Dean Clifford

Motivational and Inspirational Keynote Speaker

Dean was not expected to live past the age of 5.

When Dean was 10 he was told he would never walk again.

Dean was told he would never be able to get a job or fit into society

Dean has turned every negative into a positive to not only defy all the naysayer. But to thrive under extreme adversity to achieve more than anyone could have ever dared to dream.

Dean is very passionate about motivating others using his successful struggle for life to empower audiences. He challenges his audiences too dare to dream and believe in themselves, using his own life experience as the driving motivational factor.

Dean created his company DMC Motivational in 2004. Within 18months Dean had established himself as one of the most in demand Motivational Speakers the world has ever seen.

Dean has conversed with Prime Ministers, Sat side by side with some of the worlds most successful business people.

Dean mentors and inspires the next generation to aim high and achieve their own individual dreams.

“There is no limit to what Dean can and has achieved.”

What is so amazing about Dean Clifford you may say? Simple Dean is a survivor! Dean was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa which is commonly referred to by the media as Cotton Wool Kids or E.B.

Dean’s life is one of extreme pain and hardship, yet he has never wavered from his own dreams to be a productive member of the community.

Dean’s story is powerful, moving and empowering, an audience is taken on the emotional roller coaster that is his life!

Dean sharing his story- is life changing and makes one look seriously at life and what we all take for granted. He has something unique and special to offer to everyone, from all walks of life and every age group, corporation, or business simply by sharing his amazing story!

Dean motivates, encourages and empowers all who come in contact with him, His Motivational presentations inspire everyone to follow their dreams and believe in themselves the way Dean has throughout his life. You most definitely come away inspired, realizing what the power of One can actually achieve. If you are looking for a unique speaker, someone who can have a memorable impact upon your audience, someone to stir emotions and touch the heart of everyone, someone thought provoking, humorous and passionate, then you are looking for Dean Clifford.

People with EB are commonly described as ‘Cotton Wool Kids’. That’s because it’s a disease that usually results in an early death. In Dean’s case the word ‘survivor’ is more apt.

Dean continues to baffle medical science as one of the oldest survivors of what should be a fatal genetic skin condition. Despite a life of extreme pain and hardship, he has never wavered from his own dreams to be a productive member of the community working and contributing in a meaningful way.

When he’s not traveling the world sharing his story as a motivational speaker, Dean is the business and marketing officer for Ken Mills Toyota.

Dean is an Ambassador for the Brisbane Broncos Football Club, and a spokesperson for EB Awareness. He was a brand ambassador for Toyota Australia for 15 years, and has been the face and voice for Disability Employment in Australia. In recognition of his outstanding work to raise awareness for people with disabilities seeking to fill mainstream employment opportunities, he received a lifetime induction into the Hall of Fame.

Since 2004, Dean has trained as a powerlifter, and has become internationally recognised as one of the strongest powerlifters in his weight class – amazing for someone who’s skin is still medically regarded as being as fragile as tissue paper.

In demand as a motivational speaker, Dean’s presentations are raw, honest and powerfully moving as he details the highs and lows that are his life and the keys he has used to stay alive, to thrive and survive.

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