Shane Quinnell



A captivating and inspiring speaker, Shane dives deep into his many unique experiences. From literally touching the clouds, to exploring potential wind farm sites in remote southern Africa, Shane uses story to emotionally connect with and transform his audiences. Being an engineer, he is meticulously professional and reliable in everything he does. Absolutely passionate about helping inspire others to make positive change, Shane aims to motivate people to live their dreams and safeguard the environment for his daughter and future generations.


Are you searching for absolute fulfilment from your next speaker? Look no further. Shane’s 3 MINUTE SIZZLE REEL VIDEO is but a taste of the real thing!
Want to get Shane to help supercharge your team toward Success? Hit the link below! If you are still not convinced, check out Shane’s bio and topics below. 




(Inspiration | Adversity | Success)

The secrets to you success learnt falling from the sky.

What are you ultimately searching for, are you living a life of fulfilment? In Glide to Soar, Shane shares the secrets to reaching your success he learnt by literally falling from the sky. Shane’s mind-blowing true story from literally touching the clouds to plummeting into a mountain, through re-learning to walk and ultimately summiting Africa’s 5 highest mountains will leave you no choice but to chase your dreams. Shane’s key aim in this unique presentation is to help you and your team Soar to success without having to hit a mountain first.


(Sustainability | Leadership | Inspiration)

We can change the world, sustainably. How do we do this and why care?

Climate change or not, the state of our planet is getting worse… rapidly. Bigger fires, longer droughts, deteriorating water quality and growing waste problems. Environmentally, things need to change. The good news is we can change. Pollute to Preserve follows Shane’s career, from starting as a young engineer in the polluting palm oil and coal mining industries, to preserving nature as a renewable energy expert. It is a story of sustainable hope and practical solutions the world badly needs. Now.


“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


Its time to get inspired! Click on the images below to view Shane’s full media sheet including his bio, topics and reviews on his speaking. You can download this media kit using the link in the resources section.


Using the links below you can download resources to make sure along with Shane you Glide through the preparation and Soar to event success! Please use them ethically, legally and fairly. You can also download all resources HERE. Use the button at the bottom if you require more information including Shane’s sizzle reel. 


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. 

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.