Dwell on the possible
Richard Branson writes about Stephen
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Award-winning entrepreneur, TEDx and public speaker, disability advocate and everything in between.
Having suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury at the tender age of just 18 (which left me paralysed from the neck down), I have a passion to drive and promote the importance of positivity, resilience, determination, adapting to change and making an impact.
I’ve graduated with an honours business degree, started 2 award-winning businesses and 1 social enterprise, advocated on behalf of disabled people, spoken in front of large crowds, been appointed to a government body by the Irish Prime Minister, changed regulations at the top level, helped secure millions to put more wheelchair taxis on Irish roads, designed and help develop an IFTA nominated nationally broadcasted TV show, travelled the world and much more.
I offer a very unique, positive perspective on life, challenging individuals to realise that almost anything is possible with the right will and determination.Richard Branson talking about Stephen
“Stephen has spoken at a number of SII events, most memorably at our annual key fundraising event which had an attendance of over 250. Stephen's speech was truly inspiring and was at once passionate, informative, challenging and humorous. Stephen received a sustained standing ovation for his contribution. I have rarely heard such an impactful speaker.”
- James McCarthy, Chairman Spinal Injuries Ireland
"Its very rarely that a person can bring absolute silence to a room full of 100 sales professionals. People face adversity in various parts of their life but Stephens story and wisdom offer the audience learning and inspiration from a person who has faced the ultimate yet has achieved the most amazing things in life. Stephen sets out in his moving talk what can be achieved when you have unwavering determination, resilience and will to achieve."
- Brian Crowley, CEO TTM Healthcare
"Stephen has spoken at numerous events on our behalf. He is an outstanding public speaker - authoritative, inspiring, hugely engaging and very impactful. Our programme supports the leaders of tomorrow and when you hear Stephen speak you are left in doubt that this is exactly what he is. He has helped put business challenges in perspective and encouraged our people to find solutions and develop resilience."
- Jeanne McGann, Head of Marketing, Nissan Ireland