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About Korrin Barrett

If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you…and it was through the survival of a life threatening illness that Korrin’s life changed forever!

Late in 2012, Korrin went from a super fit, healthy and happy 33 year old to suddenly fighting for her life in hospital. A perforated bowel and medical complications led to 9 days in an induced coma, over 4 weeks in ICU, 25+ surgeries including the removal of her large colon, amputations to both legs and both arms and a total of 7.5 months in hospital doing extensive rehabilitation to learn to walk again and to try and live as independently as she possibly could, but… she never gave up!








about Korrin Barrett
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In The Media

18
Mar 2017

Experience Niseko March Issue - Korrin Barrett Meets Hiromi Tatsumi

Two amazing individuals come together to discuss how they have both overcome adversity and how they continue to make the most out of life! Korrin Barrett travelled all the way from Australia looking for a snow experience. While that might seem like a normal story, for Ko ..

25
Nov 2016

Korrin Barrett is live in the Triple J Studio with Matt and Alex

When Korrin sat next to Alex Dyson from Triple J's Breakfast Show on a flight she never knew it could lead to a live studio interview in Sydney. The whole interview is below where she candidly shares her story with Matt, Alex and their thousands of listeners." {module_literat ..

01
Sep 2016

Positioned4Purpose September Issue - Life Unlimited

You feel slightly off, even though you can’t put your finger on what is actually wrong. Doctors can’t identify it, but you know there is something not right, something that has been missed, something out of the ordinary. You know you’re a healthy person and you  ..

19
May 2016

COURIER MAIL Quadruple amputee Korrin Barrett undergoes life changing surgery

A QUEENSLAND quadruple amputee will undergo life-changing surgery next week to regain her independence. Korrin Barrett, 36, lost her legs and hands to a severe case of septicaemia in 2012 but has spent three years determined to living the fullest life possible. Ms ..

Public Speaking

Summary of Topics:

Resilience & Overcoming Adversity.
Building Your Personal Brand.
Why Goals are Good For You.
The Art of Appreciation.

Living a Life Less Ordinary.
Limbs,Laughter and Life.
Living Possibility.
Bullying & Body Image.

Testimonials

  • "I first met Korrin 2 years ago - not a week has gone by since that I don't remember her story - her power - her inspiration.
    Having hosted hundreds of corporate events - her story - her ability to capture a room - her ability to keep it real - is one of the best I've seen. Her inspiration is something that EVERYONE needs to be exposed to at least once in their lives.
    Korrin is one of the most talented and engaging speakers I've witnessed!"

    ~ Ben Davis - Drive Presenter 4BC Radio - 1116am ~
  • "Korrin Barrett is the truest example of someone living life to the fullest. I have known Korrin for just on five years and I have never met someone so full of life and positivity even in the tough times. Her courageousness and willingness to spread cheer and goodwill needs to be bottled and sold. Korrin easily had the breakfast gathering of Office Professionals in the palm of her hand at the annual Office Professionals Day Breakfast in May 2013. Her account of the journey she took from a well human being to an extremely ill human being and back again, is touching, uplifting and inspiring. Korrin is definitely someone you want to have at your next event if you are looking for a great personality, sense of humour and positivity."

    ~ Cassie Wilson - Principal Advisor - Department of Transport & Main Roads ~
  • "In 2013, I had the pleasure of hearing Korrin Barrett open the AIOP Breakfast for over 500 professional support staff in Brisbane. I was sitting between Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and his executive assistant, and experienced first hand the electric power of Korrin's comments. She not only inspired the audience about her personal story of tremendous resilience with incredible grace and humour, she actually empowered us all to feel we could each make the world a better place. The room moved from tears to laughs to cheers. Korrin is a remarkable motivational speaker. I could not recommend her more highly."

    ~ Company Director, Resilience Strategist, GAICD ~
  • "Our Year Five students were incredibly moved by Korrin's presentation. She touched their hearts and they responded very warmly to her. Korrin is proof that anything is possible with the right attitude, sheer courage and endurance. I know that what we heard is just the beginning for Korrinn, as there are surely more obstacles for her to face and move right on through. I wish her all the best in her future achievements. Kaye Rosnick, Runcorn Heights State School, Brisbane."

    ~ Kaye Rosnick, Runcorn Heights State School, Brisbane ~
  • "Korrin is a truly inspirational person who is always positive and looking to her next challenge. I asked Korrin to speak publicly, for the very first time, in May 2013 at our annual Office Professional's Day breakfast. She not only owned the stage but had a heart-felt message, with a few tears and lots of laughs for everyone present.

    Korrin speaks from the heart and draws on her unstoppable determination. I would highly recommend Korrin as a mentor, speaker, educator, coach and ambassador for whatever she sets out to achieve.

    Korrin's achievements are amazing and she has become an unstoppable force. Her courage and willpower are immeasurable and whilst she might not admit it – she is one truly inspirational lady! "

    ~ Louise Burton - Former President of the Australian Institute for Office Professionals QLD ~
  • "In 2013, I had the pleasure of hearing Korrin Barrett open the AIOP Breakfast for over 500 professional support staff in Brisbane. I was sitting between Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and his executive assistant, and experienced first hand the electric power of Korrin's comments. She not only inspired the audience about her personal story of tremendous resilience with incredible grace and humour, she actually empowered us all to feel we could each make the world a better place. The room moved from tears to laughs to cheers. Korrin is a remarkable motivational speaker. I could not recommend her more highly."

    ~ Mara Bun - Company Director, Resilience Strategist, GAICD ~
  • "Korrin Barrett is an inspiration! She presents the story of her journey in a heart-felt, personal, and touching way. Korrin captivates the audience and motivates us to think beyond our limits."

    ~ Stephen Mally - Director - Fundraising Force, Sydney ~

Events

Completed 10km Bridge 2 Brisbane - 2015

Completed 14km City 2 Surf - Sydney 2015

Swam with Sharks at Sealife Underwater World - 2015

From The Blog

15
Jul 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 46

Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend So it turns out I'm allergic to Celebrex...just a simple little anti-inflammatory but not for me obviously after we figured out it was the culprit I was given Phenergan and a hydrocortisone injection...I zonked out about 20 min ..

14
Jul 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 45

I'm a bit late with my blog tonight...sorry peeps, just dealing with a slight allergic reaction to something I should also be asleep as haven't slept in 2 days I started noticing a blotchy rash appearing on my arms, chest and legs this morning and originally thought it was ..

13
Jul 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 44

Second stage surgery was a success when I finally got down to theatre I think I spent more time in the waiting area and with the anaesthetist than I did actually in surgery I had a terrible nights sleep last night so waiting around today getting 'hangrier' by the hour didn ..

12
Jul 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 43

I'm baaaaaaaack yes after 22 days at home I'm back at MUH ready for my Stage 2 surgery tomorrow To be honest, the last 3 weeks at home were far from easy, for me or for Craig That small amount of independence I had prior to surgery had suddenly been ripped away f ..

Charities

"Wings of Destiny's prime objective and purpose is to assist women who have experienced Domestic Violence to rebuild, recover and heal. Wings of Destiny provides tools through their program and other resources, for affected women, to live confidently with self belief and inner empowerment.

It is Wings of Destiny absolute and prime mission to ensure no woman, that has suffered domestic violence, feels or believes they are defined by their past".

"Empowering Women after Domestic Violence"

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