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Elizabeth Wright

Elizabeth Wright

Paralympic Medalist with a passion to help young people understand their strengths to enable them to flourish

Elizabeth Wright is an Australian Paralympic Medalist with a drive to help young people understand their mindsets and attitudes to enable them to reach their potential. Based on her experiences as a Paralympic swimmer and living with a disability, Elizabeth not only inspires, but provides practical tips and know-how on how to achieve goals and how to use failure to your advantage. She is also experienced at running CPD and INSET day workshops, helping staff understand what they can do to achieve their own potential.

Elizabeth provides inspirational keynote and after dinner award ceremony talks, as well as being a skilled workshop facilitator on all things character education and positive psychology. She weaves stories into her talks and workshops, to illustrate how to use different tools and skills (such as character strengths, growth mindset and goal setting) to thrive in a world where there is increasing mental health issues. She provides a bespoke service, working with SLT's to come up with the best programme of talks/workshops for your school.

Testimonials from Teachers

"Liz's assembly and workshops were especially effective. Her life story is so interesting and she had a lovely way with the children. Thank you."

– Jessica Cavanagh, Assistant Headteacher, Rudston Primary School

"A truly uplifting experience that the boys are still reflecting on."

– Linda Hamilton, Headmistress, The Manchester Grammar Junior School

"Elizabeth gave two very inspirational talks that really made a positive impact on both our students and our staff. Her talks met our brief perfectly and her use of video clips and her medals was very interactive and engaged with our students."

– Isobel Wilkes, Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate Foundation

"A well pitched, well delivered speech that captivated the audience from the outset"

– Helen Williams, Headteacher, Ilkley Grammar School​

"Thank you so much for such an inspiring and heartening presentation! Our students and staff enjoyed the humour and the thoughtful messages you discussed. We all found it thought provoking, stimulating, and motivating - thank you. We look forward to having you back to deliver your session to our cohort next year."

– Victoria Fletcher - former Co-ordinator KS5 Health and Social Care, Super Curricular and Enrichment Co-ordinator, Queen Ethelburga's​

SHE WAS AMAZING! Fantastically well received by our parents and students.

– Mrs Angela Fitzpatrick, Deputy Head, Huddersfield Grammar School

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West Yorkshire


  • Primary
  • Sports
  • Careers
  • Assemblies and Celebrations Events
  • Well-being
  • Teacher CPD
  • Disability

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