Public Speaking and Presenting – Work With Me

If you’re looking for a meticulous, polished, and high-brow public speaking professional… let’s be honest, I’m probably not the person for you.

If, however, you’re looking for a chatty and more informal speaker to share their reality and engage listeners at your event or project, I could be your gal.

Whether you’re hoping to engage your employees or prospective clients, or reach a whole new audience, I know first-hand just how important it is to communicate stories and messages that leave a lasting impact. Over the past few years, I’ve spoken on panels, given presentations and webinars for various businesses and organisations, presented podcast episodes, advocated for causes on television and radio, and in 2019, I ticked a big ol’ thing off my bucket list and gave my first TEDx talk.

I will, however, disclaim that as a disabled person, I refuse to play into the classic ‘you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to!!!’ trope. I’m not a superhero, I’m not ‘overcoming’ my illness or beating the odds… instead, my emphasis is on doing the best you can with what you have, finding creative solutions to barriers you face, and following nobody’s path but your own.

Intrigued? Here are the services I offer:

  • Public speaking
  • Panellist engagements
  • Seminar and webinar hosting
  • Interview and Q&A collaborations
  • Podcast episodes (host or guest!)
  • Subject expert contributions for television and radio
  • Media case study requests for charities and social enterprises

Pippa came to Ascenti as part of our internal equality, diversity and inclusion programme to talk to our employees about her own personal experience. Her talk “Disability and Ableism – changing the narrative” was candid, engaging and educational. As an organisation we will be reflecting on what was discussed during this session and deciding how best to we can apply changes to our internal and external processes to better support those who have a disability.

– Beth Jolliffe, Ascenti Senior HR Advisor

Subject expertise:

  • Chronic and invisible illnesses
  • Living and working with long-term fatigue
  • Inclusive education for disabled graduates
  • Accessible employment for chronically ill people
  • Online advocacy and social media use in patient communities
  • ‘Everyday Ableism’ and challenging the stigma around disability
  • Diversity and inclusion in talent acquisition
  • Psychology in the education and health sector

… and more. Let’s chat, shall we?