Sam Bailey

Quadriplegic Farmer, Pilot, Best-selling Author & Speaker

Sam Bailey is a standout inspirational speaker. He’s also a farmer, pilot, husband and best-selling author who has achieved incredible success from a wheelchair.

A riveting and uplifting speaker, Sam has an amazing ability to take his audiences on the journey of his life. It’s a rollercoaster ride that promises to make people laugh, cry, appreciate what they’ve got, and realise that nothing is impossible.

Sam has been described by Robyn Moore, one of Australia’s leading speakers and MCs: “Standing ovations don’t happen often in Australia, however Sam Bailey’s story is so powerful it lifts people to their feet.”

More about Sam Bailey:

From a childhood growing up in the Australian bush to a car accident in the outback that turned his life upside down and its aftermath, Sam tells his story in his own down-to-earth laconic style that captures the great Australian spirit of ‘having a go’.

Sam Bailey beat the odds to fulfill his life-long dream to be a farmer, learning to ride a four wheel bike; devising a hoist to get into farm machinery and ultimately learning to fly an ultralight.

When he found his soul mate in former Tamworth-based ABC radio Rural Reporter, Jenny Black – he proposed to her ‘live’ on regional radio. The real-life proposal jammed the phone lines and the fax ran out of paper.

Their story appeared on ABC TV’s Australian Story in 2000 with an overwhelming response and was published in April 2006 in their book Head Over Heels.

Today they live and work together on their beef cattle property in North West NSW, in between travelling the country telling their story and giving inspiration to others.

They are also working towards their next big goal – Sam becoming the first quadriplegic in the world to fly a helicopter and flying into schools to inspire children to fulfill their own dreams and goals. The project is called Helifirst.

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