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Tom Robb

Tom Robb’s powerful presentations are recognised nationwide. His passion, drive and playful energy inspires students, teachers and communities alike to dive deep and face fears to unlock their true, ultimate potential.

Where were you born?

I was born in Geelong, Victoria.

What other jobs have you had?

Not so sure where to start here as I’ve had more jobs then you could poke a stick at! My main job for a long while was facilitating outdoor education programs throughout Australia and overseas. I would take school kids out bush for weeks or sometimes even months at a time and run a plethora of fun activities / leadership and team-building games. Outside of this, I’ve been a snowboard instructor, surf instructor, barman, salesmen and a tradesman. Now, alongside motivational speaking, I am a mentor, yoga / meditation instructor and barista. This is all part of the project I started called Life Is The Way.

What themes are recurring in your work?

The common themes throughout all of my work are education and dealing with people from all walks of life.

What have been the highlights of your career?

Hearing of the impact my presentations or school camps have had on students – even years later. My real highlights are hearing that I’ve made a memorable and lasting impact through my work.

What are you passionate about?

I love the outdoors and care deeply for the environment and how we are all able to make a difference but I feel my biggest passion is for teaching and equally, for learning. That passion turns straight to joy and excitement when I see a student is able to take on teachings and use them to better carve their path.

Haven’t I seen you before?

You may have seen my smiling face on the cover of GT Magazine with my bright red Kombi van, Lucinda.

Testimonials

Tom’s presentation was engaging, thoughtful and relevant to teenage boys. His ability to engage the audience was tremendous, allowing him to deliver clear messages and advice. Tom’s personal stories related to the boys, which challenged the provoking thoughts. His presentation was one of the best we’ve seen.

—D. Hale, St Joseph's College Geelong, 2018

The presentation was engaging and relevant to the target age group. It was fresh, invigorating, energetic and well paced. It challenged our boys to self-reflect and was progressive in regard to decision making and balanced in regard to content sensitivities and individual and group differences.

—Pat Langtry, Director of Pastoral Care, St Edmunds College

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