ONLINE EXPERIENCE

The Power of Inclusion with Carly Tait

Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
Worldwide Paralympic Partner

Paralympian experience hosted by Carly

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings and more.

What you'll do

Learn about my "zero to hero" sporting journey, which took me from the couch and placed me on to the 100m starting line at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in the space of four years. Discover how I leveraged years of prejudice, a lack of self-esteem, and the people around me to fulfill a dream.

We'll be exploring how the removal of systemic barriers and positive inclusion play a part in altering your self-belief, creating opportunities, improving goal setting, and building an engaged and responsive team or workplace. I will do this by sharing my story as someone who grew up surrounded by life-limiting narratives and bad habits.

I’ll also deepen your understanding of prejudice and ableism while giving you the tools to execute your goals through the power of small margins.
Learn about my "zero to hero" sporting journey, which took me from the couch and placed me on to the 100m starting line at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in the space of four years. Discover how I leveraged years of prejudice, a lack of self-esteem, and the people around me to fulfill a dream.

We'll be exploring how the removal of systemic barriers and positive inclusion play a part in altering your self-belief, creating opportunities, impr…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Carly can host private groups of any size, up to 500 guests. Private group rates start at £500.

Meet your host, Carly

Paralympian · Representing Great Britain · Host on Airbnb since 2021
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m mostly a typical person, but with one significant difference. I was born with cerebral palsy and spent my younger years shunning the label of being disabled. I did all I could to remove the negative connotations that came with being different and ignored barriers surrounding everyday life. Instead I adapted, persevered, and developed the stamina to push through social inequalities.

The London 2012 Paralympics media coverage was my first experience of positive representation. This act of inclusion rewired years of internalised prejudice and gave me the drive I needed to become a Paralympic athlete in just four years. Since retiring from athletics I have become a passionate advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion, and work as a disability consultant transforming workplace culture.
I’m mostly a typical person, but with one significant difference. I was born with cerebral palsy and spent my younger years shunning the label of being disabled. I did all I could to remove the negative connotations that came with being different and ignored barriers surrounding everyday life. Instead I adapted, persevered, and developed the stamina to push through social inequalities.

The London 2012 Paralympics media coverage was my first experience of positive representation. This…
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From £32/ person

Private groups only
From £500 per group
Private groups only
From £500 per group
Private groups only
From £500 per group
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Andre
October 2021
We booked the online experience at the end of our virtual team meeting and loved it. Carly was very inspiring and with her story she showed us things that each of us can adapt for ourselves. It's great to see what is possible with an extremely strong will and focus, when you don't let yourself get discouraged by failures, but even come out stronger. Thank you Carly for a great session and for inspiring us!
Jerome
October 2021
We attended Carly's presentation as a professional group event. It was very inspiring for us and opened our eyes on certain aspects of inclusion we would not have thought of. Carly was wonderful as a presenter, and very open in answering questions. I highly recommend attending her talk.
Katja
September 2021
Thank you so much Carly for sharing your inspiring story! Highly recommend this activity for individuals or groups looking to learn and gain new perspective about inclusion.
Raul
September 2021
It was a very transforming session for us, and the team felt so much inspired from the conversation with Carly. Definitely recommend for a team building experience too.
Kate
August 2021
This was a wonderfully motivating and authentic experience. We booked it as a work group and it was an amazing way to create connections even over Zoom!
Lu
August 2021
Very engaging, thought provoking, and inspiring, thank you. I got a lot out of it - chiefly, that it's time to get off the couch!

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  • Mon, 6 Dec
    13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
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    From £500 per group
  • Thu, 9 Dec
    13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
    Private groups only
    From £500 per group
  • Mon, 13 Dec
    13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
    Private groups only
    From £500 per group
  • Tue, 14 Dec
    13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
    Private groups only
    From £500 per group
  • Wed, 15 Dec
    13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
    Private groups only
    From £500 per group
  • Thu, 16 Dec
    13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
    Private groups only
    From £500 per group
  • Mon, 20 Dec
    13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
    Private groups only
    From £500 per group
  • Tue, 21 Dec
    13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
    Private groups only
    From £500 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.