Speakers Profile - Paul Hanna

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Paul Hanna, one of Australia's leading motivational speakers, is living proof that we can all achieve our dreams if we follow them with tenacity and perseverance.

Paul was only 14 when his father died. He left school at 16 having failed English. And now he has a client list that is a who's who of Australia's corporate elite - and they keep coming back for more. Myer Grace Bros has had 20,000 management and staff attend Paul's seminars; over 10,000 people from McDonald's Australia and McDonald's New Zealand have participated in his program; and the list goes on. Target, Vodafone, Ford, Telstra, Toyota and Westpac are just some of the other leading corporations who continue to use the services of this dynamic speaker.

In February 2002, Paul was presented with a challenge of a different kind. While enjoying his passion for bushwalking, Paul walked over what he thought was solid land, but it was just brush, with only airspace below. Paul fell three stories down the cliff face, landing on the rocks below. Having broken his back in three places and smashed his wrist, Paul was rescued by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital, where he spent the next month recovering in hospital. Paul spent the following year learning to walk again.

With the determination that has made him one of Australia's most in-demand Motivational Speakers, Paul slowly started walking every morning for ten minutes, and now walks every morning and every night for one and a half hours at a time. The bonus is that he has also lost two and a half stone and is in better health now than he was before the accident!!

While in hospital, Paul wrote his sixth book, The Sales Motivator which was just released around Australia.

His other books are the #1 Bestsellers You Can Do It! and Believe and Achieve!, You Can Sell It!, The Money Motivator and The Mini Motivator.

Paul is currently writing books 7 and 8 for Penguin. Paul lives in Sydney, Australia.