This week’s guest is Paralympian, osteopath and keynote speaker, Jessica Gallagher. We talk about how her challenges and triumphs have allowed her to personally connect with so many different audiences, how special and rewarding that connection is for both Jess and the crowd, plus how while she is an extremely successful elite athlete it was also important for her to find other things in life to fuel her passion. The post Jessica Gallagher: Motivational Speaking appeared first on How do you do that?.
Dr Jess Gallagher is one seriously amazing woman. She’s represented Australia in three sports (alpine skiing, athletics and track cycling) and has grabbed a slice of sporting history, becoming the nation’s first athlete – Olympian or Paralympian – to medal at both the Summer and Winter Games. At the age of just 17, Jessica was diagnosed with a rare, degenerative eye disease, impacting her sporting dreams as a netballer. But just four short years later, she unexpectedly discovered the world of Paralympic sport… and pursued it with a passion. Being visually impaired, Jess relies on a guide to act as her eyesight when competing, often at incredibly fast speeds (think 100km per hour, straight down a mountain!). Now, as a motivational speaker, she uses her unique experience to teach businesses the true meaning of trust, how to take opportunity as soon as it arises, and how to improve performance by having the foresight to predict the results. In this can’t-miss-a-minute chat, we speak to Jess about sport, success, what’s next… and the simple steps that can help every single one of us realise our true potential.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week's podcast introduces the newest member of our team - Jessicia Gallagher. The 23-year-old old ginger haired photojournalist comes to us from Georgia, by way of Alabama and seven other states. She brings a fresh new perspective to the podcast and we think "y'all" will really like hearing what she has to say and the images she makes.