Beau explains the 3 things he thinks are the most important as a coach and leader
Despite being a quadriplegic, Beau coaches premiership winning AFL teams in the country. Beau explains the 3 things he thinks are the most important as a coach and leader.
On June 23rd 2012, Beau Vernons life changed forever. A normal incident in a game of Aussie rules football left him with C5-C6 quadriplegia. In an instant he went from a 23 year old who never sat still, to spending 8 months in hospital and looking at the prospect of spending his life in a wheelchair.
Until that time, his family and he had no idea about spinal cord injuries. He now shares his experiences of living with one and the difficulties that come with it, as well as how he has stepped outside of his comfort zone and is living the best life he can.
Beau has coached 2 country AFL teams to flags, had 2 children, won a Pride of Australia Medal, is the director of a disability company called Interact Australia, working to help people with disabilities integrate into the workforce...despite being in a wheelchair he does not sit still!