Paul Hockey's Mount Everest journey, determination to succeed and his ability to challenge the dream-takers are all extraordinary. Paul’s positive attitude and self belief have seen him defy the odds and perceived logic for an amputee, time and time again.
Paul travels around Australia and internationally as a motivational speaker, and in doing so is increasing awareness for cancer & cancer research. Having lost his mother, father, stepfather, aunt and brother in-law to cancer, Paul is passionate about making a difference. His enthusiasm, courage and mental strength are truly inspirational.
Paul explains how his very diverse martial arts background allowed him to achieve any task or goal by constantly using his improvise, adapt and overcome approach.
Paul's relaxed yet powerful speaking style and his amazing story appeals to any audience.
Paul's key messages:
- Improvise and adapt to successfully overcome any challenge
- Believing in yourself & your abilities
- Never give up...never ever give up!
Paul works directly with his client from the initial enquiry right through to event date to ensure he is working on your team, and to deliver specific and key messages to his targeted audience.
See what clients say about Paul
"We were honoured to have Paul Hockey come along and inspire our Paralympic swim team on their way to Rio. Paul shared his many stories on his life journey and how he faced and overcame adversity. Paul's many life experiences allow him to instantly make a connection with the audience. His no nonsense, down to earth and modest persona, and his laid back approach to life make him a true and great Australian. I feel privileged to have met Paul and fully endorse and recommend him for your speaking engagement." Adam Pine OAM Paralympic Performance Manager, Swimming Australia
"Paul was an incredibly talented and moving speaker. His story is very unique and immediately caught the attention of the team. He has a great ability to cut through to the realities of life's challenges and quite simply how determination and focus can help you achieve anything. Paul also added a lot of interest to our Tokyo conference given his deep knowledge of all things Japan. Would highly recommend him." Nick Dowling Chief Executive Officer, Jellis Craig Group
"The feedback from our clients and consultants was excellent, we had a high turn out to event and the speaker was very popular. Our Mount Waverly Office all said he was the best speaker they had ever had. Paul's story was amazing and very inspirational. Lot's of Q&A from the audience which seemed to go down well with everyone." Robert Half International
"Paul was a sensation. He interpreted the brief with no additional guidance and delivered a presentation in each instance that was well above our expectations. The reaction from our audience was overwhelming and Paul's presentation has enhanced the relationship Tower now has with each of the attendees at this session." Tower Australia Limited
"Paul captivated the audience with an uplifting and inspiring story of his life. It was engaging and inspiring and I thoroughly enjoyed listening every minute." Maria Caputo, Anglican Diocese of Brisbane
"The most inspiring person I have ever met. A man who has achieved the ultimate goal, the persistence, the courage just had me in awe of the mental strength that was requiring. Tells his story in a way that has you smiling or shaking your head in amazement. A great Australian." The Commonwealth Bank
"Paul's story is inspirational and should be heard by as many Australians as possible. His inborn attributes of courage, vision, enthusiasm and endurance can be of immense benefit to us all." Queensland Rail