Coen's Life Coaching Talks
Coen is a compelling teenage speaker who is of similar age to his audience, making a connection as an equal. Coen is trained to communicate professionally and has had a vast amount of national media exposure as well as presenting at Young Leaders Day talks by the Halogen Foundation in NSW and QLD
Coen has Diabetes and was born with Cystic Fibrosis, a condition affecting mainly the lungs. He has spent a third of his life admitted to hospital and needed a double lung transplant at the age of 15. He is now 17, has a new set of lungs and has jet skied the length of the Murray River…twice. He won The Pride of Australia Medal and has appeared on Totally Wild, The Project, My 24 and many other national TV programs.
Coen is a compelling 17 year old who provides his student audience with the belief that anything is possible as long as they maintain a positive attitude, even against seemingly impossible odds. Coen is trained to communicate professionally and has had a vast amount of national media exposure as well as presenting at Young Leaders Day talks by the Halogen Foundation in NSW and QLD
Coen talks about his life using real life images to give a full visual experience of a life that required a strong focus and a positive attitude to survive. Coen was born with Cystic Fibrosis and diagnosed at 8 with insulin dependent Diabetes. He has spent a third of his life admitted to hospital, each admission a minimum of 2 weeks. Coen’s longest stint at home between admissions was 5 months.
In 2010, when doctors said he would need a double lung transplant. ,he decided to jet ski the 2000km length of the Murray River. It took Coen 7 weeks, as he was unwell and required hours of treatments every day. Along the way, he inspired over 1000 people to sign onto the Australian Organ Donor Register and received national media coverage.
Coen was the first person to receive all three of The Pride of Australia Medals – state, national and Peoples Choice for his efforts.
After 13 months on ‘the list’ Coen received his life saving call for lungs thanks to a donor family and the incredible surgeons who took a risk by cutting down a set of adult lungs to fit his small frame. After 6 weeks spent in the intensive care unit and another week on the ward, Coen was discharged from hospital.
In February 2014, Coen jet skied back up the Murray River. This time, he did it in 7 days, instead of 7 weeks, to prove the difference a transplant can make to someone.
Coen has appeared on The Project (5 times), Sunrise (twice), Sunday Night (twice), Totally Wild, My24, Mornings, 10 Late News (feature story)
A Coen Ashton Life Coaching Session is 30 minutes including a Q and A. Coen presents to corporate functions, conferences and tours schools speaking about his life, organ donation and silver linings.
To make a booking contact:
mob: 0400 971 071