Claire Lomas is a remarkable paraplegic sportswoman and mental health campaigner. After experiencing a life-changing horse-riding accident, Claire was forced to take a completely different outlook on life and has not let her physical condition get in the way of her sporting success. An inspiration throughout society, Claire has become an expert in overcoming adversity to achieve monumental feats and aims to share how she remained positive during her recovery with audiences at speaking engagements. When looking to hire a passionate mental health speaker, do not hesitate in hiring Claire today.
In 2007, Claire experienced the monumental moment which changed her life forever. As a professional horse rider, she was part of a fatal incident which left her paralysed from the chest down. Determined to ensure that she was able to live the life she dreamed of, Claire committed to rehabilitation and pushed both her physical and mental resilience to the extremes. Inspired by the strong network she created around her; Claire began her journey to recovery and set the goal of raising awareness of funds to cure paralysis. In 2012, she became the first person to walk the London Marathon in a ReWalk suit and raised a breath-taking £210,000 for spinal research during her seventeen-day mission.
An inspiration to audiences worldwide, Claire is now showcasing that being paralysed has not limited her in any way. A talented individual, she has completed the Great North Run, a British Superbike lap challenge, and has trained for her Private Pilots License. In recognition of her industry-leading achievements, Claire received the 2012 Sunday Times Sportsman of the Year Award for Inspiration. As one of the most inspirational speakers in the circuit, Claire is a must-see for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
A leading authority in her field, Claire Lomas is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements internationally. A testament to her hard-working mentality and admirable achievements, she was the recipient of an MBE and also gained the opportunity to light the Paralympic cauldron in Trafalgar Square. Now travelling the world and sharing her experiences with audiences, she inspires others to achieve peak performance in all areas of life. When looking to hire an experienced motivational speaker, Claire is a perfect choice.
“I was lucky enough to see Claire speak … inspirational, impressive and engaging. They also pitched it perfectly for their audiences. Please pass on our huge thanks to Claire. I said at the time that she had inspired me to challenge myself – I haven’t decided what that challenge is going to be yet, but there will be something…”
“The session was great – Claire was absolutely brilliant and we had some really great feedback from those that attended. Her presentation fitted perfectly into the wider conversation we’d been having that week around the importance of support networks, finding that resilience and mindset to keep going and supporting others as well if they are struggling. Thanks so much for all your help in organising and please do pass on again a huge thank you to Claire”
“Claire’s talk was fantastic- just what we had hoped for and more. Great feedback from everyone who attended and I don’t know how we can ever top that. Thanks for demo-ing the ReWalk suit and for tailoring your content to our audience. Perfect”
“Thank you for following up, we honestly loved having Claire there! No feedback needed whatsoever – she was FAB!”