About Kate Allatt
Kate Allatt is winner of Extraordinary Woman of Year 2011, a finalist for the Yorkshire Woman of Achievement Awards 2012 and a severe brainstem stroke survivor. She was diagnosed with Locked-in Syndrome (L.I.S) which meant she couldn’t move anything, apart from blinking, though she could feel everything for months.
She is the founder of the fighting strokes.org charity, a mum, wife, patient advocate, published author gonnaflynowbook.com, a keynote speaker, medical lecturer and passionate campaigner.
The benefit of hearing her keynote speech is clear. Kate believes in goal setting, totally.
She will show individuals and organizations that they can achieve what they want, if they put their mind to it!
Furthermore, she helps to improve locked-in & L.I.S stroke progress potential, as well as global awareness, especially the incidence of younger stroke.
Kate had a massive stroke with ‘locked-in’ on 7th February in 2010 at the age of 39. Her subsequent phenomenal three-year progress improvement, has given her enormous credibility which has shaped her work as a patient advocate, author, blogger and inspirational speaker. She was formally diagnosed with locked-in syndrome by her neurologist.
Kate Allatt appears on BBC Newsnight
"You can do anything you put your mind to"
Kate’s remarkable, inspirational and amusing speaker style, will prove the significance of goal setting in achieving more at work and at home. She continues to inspire because Kate still 'walks her talk' every day. Furthermore, if you book Kate, your audience will truly believe and know that anything is possible, if you put your mind to it and work hard!
‘Unlocking the keys to stroke recovery’
Her presentations are always tailored to the customer. Past speeches have dealt with:
- Nursing L.I.S patients
- Stroke rehabilitation practices to optimise progress
- Persistent Vegetative State (PVS) & the ethical issues
- The emotional sides of stroke
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Kate is also available for lecturing
, school speaking
, awards presentations
and for ‘meet the author
’ events. Her true story will motivate anyone to set their sights on ambitious objectives, then to work damn hard to achieve their individual goals in life.
A very raw, moving and inspirational story of survivor personality. Kate’s first book celebrates life, friendship and the sheer bloody-mindedness that was necessary to overcome being Locked-In following a brainstem stroke.
Gonna Fly Now!
Kate’ second book reveals the physical highs and emotional lows of being re-united with her family and re-integrating into society, after an 8 month stay in hospital.
A selection of many comments from Kate's speaking engagements:
"Truly inspirational lady. She is a great speaker who really engaged with the group. Her experiences and great sense of humour were a real hit to the large group she spoke to. Kate left all clients feeling inspired and motivated to push themselves as she has done"
Stocksbridge Brain Injury Rehabiliation Centre
"Inspirational and full of humour!"
"Very interesting and emotional"
"An excellent ambassador for stroke patients"
"5 out of 5 excellent!!!"
"I was transfixed"
"No self pity, loads of humour"
"Moving, funny, informative, an inspiration"