Curtis Palmer

Paralympic athlete, inspirational speaker

Curtis Palmer

Curtis is a Gold medal winning Paralympic athlete, motivational speaker, safety education officer, ambassador and all round good guy. A dedicated adventure junkie, scuba diver & wheelchair rugby veteran, Curtis has travelled the globe and is now taking all of his life experiences into schools and companies to inspire others to "smash it" the way he has.

Passionate about helping others Curtis has been involved in workshops with the National Disability Service, The Rite Journey and works as a safety education officer for Youthsafe. With an insatiable appetite for travel and adventure Curtis is an ambassador for the youth leadership course, Horizons Week, in Fiji and he has crewed for Unleashed Schoolies on Mana Island, visited orphanages in Bali, volunteered with Right To Play in Ethiopia and worked as a TV host for a show in New Zealand called Attitude. With Rio 2016 in his sights Curtis is dedicating the next 4 years to achieving his ultimate goal of another Gold medal.


See below for a preview of the interview with Curtis.

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" So many people get very comfortable in being stuck. It becomes part of their identity, so to move forward it becomes very uncomfortable."

- Curtis Palmer

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"I enjoy a beer but I’m definitely aware of the green monster that comes out when I get drunk."

- Curtis Palmer

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"…and I always regret the things that I say and the things that I do, so that’s one of those things I don’t do anymore."

- Curtis Palmer