Known to many as Paddington Train Crash survivor ‘The Lady in the Mask’, Pam Warren’s extraordinary experiences are so much more than that one incident.
Swanning from owning a multi-million turnover financial services company, surviving the crash with life-changing injuries, running a strategised UK-wide rail safety campaign (and winning), living with PTSD, and successfully rebuilding her life, she is the epitome of resilience and motivation.
Pam offers audiences, not just inspiration, but actual strategies to employ to overcome their own challenges. Her passion is to get everyone to fall in love with change.
“I listened to Pam’s talk and must say it was absolutely inspirational. It was really motivational – thank you”. – Innovus BMS
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In October 1999, Pam Warren was involved in the Ladbroke Grove rail crash; she was among the 419 injured passengers. Her injuries were so bad that she wasn’t expected to survive; after a three-week coma, numerous skin grafts, and operations, Pam had to wear a Perspex mask for 23 hours a day for 18 months, which spurred her nickname ‘The Lady in the Mask’.
Pam’s experience, both in the city and in leading a successful rail safety campaign, gives her a unique perspective on business challenges and how to master them. She delivers her speech with warmth and humour, managing to emotionally connect with her audience which drives her business strategies home. Pam is a consummate professional and feedback from both organisers and audiences have always been extremely positive.
Pam works with organisations who want to transform disruptive change into natural pathways to success. Using her real experience combined with unique strategies, she shows companies that lasting legacies CAN be built.
She is now an ambassador for The Scar Free Foundation, a charity whose research aims to make scarring from wounds and injuries a thing of the past. She also works with the Children’s Burns Research Centre and the Sue Ryder Hospice. Pam is also a board member of CultureMix Arts, an Arts Council NPO promoting diversity and inclusion through music, and a member of the national Railway Industry Health and Safety Advisory Committee (RIHSAC).
Since her injury, Pam has published her critically acclaimed, five-star autobiography From Behind the Mask (2014), and appeared in The Daily Mail, Insurance Business Magazine, The Mirror, Daily Express, and Bella Magazine. She has been heard on Radio Swindon, Talk Radio, BBC Radio 5 Live, and Radio Berkshire, and starred in a range of television programmes, including The Day I Should Have Died (2016), Going Back, Giving Back (2016), and This Morning (2014),
PAM WARREN INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER
When presenting, Pam is clear that there’s nothing unusual or special about her. The only difference between the audience and herself is the severe physical and emotional trauma that she has to overcome. Weaving these experiences into her talks allows people to see the problems they are coming up against at work and at home as completely manageable.
– Women of the Year Frink Award 2001
– Unison Bob Cotton Award 2001
– Nominated for the Chris Tarrant award at the 2013 Pride of Reading Awards
– Sue Ryder Women of Achievement Award 2015
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The key thing that stood out from Pam’s talk was the different ways that you can look at potential obstacles, both in your working and personal life, and how you can have a coping mechanism to deal with whatever comes your way. In our working environment we have quite challenging targets. We know where we have to get to because we have to deliver on KPI’s that are given to us and very often it looks like a very daunting task. Pam’s talk on how to break these down into manageable chunks and focus on the end goal was great. Not thinking about what might be facing you right now but finding the ways around them or making new paths to your own goal. I would say that it is a very scalable message that can be applied to just about any environment. Whilst I was listening I wasn’t just thinking about my business life but my personal life too. I think Pam’s talk is highly relevant to everything in life.
Angus Murray, International Trade Advisor & Team Manager for International Trade
Pam’s story is quite remarkable. The amazing grit and determination Pam found within herself to overcome her challenges after the Paddington rail crash were truly inspirational. Her talk was incredibly moving not only because it connected on an emotional level, but her strategies for coping with change are useful and easily applied to day to day issues. Life is often unpredictable, and now more than ever we seem to be encountering change and turbulent times. My personal takeaway from Pam’s talk is that no matter what challenge presents itself, there is a strategy to cope with it.
Laurie Spicer, International Trade Adviser at Department for International Trade
An unforgettable account of an unforgettable crash. Pam Warren brings humanity to a bitter, life-changing experience.
Sir Trevor McDonald
All of us who travel by train owe Pam and her fellow survivors a debt of gratitude for their tenacity and dedication to improving rail safety.
Sir Roger Moore KBE
A story of success, courage, bravery and fortitude … she has triumphed over terrible adversity and come through.
Simon Weston OBE, Falklands War Veteran
We were treated to a masterclass by Pam — inspiring! The group left refreshed, inspired and ready for the challenges we face a head.
A.Downs, Uspire Group Commercial Director
She takes you on a journey. Pam is a lady on a mission. If you want your audience to sit up and think, but more than that, feel, Pam can do that and so much more.
PSA, South Aftrica
Pam’s speech is so strong and emotional. Pam is obsessed with the idea of everything changing for the better. You can’t give up – Pam is living proof of that!