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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WEEKEND WATCH! It has honestly been beautifully overwhelming the amount of love & support @truevisionfilm has received since it aired last Sunday on ABC Compass. THANK YOU to everyone who reached out & shared how you connected with it, what resonated & how it encouraged you to see the world differently. Now more than ever we need to continue sharing kindness, empathy & understanding. ❤ If you missed True Vision don't worry!!! You can watch it right now on ABC's iview app. Just search 'Compass' & it will appear alongside other Compass episodes. Or, even easier, here's the link! 😀 https://iview.abc.net.au/show/compass/series/34/video/RN1911H002S00
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THE TIME IS ALMOST HERE!! Diana sums up the journey to this moment perfectly. To all those that helped make her dream, then my dream (jumped on the bandwagon REAL quick!) a reality THANK YOU. It took a tribe but oh boy WHAT A TEAM! We'd love to hear what you think pf @truevisionfilm, like, share, comment, all the SM things but above all else I truly hope it helps change the way you see your world. ❤ @dianafisk Repost: Today is the day. True Vision premieres TONIGHT on ABC's Compass at 6.30pm AEDT. To mark the occasion I thought I would take a moment to acknowledge the challenges that have come with making this film... When I first contacted Jess I was part of a filmmaking team, I was going to produce the film but would have had significant support making it happen. Only months later I found myself working for myself, with no money, no team and nothing but determination to get this story out to the world. I quickly recognised that I would need to raise a six-figure budget to make it happen in a way that would do it justice and that's not including the amazing support I received from some beautiful friends who kindly gave up their time to help me. I set out to raise the money and spoke to countless philanthropists, funding bodies, individuals, campaigners and charities. At that point, I HATED asking people for money and overcame a lot of personal challenges to learn that it's okay to believe in a project and to share that passion and commitment with others. I reluctantly directed for the first time and again, with the support of some amazing people who helped me learn the ropes, I was able to translate the vision I had in my mind to the camera and in the edit to deliver what you will see on the screen tonight. Every time I watch the finished film I am reminded of the countless challenges that have come up in the past three years. It is actually a brilliant reminder that as we see in Jess' story, things don't always go according to plan but if you can find the opportunity in the challenges, it's entirely possible to create something incredible. Much love, Diana
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In the evening 10 years + 1 day ago the @ausparalympics team were called into an emergency meeting. Due to significant snow fall it had been decided the race schedule would be completely reversed. My heart sang instantly, instead of racing in a week I was now making my debut for Auatralia at the Paralympics tomorrow & tomorrow happened be my birthday! I just knew it was going to be a sprcial day. Little could have prepared me for that days outcomes. It was pure magic & 12 years on still my career highlight. After the heartbreak of Beijing 15 months earlier it was finally my chance. Crossing that finish line & discovering that Eric & I had become Australias first female winter Paralympic medallists (🤣) still brings chills to my spine. I can't believe it's been 10 years!!! Swipe across to see some of my favourite pics from the day taken by the legend that is @jeffcrowphoto.
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Stereotypes are powerful, sometimes positive but often negative. @dianafisk & I share many passions in this project & one of them is the dream of changing societal perspectives & understanding around the capabilities of people with blindness & low vision. I CAN NOT BELIEVE we are only 4 sleeps away from sharing @truevisionfilm with you all. ❤❤❤