Speakers Profile - Ron Delezio

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Ron Delezio lives by a saying by Sir Winston Churchill:

Sometimes it is not good enough to do your best. Sometimes you need to go that little bit further.

Ron Delezios speaking experience is from the heart. His story has inspired everyone from executives to crowds at major events. As a speaker, Ron is trusted and credible. He delivers a positive and powerful message through his personal story of hope and faith. His story is eye-opening. He and his wife Carolyn together with their son Mitchell, watched daughter and Sister Sophie Delezio fight for her life in hospital after two very serious accidents.

A loving father and businessman, Ron talks about overcoming depression whilst keeping his family together at the hardest of times. His uplifting story has mesmerised organisations wanting to inspire and motivate their people to move towards their goals, especially in adverse or unfavourable circumstances.

Through his hard work and dedication, Ron has been awarded the following titles:

2006: Australian Father of the Year
2006 NSW Citizen of the year
2007 & 2008 nomination for Australian of the Year
2008: Australia Day Ambassador
2008: World Youth Day Ambassador
2007 to present: Swans AFL Team Ambassador.
2021 Disability Rowing Charity Patron

He has also co-authored two books:
Sophie's Journey
A Letter to Sophie

In 2004, Ron and his wife Carolyn founded the Day of Difference Foundation to help critically injured kids and their families. The Foundation has raised over $14 million for hospital equipment, research and awareness-raising programs and activities. Ron Delezio provides organisations with a cost-effective way to keep staff or crowds focused during a conference, company bonding session or charity events.