John Coutis is an exceptional person. Born with a severe disability that rendered his legs useless, John defied medical opinion by refusing to die. Today John speaks all around the world to tens of thousands of very enthusiastic and eager people whom he leaves breathless.
John was a guest speaker at the 1997 World Masters of Business Seminar where he shared the day with some of the world’s foremost international speakers. Americans such as Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, Lee Iacocca, Stephen Covey, Brian Tracey and Australian radio broadcaster Alan Jones. Other international speakers John has shared the stage with are Amanda Gore (author) and Dr. Mark Victor Hansen (author of the series of books titled Chicken Soup for the Soul).
John has spoken to over 1,045,000 people throughout corporate and community Australia and 870,000 people overseas—including past tours of Hawaii, Mauritius, South Africa, New Zealand, UK, China, Singapore, Taiwan and Inner Mongolia.
John was invited into the Sydney 2000 Olympic Team Village to support the Australian Team and, in 2001, the Australian Wallabies called on John to boost their attitudes for the final match of the series against the British Irish Lions, winning the deciding Test to secure the series for the first time in history between these two teams. Rod McQueen, John Eales and George Gregan publically acknowledged John for getting the Wallabies over the line.
John plays a significant role in Australian schools and youth leadership programs. John has been invited into more than 700 schools throughout Australia and speaks on topics such as anti-bullying, life topics, treating people the way you wish to be treated, goal setting, overcoming challenges and getting the best out of life. There are many youth forums held around Australia these days and John is the most sought after speaker to join these forums, including ‘Young Leaders Day’, ‘Step To the Future’, ‘Step Up Foundation’, ‘Kids In The Community’. These forums are dedicated to assist Australia’s youth in helping them to reach their full potential.