Julian Burton

South Australian of the Year 2010 & survivor of the 2002 Bali Bombings

Julian Burton was named the South Australian of the Year 2010 for his work as the founder of the Julian Burton Burns Trust. Julian established the Trust following his long rehabilitation having suffered life threatening third degree burns to his body from the 2002 Bali Bombings terrorist attacks. Today, with Julian's guidance, passion and vision, the Julian Burton Burns Trust has become Australia's first national community organisation solely committed to prevention, care and research associated with burn injury.

A passionate and powerful speaker, Julian delivers presentations that focus on enhancing personal and organisational performance in the areas of motivation, leadership, communication, group dynamics, presentational skills, lifestyle balance and life management skills.

Delivering straightforward advice, Julian provides audiences with simple daily tools and strategies to turn defeats into challenges, and challenges into victories. His presentations are delivered with energy, knowledge, artistic flair and humour.

Through his keynote addresses and workshops, Julian inspires and energises audiences to transform their lives. His unique ability to draw out an individual's purpose has helped to unify teams, overcome challenges, execute change, build customer loyalty and achieve revenue goals.

About Julian Burton OAM:

Just like everyone else, Julian is the sum of his experiences to date. His background includes experiences as a professional educator, top level sportsman, a survivor of the 2002 Bali bombings and founder of the Julian Burton Burns Trust. Combining an academic background in education, sports psychology, journalism and public relations, Julian's story is about moving beyond fear and accomplishing goals.

Whilst recovering from life-threatening injuries sustained in the bombing of the Sari Club in Bali on 12 October 2002, Julian was motivated to turn the tragedy into a positive experience. In March 2003, he, along with Dr John Greenwood (Director) and Ms Shiela Kavanagh CNC of the Royal Adelaide Hospital Burns Unit, co-founded the Julian Burton Burns Trust to make a difference for burns survivors, their families, and the professionals who work in burns care. The Julian Burton Burns Trust is the first national community organisation solely committed to prevention, care and research associated with burn injuries.

In November 2009, Julian Burton's achievements were recognised when he was named the South Australian of the Year 2010.

Julian's clients include Zurich Financial Services of Australia, Financial Planners Association of Australia, The Australian Newspaper, International Chartered Accountants in Australia, First National Real Estate and Subway.

Client testimonials

Julian’s delivery was exceptional, combined with a unique ability to tailor his presentation to suit the audience.

Wendy’s Supa Sundaes Pty Ltd

An inspired and amazing public speaker who stands out. Julian delivers a story of vision, courage, determination, leadership and commitment.

Out Thinking Pty Ltd.

You grabbed the audience from the start and kept them interested and involved until the finish. Your presentation was powerful and moving.

Zurich Financial Services Australia Ltd

Our audience enjoyed hearing Julian speak at our event. There were serious parts of the talk where I looked around and the audience was captivated. There were also other humorous parts of the speech where Julian has the whole audience laughing.

GHD Engineering

Julian's presentation was extremely well received, his talk was insightful, entertaining and topical. Julian provided the group with a unique perspective on life and career and left the group with a range of life tools to use into the future.

Country Health SA Local Health Network

Julian's presentation was very favourably received by all our attendees, rating 'Excellent' by 90% of those who voted.

Mortgage Choice SA

Justin was received very well. We have a large group of volunteers who can be difficult to please! They are from a broad demographic but the feedback around Julian's speech was positive

SA National Football League

Julian was received very well by our audience and we have had very positive feedback about his professionalism and the way he told his amazing story

Hire and Rental Industry Association

Julian built a strong rapport with our leaders and relayed our key messages to the team in an inspiring, real, down to earth manner. He connected with our workforce with his realistic and engaging style. He presents clearly, passionately, and with conviction and I would not hesitate in recommending Julian to anyone who wants an enthusiastic guest speaker. Please thank Julian for his wonderful presentation.

City of Charles Sturt