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"I don't think we have ever had such an entertaining and educational feature at any previous meetings. The most impressive point is that each of our 115 attendees could take something practical away that they could use on a daily basis in their workplace, I really don't think I have seen a group of medical professionals laugh that much!" Adam Westerink- Australian Institute of Radiography

Unlikely Teachers

An army sniper, a magician, a globe-trotting TV cameraman walk into a bar…. No joke. Julian has earned his living and excelled in all three. But he didn’t do it alone. His ringside view of life had him literally falling into the arms of murderers and rapists, following base jumpers on their quest to launch off the world’s highest cliffs and hanging out with the world’s happiest man.

Julian introduces his audience to some of the characters he wrote about in his popular memoir The Second Best Job In The World - the extraordinary adventures of an ABC cameraman.

Engaging stories from death row and helicopters balanced with laugh-out-loud moments, inspiring characters, simple truths and actionable messages.

The Greatest Illusion 

How we deceive ourselves into playing life safe

The audience will discover in one entertaining presentation what it took Julian 300,000 hours to learn; the greatest illusion is how we deceive ourselves into playing it safe.

Magicians force an audience into using mental shortcuts to try and make sense of illusions . Yes, they are playing tricks on your mind as well as your eyes. These same mental shortcuts are what hold us all back day to day in life, in business, in relationships. Julian pulls back the curtain on these assumptions that will help save the audience’s time, money and lost potential.

Julian uses a mix of magic and ripping yarns and edge-of-your-seat stories from corners of the globe and areas of the mind most never visit. The audience takes away ideas, strategies, possibility and even magic tricks they can use in their leadership. This is a one-of-a-kind keynote.


You're Better Than You Think

The surprising truth about life after school

What makes for a successful career? Brains and good looks are just part of the story. As it turns out a very small part. Thank goodness because Julian Mather was short on both. What he did know and understand was self discipline. So began a portfolio of careers as an army sniper, TV cameraman, magician, author, online entrepreneur and speaker.

In his keynote ‘You’re Better Than You Think’ the clear message your students take away is “self discipline is the price that all successful people pay … but what a bargain!”

Understand why all those bits of yourself that you see in the mirror, those bits that make you wince, are actually your greatest asset. Your uniqueness is an ace up the sleeve that most people never play.

Learn how the odds are stacked in favour of those who are willing to take imperfect action. Great news for those paralysed by the fear of getting it wrong Julian pulls back the curtain on a whole lot of misinformed ideas that school leavers have about what it takes to make it in the world after school and lights an optimistic path for anyone willing to roll up their sleeves and give it a shot.


"He held the audience spellbound"

I challenge your thinking and I love to do it in an entertaining and engaging way. Simple truths, ripping yarns, magic tricks, unforgettable characters.


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