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Kate Allatt

Kate Allatt

Dream big, work hard, and impossible is 2 letters too long!

Locked in syndrome thriver, TEDx Speaker, internationally published author & global digital charity trailblazer. She is a proven schools speaker (speaking on topics such as growth mind-set and issues around cyber bullying, depression, sexting and exposure) and also an inspirational keynote speaker.

Kate will give your pupils the opportunity to new learn coaching skills to cope with adversity and complex family difficulties, which are often the cause of child/teenage depression and anxiety. She delivers a mind-blowing, humorous, candid keynote/workshop with the simple message - believe then work hard - then anything is possible (growth mind-set). Her references are phenomenal. She delivers teacher training speeches/workshops, pupil speeches and presents at school awards ceremonies.

After an unprecedented recovery, she wrote Running Free – breaking out of locked in syndrome, a state where you are completely paralysed below the eyelids. It was like being ‘buried alive’ or ‘waking up inside your own coffin’.

She founded and ran a global digital stroke advocacy charity – @FightingStrokes. She has been recognised by attending the Queen's Garden Party in 2014 and has been a media commentator on BBC, ITV, ITN, BBC World News, The One Show, Jeremy Vine, This Morning, Channel 4, Newsnight, Globo TV, Fox News and many others.

Kate has pioneered two pieces of research with The University of Nottingham, but better than anything she has transformed the lives of other locked in syndrome patients around the world, who too did far better than they ever expected they would. She thinks dreaming big, having the self-belief, support, and effort mean anything is possible!

Testimonials from Teachers

"Kate Allatt is an outstanding speaker with an extraordinary story, delivered with passion, humour and great warmth. She gives very careful thought to her audience and their needs, tailoring what she says in a way that brings out the best in any audience. Every time I have met her I have been incredibly impressed."

– Vivienne Parry OBE, Writer & Broadcaster

"Kate Allatt presented an inspirational talk at the British Science Festival event in Aberdeen in 2012. She had the audience eating out of her hand and as demonstrated by the line up to meet her at the end of the event, provided many with important detail to help them to consider personal situations in a new light."

– Professor Neva Haites, Vice Principal for Development, Aberdeen University

"Please can I add my thanks for all your input yesterday. You really were the star of the day and certainly all the evaluations reflect how valuable your input was. Good luck with the 2nd book – I’m definitely going to go out and buy them."

– C Waterhouse, Clinical Educator, Neuroscience, Royal College of Nursing Stroke Workshop​

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