Wellington High School | Youth Speakers |  Sydney Motivational Speaker

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Sydney youth Motivational Speaker, Luke S. Kennedy, spoke to the students from Wellington High school. Luke travels Australia as an Anti-Bullying Speaker, Drug & Alcohol Speaker, and Resilience. 

 

 A few weeks after speaking at The Aboriginal Men's Health Expo is Dubbo, I was contacted by Jay Forrestor from Wachs (Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Services). Jay asked if I was available to speak to a bunch of kids in a camp at Burrendong Dam. I was happy to do so.

 

"Brother, I saw the impact you had on the boys at the expo and really want you to come back and speak again." -  Jay.

 

Not only was I there to speak at the camp but also at Wellington High. I arrived at the camp grounds on Sunday evening and was happy to see a good friend of mine, Joe Williams from The Enemy Within. Joe is a soldier in the mental health arena and we've crossed paths frequently on the speaking circuit.

 

After having a chat to Joe I met three men who impressed the hell out of me; Ed Daley, Steve Morris, and Jeff Amatta, From Brothers 4 Recovery. They told me about their hard times dealing with drug, alcohol, and gambling addiction. They're fighters. I respect fighters. It was their first time speaking to an audience about their journey's. I couldn't wait to hear them.

 

I met all the young kids. Probably about 20 of them. My first interaction with them was chasing a bunch of kangaroos through the bush. As a city boy, I was well out of my comfort zone and was praying those kangaroos wouldn't turn around.

 

Dinner was served before we set up a fire to hear the boys from Brothers 4 Recovery speak. It was the first time I'd seen a presentation around a fire. I loved it! The men were deep and honest. The boys listening were quiet and took in every word.

 

 

The next day I woke early with Jay to go for a run. The sun was coming up over the glistening lake. It was a perfect start to a big day.

After breakfast Jay, and a local police officer, Leigh, and myself headed to Wellington High. Arriving at the school I could already feel a great connection and energy. Presenting to the entire school I noticed not a single student was speaking. Every set of eyes watched on attentively.

 

"I've been a teacher at this school for 16 years. That was the best talk I've seen! - Teacher at Wellington High.

 

 I got photos with the students afterwards and was also hugged by the deputy principal. I really enjoyed speaking at Wellington high.

 

After the talk, Jay took us on a little tour of the town. Showing me his Wachs workplace and then the old aboriginal mission.

 

We headed back to the camp and I then spoke to those kids, and organisers. I have never had so many questions after a presentation. It was great! Questions open up the mind. I left Wellington at roughly 2:30 for the 5 hour trip home. On the drive home I smiled as I recounted an amazing trip to Wellington. Hope to be back soon.

Do you have an audience that need to be inspired? Let Luke present at your next event.

 
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