Have you ever felt like you are on a treadmill in this modern world; trapped in an endless rat race.More digitally connected than ever before, but struggling to be truly present with those closest to you? Are we micro-managing ourselves sick, or are we micro-managing ourselves well?

My ODG team were fortunate to be truly challenged by Paul Spinks on this issue at our recent forum. Paul is an Advanced care paramedic and trauma counsellor who works part-time with the Queensland Ambulance Service and part-time a professional speaker. Paul is one of the most inspiring people I have listened to in a long time, and I guarantee he will get your attention and truly challenge you to consider your mental health.

Director-General, Queensland Health

Hi Paul,

I can’t thank you enough for the outstanding talk yesterday which has undoubtedly had a profound impact on attendees. We are receiving constant feedback about how amazing the launch was.

There’s no doubt you were the perfect choice to assist us change the perception of our staff wellbeing program from the ‘nice to have/optional extra’ to something that’s fundamentally essential to our core business – which is delivery the best quality education outcomes to Queensland children and families.

I will share your information with attendees and I’m sure there will be numerous requests following this.

Queensland Government

Department of Education and Training

I can’t thank you enough for the outstanding talk yesterday which has undoubtedly had a profound impact on attendees.

Department of Education and Training

Thanks for the outstanding presentation last week. I have forwarded your email on to all the regional directors with my recommendation.

TAFE Queensland

I wanted to thank you for your informative and inspiring presentation today. I can't recall the last time I was so engaged and sympathetic to someone else's concerns and opinions.

BMD Constructions

I was in the audience this morning and thanks so much for such a powerful message – it nearly had me in tears.

BHP Billiton

Firstly, THANKYOU for your absolutely invigorating presentation tonight for BHP Billiton families of which I attended.

BHP Billiton

I requested your contact details so I could personally thank you for your incredible seminar last week.


Of all the seminars and training I have attended in my ten years with Stanwell, this is top of the pile for content and satisfaction.


Thanks again for the presentation.  It was an eye opener and really hit a note with me.


It was a pleasure having you present to our people across our many sites.

Northern Territory Government

I just sat through your presentation about mental health and I have to say I have been so enlightened on the issue and how it really plays a part on everyday life.

Tweed Shire Council

I wanted to thank you for an engaging and informative presentation, I certainly felt that it was beneficial to me.


You may never realise all the impact you have had, but I think if you could, you would be amazed.

"Paul’s experiences had the whole room focussed and feeling the problems we face as a society."

Darryn Carter - TAFE Queensland


Thanks again for your speech today and a reminder and your inspiration and great passion.

Deutsche Bank

He is an impressive presenter. I could see the majority of the audience and they were riveted.

Groundwork Plus

I’d had many people come and say to me that your presentation was one of the best we’ve had and was very impactful.


I just want you to know your presentations are truly inspirational.


Thanks for your presentation at Saint John's last night. My wife and I and a friend of our's thoroughly enjoyed it.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

We received great feedback from your session – thank you!

Mining Company

Thank you so much for the speech you gave last night. Your seminar I can say single handily saved my life.

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