Wendy Smith, the incredible Paralympian and TED talk speaker, has quickly become one of the most sought-after speakers on the circuit.
Her message of optimism is so powerful that it has resonated with countless individuals, inspiring them to embrace a simple ideology: “There is no such word as ‘can’t’.” Wendy’s passion lies in reducing stress and igniting hope in her audience, leading to personal and professional transformations.
As someone who has excelled in elite sports, she knows firsthand the importance of remaining calm under pressure and conquering challenges.
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Wendy is an extraordinary Motivational and Inspirational Speaker, standing alongside esteemed figures such as Dr David Hemery and Lord Coe. When taking the stage, she thoroughly enjoys sharing life experiences, valuable learnings, and a healthy dose of humor with their audience. One of Wendys most rewarding features is witnessing the transformative impact her talks have on people, as many express newfound awareness of negative patterns and the belief that change is possible at any moment.
Leveraging her personal knowledge and experience of the “power of thought and intention,” Wendy assists others in crafting functional, enjoyable, and productive life experiences. Her greatest satisfaction lies in guiding individuals on a journey towards a more meaningful and empowered existence.
Wendy’s renowned TED talk centres around the extraordinary power of “I can.” Since its publication in 2014, the video has garnered nearly 50,000 views, a testament to Wendy’s incredible impact as a speaker. In the video, she invites someone from the audience onto the stage to demonstrate the profound effect of saying “I can’t” versus “I can” on our muscles. The room falls into stunned silence as her practical example leaves an indelible impression on the audience. Wendy effortlessly engages with her audience, instantly putting them at ease before captivating them with her awe-inspiring demonstrations. She is an interactive, engaging, and highly impactful speaker.
Wendy’s life took an unexpected turn when she was involved in a high-speed motorbike accident, forever changing her journey. Instead of letting it hinder her, she embraced it as an opportunity to become a Paralympian.
Today, Wendy is not only an accomplished athlete but also a basketball coach, psychologist, and qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming trainer.
Wendy Smith uses her personal story to inspire others, employing insightful techniques that increase self-awareness and reveal the incredible power of our thoughts. Wendy is renowned worldwide for her ability to unlock the potential of high-performance teams.
With the unwavering belief that we must be proactive to change our lives, Wendy Smith empowers audiences to take control of their own journeys. She is results-driven, ensuring that any event featuring Wendy will undoubtedly bring about positive change in her audience.
In addition to her influential speaking career, Wendy is a respected author, having published two highly regarded works in the world of sports: “50 Ways To Change” and the “Quick Fix Guide To Wheelchair Basketball.” Coaches, athletes, and fans alike admire these remarkable pieces. According to Wendy, by stepping out of our comfort zones, we can achieve the seemingly impossible.
“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”.
“If you’re looking for a speaker who engages the audience from start to finish leaving your audience enthused, amazed and inspired, I’d highly recommend Wendy. Her to the point style with no mincing of words brings her public speaking to a whole new dimension“.
“I recently attended a talk by Wendy and was blown away by the incredible advice that she has to offer. From establishing a positive mindset that welcomes and attracts success, re-training your thought process, to the most helpful time-keeping tips, Wendy is the personal development queen! She had me gripped the entire way through her talk and I couldn’t wait to put everything into practice – which I started work on immediately that evening! She gave clear, actionable steps that were attainable and simple, yet have already made a huge impact on my performance as an entrepreneur. I will definitely be attending more talks by Wendy”.
Wendy was great. Her speech was impactful and inspiring, and the students were very engaged throughout it’s entirety. We will definitely be recommending her to any partners who require a speaker.