My husband is a Shift Boss at Argyle Diamond Mine and we have a son Jack. You recently did a presentation there a few weeks ago, which was the second day my husband started there. I had seen you on a TV program last year and thought how amazing you were and told my husband about it. Your presentation had a huge impact on my husband and you actually gave him your book, which he read on his flight home. He gave it to me to read but warned me it was pretty 'full on.' I finally picked it up last night and couldn't put it down until I finished (which was 2 am!) I howled throughout reading and lay in bed after, just thinking how courageous you were and how sorry I was for what you had to endure. After your presentation, my husband joined your support organisation without hesitation, and we talked about it when he was home. We think you're an amazing woman, and I have no doubt your husband would be so proud of you. You are a true inspiration and have had a huge impact on us.
Posted by Kathy Bates - Shift Boss's Wife on 28 May, 2012 02.37 PM
I just wanted to say that I attended your presentation at Barrow Island this morning and I am athe man who spoke after you, making mention that I had a tear in my eye recalling a tragedy that occurred in my life and being a recipient of the 'ripple effect' that you highlighted.
I also mentioned to the audience that they need to have the confidence to STOP work in any situation where they feel that there is a risk of injury. After many years working across the country in the Construction Industry, I have seen and experienced many situations that I am sure you could relate to.
I work in the capacity of Safety Management (20 odd years) and my thoughts are often on the best way to deliver the 'message' and instil confidence in the multicultural workforce that I deal with, to think about what they are doing before they do it.
In regards to your presentation Helen, I would like to say thanks and you deliver a very down to earth, real message that leaves an impression on your audience.
Posted by David Hellyer on 28 May, 2012 02.30 PM