Alan Newey


Can you imagine being right handed & losing your right arm above the elbow! Alan can…
A workplace incident changed Alan’s life forever and he is still dealing with the effects of losing a limb!
Alan shares his story to inform you that when you get hurt at work it changes EVERYTHING!

Based in Melbourne – Travels anywhere and Online

Pilbara – WA  – 17th & 18th July 

Online  – VIC  –  25th July

Townsville  – QLD  – 26th July

Rokewood  – VIC  – 1st August

Michelle Rath

Michelle Rath


‘January is just soul destroying & devastating.
It is the month we lost our son Alex & our world changed. ‘
When a worker gets hurt or killed doing their job the immediate focus is on the person that it happens to!
Have you ever thought about that person’s family or friends?

Based in Adelaide – Travels Anywhere and Online

Sale – VIC – 13th August

Adelaide –  SA – 8th October

Raymond Terrace – NSW – 24th October

Michael Weston

Mental Health

‘Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.’ Michael lives with an ABI due to workplace stress and mental fatigue. Work/Life balance became Work/Work balance with a bit of life thrown in when it didn’t interfere with the job.
Something had to give, and it was Michael’s body.

Based in Perth – Travels Anywhere and Online

Banyule, Springvale & Coolaroo – VIC  – 22nd July

Coolaroo & Laverton – VIC – 23rd July

Laverton & Springvale – VIC –  24th July

Banyule & Springvale – VIC – 25th July

Perth – WA – 17th September

Online – NSW 24th October

Lana Cormie


Losing a family member is tough, but losing a partner and a parent to your children is unimaginable.
I went from a happy mum, wife and vet, who was like most people blissfully unaware of what happens when systems fail and a loved one dies a traumatic death with no warning.

Based in Ballarat – Available Online, Limited Travel

Launceston – TAS- 29th October

Hobart – TAS – 30th October

James Wood


I was at a great stage in my life, living independently, great job & career options, nice car and a couple of motorbikes. Good friends and a steady relationship. All of this changed because I made some wrong CHOICES while doing a simple job at work! ‘This doesn’t happen to me!’…that was what went through my head when I was told I had broken my back & damaged my spinal cord.

Based in Melbourne – Travels Anywhere and Online

Nunawading – VIC – 18th July 2024

Scoresby – VIC – 19th July

Loganholme – QLD – 7th August

Healesville – VIC – 20th August

Keswick – SA –  6th September


Our Speakers share their stories to try and show workplaces and management groups the REAL impact that workplace incidents can have and the reason that we must all be involved in SAFETY.

Our stories bring reality to all of the effort and resources that a business puts into safety, most people need a REASON to use the training and systems and procedures that you put in place. Our Speakers give them that reason by showing and explaining how their workplace accidents changed their lives and affected many of the people around them.

The stories we tell are not about statistics or procedures, they are real life messages on how getting hurt or killed while doing your job will change your life!

‘Helping workers embrace Safety by turning a bunch of rules into a way of life’


We want to work with you on your safety & wellbeing journey.

We will discuss the right speaker, combination of speakers around the relevant themes and topics that your people will relate to.

We can tailor a presentation for you that can include a speaker to visit your workplace, safety day or conference.

We will take the guesswork out of what you need to come up with for your next safety theme.

We want to evolve the way employees think about safety, the old days of being told what to do or doing it because you ’Have’ to do it are gone!

James Wood



Before James came to share his story at Komatsu I only knew of him through a random add on LinkedIn. We wanted to break the stigma around the “safety police” tag HSE leaders get associated with and show that we are actually a resource for the people.

Having James come in and share his personal experiences helped us engage the workforce in breaking down the barriers we have faced in our duty of care. James story hit deep within for a lot of people and could see a genuine change in mannerism as people left the presentation. Sometimes people need that little reminder that they are not invincible.
Thanks so much for your honesty and being so open with your journey James, from all of us here at Komatsu, thank you 🙂

Amanda Wright
HSE Advisor

What a charismatic, lovely guy Woody is. To show strangers his vulnerability and relay his personal experiences in the hope to change peoples behaviours and outcomes is extraordinary. Woody left Komatsu Welshpool in WA with 1000 new mates for life. Thanks for sharing your story with us mate.

Neil Camillo
HSE Manager

Alan’s story was very relevant to the apprentices who attended. His story had funny moments, shocking moments and sad moments. All were received well by the audience. Thank you Alan for sharing your story!

Rebecca Harris
Workforce Development Advisor

I loved Michaels ability to peel back a very difficult and complex subject in a way that is (real, transparent and factual), we all are told or reminded to “be in the present, practice mindfulness and be kind to yourself”, its almost the modern mantra for 2020. If you really want to know why you should take this advice seriously, I suggest taking one hour to listen to Michael would be a good start.