Waves of Inspiration
Posted 3 years ago
At Wavelength, we work with a lot of inspirational people. Our Doctors are miracle workers and inspire us every single day. Here at Wave, we like to regularly reward and motivate our staff to continue to achieve greatness. One way we do this is by inviting significant guest speakers in to the office to share their stories with our team. We have had many amazing people join us, from Olympians to comedians, and everything in between.
Recently we were blown away by guest speaker, Tom Denniss who spoke about his record-setting run around the world! Running 26,232 km (or 622 marathons) in 622 days, Tom raised $60,000 for Oxfam. The money raised helped to provide food for 2400 orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa for a year.
With his wife supporting him every step of the way with food, drinks, accommodation reservations and media bookings, Tom was able to conquer the elements - from sub-zero temperatures to blistering heat of up to 60°C! He was set upon by a pack of dogs, almost fell to his death in The Andes, and had many other life-threatening encounters across the 5 continents that he ran.
Not only is Tom an incredible long-distance runner (you can’t run much further than around the world!) but he is also a mathematician, scientist, singer, guitarist, painter, and so much more. Tom invented a machine that generates electricity from waves, harnessing the power of waves as a form of renewable energy. Through his company, Wave Swell Energy, Tom has had a positive impact on communities in many countries around the globe including Chile, South Africa, Namibia, the United States, Mexico, Canada, Spain, France, Japan, and of course Australia.
Our Wavies thoroughly enjoyed Tom sharing his inspirational story
We couldn’t help but notice the fact that Tom lives the Wavelength values through and through. He acts with integrity and ingenuity each day, and has made such a difference and achieved excellence in doing so.
Now we're inspired to set some lofty goals of our own! More about Tom Denniss here.
You can purchase a copy of Tom’s book about his run around the world from many online sites. For example, Booktopia.
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