'Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone.'
My whole adult life has been devoted to service and I still feel that way today. Whilst my keynote presentations fulfil part of that commitment, there are other parts that are less well known.
I’m a supporter of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 3 – Good Health and Wellbeing, and Goal 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions as I feel they’re a natural extension of my uniformed careers and personal experiences.
With this in mind, I give at a global level through B1G1 (Buy 1 Give 1) which allows me to support different international projects that are aligned with the UN Goals.
At a national level, I give through Cor Infinitus. It's an ACNC registered charity that I founded to give dignity and respect to families of those that have served our nation and taken their own lives.
By supporting me, you support these important national and international projects too. Thank you.
As a partner in the Global Business Initiative, B1G1, I get to contribute to an array of high impact projects (see the giving impacts, right).
Unlike conventional giving models, B1G1 specifically helps businesses achieve more social impact by embedding giving activities into everyday business operations and creating unique giving stories.
For example, every email I send provides a weeks worth of clean drinking water for a community in Tanzania. And, for each new client, I provide a week of mental health support to victims of abuse in Nepal.
These regular giving events are in addition to other projects such as nourishing food, removing girls from sex trafficking and providing education materials. And, as the business grows, the giving impacts will grow too.
Thank you for helping me contribute to global health, wellbeing and security.
The below map is a great visual display of the geographical impact we are creating across the globe:
Cor Infinitus is latin for Infinite Courage and aims to give dignity and respect to the families of those who have served our nation and taken their own life.
Cor Infinitus has the following powerful purposes:
Provide dignity and respect to those that have served Australia and taken their own life.
Publicly acknowledge the loss suffered by families and loved ones and provide them with a tangible place of reflection, dignity, and respect.
Assist in the prevention of suicide.
Support the destigmatization of mental illness and suicide.
To achieve this aim, modest memorials are being installed all around the country dedicated to those who have served our nation and been overwhelmed by their battle within.
The memorials do not represent any individual person, era, or circumstance. Rather, they are anonymous and owned by all families of those lost.
Importantly, Cor Infinitus is not intended to glorify a person’s final act to take their own life but instead to help prevent it in future.
The creation and presence of a memorial will promote conversation around mental illness, whilst messaging of hope and help in the immediate vicinity of the memorial provide numbers for immediate crisis assistance as well as real words from real families impacted by suicide to promote help-seeking.
The combination of all these elements assist in suicide prevention and destigmatising both mental illness and suicide.
Keep reading about IAM AWESOME below to find out how you can help Cor Infinitus and help yourself at the same time!
Iam Awesome Movement
"Iam Awesome - Who are you?" is a book written by Damon McDonald to teach children (and adults) that we are who we want to be, not what society or stigma say we are. It's simply and cleverly written, and stunningly illustrated.
The Iam Awesome Movement donates 100% of eBook sales to childrens charities - Cor Infinitus is one of those charities! Just choose Cor Infinitus at checkout when purchasing the eBook or packages that contain the eBook.
Iam Awesome Movement gives you the tools to create a solid foundation so you can navigate life to become your own hero.
We are all born Awesome but sometimes life can make us forget. The book inspires the reader to look within to find the way out, so that you believe in who you see in the mirror.
Don't we all need that sometimes?