Abraham Saylor

Throughout his life, Abraham Saylor has had a long list of diverse roles in an eclectic mix of industries.

He's worked in everything from education and mining to security and lawn mowing businesses; and been employed by Telstra, Australia Post, Queensland Rail and Brisbane City Council.

Although the idea of starting his own business was daunting at first, Searching 61 Indigenous Counselling Services ended up being one of his proudest achievements to date.

"I thought starting my own business as a counsellor was just the scariest dream - more like a nightmare," he said.

"It was something that really scared me, especially being Indigenous. But I overcame a few obstacles and that dream came true."

Today, he sees his work with young people through a PCYC boxing program in Townsville as his biggest accomplishment and something he wants to continue expanding in the coming years into a sporting club.

"I see so much potential in these children - they absolutely inspire me!" he said.

"I don't just want a boxing club or touch footy club or footy club. I want the whole caboodle and I intend on working with these kids even if I'm in a wheelchair.

"It's satisfying and the rewards speak for themselves because I am now entering schools with this as a disciplinary program with a great deal of parental involvement."

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