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Sam Cawthorn

CEO | Speakers Institute

“It’s your decision, not condition, that determines who you are.””

Pronounced dead for over three minutes following a horrific car crash, Sam Cawthorn survived despite all the odds stacked against him. The accident resulted in his right arm being
amputated and caused permanent damage to his right leg. He was told he would never walk again, a setback that would surely defeat many.

Proving the doctors and critics wrong, Sam regained his ability to walk just over a year later through sheer determination .

Since his accident, Sam has gone on to speak in 36 countries, sharing his message of resilience with millions of people who has seen him share the stage with world leaders, including President Bill Clinton, Michael Jordan, Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama, through his keynote speaking.

An international bestselling author, Sam was named Young Australian of the Year, Edupreneur of the Year (2015) and became the CEO and founder of Speakers Institute and Speakers Tribe, mentoring a community of speakers and leaders who are learning to share powerful stories to emotionally connect and inłuence others.

Sam has authored many books, including an International New York Times Best Seller. It was the notion that “story is the future” that led Sam to write his
seventh and latest book Storyshowing. Published by Wiley and released in October 2017, Storyshowing delves deep into the inłuence of stories and how the winners of the future will be those that show the most powerful one that evokes the most amount of emotion in the shortest amount of time. A regular media commentator, researcher and thought leader, Sam Cawthorn
is one of the biggest personalities in professional speaking in Australia. His presentations and keynotes need to be experienced. Sam resides in Sydney, Australia with his wife Kate and his 3 children.

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