About | Scott B Harris



SCOTT B HARRIS IS A keynote speaker, author AND resilience expert.

In 2008, Scott was involved in a motorbike accident that caused lasting injuries including a Traumatic Brain Injury.

This was due to a severe Closed Head Injury, which resulted in extensive facial fractures, requiring a facial reconstruction. To reconstruct his face, 11 titanium plates were bolted to his skull. The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) was so severe that he sustained extremely severe Frontal Lobe Damage and shearing of the brain.

This has left Scott with paralysis on the right side of his body from shoulder to toes, causing major instability issues. He also has a Brachial Plexus injury to his right arm involving three severed nerves.

"Luckily I have two arms and legs.

Unfortunately I don’t have two brains, so I have to make my damaged one work really hard."

"Luckily I have two arms and legs.

Unfortunately I don’t have two brains, so I have to make my damaged one work really hard."

After the accident, rehab became Scott’s full-time job – a job he took very seriously.

The intense physical and mental rehabilitation which he continues to this day is the reason he is still alive and has achieved so much.

Scott has discovered that setting and achieving goals, both mental and physical, keeps you looking forward rather than backwards and fills you with purpose.

"It took me a number of years to realise that my life would never be the same as it was before the accident."

Despite years of numerous physical and mental challenges, Scott set the goal to travel the world solo, which he achieved in 2014 with just a backpack and a camera hung over his shoulder.

After living with an injured bring since 2008, Scott has experienced almost every side effect of severe brain damage imaginable, yet he still manages to persevere and realise his life goals. This puts Scott in a unique position to demonstrate what people can achieve with the right attitude and resilience in the face of adversity.

The valuable lessons Scott has learned on his journey aren’t just for others living with an injured brain, but are principles to live by. Scott’s next challenge is inspiring you to achieve your own personal goals in life no matter what hurdles you have to overcome.

Scott inspires people through keynote speaking, facilitates workshops and has a VCAL program for secondary schools.

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Read the full story:

Crashing Into Potential is the incredible story of coming to terms with acquired physical disabilities, living with an injured brain, and the unfailing determination to never give up.








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