Where are they now? | Jackson Auld: 2013 ASLC participant, Project Futures Stella Fella of the Year

By February 5, 2019 Media, Team

It’s safe to say that Jackson has a very interesting story. Having been severely injured from a footballing incident during high school, Jacko’s life was flipped on its head. This was no hinderance to his drive, passion and determination.  Overcoming his adversity, Jacko has gone on to change many lives by staying true to the incredible person that he is. 

 

Jackson attended SEQ ASLC in 2013 and spent 18 months working for yLead on our IMPACT team, and as always, we LOVED seeing him back in his element at both SEQ and NQ ASLC this year!

 

What was your biggest takeaway from ASLC in 2005?

My biggest takeaway from ASLC back in 2013 was the confidence that I developed to take on new opportunities, and I loved every minute of the guest speakers and workshops that yLead delivered.

What are you doing now?

These days I run my own business as a cattle farmer and firewood producer.  In the previous few years I have worked at yLead and volunteered at DANdalion Friends, creating a movement to shift the world DISability to DIFFability.

Which lessons from ASLC have been most relevant to your journey?

I would say that I developed my confidence to take on new challenges, which has opened up doors for me and encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone and start my own business in March 2018.  Additionally, I became aware of the importance of creating and taking opportunities and learnt that I can’t do everything on my own.

What piece of advice would you give your grade 12 self?

Take on more challenges and stay in contact with the people that I actually went to conference with.