Vanessa is a motorcycle rider, racer and adventure, but her story is far more than just one of motorcycles. As a TEDx and award winning mental health speaker in the UK she has crafted highly relatable lessons from her journey. She speaks passionately and authentically about the challenges of recovery from a life changing accident and making the most of every day. After being hit by a car while cycling in 2014, Vanessa’s world was turned upside down, resulting in 7 surgeries and a roller-coaster of mental and physical recovery spanning 7 years. Through her recovery she discovered motorcycles, becoming known as “The Girl On A Bike” and is an incredible female mental health speaker.
“At a time when the world is full of doom and gloom, I want to deliver a real drive and inspiration. Bringing real life challenges, battles and big goals in the hope that it will encourage others to get up and take life by the hands and focus on what they can do.”
Combining her ten-year career in marketing and her resilience for life, Vanessa has built a following of over 240,000. She now inspires others to get up and tackle the battles life throws at us with gratitude and happiness. Instead of adding to the sometimes-toxic social media landscape filled with ‘all so perfect’ lives, she’s real and honest, sharing the highs and the lows. Showing the strength needed to come out stronger against life’s curve-balls.
Vanessa is on a mission to show that nothing is impossible if you work hard enough, even as a slightly reconstructed person following the accident. Vanessa has successfully leveraged the power of social media, passionate storytelling and marketing to share her story and inspire others. She empowers others with the lessons she has learned through her emotional, thought provoking and highly engaging story.
If we can pull her away from her bikes, she will bring an incredible energy to your speaking events – female mental health speaker in the UK – motivational speaker for pure resilience, determination and inspiration. She’s ideal for diversity and inclusion, and Mental health. And is a powerful example of female strength doing races that many men would shy away from.
An exciting story of sports and challenges from the point of view of Vanessa, who as a fit and active individual with many passions was struck down by an unavoidable accident and went on to find new ways of slaking her thirst for adventure by becoming “The Girl on a Bike”.
Vanessa speaks from the heart, and as such will take your audience on a journey of emotions. They will feel they are with her through the adversity and adventure alike and will come away from the presentation with a renewed vigour and outlook.
‘As the owner of Dorothy’s Speed Shop down in North Devon I booked Vanessa to come and give a talk and go riding the next day. As a result, I would wholeheartedly recommend her as a guest speaker. She’s passionate about the subject, has a great story to tell but more importantly you get the sense that she really wants to connect and engage with the audience, and the feedback I had from my customers as a result was phenomenal. Great speaker and great person to have around. Would highly recommend.’Nathan Millard, Dororthy’s Speed Shop
The speaking sessions that can take a very flexible form:
Really the options are open so please do get in touch and we can discuss the best plan for your event / business / club.