After overcoming several challenges to make a name for herself as arguably one of Australia’s most inspiring motivational speakers, it’s no secret that Turia Pitt has what it takes to handle the Celebrity Apprentice boardroom.

In 2011, the 34-year-old was working as a mining engineer in the Kimberly, when during an ultra-marathon she became caught in a grassfire and suffered severe burns to 65 per cent of her body.

After overcoming what she described as “overwhelming odds” — and undergoing over 200 medical procedures — the motivational speaker defied expectation after expectation.

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After almost losing her life in 2011, Turia Pitt has dedicated her life to helping others. Source: Nine.

Turia Pitt’s Career As a Motivational Speaker

Since her life-changing incident, Turia has dedicated her life to helping others and changing the trajectory of social misconceptions. In short: she is all about proving people wrong — in a good way.

The Celebrity Apprentice star — who has a double degree in engineering and science — has been working as a motivational speaker for some time now, travelling the world to share her story and inspire others.

She also runs an online course called School of Champions. The school’s aim is to teach people how to achieve their goals and has reached over 40,000 people (and counting).

Additionally, the athlete heads a collective titled Run With Turia, which helps mums learn to run.

Her story has also been shared in a number of publications, with Turia gracing the covers of magazines such as Stellar and Women’s Weekly (three times!!).

Celebrity Apprentice Contestant Turia Pitt Is a Best-Selling Author

Not only is she helping others through her speeches and courses, but Turia has penned a total of four books throughout her career.

Her first book, Everything to Live For, detailed the beginning of her story. The blurb culminates with a powerful quote that sums up the author’s essence:

“It is a miracle Turia lived when she was expected to die. But Turia was not ready to die — she had too much to live for.”

She has also written a memoir, Unmasked, and Good Selfie, a book packed to the brim with tips to help teens gain more confidence.

Happy (and Other Ridiculous Aspirations) is her most recently published book, which was released in conjunction with her podcast, Turia Pitt Is Hard Work.

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What Else Has Turia Pitt Accomplished?

If the multitude of incredible achievements listed above wasn’t enough, Turia has also continued her career as an athlete.

She has competed in the Ironman World Championship, walked the Great Wall of China and Kokoda Trek, and has some impressive surfing skills, just to name a few.

Turia is also a proud mum. She has two sons, Hakavai and Rahiti.

And just to round it all out, Turia is now taking on the Celebrity Apprentice boardroom.

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