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Motivational Speakers Aus Luke Kennedy

Australia's Most Requested Motivational Speaker
Luke Kennedy

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"Powerful... Raw...Emotional... Real!"

- Woolworths Head of Internal Audit,


Luke In the Media

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"...The Best bit of professional learning I've witnessed in 15 years."

- Teacher, Wellington NSW

"Luke made a huge impact on our team here at the NRL."
- NRL CEO, Todd Greenberg.

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"They were absolutely gripped by his story and messages. It's created a tremendous shift and I'm so grateful." 

​-Jillian Shapiro, School Psychologist | Reddam House Sydney


"The BEST Speaker we've had!."
- Andrew Savvas, Business Excellence Manager, ANZ.

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"Luke's the best speaker we've seen!"

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"The impact you had on our year 4-6 was significant. They are still talking about it and we have seen a marked difference in the students being more ‘present’, particularly around adults."

- Donna Snow, Principal Wembley Primary

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We've all heard the "bad guy gone good" story over and over again, & while they're inspiring, they also get pretty repetitive. Sure, my story has elements of that, but I only use my story to grab the audiences attention & respect - the story part opens them up with a visceral and emotional experience, but then it's turned back on them... Into building their resilience, to embrace change, be open to feedback, overcome adversity, take care of themselves, and build the self-awareness & take ownership for growth in all areas.

"...It was the best workshop we've had."

- Jan Rowe, Teacher, Emerald

Rising Above Challenges

Luke's journey to becoming a motivational speaker is one of remarkable transformation. For eight years of his life, Luke weighed close to 130 kilos and found himself leading a gang in the streets of Sydney. Amidst the chaos, he faced harrowing experiences, including being stabbed twice, battling addiction, and grappling with the darkness of self-hatred and despair. Despite projecting an image of strength and confidence to the outside world, internally, Luke was plagued by fear, depression, and anxiety.

Turning his life around through a relentless pursuit of personal growth in all areas, he's now Australia's most sought after Motivational Speaker, International Best Selling Author, Successful Business Owner, Mental Health Advocate, & Mentor to Troubled Youth.

Inspiring Others Through Authenticity

Luke's presentations are more than just motivational speeches... they are transformative experiences that draw on his own journey of adversity and triumph. He shares candidly about his past, inviting audiences to open up emotionally and mentally, before guiding them on a journey of introspection, inspiration, and even some good laughs.

Luke In the Media

As Australia's best motivational speaker, Luke S. Kennedy, often has media requests. Check out this link for his latest media article by EducationHQ

& Here Luke Kennedy is in a speakers network with Australia's best motivational speakers.

One of the Luke's original media pieces was for Ms Hennessey Speaks where he was interviewed for his book, Stabbed Ego

Becoming a motivational speaker started with my writing & here you can look at a link for my book, Redemption Road.


  1. What makes Luke S. Kennedy stand out as one of the best motivational speakers in Australia?

    • Luke is renowned for his dynamic speaking style, engaging content, strong connection, and ability to inspire  a broad range of audiences nationwide.

  2. How can I book Luke as one of my motivational speakers for an event in Australia?

    • Booking Luke is easy! Simply fill out the booking form on our website or contact us directly to discuss your event needs and Luke's availability.

  3. What types of events does Luke speak at as a motivational speaker in Australia?

    • Luke speaks at a variety of events including corporate conferences, primary & high schools, educational seminars, leadership workshops, parent events, teacher workshops, and more, delivering motivational talks tailored to each audience and region across Australia.

  4. Can Luke customize his motivational talks to fit specific themes or topics for different Australian audiences?

    • 1000%! Luke works closely with people to customise his presentations, ensuring they align with the event's theme, objectives, demographic, and the unique needs of audiences in different regions of Australia.

  5. How far in advance should I book Luke for my event in Australia?

    • It's recommended to book Luke as early as possible to secure your desired date and region. However, we understand last-minute events may arise, and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs within Australia.


"What you're doing is amazing. My son came home today and I haven't seen him so excited to do something with his life. I don't know how I can ever repay you."

- Parent, Emerald.


"Today the yr 5's & 6's experienced a life-changing speech that will improve how we will treat others and ourselves. We found it very inspirational and we now feel like we can be whoever we aspire to be if we put our minds to it. Luke told us to be grateful for our life and make the most of it. This was a really good way to look brightly into our future. Luke had told us about his childhood of being negative and a bully towards himself. He also gave us tips to make our future positive, peaceful, and live our life to the fullest.

We learnt about meditation, reading books as well as how technology can impact our mental health"

- Students from Warrnambool East Primary

Luke's worked with

Over the years as Australia's motivational speaker, Luke Kennedy, has had the beautiful opportunity to meet and share a stage with numerous motivational speakers Australia. Some of these are...

Matthew Johstone

Motivational Speaker, Author, Illustrator

Joe Williams

Motivational Speaker, Youth Mentor, Author  

Apart from being involved with professional sport for over 15 years, Joe spends his time working to inspire youth through motivational speaking workshops. He has worked with disengaged youth in primary and secondary schools, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres and gaols. Joe has also mentored both youth and adults.​

Sam Webb

Motivational Speaker | Actor | Mental Health Advocate 

Sam Webb is an acclaimed actor and the co-founder and former CEO of the mental health charity LIVIN.

His co-authored novel “Turning tragedy into Triumph” is inspired by the death of his good friend.

He is a TEDx NYC motivational speaker.

Bruce Sullivan

Keynote Speaker | Author | Business Leader 

Bruce is a proven performer in achieving results in people for over 30 years. His practical, hands on experience is based on working with individuals, families, businesses and communities providing education and opportunities for personal improvement.

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Sydney's best motivational speakers for schools, Luke S. Kennedy, returned to speak to the high school students of St Gregory's College Campbelltown for the second time. His inspirational speech for students the previous visit created a big impact!


It was an absolute pleasure to come back and speak to the students at St Greg's. I was there a year ago and at the time I was the first speaker to have had the privilege to speak in the college's new auditorium. As a motivational speaker it's great to be invited back to speak at the same location. I made a big impact speaking to the student's last time, and still get messages now from those guys. 

I travelled to the school with a friend of mine, and another Sydney motivational speaker, Kath Koschel from The Kindness Factory. 

Kath's story is next level!! It was nice to have her there for the trip to Campbelltown and to watch me speak.


Presenting again to year 10, I spoke for 45 minutes to the young men who were extremely attentive. I noticed Kath up the back smiling and nodding her head. It made me smile. 

I was pumped to hear a heap of the audience had already read my book,  Stabbed Ego!  I was intrigued to hear their thoughts of the book and was blown away with their insight. The students of St Greg's always impress the hell out of me!


I look forward to returning to St Gregory's College to speak again next year. 


Sydney Motivational Speaker, Luke S. Kennedy, presenting to St Gregory's College, Campbelltown.

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