Zack Bryers

Zack has been a homeless teenager, an Australian soldier in Afghanistan, a gridiron player for Australia, a Churchill Fellow, and he was also an award winning youth worker, helping at risk youth to identify their goals and take steps to achieve them. After leaving home at 15, Zack couch surfed and spent time on the streets, before he set a goal to join the Australian army which turned his life around. He served in Afghanistan before post-traumatic stress disorder saw him medically discharged. After being medically discharged Zack decided to return to his roots and try and help disaffected youth take control of their lives by using the skills he had obtained through his own experiences. His focus was on helping them find direction and meaning in their lives. If you set a goal you can achieve it. The same process used to effect change and take control of your life. Whilst helping these kids he realised there was still something missing from his life.

Through an honest conversation he set himself a new goal - to make the Australian gridiron team within 18 months. This he achieved when he was playing in the World Cup in the United States within 17 months. In 2017 he was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to research the " Cure Violence" approach to reducing violence within at-risk communities. Where he undertook research in Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit and Rio de Janeiro. He spent time in each location living within severely underprivileged communities and working on the frontline to understand how role models are empowered to use their influence to curb violence in their communities. Zack is an experienced digital Project Manager and Commercial Strategist. Zack is also a key note speaker on topics such as micro entrepreneurship, motivation, mental health and goal setting. for speaking enquiries and bookings please see
Country: Australia
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