KEYNOTE ADDRESS: PETER AUSTEN THE ULTIMATE SURVIVOR:

FOUR TIMES TO TO HELL AND BACK:  EVEREST,  TWO CANCERS AND TINNITUS
 
In this one hour address, Peter Austen  describes his journey through 4 types of horror and how he came out of a black tunnel to live and tell the tale. Peter Austen attained a Ph.D,  and led British Columbia's first Mt Everest expedition. He has conducted the Everest Experience(R) Executive Game for many  years. After a near fatal whitewater boating accident he  lost 40% of his hearing and suffered extreme tinnitus as a result. After 7 years of living on the edge of suicide, trying to find a cure for this dreadful and debilitating disorder  and helping hundreds of people and army veterans to cope, he became the President of the Tinnitus Association of Canada. Then, from nowhere Austen was diagnosed with advanced stage prostate cancer. It was touch and go after the removal operation and 6 weeks radiation but Austen pulled through. Three months later he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Again from the depths of despair Austen survived thru sheer willpower. His  family, many friends, many mountaineering experiences on 5 continents and living on the edge  helped tremendously.  Hormone therapy has kept him fairly stable  since. Peter`s message of hope here is clear:  anyone in the deep troughs of sickness and depression can pull through and live a quality life again. Austen has published 6  books to date on his worldwide adventures. A new one is in progress. . 
 
AUDIENCE :

1. THOSE WHO NEED TO BE INSPIRED  2. CANCER PATIENTS. 3. TINNITUS SUFFERERS   

COST: 

from 4k -12k plus expenses for corporations and non profit organizations plus bureau commission. 10 % donated to The American Tinnitus Association  and BC Cancer society.

1-4 weeks notice .

AUSTEN'S 10 TENETS:

HOPE. PERSISTENCE. VISION. CHANGE. HUMOR. LOSING GUILT. FOCUS. COMPASSION. HUMANITY. PHILOSOPHY