She originated the world’s first Stroke Survivor Day to be held on the 7th April each year with her StillMe selfie challenge.
An annual event to celebrate stroke survivors, for stroke survivors by stroke survivors. She gathered the world’s first organising committee completely led by stroke survivors, with the help of numerous sympathetic global stroke charities and digital marketing professionals.
Kate is a respected social media lobbyist, influencer, published researcher voluntary global activist and media commentator.
She has appeared extensively on the BBC, BBC Jeremy Vine, BBC Victoria Derbyshire TV, BBC Today, BBC Newsnight, BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Sheffield, The One Show, This Morning, Good Morning Britain, BBC Breakfast, RTL Germany, ABC Australia, The Times, The Times on Sunday, The Indian Times, Readers Digest, Woman & Home, Woman, The Good housekeeping Guide, BBC World Service, Sky News, GLOBO TV, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail,
Kate works extensively to coach the NHS leadership and The Big Four, teaching about the value of compassion, resiliency, growth mindset and how to achieve more with less.
Kate is winner of Extraordinary Woman 2011, an internationally published author and proven global wow-factor inspirational and TEDx speaker.
Kates story – by Kate…
“In early February, I was invited on BBC radio to talk about my daring charity climb up the Western Breach of Kilimanjaro, for my fortieth birthday, in June 2010. I was a super fit, fell runner, digital marketer, married, devoted mother of three young children – Woody 5, Harvey 8 India 10 – but our lives were to change forever. Just four days after that bubbly radio interview, I suddenly suffered a catastrophic brain stem stroke. Kilimanjaro never happened.
I emerged from my medically induced coma and was considered vegetative. However, I could actually think, feel, see and hear normally but was just unable to move a single muscle. I felt ‘buried alive’, ‘trapped inside my body’ as I suffered the terrifying condition known as Locked In Syndrome, at the age of 39. However, a chance telephone call from the same radio producer, was to transform my shattered life, and thus give it meaning and purpose. More importantly, I was able to help transform the shattered lives of equally written-off, forgotten, people,affected by Locked In Syndrome, globally, The results are nothing short of astonishing.
I’ve learnt how important it is for people to be given a good quality of life back in the community. It’s simply not good enough to pat ourselves on the back for skillfully saving the lives of people who would have simply died a few years ago. We must consider how we can help make these survivors be the best they can be in our communities afterwards. Presently, most long term Locked In Syndrome survivors merely just ‘exist’ pitifully in our nursing homes. I’ve also learnt there are ‘no promises, just possibilities’ and HOPE“.
SEE HOW KATE LIVES LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS!…
“Dr Kate Allatt is a wow-factor, storytelling speaker, facilitator, internationally published author and researcher, social media marketing consultant, who inspires leaders to #ThinkDifferently!”
Kate offers mind-blowing, funny, interactive speeches, workshops, seminars & lectures.
She is a proven outstanding keynote and after dinner speaker.
As you’d expect, much of Kate’s storytelling is around her own extraordinary experience, however, each talk is a unique bespoke message aimed completely at getting the very best result for your event…
Wellness Being the best version of you Doing more with less Resiliency Growth mindset Mental health NHS
NHS Leadership Academy, Royal College of Nursing, The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Medilink, College of Occupational Therapists Garfield Weston Foundation, NHS Confederation, BNP Paribas, EY, Cunard, Derma Sciences International, Sainsbury’s, RCGP, Merz, KPMG, Cunard, BBC, Oxford University, Sunday Times, The One Show and Woman’s Hour.