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Inspirational Speaker and Author

Inspirational Speaker Andrew Darbyshire AM

Andrew’s key message is that of purpose. The importance of living a life ON PURPOSE®. Be inspired through Andrew as he shows you how to identify your purpose.

Andrew’s sincere, energetic and inspirational approach will encourage you or your team to find out exactly what it is that gives your life meaning.

Andrew discovered his purpose through a tragic set of events. Don’t wait for something tragic to happen in your life to discover your purpose. Get involved now! Living a life ON PURPOSE® will encourage likeminded people into your life. Purpose builds your circle of supporters amongst other things.

  • Discover how by living ON PURPOSE® and with PERSISTANCE you can design the life you really want and follow your dreams
  • Realise that bad times are never permanent
  • Stop moving away from failure but towards success instead

An Inspiring Story

Andrew is an ordinary man with an extraordinary story to share.

From humble beginnings, with little formal education Andrew became a self-made world leader in the incredibly competitive computer business.

Andrew finished high school at fifteen and went on to become a hugely successful businessman, philanthropist and sought after professional inspirational speaker. A qualified pilot, investor and family man, who has been through some of the worst imaginable life experiences. 

Andrew’s message of Purpose and Persistence will motivate and inspire you, your company, your students or your family.

The tragic loss of Andrew’s young daughter Caitlin, opened a pathway towards Andrew's extensive philanthropic interests and inspirational speaking. Several of Andrew’s friends (who themselves are renown professional speakers) encouraged Andrew to share his own personal experience and the lessons he has learned along the way about making money, dealing with people from all walks of life, winning and losing and the upside of failure.

Inspiring Author and Benefactor

Caitlin’s Retreat has been inspired by the life of Caitlin Darbyshire. Caitlin passed away in August 2006 aged 8, after a lifelong battle with a complex genetic brain disorder.

Although severely handicapped, Caitlin lived a happy life filled with adventures, experiences and opportunities. Most importantly she was surrounded by the love of her family and all who came to know her.

Caitlin’s passing inspired Andrew to make a difference in the world by founding Caitlin’s Retreat. Through Andrew’s speaking engagement, awareness and funds are raised.

Losing Caitlin was a tragic event that Andrew will never forget. Founding Caitlin's Retreat is his way of turning this painful event into a road of growth and gratitude

Book Inspirational Speaker and Philanthropist Andrew Darbyshire AM for your next Corporate Event for a truly inspiring experience.

“Thank you for you involvement in the success of the recent conference. Your presentation to the conference definitely furthered the objective by analysing the strategic and practical realities of sustainability with your organisation. There has been very positive feedback from the student and faculty body.”

Melbourne Business School

Royal Children’s Hospital - Zoo

Zoo After many years of lobbying by Andrew, the new Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne will incorporate a zoo, run by the Royal Melbourne Zoo. This innovation will help catapult the new Hospital’s recognition throughout the world.


Andrew’s appointments include: * Past board member of the Song Room * Board member of Florey Neurosciences Foundation Council * Past Board member Zoos Victoria Foundation * Board member of Petstock Foundation * Past Chairman of CAPRA - Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia @ Monash * Chairman of The Click Foundation  * Fundraising Committee of SecondBite * Patron and Founder of Caitlin’s Retreat * Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors * Chairman of Rees Partners Advisory Group