Pat Farmer AM

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Trail Blazer, Explorer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, AG Adventurer of the Year

Dedicated to helping humanity

There are few people more inspiring than Pat Farmer – the man who conceived and completed the world’s longest ultra marathon – a run from North Pole to South Pole (a distance of some 20,000km). Pat’s run garnered world attention and raised more than $100K for Red Cross International. The images and stories from this adventure alone will have every audience on their feet and ready to take on any challenge. Apart from this almost inconceivable achievement – where Pat run an average of 80km a day, every day for ten and a half months – he’s been an MP (Member for Macarthur for 8 years), Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Science and Training, Winner of Australian Geographic’s ‘Adventurer of the Year’ and winner of Australia’s ‘Achiever of the Year’ (2000). During his 30-year ultra-running career he has raised millions of dollars for charity.

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“Pat Farmer recently presented to members of our senior leadership team where he shared some of his achievements and challenges, including his recent ‘Pole to Pole’ run. Pat’s presentation style was engaging and compelling, demonstrating a wonderful sense of humour. Our team was genuinely inspired by Pat’s story, and his key messages in relation to the power of believing in yourself, commitment to, breaking down and achieving seemingly insurmountable goals. Pat is an exceptional inspirational speaker whose style and message would resonate with any audience.” – Westpac

Pat was the guest speaker at our annual dinner and was nothing short of sensational. Never before have I witnessed someone speak with so much passion and with such an ability to captivate the audience. I’ve been inundated with emails since, commenting on how great Pat was. Pat’s a legend on the road and equally as great as a motivational speaker.” – Pat Carroll, Former Australian Team Member (distance running)


Presentation Topics

  • Leadership
  • Government/Politics
  • Risk Management
  • Goal Setting/Planning
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Effective Teamwork
  • Motivation/Inspiration
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