Speaking and Workshops | Scott B Harris


For a long time Scott has been learning how to overcoming adversity. 

From the moment he woke up from a coma, Scott had to make a choice – he had to decide which road to walk down after his life was changed forever. The choices he has made have defined his life and carved a new path for him to follow.

To overcome adversity, Scott had to have the right mindset and perseverance to achieve his goals. Since then, Scott has dedicated himself to inspiring others, to help them overcome adversity and achieve their goals in life.




In this session, students will learn

  • Scott’s story
  • How he took responsibility for the choices he made
  • How he developed a growth mindset to overcome adversity
  • How setting goals has changed his life
  • How to learn through perseverance




"There are many motivational speakers, but Scott B Harris is so much more. Scott’s story is one all young people should hear. Scott is a resilient young man who inspires his audience to chase down their dreams, fail as a way to learn and accept that the greatest asset an individual can have is a positive mindset.

Scott’s story invites us all to learn some valuable life lessons, have a laugh and reflect on how goal setting can be the road map to a great life. Reading his book was inspiring, meeting Scott and watching him work with our students was amazing!"

– Cheryl Kane

Child Safety & Wellbeing Coordinator, Aquinas College


"I have known Scott for many years and have had him speak to staff and students at ELTHAM College over the past three years.

His story, the way he presents it, and the response he receives from people of all ages has been consistent and outstanding.

His natural, honest and inspiring story and presentation has the ability to motivate students to just 'have a go' and never feel you cannot achieve your goals. A wonderful young man with a will to achieve great things."

– Mark Pobjoy

Director, Senior Year, Eltham College


"I would like to thank Scott, for inspiring me at a time when I truly felt lost. Year 12, and the pressure’s we all feel to decide your life’s path at such a young age is tough, however the impact Scott Harris’s story has had on my life, and my choice of career is enormous.

Scott’s story of courage, determination and positivity is the sole reason I decided to study to become an occupational therapist. Scott’s passion, and message of courage inspired me to choose a career that will allow me to help people to live their lives independently.

In 2015, I completed my Masters of Occupational Therapy, and am now a qualified Occupational Therapist. Thank you, Scott, for inspiring me to follow the career path I never knew I wanted but am forever grateful for! "

– Caitlin Smith

Ex-Student, St Helena College


"When a year 12 boy left the presentation and then decided to come all the way back to the theatre to thank you personally for your presentation, and to say that was just what he needed... that is EXACTLY why you should do what you do. If you only reached that one student today, it still has been worth it.

I feel like you may have had a bigger impact though!

Thanks so much!"

– Roz Wilson

Monbulk College


"I was really impressed with your story, and I found it so interesting to hear how you recovered from such adversity. It was so cool to hear how you went from so low after your accident, to so high, and how you did it.

Thanks a lot."

– Brendan Thompson



"We had Scott B Harris visit us today at Nagle College and we are so appreciative of his time to speak with our students.

Scott inspired them to overcome the challenges and every day adversities they face. His presentation was so inspiring, which is exactly what the kids needed to hear. I know that he has had a lasting impact on all of our students."

– Gabrielle Costin

Deputy Principal, Nagle College


"Throughout the whole presentation, the girls were all very engaged, and really appreciated hearing Scott’s story and how he was able to overcome adversity. It really made them stop and think about the choices they are making, which was such an important message when they are coming to the end of their schooling.

Finding gratitude in their own lives was one thing that they all took away from this presentation, and Scott gave them strength to take on adversity next time they’re faced with a challenge."

– Hayley Gamble Curran

Loreto House Coordinator, Our Lady of Mercy College


"Scott B Harris is a remarkable keynote speaker who has the ability to capture and inspire audiences from all walks of life. It has been a pleasure and honour to see Scott involved in SFYS Project work delivering an outstanding keynote to primary school age students residing in East Gippsland Victoria.

Scott’s laugh is infectious, his empathy and connectedness to raw emotions empowers his young audiences. Scott drives the often-harsh realities of life; he has the insight and emotional maturity that speaks to the hearts of his young audiences through a nurturing and often humorous translation.

I highly recommend Scott B Harris as a speaker of choice for any young person standing at a crossroad in life seeking direction. Scott facilitates raw introspection to assist the development of a positive, growth mindset. This man is courageous, one of the finest human spirits you will ever meet who will leave you feeling that you can achieve anything you set your mind to."

– Tammy A Boyer

Founding Director iCARE Consulting Services, Department of Education and Training Victoria


"I admire Scott’s authenticity and his courage to share his story. The lessons he shared with us today have a direct connection to where we are as a team and as a business, and the importance of having that growth mindset.

His presentation has had a profound impact on me personally and the team today as well. He really took us on a journey and stripped himself bare in terms of where he’s come from what he’s learned along the way. What a brilliant presentation."

– Tony Rossi

State Head of Small Business Banking, ANZ


"I found Scott's talk so inspirational.

I thought it was truly amazing how he didn’t give up when travelling and it made me realize just how lucky I am. Every day I truly wake up and think I am so grateful for life. He was a truly remarkable man who is a true inspiration and an awesome speaker!"

– Hayley Sherrington




In this session, teachers will learn:

  • Scott’s story
  • The power of practicing gratitude
  • How to practice gratitude with your students
  • What happens in the brain when we persevere through challenges
  • How to help your students set and achieve goals


In this session, parents will learn:

  • Scott’s story
  • How to help your child set goals for success
  • Why it's important to practice gratitude at home
  • How to practice gratitude as a family
  • How to teach your child to persevere through their next challenge






In this session, you will learn

  • Scott’s story
  • How to take responsibility for the choices we make
  • How to develop a growth mindset
  • How to set goals with your team for success
  • How to bring gratitude into your workplace
  • The power of gratitude on wellbeing

I admire Scott’s authenticity and his courage to share his story. The lessons he shared with us today have a direct connection to where we are as a team and as a business, and the importance of having that growth mindset. His presentation has had a profound impact on me personally and the team today as well. He really took us on a journey and stripped himself bare in terms of where he’s come from what he’s learned along the way. What a brilliant presentation.

- Tony Rossi | ANZ | 
State Head of Small Business Banking


I found Scott’s presentation inspiring, uplifting and his use of humour was both unexpected (given the gravity of the situation) and very clever. His professionalism and the warmth with which he communicated with the audience were excellent. I loved the way he shared his story and my experience was of being touched, moved and inspired. Scott you have a very powerful message and one that makes a difference

- Maree McCabe, Chief Executive Officer,
Alzheimer's Australia

Scott Harris has come back from the dead. His story is both compelling and inspiring. 

- John Silvester, Crime Writer, The Age,
Co-author of Underbelly

Mesmerizing from the start to the end, Scott is a storyteller of the highest order. His journey is raw and inspiring refusing to shy away from the topics that can upset people, I would highly recommend Scott to speak at any event you are having

- Ayden Shaw, Sport and Recreation Manager
Disability Sport & Recreation

Scott’s keynote was presented very well. I found it very motivational, and Scott’s message to keep having a go no matter what resonated well with the entire room. A good measurement of a successful presentation is the number of questions the audience feels they can ask, and the strong engagement in question time really showed us that.

- Mark Taylor, Chief Executive Officer
ACE Radio

Thank you so much. I won't ever forget today and will always remember you. You are a wonderfully talented presenter. Well done and keep up the great work. All the best to you and your family.  I feel privileged enough to have met you and appreciated you opening up to us. I'll continue to follow you on social media.

- Catherine Singh


Enquire now for more information on Scott's keynote speaking.



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