Reaching full potential
From being a fairly ordinary kid with a fairly average future ahead of him, a life-threatening illness and life-changing surgery at the age of 15 were the worst and the best things to happen to Aaron Phipps. He has gone on to become not only the first person to scale Kilimanjaro on hands and knees but also a gold-medal-winning wheelchair rugby player as part of the GB team at the Paralympics in Tokyo in 2021. He also lays claim fame as the fastest wheelchair rugby player in GB and possibly on the planet and has been voted one of the top 100 influential people with a disability in the UK. He is an increasingly popular Motivational Speaker, available to speak at your organisation and is a prolific supporter and fundraiser for the Meningitis Research Foundation. Website http://www.aaronphipps.com Twitter @AaronPhippsGBWR Email [email protected] Meningitis Research Foundation: https://www.meningitis.org/ About the host Rachel Maunder Rachel Maunder is a Story Coach, helping people find and craft their personal stories for greater engagement through speaking. Her secret sauce includes a blend of an ability to spot the key parts of a story and to highlight those in a relatable way, a lifelong curiosity around what makes people different and a gentle way of drawing people’s stories out of them. An advocate and ally of acceptance and inclusion of those who seem different to us, in whatever way, and you start to see Rachel’s motivation behind creating The Other Stories Podcast. Rachel coaches individuals and runs bespoke workshops for organisations. She also offers an online home-study programme using her own StoryCRAFT process. You can find her contact details or book a complimentary exploratory call here: https://www.rachelmaunder.com/links DISCLAIMER Any views, thoughts and opinions shared and expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please carry out your own due diligence.