About Guest Speaker, Luke S. Kennedy

For eight years of his life, Luke was an obese alcoholic and drug addicted thug. Leading a violent street fighting crew, he was stabbed on two separate occasions; once in the lung, the other time in the head.

On the outside he looked strong and confident, on the inside his thoughts would come to haunt him. He was incredibly scared, depressed, anxious, and awkward in social situations. Luke always worried what other people thought about him which led to him committing some harsh acts and missing out on many positive opportunities.

Becoming a successful business owner, mental health advocate, and one of Australia's top motivational speakers, his purpose is to now use his experience to inspire, motivate, and enlighten others. To stop worrying what other people think. To develop personally & professionally. To shed the labels. To be free.


Luke uses his "Breathtaking" story to inspire deep, lasting change, and self-awareness, for a wide range of audiences, from large corporations, events, to primary schools, high schools, and even prisons.

He opens the audience’s eyes, and mind, up to ego – to the labels that we battle to live up to, and shows how worrying what other people think is ruining our relationships, following through on ideas (it could be as simple as not making those crucial sales calls, or not putting your hand up in class), happiness, and success in every area. Becoming aware of ones ego and labels, is the first step towards releasing it....


"The Best Bit Of Professional Learning I've Witnessed In 15 Years." Teacher, Wellington High.


Luke shows how when we come into this world we are our true-self with unlimited potential and happiness. As life goes on though we get disconnected from this true-self -  Some dramatic events will occur, we may do some regretful actions, or get negative beliefs about ourselves or labelled with certain things that take us away from this true-happy-self. The further we get away from the true-self, the unhappier we become because we’re not being ourselves. Labels, ego, and worrying what people think, crushes productivity and results in an overactive and doubtful mind - a feeling of being lost, depressed, flat, anxious, and socially awkward, is a result of this.


Being trapped in ego stops you from doing the "little things" in life, and it's generally these little things that make the biggest impact. Ego tells us that we're too good to be doing the little things. Becoming aware of the ego (what I show the audience), is the first step towards releasing it.  

There’s countless speakers out there that focus on the content of success, and strategies. Without working on the individual’s mental health and self-realisation, progress in any form is stunted.

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Topics I Cover...

  • Resilience

  • Team/Culture Building

  • Mental Health/Self-Care

  • Importance Of Being Open To Feedback

  • Increase personal and professional productivity

  • Drug & Alcohol

  • Transformation/Transitioning

  • Gain Confidence/Reduce Stress

  • How To Be Happy

"Luke was one of our keynote speakers at B-xponential, a business event with over 500 attendees. From the five keynotes on the day, Luke received overwhelming and sensational feedback. The audience raved about the content, delivery, and message from Luke."

-  BX CEO, Matt Alderton

"...a great story that told exceptionally well. It resonated with our attendees and has incurred a lot of follow up discussion. the enthusiasm of everyone to get a copy of your book was a testament to the inspiring theme and tone of your talk." -

CEO Mister Minit, Mark Rusbatch

"Luke made a huge impact on our team here at the NRL."

- NRL CEO, Todd Greenberg.

Luke S. Kennedy | Motivational Speakers Sydney | Mental Health Advocate 
Author of 'Stabbed Ego' which was Best-seller in two categories; Mental Health - Depression & Spiritual - Self-Help