October BHA Event: Navigating Success: Life Lessons on Resillence & Leadership

For our October event, we’re excited to welcome Matt Cowdrey OAM MP as our distinguished guest speaker. Combining insights from both his Paralympian background and business career, Matt will delve into “Navigating Success: Life Lessons on Resilience and Leadership.”

Presentation Description

In a world where the only constant is change, the ability to adapt, persevere, and lead effectively is more important than ever. From his early years as a Paralympian to his current role as the Member for Colton and Shadow Treasurer of South Australia, Matt Cowdrey has navigated his way through a myriad of challenges and triumphs.

This October, Matt will share valuable life lessons garnered from his varied experiences, highlighting the principles of resilience and effective leadership. Attendees will gain insights into overcoming obstacles, building resilience, and leading with authenticity—skills highly transferable to business settings. Matt’s talk aims to equip business professionals with the knowledge to not only lead successfully but also to inspire others.

Understanding how to navigate the challenges and opportunities of life and work can make a tremendous difference. With Matt’s diverse background, attendees will leave the session empowered to tackle their own journeys more effectively.

Presenter Bio

Matt Cowdrey OAM MP has been serving as the Member for Colton since 2018 and holds the position of Shadow Treasurer of South Australia. Prior to his political career, Matt was a renowned Paralympian and business professional. This unique blend of experiences has endowed him with a strong work ethic and a broad range of skills that he employs daily in service of his constituents.

Matt is not just a champion in the sporting arena; he is also a dedicated advocate for the western suburbs, focusing on health, infrastructure, and environmental improvements. With his keen understanding of the synergies between life lessons, business acumen, and public service, Matt offers a multidimensional perspective on resilience and leadership. His commitment to his community and to sharing his knowledge make him a compelling speaker on the art of navigating success.


As a small business owner in Adelaide, you understand the power of a compelling narrative and the influence of shared experiences. So come along to this month’s event where you’ll have the opportunity to network, learn, and be inspired, all while enjoying a delicious sit-down breakfast at the Alma Tavern in Norwood.