In late August, Karratha high school students heard from Nathan Hulls, a passionate motivational speaker, entrepreneur, career coach and mentor.
The inspirational 33-year-old has overcome plenty of adversity in his life, discovering his own identity and purpose along the way.
Nathan was born with a disability, the first known case in Australia, and faced up to teasing, bullying and being labelled. He also lost his mother at a young age.
Instead of giving in, Nathan rose above these experiences and learned that life's battles can be won with a sense of humour and an optimistic attitude.
This is the story Nathan shared with St Luke's College and Karratha Senior High School students on 24 and 25 August.
Sharing his struggles, Nathan encourages young people to view their lives through a new lens.
This empowering story of triumph encourages teens to understand that our destiny is not determined by the 'stuff' that happens to us, the 'stuff' which is out of our control.
Instead, our destiny is determined by the decisions we make in response to those things.
Nathan's workshops are designed to encourage students to talk to school teachers, staff and parents about any issues they may be facing.
Nathan's Karratha visit was made possible through the Karratha Education Initiative which is proudly funded by the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project.