WARNING! Saving Lives Has Never Been So Much FUN!
Ian Hutchinson (‘Hutch’) knows what it’s like to be dead. In 2018, while out bike riding with his mate Don MacKee, he died, and remained dead for 19 long minutes!
Unlike 91% of those who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest, Ian was fortunate to survive, thanks to Don’s quick thinking CPR skills.
Life-Saving Conference Educational Energisers - Laughing & Learning!
As one of only 9% to survive a sudden cardiac arrest Hutch (Professional Speakers Australia - Educator of the Year) and his rescuer mate Don MacKee (comedian, entertainer and MC) are closer than ever – especially after Donald ‘enthusiastically’ gave him ‘the kiss of life’ during CPR to save his life.
As a highly professional and entertaining duo they get your audience well and truly warmed up before, during or after your event’s main act with some fantastic, highly interactive, hilarious educational energisers … and in the process, they’ll teach them how to do CPR…. In fact, their act at your event will probably help save another life, another day.
Corporates, government, community groups and schools will all reap the life-saving benefits from this talented, entertaining and informative dynamic duo that are out to create heart smart and CPR friendly workplaces and communities.
After Being Dead for 19 Minutes - Our Goal Is To Now Make Sure You Aren’t Too!
Ian Hutchinson regarded himself as a fit and healthy 50 something. Apart from being a three time Ironman triathlete, he walked the dog each morning and went on bike rides or to the gym most days. He’d never smoked and rarely drank alcohol.
In September 2018, while bike riding with longtime mate Don MacKee, he became one of the lucky only 9% to survive an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest.
Following his recovery, Don & Hutch founded CPRfriendly.org in memory of, and on behalf of, the 91% less fortunate that don’t survive. To help turn those statistics around, they are, through CPRfriendly.org, on a quest to get everyone CPR friendly and have more access to public defibrillators.
Through their years of experience in conference speaking, training and entertainment Don & Hutch are on a mission to teach the life-saving skills of CPR to as many people as possible in a fun and engaging way, and help save even more lives.
Personal, Practical & Packed Full-of-Fun
Don & Hutch deliver the unlikely experience between them of being a sudden cardiac arrest survivor and a CPR rescuer and their sessions include:
Personal life-saving & life-changing stories
Practical, quick & easy CPR skills
Time-effective, action-packed & productive learning
Fun, engaging & interactive entertainment
“Who would have ever thought CPR at a conference could be so entertaining & fun!”
This life-saving conference combination combines Hutch’s award winning speaking, training and education, uniquely with Don being one of the country’s best entertainers and comedians. So their programs tick all the boxes including:
Entertaining employee well-being & OHS initiatives
Corporate citizenship & social responsibility
Employee engagement and team building benefits
Life-saving organisational development & training
“Learn & laugh”
Through either an engaging keynote or a combination of high impact educational energisers throughout the day, this dynamic duo creatively embeds:
Heart-felt CPR training that’s interactive with a fun twist
Share their real life 000 phone call audio and lessons learnt
Defibrillators don’t bite! How & why they save lives.
Resilience strategies of Post Traumatic Growth vs PTS.
Overcoming adversity & turning a negative into a positive.
Playing the game of life for the bigger picture and a greater cause
What people say
“Your energy and humour were exactly right for our audience - in fact I think you read them like a book all day! They can be a tough crowd but you had them engaged from the first moment. I've already had lots of requests to bring you in again so I hope you liked us too!”
“These guys aren’t your normal conference presentation, they are hilariously interactive and will have you and your team laughing while learning. So if you don’t have time to get everyone CPR certified then Don & Hutch are a sure fire no-brainer to quickly getting organisationally CPR friendly.”
Ricci Newton, Paramedic
“Excellent ! Uses humour well throughout the presentation to maintain high energy and lighthearted atmosphere while still detailing important life-saving strategies. Good practical application that hit the mark.”
Shockingly simple social responsibility.
Enhance your company’s reputation by helping create heart smart and CPR friendly communities with better access to life-saving defibrillators. Why not mark the occasion by fundraising or donating an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for your employees, one of your favourite corporate causes, clubs or community organisations. CPR friendly gets some of the best prices on defibrillators in the country.