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Levy OAM

Paralympian, Double Gold medalist in swimming

Believe in the impossible


Born at 25 weeks with multiple disabilities, Matthew Levy was not meant to make it past day 1. Matthew has had 50 odd operations, is legally blind with cerebral palsy. His story is one courage, overcoming obstacles and facing adversity head on.

With 5 Paralympics, multiple World Records, 3 Gold Medals and an OAM, his is a truly remarkable story.

Matt is also a two-time the author of "Keeping Your Head Above Water" which details how his perceived shortcomings led him to discover his unique strengths, and "Brandon Dreams Big" which includes 7 easy steps to get to where you want, and reaching your goals!

Talking Points

Growth Mindset

Matt's topic on having a growth mindset focuses on being able to focus on what you can do in the here and now not what you cant do. Being the best you that you can be.

Team Work

In many team/s throughout the world it is never about one person. Matt's topic on Team work discusses being able to set aside differences and work together. In his many years of competing, he believes the team you have around you is everything. He illustrates hot to bet use teamwork to your benefit not your failure.

Having a winning attitude

Believe in what you do, in who you are and you become nothing you ever thought you would. In this topic Matt talks about the winning mindset and how to stay positive in those times of darkness.


Staying strong and mentally alert through the hard times. Matt believes that while nothing is ever easy, there are always worse people out there. He talks about his journey and how he stayed resilient throughout his life.
I recently had the privilege of inviting and listening to Matt speak at our 2017 Steadfast Convention. What Matt has achieved both in and out of the pool is a testament to his hard work, determination and strength of character. His personal story was both humble and uplifting. Matt is an enthusiastic, engaging speaker and great advocate for pursuing your goals and not letting anything hold you back. I highly recommend Matt as a passionate and inspirational speaker and am proud to support him. Steadfast Group Limited
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