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Liz Johnson is an accomplished British Paralympian, entrepreneur and a motivational speaker. Liz won the Paralympic swimming Gold at the Beijing Games in 2008 and has set up a recruitment agency that aims to close the disability employment gap. Liz’s company is the UK’s first disability led recruitment agency whose candidates are both able bodied and disabled, and she is able to offer a differing and unique perspective of founding and running a business which can sit alongside her story of turning adversity into opportunity. This business venture has enabled her to get listed amongst 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018 by the BBC. Liz won Bronze, Silver and Gold medals as well as setting a new Paralympic record. The incredible life story of Liz makes her an outstanding after dinner speaker. The Welsh swimmer has cerebral palsy and started her swimming adventures at the age of 3 after her mother encouraged her to join a group for disabled swimmers to strengthen and relax her muscles. At the tender age of 14, she was selected to swim for Team GB and her incredible hard work was rewarded with a number of European and World level medals. The pinnacle of her swimming career came in 2008, which was marked with ultimate sadness. While Liz was flying over to the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, she lost her mother after a long battle with cervical cancer. However, Liz decided to continue with the Games after being told that the funeral could be held when she returned home. In addition to her swimming ambitions, Liz also gained a degree in Business Management and Finance at Swansea University. To cap it all off, Swansea University has also bestowed an Honorary Fellowship on Paralympic gold-medallist swimmer Liz Johnson as well. With an inspirational story to tell, Liz deeply captures the audience. She delivers her incredible story with a lot of passion. As an entrepreneur and a Paralympic speaker, Liz is able to easily connect to all types of audiences. With her one hundred per cent commitment and the ability to overcome adversity and major challenges in some of the most competitive sporting environments, Liz can relate her tales of exhausting training and inspire all. To book Liz Johnson as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, please call us on 01895 827 800.

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