Iam Awesome Inspired A Hero

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About Us

Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to teach your children important life lessons?

“Iam Awesome, Who are you?” is the ultimate treasure map for your kids to learn courage and confidence. Through the power of storytelling, your children will learn about becoming courageous and extraordinary and the steps they can take to make it happen. By following the clues in the poetry, they’ll be inspired by the mentor to continue moving forward on their journey into the unknown. They’ll learn to overcome fear and doubt to become their own hero by believing in themselves and only then can they return with the knowledge and experience of the journey to become the mentor themselves.

“Iam Awesome, Who are you?” – is a book that uses poetry and illustrated storytelling to explain the hero’s journey, a universal concept found in all cultures and religions past and present.

Joseph Campbell’s book, “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” studied these stories and coined the term “hero’s journey.” You may recognize this concept from popular movies like Star Wars or Disney heroes, Nemo, Toy Story, Moama and Harry Potter. The hero’s journey also underpins the religious stories of heroes from around the world.

So, what are you waiting for? Help someone you love to become awesome by purchasing a copy of “Iam Awesome, Who are you?” today!​

About the Author

Damon McDonald

A motorbike adventurer and former documentary filmmaker, Damon is the perfect guide for young readers who want to explore the world around them. His passion for stories and the power of myth and legend shapes the message of the book, which aims to inspire children to reach their full potential and create the life they dream of.

Damon McDonald’s own journey of self-discovery led him to understand the 12 stages of the hero’s journey, which he outlines in the book. By following these steps, children can transform from ordinary to extraordinary and become their own hero. Damon’s message is all about believing in oneself and learning to see the potential within.


As a parent, you want to raise confident, successful, and fulfilled children who can overcome obstacles and become the person they are meant to be. Damon McDonald’s book “I am Awesome, Who are you?” is an excellent resource to inspire your children to see the hero within themselves and fulfill their dreams.

Damon’s Iam Awesome Movement is a global initiative that encourages children to believe in themselves and see the hero within. By understanding the journey of the hero, children can overcome obstacles and become the person they are meant to be. This message is important for all children to hear, as they navigate the challenges of growing up and discovering their place in the world.

In conclusion, “Iam Awesome, Who are you?” is a must-read for parents who want to inspire their children to become their own hero. Through his message of self-belief, adventure, and the power of stories, Damon shows children that anything is possible and that they can fulfill their dreams. So pick up a copy today and start your child’s journey to becoming their own hero!

Author, Damon McDonald

About the Illustrator

Illustrator, Shane Tholen

At the age of ten, with a pencil sketch of Fred Flintstone in hand, Shane managed to convince his younger brother that the idea for the prehistoric cartoon had been stolen from him.

Since then Shane’s commentary on his work has become a little more honest, and he has always sought to fulfil the promise of being an inventor of characters. He is a published illustrator for Fremantle Press, he has self -published a graphic novel, and he has created various t-shirts and logos.

Nowadays, Shane Tholen combines a love of storytelling and with influences stemming from manga and anime, Australian culture and Eastern philosophy, and he hopes to use his art to portray a message of joy, care and kindness for humanity and all the creatures of the wind, water and soil

Shane Tholen, Illustrator.


Keynote Speaker

Damon McDonald

Damon is not your average speaker. He has a truly unique and inspiring story to tell, one that will leave your audience in awe and feeling motivated to achieve their own dreams.

Damon’s journey began when he was a young child, watching adventure travel shows on TV and dreaming of becoming one of the heroes he saw on screen. As an adult, he lived on his motorbike for six years, listening to other people’s stories and creating his own. But it wasn’t until a life-changing trip to Cambodia that Damon truly discovered his passion for inspiring others.

Damon’s divorce as a stepdad meant he had lost everything he thought mattered. He struggled with severe depression and two suicide attempts after losing his identity as husband, stepfather, homeowner and even the dog now all gone. It was during an adventure to ride a motorbike through Cambodia to try and cope with the depression, that Damon had a heart attack in the Cambodian countryside. An 8-hour comedy followed in his attempts to get to the hospital which started with getting back on the motorbike to get to town. The experience was both terrifying and eye-opening, as he realized the power of love and support during a crisis. Two days later Damon got to read the obituaries of someone he knew who was inspiring and made an impact in the world, who had a heart attack on the same day he had his.

The 8-hour journey to get to the hospital showed Damon he didn’t really want to die; he just didn’t know how to live. Reading the obituaries of someone inspiring and making a difference showed Damon how to create a life of meaning.

Through his book ‘Iam Awesome, Who are you?’ and the Iam Awesome Movement, Damon is on a mission to inspire kids to believe in who they see in the mirror. He aims to raise over $1 million dollars for charities that benefit kids and to inspire a billion kids by 2030!

Damon’s keynote presentations are truly one-of-a-kind. He tells the hilarious and inspiring story of his heart attack and the journey that led him to where he is today. Your audience will be captivated by his storytelling and motivated to achieve their own dreams.

If you’re looking for a keynote speaker who can truly inspire and motivate your audience, look no further than Damon McDonald. Book him for your next event today!

Damon McDonald in Cambodia

What Is The Iam Awesome Movement?

Iam Awesome Movement

Are you raising a child and looking for a fun and engaging way to teach them about values and principles? Welcome to the Iam Awesome Movement!

We understand that these important life lessons are the foundation for success, but they can be difficult to teach in a way that is interesting and relevant to your child’s life. That’s why we’ve created the Iam Awesome Movement – to explore values and principles from all different perspectives, and in a way that is both interactive and fun.

In school we get taught lessons to learn to sit a test. Whereas in life we get tested to learn valuable lessons. The Iam Awesome Movement is about inspiring kids to learn to deal with and face adversity by showing them the treasure map that helps them navigate through the tests and challenges life brings our way.

Our program offers regular challenges and questions, along with worksheets and a buddy system, to create dynamic conversations. Whether it’s parent to child, sibling to sibling, friend to friend, or even worker to worker, our goal is to inspire you to question who you are! Why you are the way you are, and more importantly, who you want to become?

With the Iam Awesome Movement, your child will develop a solid foundation for a successful and fulfilling life. Join us today and become a part of a community dedicated to raising confident and empowered young people.