About | Scott B Harris

ABOUT SCOTT B HARRIS

ALL ABOUT SCOTT B HARRIS

SCOTT B HARRIS IS A keynote speaker, author AND CAPABILITIES expert.

In 2008, Scott was involved in a motorbike accident that change his life and left him with life long disabilities.

Scott's biggest daily battle is the damage he did to his brain. The frontal lobe damage has affected his high executive function skills and caused semi paralysis, which has had a major impact on his stability. This was caused from multiple skull fracture that required a facial reconstruction, which has left him with 10 titanium plates holding it together.

As well as double vision from the brain injury, he has a Brachial Plexus injury to his right arm involving three severed nerves.

"Luckily I have two arms and legs.

Unfortunately I don’t have two brains, so I have to make my damaged one work really hard."

"Luckily I have two arms and legs.

Unfortunately I don’t have two brains, so I have to make my damaged one work really hard."

After the accident, rehab became Scott’s full-time job – a job he took very seriously.

The intense physical and mental rehabilitation, which he continues to this day, is the reason he is still alive and has achieved so much.

Scott has discovered that setting and achieving goals, both mental and physical, keeps you looking forward rather than backwards and fills his life with purpose.

"It took me a number of years to realise that my life would never be the same as it was before the accident."

Despite years of numerous physical and mental challenges, Scott set the goal to travel around the world to help people that were in the same position as he was just a few years earlier, which he achieved in 2012–2014 with just a pack on his back and his camera hung over the shoulder. 

Living with an injured brain since 2008, Scott has experienced almost every side effect of severe brain damage imaginable, yet he still manages to persevere and realise his life goals. This puts Scott in a unique position to demonstrate what people can achieve with the right attitude and resilience in the face of adversity.

The valuable lessons Scott has learned on this journey aren’t just for others living with an injured brain, but are principles to live by. Scott’s next challenge is inspiring you to achieve your own personal goals in life no matter what hurdles you have to overcome.

Scott inspires people through keynote speaking, facilitates workshops and his school programs

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Crashing Into Potential is the incredible story of coming to terms with acquired physical disabilities, living with an injured brain, and the unfailing determination to never give up.

 

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Sensory Overload

Sensory Overload

I’ll start by telling you a quick story. So it was mid-2016, about seven and a half years after my accident, and I really wanted to buy a hat.

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Mindfulness Meditation

I’ll say this again because I am such a believer in this: The mind is the most powerful thing in the world.

Pen And Paper

Cognitive Trick - Write It Down

“Write it down, quick before you forget, quick, do it now, quick… too late, sorry I’ve forgotten what you said. Can you say it again?”