“Rod has a very humorous and sociable personality that quickly endows him to those that get to hear him.  As a person he’s a “good bloke” who can be described as the type people would say you would want in the trenches.”
Paul Nayler, Detective Sergeant – W.A. Police Force

“It may do with Rod having a disability that enables him to be able to communicate with people of all persuasions.  With Rod there is much more than just a swim coach.  He teaches the young about commitment, loyalty and responsibility.  His manner is straight down the line with uncompromising honesty to himself and to those that utilize his skills. Rod is a person who will infuse those around him with a determination to succeed.”
Robert (Bob) Myles, Managing Director - MGCS
It is the first time in the years I have been involved in the Association that I have seen a guest speaker receive a standing ovation at our annual state conference. Priya received two. She made members laugh, she made them cry and she challenged them. She was truly inspirational. We thank her for being what she is and wish her well.
Vivienne Rowney, General Secretary – Country Women's Association of W.A. (Inc.)
Our guests found Priya totally inspirational. She radiates warmth and has the audience in the palm of her hand very quickly. Fantastic speaker.



“Rod Bonsack visited Kalgoorlie-Boulder for events leading up to the Internation Day for People with Disabilities, held on 1st and 2nd December 2006. He spoke at a number of the events, and was very inspirational to the audiences.
In particular, his presentation to the mature business leaders of Kalgoorlie-Boulder was dynamic, and his talk to a large group of students had them captivated for the entire session. He spoke about making a difference to others, giving them examples from his life, and encouraged them to approach their future with optimism.
Rod’s communication skills are excellent, and his outlook on life is extremely positive. I observed this positivity rubbing off on those around him, leaving them feeling as though they could achieve more in their lives.
I enjoyed the two days spent with Rod, and was impressed by the effect he had on those he spoke to. I believe his public speaking skills would suit a wide variety of audiences and his ability to lower and raise the tempo of his presentation capture all who attend.
I would recommend him for any public speaking engagement, and believe he would stimulate a wide variety of audiences. I would be keen to create the opportunity to use his skills again in the future.”
Robin, Coordinator - Kalgoorlie Boulder Volunteer Centre
Excellent speaker. Priya targeted her comments to the audience very well. Her speech was inspirational, humorous, moving, fantastic.
Dr, University of Notre Dame W.A.
Priya was fantastic. Everyone in the audience walked away feeling positive and inspired and could relate Priya’s message to their own lives.
Shelly, Bankwest