It’s official – I can now call myself a speaker. Since going Less Than Full Time in August, I have really enjoyed developing a ‘portfolio’ career, and I am delighted to now be invited to speak at a range of events, and would always love to do more!
In the last year, I have spoken at TEDxNHS at the BFI Imax in London (https://www.tedxnhs.com/), and TEDxExeter (the video is out in the next couple of weeks, and I’ll be sure to upload it here ASAP – https://tedxexeter.com/tedxexeter-2019/).
I am often invited as a ‘motivational speaker’; I’m comfortable speaking about bereavement, disability, and why I see my disability as an ‘asset’, and diversity as something to be celebrated, not ‘normalised’. I take pride in tackling topics people find ‘difficult’ with humour and honesty, and I encourage people to ask questions that they normally would shy away from in a public forum. I am determined that by encouraging open conversation, we can, in the words of Scope, help to #EndTheAwkward.
I have spoken to audiences of 700,000 (yeah, the People’s Vote March in October pulled *quite* the crowd), but I am also comfortable with more intimate groups of 10 or less. I have led a selection of workshops, and am very happy to facilitate discussion and encourage people to engage. I am as happy after dinner as I am first thing in the the morning (if there’s coffee, even better), and I have already covered Glasgow down to Exeter, so travel is not a problem.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Fees available on request.