Main topics covered- Trust and change
Hurtling down a mountain at over 100km/hour with someone else acting as your sight there is no greater skill required than trust. It’s a critical element to Jessica’s success as a summer and winter Paralympic medallist, Osteopath and Board Director and yet trust in business and society globally is at an all-time low. In this keynote Jessica will share how she develops, builds and sustains trust whilst adapting to the variabilities around her. The only constant we have in life is that change and trust are necessary for growth and sustainable success. Are you ready?
Main topics covered- Leadership & Team Work
As an elite performer Jessica’s success is underpinned by the guides that support her to compete, not unlike a manager working with a team. The ever changing dynamics of leadership and team work when coupled with complexity and risk is real and profound regardless of the environment. In order to succeed it’s critical leader’s get it right. In this keynote Jessica shares the lessons she has learnt in developing her ability to interchange between being led, leading others and the impact of when it goes wrong (and how to stop it from going wrong!)
Main topics covered- Safety, Risk & Overcoming Fear
How do you remain agile at the time when risk and fear strikes? As a high performance athlete in the dangerous world of Alpine Skiing Jessica shares the practical ways she shaped her risk appetite and turned fear into a must have component of her mindset, skill and performances. It’s easier than you might think to create a positive, empowered mindset to ensure you achieve your goals.
Main topics covered- Health and wellness
In our fast paced, complex lives it’s easy to lose sight of looking after your greatest asset, you. As an Osteopath Jess is asked the ultimate question on a weekly basis, how can I gain work/ life balance? In this keynote Jess will help you see health and wellbeing from a new perspective, share her personal stories of overcoming adversity and give you the tips and tools she has used to create positive and sustainable habits to live your best life. How will you make the time to live better?
We’ve engaged Jess for a few conferences to come and speak under the theme of Courage. No one is left untouched by her unbelievable story. She is an inspiring, brave, courageous young lady who everyone needs to hear!
Event Manager, Westpac.
Jess was our “all important closing speaker” on the first day of our Annual Conference. Wow. In the room, you could hear a pin drop. Everyone hung on every word of her amazing story of drive, perseverance in the face of adversity and her courage and self-belief. I think we all felt a little insignificant after listening to Jess. Afterwards she attended our dinner and won the hearts of all who were there, speaking with the children, showing them her medal and interacting so naturally with attendees. Highly recommended!
Grahame Evans, Managing Director, GPS Wealth Ltd
Jessica is an inspiring and immensely popular keynote speaker. She always delivers a wonderful session at our events, offering a positive message and many practical take-aways.
Simon Yeowart, Program Director, The Eventful Group
What a great finale Jess provided for our conference of 250 primary school leaders on the Gold Coast. We all have a story and no story is uninteresting, but Jess’s story is one well worth listening to. It is inspirational, motivational and intriguing. It is a story of courage, resilience and integrity. It is a story of love and trust, perseverance and dedication. Moreover, Jess is a great storyteller and is able to balance humour and passion into her story while leaving us as an audience in awe of the challenges overcome and the depth of her achievements. Jess will inspire any individual or group to set goals and be the best they can be while staying true to the values they believe in.
Mr Neville McDonald, 2017 Primary Leaders Conference Committee. Catholic Education Archdiocese of Brisbane
Dr Jessica Gallagher not only delivers a remarkable presentation, she also takes those in the room along for the ride with her inspiring story that captivates the entire audience. Jessica shows that no matter your capabilities, anything is achievable with passion, determination, strength and persistence in what you enjoy most in life. Jessica leaves the audience wanting more and more!
Hayley Eastham, Senior Events Coordinator, ASFA - The Voice of Super
Jessica’s keynote presentation, Trust - Mindset - Courage was just what we needed to end the Travel Industry Exhibition and Conference. She was an absolute pleasure to work with in the lead up to the conference and onsite. Professional and personable. I would definitely recommend Jess to my clients and colleagues!
Peta Moore Managing Director, Nectar Creative Communications
Jess presented at Australia Post’s Corporate Health and Wellbeing day. Jess’ presentation certainly left our people with a lasting impression and created many new Paralympic fans in the process. Jess is a remarkably inspiring and determined World Champion, World Record Holder, Osteopath and Director! While her achievements speak for themselves, it was her honest and down to earth approach in sharing her personal stories of success that truly connected with our people. The adversity that she has overcome along her journey is outstanding. Our people left the seminar feeling uplifted and empowered to challenge their choices and the way they think about Health and Wellbeing – so thank you Jess.
