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Paul Featherstone

Paul Featherstone

Paul Featherstone is a motivational and inspirational speaker who shares important key messages in areas of communication dynamics, leadership skills, planning strategies and teamwork.

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“Paul was very thorough in his approach. He made the time to understand his audience and then tailored his presentation to the values we were trying to instil at our conference. Feedback forms from our staff have all commented how brilliant they thought Paul was as a speaker and they all wanted more! We would very much recommend Paul as a speaker ..........”
Justine de Jonge, Personal Assistant / Branch Administrator, Ingram Micro  

“Paul captivated the audience with his ease of presentation. He spoke with great passion drawing many stories from his wide breadth of experience as an outstanding ambulance paramedic.......... “Throughout the presentation he made constant reference to the overall theme, drawing threads from many angles.......:
Jo Stores, Catholic Primary Principal’s Association  

“The presentation was highly regarded and rates as one of the best we have arranged for staff.”
Gus Taddeo, Managing Director, Cook Australia  

“I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your excellent presentation to our High Performance Coaches group this weekend. The feedback from your talk was extremely positive with many comments regarding the value of your expert knowledge and experience and how relevant your messages were to what we as swimming coaches are attempting to create in our team.”
Alan Thompson, National Head Coach, Swimming Australia
Paul Featherstone Travels from NSW
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Paul Featherstone's Biography

Paul Featherstone is a motivational and inspirational speaker who shares important key messages in areas of communication dynamics, leadership skills, planning strategies and teamwork.   

Paul has spent over 40 years perfecting skills in the recovery and care of people in life threatening situations, placing his own life at risk on countless occasions in order to save the lives of others.  

Joining the NSW Ambulance Service in 1972, Paul pioneered the Ambulance Service’s acclaimed Paramedic system in 1976. He conceived and developed the Special Casualty Access Team (S.C.A.T.) in 1986 and until his retirement in 2013 was a team leader in developing patient access methods and high levels of care under hostile environments.  

Paul’s broad experience positioned him as a specialist in situations where lives were at stake. Situations where perfect planning, quick assessment and responses are critical for the prevention of injury. In situations where injuries have occurred, Paul is skilled and equipped to access, treat, recover and transport injured individuals whether by foot, road, air or sea.  

Paul developed unique training methods in high-risk areas based on “real world” experience, with strong emphasis on self-motivation and teamwork. This is where Paul focused a great deal of his time and energy as a SCAT instructor in order to pass on his vast knowledge and skills in the training of new team members. 

Twice the recipient of the Ambulance Service’s highest award for bravery, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Australian Bravery Medal, the Humane Society’s Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals, Prince Phillip Helicopter Rescue Award and the Ambulance Service Medal as part of the 2007 Queen’s Birthday Honour List.  

Paul has also been honoured as 2007 Sutherland Shire Citizen of the Year and has been an Australia Day Ambassador for the last seven years. 

Paul Featherstone is an experienced and well accomplished public speaker who is able to deliver informative, inspirational and motivational presentations on a wide range of topics.  

Paul’s vast life/professional experiences allow topics to be tailored to the client’s request and/or theme of the conference or event.  Paul’s experiences gives him a unique opportunity to share the important key factors such as communication dynamics, leadership skills, planning strategies, teamwork and the differences a combined effort can make. 

Speaking Topics Include

  • Crisis Management
  • Leadership, Teamwork & Communication
  • Managing Stress, Balancing Work & Life
  • Safety, Teamwork & Families
  • Spirit and Courage