With extensive experience in the Mental Health Sector and collaboration with top Australian psychiatrists and psychologists, Allan gained profound insights into the factors contributing to his psychological challenges. This knowledge forms the basis of his nationally and internationally acclaimed presentations. Allan’s mantra is simple: Education leads to Knowledge, which fosters Understanding, culminating in Acceptance.
For the last 14 years, Allan has engaged diverse audiences, including Corporate, Private, Government, and First Responder groups across Australia. In 2020, he presented at the Europol Centre for Counter Terrorism and the Netherlands Police Headquarters in The Hague.
Out of the hundreds of speakers we’ve featured at our events, Allan Sparkes has been an absolute standout. Al delivers the complete package – captivating storytelling, vulnerability, humour and humility. It is no wonder that Al has received so many accolades and awards, his passion for positive mental health and values-led leadership instantly inspires courage in everyone, from graduates to veteran CEOs. It has been six years since Al last spoke for our community, but he has made a lasting impact, still today held closely as an inspiration for thriving leadership.
Sophie Hart, Co-Founder and Director, The Serenity Collective February 2024
An internationally certified trainer for the Canadian Mental Health Commission Training Programs, The Working Mind for First Responders and The Working Mind, Allan, along with his colleague, psychologist Dr David Said, deliver ‘Operational Readiness’ and corporate presentations like ‘Endurance: Staying in the Game’.
Allan and David have curated distinctive presentations and training programs covering an array of topics relevant to the challenges being faced in people’s lives today. The content of these bespoke presentations can include such things as as Mental Endurance, Resilience, Maintaining Operational Readiness, Moving Forward from a Crisis, Courage and Risk Taking, Overcoming Adversity, Emotional Regulation and Psychologically safe workplaces.