation as we needed.
McKinsey & Company

Excellent. Peter’s presentation was very well received and appreciated by our clients.
Outlook Financial Planning

Excellent. Humble but very impressive speaker...received a standing ovation from delegates at the conference...very well received...INSPIRING.
Exceptional Events

Nothing less than a standing ovation for a Good Aussie Bloke.
Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club

Peter Davidson was fantastic - He has been the most inspirational speaker we have had to date. I could hardly get him out of the building as the guys had so many questions to ask of him.
His attention to detail and ability to recapture the moment was amazing and he was such a nice person too, an absolute pleasure to listen to. You could have heard a pin drop the team were so attentive. There was nothing but praise for Peter. A lot of people shook his hand and thanked him as they exited the room.
Corporate Express

Excellent. Exceptional – kept everyone spellbound. Very unassuming and down to earth. Worked our theme of ‘communication’ very clearly into presentation.
William Adams Pty Ltd

Excellent. Enthralling account of a real Australian hero.
Livestock Transport Assoc of Vic

Excellent. Everyone was captivated by Peter Davidson's presentation, especially the females.
Financial Planners Association

Excellent. He was as always superb and captivating.
Timbercorp Ltd

Peter Davidson presentation enthralled and captivated the imagination of the audience. Not only was he inspirational but it put our own problems into perspective.
The Age

It was truly an inspirational story and you deserve all the accolades that have been bestowed on you. Your story touched everybody in the room and the matter of fact style with which you portrayed the events had everybody in awe of your courage and humility.
Lumley Life

Excellent. Peter Davidson successfully combined what was traumatic life experience into an example for professional learning in teamwork. His presentation content was inspirational.
ADT Security

Excellent. Peter Davidson had all in attendance enthralled. He was the best speaker I have ever seen this year… said one of our guests.

Excellent. Everyone was very impressed with Peter’s story and presentation. A true inspiration.
Mint Organisation

Thought Peter Davidson was absolutely fantastic. A moving and emotional experience, one of the best!
Guardian Financial Planning "

The feedback I received from dinner attendees on Peter's talk was excellent. They were absolutely enthralled with his presentation. His down to earth manner and "boy's own annual" story was exactly right for that audience.
BlueScope Steel

Peter was exceptional. He was a delight to work with and thoroughly professional.  Feedback from his presentation has been unanimously positive. He delivers his story in a style that holds his audience spellbound - I have no criticisms or negative comments to make. He was wonderful!
Barfoot & Thompson

Refrigerated Warehouse & Transport Association

Peter was fantastic. Delegates were impressed with the heroic efforts by Peter and the team aboard the Heli-med. Apart from being completely mesmerised by his story, key messages of team building, belief in yourself, belief in your team, understanding and cooperation were adopted by all delegates. We thank Peter for taking the time for a Q&A post presentation and for sharing his story with us.
John Holland Southern Region

Excellent doesn’t do justice to how powerful, profound and  engaging Peter is. As a presenter he taught a room full of health professionals the true meaning of humility and integrity. Peter delivered a once in a life time presentation that left most people speechless and connected key theme's of resilience, tenacity and ingenuity. We cannot thank Peter enough for what he has given our business.
Maximus Solutions

Peter was a fantastic and enthralling speaker, capturing the audience with his opening words, and holding them in a trance until the end of his story. In terms of a perfect fit between my brief and Peter’s story, I couldn’t have asked for a better series of linkages – teamwork, the importance of having a plan and what happens when your plan doesn’t work. Thank you Peter.
Shell Australia 

Peter was simply sensational. His presentation struck a chord with every delegate regardless of gender or age. To see hardened industry people with red-eyes at the end of it, was an amazing sight.