Adam Przytula is an international speaker and entrepreneur from Perth, WA, the founder and Director of Armed For Life and a published author.
Adam’s book, The Road to Resilience was published by Wiley publishing and released in February 2022. The Road to Resilience has already sold over 3,500 copies around the world.
Adam possesses a secondary teaching degree and has been speaking in schools for over 23 years. He founded Armed For Life 12 years ago as a result of his own experiences, which involved being bullied every day of high school and struggling at home, leading Adam to experience depression and anxiety, having a suicide plan in year 10. This lived experience fuels Adam’s passion for helping others.
Since inception in 2012 Armed For Life has now worked with over 500 schools all around WA (including Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Albany, Narrogin, Busselton and Geraldton) and more recently in Cape Town South Africa. Adam has spoken to over 1 million people.
In 2014 Armed For Life won the Telstra Australian Business Award in the Micro Business Category, along with a string of other awards in the years since, including recently winning Momentum’s Most Inspiring Man of the Year at the Men in Black Ball for Men’s Mental Health in 2021.
Adam now runs Armed For Life full time with a team of speakers and radically diverse members, including basketball players, hip hop artists, parkour instructors and barbers for the 12 different programs that they run in and out of schools, as well as presenting on 30 different topics.
Adam has been working with youth and adults for 20 years in some capacity, and always will have a passion for helping people dealing with the same issues that he struggled with himself. It is this passion coupled with his sense of humour, complete honesty about his own experiences, a strong element of vulnerability and very practical steps to making change, which causes students and adults to engage so well when he speaks.