Here's what a presentation from Ade Djajamihardja and Kate Stephens can do for your organisation:

A keynote presentation by Ade and Kate is engaging, entertaining and energetic.

Ade and Kate will have your team laughing and learning as they share their incredible inspirational story.

Your audience will feel empowered and uplifted as they share their toolbox of ideas for creating a happier and healthier life both professionally and personally.

Our keynote discusses:

  • Strategies to help achieve a positive emotional state.
  • Goal setting techniques to help achieve success, motivation and focus to get the job done!
  • Tips on raising self-esteem and maintaining a happy demeanour even during the most challenging of times.
  • Prevention and simple healthy changes that will translate into having more energy in everyday life.

Results Ade and Kate Deliver...

The audience of stroke survivors, carers and health professionals were most interested to hear your stroke story and appreciated your honest and frank description of your experience. Your presentation was filled with humour, inspiration and vulnerability, which had the audience laughing and crying.

Comments From Audience Members:

Suzanne Teese

Ade had us laughing and crying at the same time...'
'Thanks Ade and Kate for telling your story straight from the heart'
'...loved Ade's tips for staying positive-a very brave man!'
'What a gorgeous loving couple!

Suzanne Teese, Stroke Association of Victoria
Phil McCrory

Their talk was interesting, their audience was very engaged and Ade and Kate had clearly gone to a lot of effort in planning their presentation. They used handouts and a practical exercise so that the audience could get involved and their humour, interactions and engaging personalities all helped to maintain interest. Ade and Kate clearly have an important message about health, stroke prevention and maintaining a positive attitude to share and I would highly recommend them to speak for any organisation.

Phil McCrory, Case Manager, ABI Services, Melbourne City Mission
Sarah Barton

The feedback from an audience of mainly film and TV creators, was very positive and I believe would have made a lasting impact on their thinking. Ade's story took the audience on a journey through his experience surviving a stroke and had the audience laughing and also quite moved by his resilience. I can highly recommend Ade and Kate as compelling and engaging speakers

Sarah Barton, Chief Executive Officer, Disability Media Australia

Your speech touched everyone in the room...Your sheer determination and spirit is an inspiration and gives us the drive and commitment to continue our work and raise the much needed funds in the fight against stroke. The goal of the Food For Thought event was to offer a different perspective about stroke and to raise critical funds to allow us to continue our important work. We achieved this goal with your support of the event and also your kind donation which helped us raise in excess of $100,000 on the night.

Erin Lalor, Chief Executive Officer, Stroke Foundation

Thank you for your great presentation. I cannot wait to read the book.

Leah du Plooy, Manager of Social Work Services, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Absolutely fantastic. Good balance - variety of topics. Presented lots of different issues in a easily absorbable manner.

Mara Ferraro, Community Integration & Leisure Specialist, Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre- Austin Health

Inspirational speaking by Ade & Kate. Amusing, moving & very informative.

Stephanie Tanser, ABI Support, Liase Program, Monash Health

Amazing and inspirational as always.

Gemma Bain, Support Worker, Monash Health

Wonderful to hear their journey & how they have coped. Useful tips to apply.

Tarin Dempers, Occupational Therapist

So inspiring, excellent for providing perspective for anyone facing difficulties/adversity.

Julia Paxino, Independent Rehabilitation Services, Ashburton

"Your humour, enthusiasm and honesty was really inspiring and lovely to listen to."

Keegan Bow, Neuro Physiotherapist, Klint Neuro Therapies

"A wonderful dynamic and heartfelt sharing of your experiences as individuals as well as a couple. Very generous. So many little pearls of wisdom and insight that I can keep in the forefront of my mind to support my clients as well as myself. You should both be very proud. Thank you."

Sarah Lapinshi, Case Manager

"Brilliant! To hear such a candid story of the stroke experience, love, laughter, coping and to witness such beautiful loyalty & togetherness of a couple truly sharing this difficult & often 'stormy' journey."

Donna Menary, ABI STR Case Manager, Brainlink

"Dearest Kate and Ade, I would like to Thank you for presenting today at the ABI network forum. Thank you for inspiring all that have attended to work better and support our clients in the best possible way but most of all I thank you for the inspiration that you have given me to be better in both my professional and private life. You are both the most inspiring people I have had the pleasure to meet and work with.

I wish you both continuing health and happiness always and thank you for allowing me to be part of your journey and I hope that in some small way I have helped make that journey easier for both of you"

Julie Furnival, Monash Health Community LIAISE

"...The openness, honesty and amazing sense of humour you use to engage the audience with your "warts and all" story of truth is truly inspirational and uplifting to say the least, filling the room with laughter and tears on many occasions. Your passion and drive to help others going through really tough times by sharing your tips & tools for survival through your "Accidental Motivator" presentation and "The Little Book of Hope" is a must see/read experience for everyone regardless of their situation. The strong bond of love you openly share along with the courage and strength you display in conquering any obstacle that comes your way is remarkable. The way you manage to turn any negative into a positive shows an incredible human spirit that inspires everyone..."

- Annie Ainslie, Convenor, Neurosurgery Support Group, The Alfred

"Ade and Kate use their lived experience to educate and inspire the participants to remain positive and hopeful, not only in the work they do with people with ABIs, but in their own lives. They were a great asset on the day. "

- Ric Holland (Rev), Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne City Mission