December 19, 2015

“A colleague recommended that I contact Allan to speak at my Command Conference this year, where one of the topics we were discussing was resilience. Allan’s life is the essence of resilience and his introductory speech to this topic really set the scene for the discussions the following day. Allan’s story is as inspirational as it is fascinating – his soul-bearing honesty and willingness to explore a broad range of questions in the Q&A made for a fabulous presentation. Allan is an engaging, inspiring and entertaining speaker; but best of all (as I discovered at dinner that night), he’s a genuinely great bloke. ”

Brigadier Paul Nothard AM,CSC – Commander

17th Combat Service Support Brigade – Australian Army

About the Author:

Allan Sparkes CV,OAM,VA is an inspirational speaker & best selling author. He is one of Australia's most highly decorated citizens being 1 of only 5 Australians in the past 41 years to be awarded the Australia's highest Bravery Decoration and civil award, the Cross of Valour. He is the only Australian to receive The Cross of Valour and subsequent Australian Honours and Awards of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) and a subsquent Australian Bravery Decoration, the Commendation for Brave Conduct. He is the recipient of other significant awards for Service and Bravery.