PORT MACQUARIE - "Building Aspirations - Get the life you love Forum" 8 March 2012

OVER 800 Year 9, 10 & 11 students from nine local schools

Guest Speakers:

  • MC – Steve Liebmann
  • Kate Ritchie ‐ One of Australia’s most recognised Actors (including Home & Away, Underbelly and COPS:LAC), Silver and Gold Logie winner, Breakfast Radio ('Merrick and Rosso and Kate Ritchie Show')
  • Bill Harrigan ‐ NRL co‐coach of referees. Motivating sportsman, speaker and sports event host
  • Damian King ‐ Two times World Body Boarding Champion and 2011 Dropknee World Tour Champion.

Guest Speakers’ quotes included:

Damian King:

“Don’t be scared of the goal – your passion will fuel you”

“If you are 100% focussed on something – it will happen”

“Don’t narrow your frame of mind on the negative. Thinking positively can have a huge impact on your life”

“You need to be passionate about what you do”

Bill Harrigan:

“Develop a C & D Plan – the commitment and dedication plan”

“Take a chance, take a risk, do it”

Kate Ritchie:

“The hardest decisions are often the most rewarding”

“What makes you different is what makes you special”

“Don’t compare yourself to anyone else, you need to rely on yourself, be the best version of you that you can be”

“Listening is the most important skill in communicating with others”

Career Stories Panel:

  1. Dan Kelly (Apprentice Electrician to Senior Engineer)
  2. Gavin Wilcox (Bodybuilder/Gym Owner)
  3. Jade Arndell  (Caseworker with Mission Australia)
  4. Stacey Morgan (Radio Announcer and owner of a Dance Academy)
  5. Wayne Hudson (Mid Nth Coast Regional Director, Surfing NSW)
  6. Jarrad Tattersall (IT teacher – theme career change).