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Raised in difficult circumstances, Dean Hawkins was a single-minded kid who learnt how to survive in a tough environment; he learnt how to be resilient at a very young age. He went on and became a decorated Fire Officer with over 30 years in emergency response and management, from the Fire Department to running a successful risk and emergency advisory and training business.
Dean is now a prominent author and entertaining keynote speaker, he finds apt humour in most situations, a man that remains always grounded. He is insanely curious by nature and enjoys doing new things and the challenge of the journey.
As a motivational speaker, author and renown Fire & Rescue character, Dean has risen to fame by bringing a high energy message, teaching audiences how to live with purpose and realize goals, to elude the dreaded mediocrity and live up to their greatness utilising the Fire Departments structures and techniques. It is a message Dean has cultured and learnt from his own life and now is helping others apply to their lives.
Raised in a low-income family in Alice Springs, Northern Territory Dean had very little prospect with not ever knowing his father and his mother dying of cancer when he was 12; he was then raised by a step father who provided little financial means or support, and certainly didn’t hold the boy in very high regard, if at all.
Dean`s touching and difficult upbringing taught him, persistence and determination, he initiated and continued a process of unending self-education in the Fire Department, yet as importantly in life – these diverse and challenging circumstances has distinguished him as an authority on harnessing human potential through self-help and personal effort.
Dean`s passion to learn and his hunger to realize greatness in himself and others, helped him to achieve success as he rose through the ranks. Rising from recruit firefighter to Senior Fire Commander; also Senior Instructor in the recruit centre; where he received honours and awards throughout for Fire Department Service and fundraising programs. He then went on to running his own successful worldwide risk and emergency advisors business.
Dean left the Fire Department some years ago, yet to this day receives calls from former recruits and firefighters who have gone on to achieve their own noteworthy success, they ring him regularly to speak of their continued thanks and admiration for his professional example and inspiration.
Now Dean is a popular key note speaker and best-selling author in self-help and personal development.
Dean entered the public speaking arena and formed his own company, Dean Hawkins Innovations. The company provides Key Note Speaking, motivational talks, MC work, and workshops, aimed at individuals, companies, and organizations. … always contextualize to the need.
Dean in Reflection
Retrospectively I have been a presenter for over 32 years, be it teaching recruits to wear a breathing apparatus or training firefighters to fight the righteous fight; even creating the next generation of fire officers on how to lead from the front with knowledge and vigour…. I have been leading from the front for a long time, I have been presenting for just as long.
I have had the honour and opportunity to share my knowhow and expertise with Fire Departments, Mine Rescue Teams and hundreds of firefighters worldwide, on courses, on Fire stations and special events throughout Australia and Thailand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
Utilizing powerful delivery and newly emerging insights, Dean`s customized presentation will teach, inspire and channel your audience to new levels of achievement.
You have the right to know the truth, to know your personal truths. Your obstacles on your road to success are boundless and imposing, so learn how to handle them, rather than the one fit for all model that is suggested time and time again…
You also need to know that the power within you is greater than the sum of your obstacles; you must fight back against habit and negativity with the same gusto it brings to the fight, you must fight fire with fire. Don’t let circumstance determine your future. Have an audacious purpose and live with vision for your future and be guided by the wisdom of sound success principles… easy to follow tactical guides to fight the righteous fight.
Your success will be decided not by the absence of challenges, but by your ability to keep pushing forward and outlasting those challenges…
Know this – `when you shine, you give permission to others to shine as well` through your success you create successful people around you.
Key Note Speaking and Book Subject Matter
Are you achieving what you set out to?
Do you have a good reason to get out of bed every day?
Are you meeting your own expectations?
Fight Fire with Fire is for those who want to make real changes in their life, not just talk about it. It’s for those with self-doubt, who are scared to put themselves out there. This book provides the spark and the mechanisms to help you go from self-doubt to self-confidence, from procrastination to action, using the tried-and-proven planning and systems that make our Fire Departments so successful at what they do. After all – they can’t take a day off, ever.
You can use these strategies to help you:
• lose weight
• gain self-confidence
• find a new job or get better at your current job
• start or complete study
• beat an addiction
• become a fitter and healthier you
• overcome any behaviours or obstacles that are stopping you from reaching your goals.
We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity. If you have a plan, ambition and commitment you can achieve great things, regardless of where you started out. It’s up to you to carve out your place, to know when to change course, and to know how to stay productive and committed. To do those things well you need to cultivate a deep understanding of yourself and set a game plan in place – not only for what your strengths and weaknesses are but also how to operate day to day, how you prepare, what your values are, and where you can make the ultimate changes.
If not now, when? If not you, who?
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