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Adventurer, World Record holder, average teen


At some stage in their lives, most people have fantasised about flying and many have dreamt about travelling the world alone. Few however have been bold enough to combine the two and believe they could fly solo around the earth; something that Lachie Smart has achieved at just 18 years of age.
The 8-week world flight took over two years to plan, requiring intense training, partnership development worth over half a million dollars and meticulous coordination of a global team.

Previous Experience:
In August 2016, Lachie returned from an epic around the world aviation adventure placing him in the Guinness Book of Records. After fighting huge storms through the Pacific, negotiating threats of arrest and risks of getting shot down, he is now the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a single engine aircraft at just 18 years of age. That is not where the story ends.

Current Work:
Since returning from the flight Lachie has lived and worked in both Australia and the USA, speaking on his experiences, whilst developing a medical manufacturing company to become market leading in its area. Lachie is also heavily involved in youth personal development as a leading keynote speaker in Australian National Young Leaders Days and regularly called in to present to large and small corporations on intergenerational management and young leadership development, just as he set out to prove over half a decade ago.
It is Lachie’s mission to prove to others that they too can overcome the challenges of high achievement from any age. Lachie is assisting people to go beyond, and to achieve more than they ever realised they could. From nearly being arrested to slipping through huge storms, audiences will enjoy Lachie’s thrilling stories from his adventures and leave feeling ready to take on the world.

Talking Points

The 5 step Values Based Goal Setting technique

The best procedure for not only achieving what you want to achieve but making sure you have the mental tools needed to push through when times get tough.

Setbacks are the foundations to success

One of Lachie’s greatest failures ended up saving his life. Breaking down the natural mental response, he now highlights how to use gratitude to treat and then utilise failure.

The Power of Persistence

When everyone else gives up, that’s when we should give more. Learn the mindset tricks that carried Lachie through his most trying times.

Pilot Prioritisation of Information (The Larry Game)

Our brains consistently are bombarded with too much information to give our attention to. Learn how pilots prioritise information and how this can work in day-to-day life.

Tackling Tall Poppy Syndrome

It is an issue in many organisations and schools across Australia, where ideas and achievements are cut down by less motivated peers. The foundation of this issue, misunderstanding, is where the solution can be found.

Bridging the gap between generations

Generational diversity is important. Overcoming the challenges of intergenerational management and understanding the differences between generations is essential to all organisations.

Building credibility as a young person

It starts with baby steps, but you can build credibility as a young person which allows you to take on bigger tasks with the right backing.

Partnerships - The Power of Community

Lachie forged partnerships worth over half a million dollars by 18. Since then he has applied these skills in business to values exceeding millions of dollars around the world. He shares his experience in this topic.
“Riveted! That be the one term that best explains the response from the South Burnett Country Fair audience, listening to Lachie Smart present his adventures around the world. Amazed, is how to best describe the audience after his presentation. I couldn't recommend Lachie enough as a most amazing motivational speaker that will certainly inspire.” BURNETT COUNTRY FAIR

Lachie is one of the best speakers that we have had at our events. He does an amazing job engaging a crowd of several thousand people, yet still connecting his message personally with each person in the audience. His sessions are the perfect mix of inspiration, information and enjoyment. We have found Lachie to be a true professional and always wonderful to deal with.”

Halogen Australia
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