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“I am a passionate and eternal optimist. I believe humanity can do amazing things. I believe each of us are capable of creating a better world for ourselves and, more importantly, for our children. I believe with a purpose and self-belief, humans are AWESOME. Through sharing my story, explorations and endeavours I aim to inspire others to live a life less ordinary, to strive for the summits of personal satisfaction, and to join the movement to make the world a better place. If we work together, a better world IS possible. “

Shane Quinnell


GLIDE TO SOAR: Secrets to Success Learnt Falling From the Sky

What are you ultimately searching for, are you living a life of fulfilment? Glide to Soar is Shane’s mind-blowing true story from literally touching the clouds to falling from the sky Glide to Soar. This presentation is sure to help you succeed even when the odds are stacked against you.

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Shane is a dynamic and refreshingly different human being. As a speaker, explorer and renewable energy expert he is comfortable everywhere from remote mountains, to international events and corporate boardrooms. Having lived in and explored nearly 50 countries and enjoyed a vast array of extreme sports, Shane has lived a life on the edge. In 2015, aged only 24, he nearly died in a massive paragliding accident, badly breaking his back and smashing both legs. Following months of adversity and threatening depression in hospital and a wheelchair, Shane relearnt to walk and ultimately led an expedition to climb Africa’s 5 highest mountains.Today Shane continues to develop renewable energy, mainly large wind farms, professionally while speaking and adventuring. Shane is absolutely passionate about inspiring positive change and aims to motivate people to live their dreams and safeguard the environment for his daughter and future generations.    

“True lasting personal success comes not from doggedly fighting hardship but from embracing the difficult situations, which are an unavoidable part of life.”

(Photo: Shane Quinnell, Mt Kenya, Suzuki Africa Sky High, July 2017)


“That’s how you tell a story!! You could hear a pin drop in here. Everyone was one the edge of their seats!! Wasn’t it amazing how Shane crafted that story… You thought he was just going to glide through the air, when BANG! Take that message away, do something with it. That is the power of the message in every presentation.”

Warren Tate, Professional Speaker and Presentation Coach – statement as MC following Glide to Soar @ TENx

“Shane came in to speak to the company about his personal experiences and the tools he used to overcome the extreme challenges he faced. His story was one of true triumph and gave us all food for thought in how to get ahead, and Glide to Soar. I would recommend Shane if you want to be inspired, reconsider facing some of those challenges you thought were too hard, and to learn about a mental tool that could enrich your life.”

Danin Khan, CEO Todae Solar (Australias #1 C&I Solar Installer)

"Shane is an inspirational and captivating speaker who brings the listener into his story.  A story of courage, tenacity, resilience and love. Shane has much to share with the world and his theory 'Glide to SOAR' is filled with such simplicity and beauty and based on his learnings in his darkest moments. We can't wait to see Shane SOAR to his highest peak and to bring others with him."

Sue O'Callahan and Jo-anne Webb, Pods with Posh and Pool

"I have honestly never been in a room that was quieter than when Shane was telling his story. It was gripping and so well told. In fact I was so engrossed I even forgot to take a photo!"

The Rotary Club of Renmark

"Having worked closely with you over the past year, I can attest to your statement in the post, you do try each day to be the change you want to see in the world. It is infectious and I feel lucky to have had the chance to work closely with you. Keep it up!"

Chris Gavin, Someva Renewables

"It was a pleasure to listen to Shane's life story. The way he faced life after his deadly accident was very inspirational. His interactive way of speaking ensures that your own life experiences are reflected based on his thoughts. You experience these life situations from a different perspective which is very valuable. Thanks for speaking and keep on the good work!"

Gilles Schreuder, Mechanical Engineering Student, The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Congratulations on your talk. I really enjoyed it. I think you’ve nailed it, particularly the dramatic pause!

Karen List, Leader in Human Potential, Speaker and Conscious Breathwork Facilitator



ABOUT: How I learnt to Soar

From lying on a mountainside with a smashed back and two destroyed ankles to summiting Africa’s five highest mountains on a sponsored expedition. Find out about a life less ordinary, my beautiful family and what drives me to inspire you.

SPEAKING... For a Purpose!

Want to truly experience what it is like to touch the clouds, stand on mountains and build a better world? Let Shane take you on these journeys and more through the art of speaking. 

BLOGS: Sharing the Magic!

Since the days of hunter gatherers stories have been the glue which binds society and used as tools to share learning's. Through accounts of adventures and heartfelt lessons learnt in the school of hard knocks I aim to help share the lessons which changed my life.

Want to Soar? CONTACT ME!

 The time is now for you to stop fighting life and reach your own personal success! Get in touch to book a seminar or just to find out more about how to stop fighting life and reach your personal success.

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