In The Game Podcast – Demonstrating That “Anything” Is Possible With Karni Liddell

October 8, 2020

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As a Paralympian, speaker, radio presenter, trainer, clinician and disability specialist, Karni has been invited to share her insight and experiences with thousands of audiences around the world. Karni’s presentations and workshops encourage people to embrace that we all have a choice in life and that our choices in life shouldn’t be determined by our circumstances. Karni’s life has provided her with inconceivable hardships, however her audiences express how relevant her story is to their everyday lives and issues.

Karni is one of the few speakers in Australia to receive many standing ovations throughout her 14 year speaking career. Karni is also able to provide your team with workshops and presentations focusing specifically on team building, relationship development, effective leadership (Karni was the Australian team captain), how to embrace change, media and public speaking training or a workshop specifically focused on how to engage clients, staff and customers with a disability.

Karni has risen over $1million dollars for the various charities she supports. Karni presented a TED speech which has been watched and applauded by thousands of people around the world and she was the only TED speaker on this particular day to receive a standing ovation.

Karni is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) QLD Ambassador, she sits on the United Nations Women’s board, she is a member of Dame Quentin Bryce’s Domestic and Family Violence Council, and is an Ambassador for Montrose Access, Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Day of Difference Foundation.

Karni has been awarded the Pride of Australia medal; she won the Teacher and Trainer of the year for the State of Qld and has just been awarded the Alumni of the year by the QUT Faculty of Health. Karni has a Masters in Clinical Social Work and a double degree in Communications.

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