Shannon Barca, Manager myHR Advisory and Services, People Services, Australia Post
Jessica Gallagher is one of those rare amazing people that you meet in life. I had the pleasure meeting Jessica when she was engaged as a guest speaker at Maribyrnong City Council. Jessica shared her lived experience of acquired disability and how she set about achieving her personal and professional goals, with trust, mindset and courage. Jessica was a delight to work with. She took time to understand the purpose of the event to ensure that she could give her best. The audience was captivated listening to Jessica and we received so many positive comments about the event. Thank you Jessica for sharing your knowledge, experience and self.
Cr Catherine Cumming, Mayor of the City of Maribyrnong
Fearless, brave, determined and simply amazing are just few of the many words to describe Jessica Gallagher. It was really very inspiring to hear Jessica's story and it was well articulated to every little detail from the day the illness rob Jessica's sight to her achieving so much for Australia today. Highly recommended! ~ Courage is knowing what not to fear - Winston Churchill~
Jess is an extraordinary and inspiring person who has achieved so much despite the challenges that she has faced. As the Keynote Speaker at our National Conference she took the audience on an emotional journey that captured their hearts. She delivered her presentation with such infectious enthusiasm and professionalism. She is very well organised and a pleasure to work with before and during the conference. Her message is related back to the business world in a very effective way. I would highly recommend Jess as a speaker, the feedback we received from the audience was overwhelmingly positive.
Michelle Harris, President, ECM Victorian User Group
To say that Jessica is inspiring is to understate the truth. She is vibrant, entertaining, motivating, inspiring and so much more. Our audience was enraptured by her story and she made them feel that they are part of her journey. I know that every one of our delegates will be tuning into the Paralympics to watch Jessica and will feel that they have a personal interest in her events. We will all be rooting for her
Peta Irvine, Chief Executive Officer, Local Government Managers Australia Queensland
Thanks to our I Support Women in Sport (ISWIS) campaign, I crossed paths with this inspiring, driven, vivacious and smart woman about five years ago. While I'm impressed with her sporting and eduction achievements, I've been even more impressed by her off-field performance. She is the utmost professional. She was the keynote speaker at our 2014 ISWIS Awards' night and she was absolutely fantastic - well-prepared, interesting and had the room riveted the entire time she was on stage. I look forward to working with this fantastic woman in the future (and not just because she goes for the same footy team. Go Geelong!).
Felicity Harley, Editor Women’s Health Magazine Australia
Having Jess Gallagher come and speak to 1,000 secondary students at The National Young Leaders Day in 2014 was such a privilege. She followed and understood the brief exactly and was engaging, inspiring, personable and a great communicator. The students submit a survey at the end of the event and Jess was voted as favourite speaker for the day! She was extremely easy to work with in the lead up to the event and I wouldn’t hesitate having her come again.
Janice Hickman, Event Manager Halogen Foundation Ltd
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Classic "life with low vision" moment right here. Photographer: Hey everyone smile & look at the camera! Jess: What camera? 😂 Haha nah I could see the camera (kind of) perhaps just no good at staring into it?! Love this group shot from @jockey_anz #BehindGreatness campaign! #comfiestundies #Jockey
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It is always an absolute delight catching up with Jim Wilson from @channel7. He is one of Para sports biggest supporters & will once again lead the Paralympic Games coverage! It's been a busy few days on the road with speaking engagements & Jim was kind enough to come to me post gig in Sydney to chat & get all the inside goss on my transition to rowing. 🚣♀️ You'll be able to catch our chat during 7's summer of cricket coverage soon. @ausparalympics
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Happy #WorldSightDay 👀 Currently more than a billion people have treatable or avoidable vision loss. It's a staggering & sad number in particular when you know firsthand what it is like to lose vision. Today is an opportunity to think about your own eye health, when was the last time you had your eyes checked? Do you wear sunglasses or hats to protect your eyes from the sun? 90% of global blindness & low vision is PREVENTABLE so do something today to support your eyes because the gift of sight is magic. #WotldSightDayAu