Paralympian, NLP Master & Trainer & Business Owner
Ss well as being a speaker, I chose Wendy to represent the charity in making presentations to Head Teachers at their conferences and regional meetings. This is a demanding role given the current heightened political and financial pressures upon Head Teachers. Wendy quickly became one of the most reliable and effective spokesperson for 21CL at these meetings and I am thrilled that she has committed so much time to help us in expanding the awareness and take-up of the program.
Wendy is one of the most eloquent passionate and genuine speakers that you will come across. Speaking from her heart, she sparks the fire in others. She has the ability to lift the spirit of those who hear her and have them want to fulfil their potential. What a gift! I feel very fortunate that Wendy spends some of her time with on the ‘Be the best you can be’ school’s project.
St. Francis’ College invited Wendy Smith to speak at an event we were holding for International Women’s Day with the aim to inspire our students to achieve and then in turn inspire the next generation. We were also promoting the awareness of the charity Women for Women International and their #sheinspiresme campaign. She certainly delivered a speech that was incredibility inspiring and also captivated the whole audience, both young and old. It was amazing to hear how Wendy Smith, herself has overcome the effects of her accident and other barriers life has thrown her way. She is a true inspiration and living proof of what can be achieved by believing in yourself and through this having the determination to achieve.
- Fee Range: £1k - £3k
After suffering a spinal injury at the age of 17 and being told she would never walk again, Wendy Smith developed her own rehabilitation program and spent 10 years retraining her body to walk.
In 2002 she discovered wheelchair basketball, quickly became a member of the Great Britain Women’s team and represented her country in Athen’s at the 2004 Paralympic games.
Wendy then became a qualified sports psychologist, sports massage therapist, level 2 basketball coach, level 2 basketball referee, basketball tutor and studied NLP to master and trainer status. She is an ambassador for 21st century legacy which involves inspiring school children to find their passion in life and aspire to achieve their goals and is also an ambassador for Milestone Group who are the founders of the passion project which works towards helping 16-24 years olds find their talent zone and gain work.
Wendy Smith spends the majority of her time working within the personal development and self-management field. Also working within the educational system, Wendy works as a mentor running interventions to assist pupils to regain their balance and enjoy the precious time they spend at school.
Wendy is passionate about helping others ‘be the best’ and find their pathway to success.
Key speaking topics include:
- Self Awareness & Ownership
- Situational & Hostility Awareness
- Situation Position Implication
- Focus & Perception
- Effective Communication
- Beliefs and Behaviours
- Team Development & resilience
- How to directionalize your brain
- Becoming a great leader
- Closing the gap in education