ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Power of adaptability with Vanessa Low

Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
Worldwide Paralympic Partner

Paralympian experience hosted by Vanessa

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English and German
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings and more.
Tailored for you
Host can personalise to match your interests.

What you'll do

Adaptability intelligence (AQ) is the ability to adapt to anything life throws at you and embrace change with optimism and a problem-solving mentality.

Together well will discover strategies that will help you live a happier and more successful life through accessing this increasingly important skill.

During this one hour session I would love to take you with me on my journey from loosing my legs at the age of 15 to becoming a Paralympic gold medallist long jumper. I will share insights in how I was challenged by the loss of mobility, independence and most of all the loss of believe in myself and my dreams through which I have learnt to understand that adversity always comes with a second face: The face of a great chance, the chance to adapt , to challenge our belief system and the chance to imagine everything that can be.
Adaptability intelligence (AQ) is the ability to adapt to anything life throws at you and embrace change with optimism and a problem-solving mentality.

Together well will discover strategies that will help you live a happier and more successful life through accessing this increasingly important skill.

During this one hour session I would love to take you with me on my journey from loosing my legs at the age of 15 to becomin…

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
    Vanessa can host private groups of any size, up to 500 guests. Private group rates start at £159.

What to bring

  • somer paper & pen
  • an open mind
  • questions to ask

Meet your host, Vanessa

Paralympian · Representing Australia · Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 57 Reviews
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When I lost both of my legs in a tragic train accident at the age of 15, I was told I would never be able to walk again. I spend 2 weeks in a coma, 6 moths in hospital and underwent 9 surgeries, yet the toughest part of my journey was believing in myself and my abilities in a world that taught me the opposite. However, my story it not driven by adversity, my story really is about taking action against the odds, a story written by choices and courage.

Determined to reach beyond perceived present limitations, I made the decision to take charge over my life and take a chance achieving the unimaginable. I went on to become a Paralympic gold medalist and world record holder in the long jump.
When I lost both of my legs in a tragic train accident at the age of 15, I was told I would never be able to walk again. I spend 2 weeks in a coma, 6 moths in hospital and underwent 9 surgeries, yet the toughest part of my journey was believing in myself and my abilities in a world that taught me the opposite. However, my story it not driven by adversity, my story really is about taking action against the odds, a story written by choices and courage.

Determined to reach beyond percei…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 57 reviews.

Eunice
November 2021
Vanessa is a great storyteller and fully kept everyone hooked from start to end with her videos, pictures, and even practical tips to improve adaptability. We engaged her to share her story during a corporate lunchtime inspiration session everyone left the experience with an inspired and refreshed mindset. Would 100% recommend for corporate social events. Thanks for sharing your story with us Vanessa, we’re all rooting for you!
Colin
November 2021
Well worth the cost when you think about how much impact an amazing story and storyteller can make. I would definitely recommend this experience for work groups or even social groups. Positive message and well delivered.
Liliana
November 2021
Thank you so much for sharing your story with us and the lessons you have learned. Your words were so inspiring, I really am reevaluating the challenges in front of me. You are a real source of inspiration, delivered in an authentic way with practical tips that benefited all of us.
Chris
November 2021
Vanessa has such a powerful and inspiring story. She did a great job using impactful imagery and showcasing some of the most difficult moments in her life. Her perspective really helped all of us with a new mindset. Highly recommend this experience.
Andrea
October 2021
Being able to hear from Vanessa was such a privilege! The positive attitude that she embraced along the journey really resonated with me. Thanks Vanessa for being such a beautiful human and for sharing your story, and big congrats again on your Rio + Tokio golds!! 🥇🥇
Steve
October 2021
Highly recommended. Vanessa is a brilliant storyteller with an inspirational story. We were also left with very practical advice on how we can adapt to make the most of opportunities. I sense this is going to have a lasting impact on our team.

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    Guests ages 14 and up can attend, up to 500 guests in total.
    You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.
    The activity level for this experience is light.
    The skill level for this experience is beginner.

    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.