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Golden Triumph: A Story of Resilience & Success

Annabelle Williams

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Let Annabelle Williams, Paralympic Gold Medalist & Corporate Leader, ignite your organization's potential.

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Discover the transformative power of Annabelle Williams, Paralympic Gold Medallist and esteemed professional. With a remarkable journey from sports triumph to corporate success, Annabelle brings unparalleled inspiration and insight to your event. As a motivational speaker, lawyer, and business owner, she embodies resilience and achievement, captivating audiences with her compelling story and invaluable expertise. From breaking world records to advocating for athletes' rights, Annabelle's unwavering commitment to excellence shines through.

Reasons to book Annabelle Williams

  • Gain invaluable strategic leadership guidance from Annabelle’s role as a board director, ensuring that your organization is equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate complexities and achieve success.
  • Benefit from Annabelle’s remarkable achievements as a gold medalist, fueling audiences with the drive and determination to succeed.
  • Experience impactful presentations fueled by Annabelle’s achievements as a broadcasting icon, captivating audiences with engaging storytelling and leaving a lasting impression long after the event has ended.

Enter Keynote Speaker Annabelle Williams, a renowned motivational speaker with a story that resonates deeply with audiences worldwide. Imagine your team, gathered in a conference room, hanging on her every word as she shares her journey from Paralympic Gold Medallist to esteemed lawyer and business owner. Annabelle’s keynote isn’t just another speech—it’s a transformative experience that empowers individuals and organizations alike to overcome obstacles and unlock their full potential.

Annabelle captained the Australian Paralympic Swim Team and managed to balance her sporting career with a highly successful and demanding corporate career as a lawyer. She competed in two Paralympic Games, broke five world records and won numerous medals for Australia, including gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Annabelle was an M&A lawyer at top-tier law firm, Allens Linklaters, and in-house counsel for the Australian Olympic Committee. She is a strong advocate for the rights of athletes and, at the age of 24, was awarded with the prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to sport.

Annabelle is the Founder & CEO of “Grit & Gold”, a Director of Swimming Australia, a Member of the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal and International Cricket Council Code of Conduct Commission. She graduated from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where she delivered the Valedictory Address and is a highly recognised and respected sports broadcaster, having most recently anchored Australia’s coverage of the Tokyo Paralympics and Birmingham Commonwealth Games, both of which won Logie Awards for most outstanding sports coverage. She will host the Olympics and Paralympics from Paris this year for Australian broadcaster, Network Nine.

Book Annabelle Williams for your event, and watch as she captivates your audience with her engaging storytelling and practical insights. With her expertise, your team will emerge inspired, motivated, and ready to tackle any challenge that comes their way. Don’t miss the opportunity to bring Annabelle Williams to your organization.

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Unleashing potential through courage & kindness

One of the earliest lessons we learn as a child is the importance of being kind. Fast forward to our adult lives, it’s one of the first things we forget when we’re under pressure. Goals, deadlines, and everyday stressors can make us easily overlook the importance kindness plays in our lives.

Studies tell us that kindness triggers moral elevation (a positive emotion experienced when witnessing a virtuous act) and is highly contagious. So how can we leverage that to fuel growth for ourselves and those around us? Better yet, how do organizations inspire a culture of kindness?

Annabelle is a perfect example of a life defined by the courage and kindness of ‘everyday superheroes’. She has been the beneficiary of regular acts of kindness from a huge number of people – even strangers. Annabelle teaches us how giving and receiving simple acts of kindness can empower us and create a path to achieve our full potential.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify blind spots that may be preventing a culture of empathy and kindness.
  • Understand how kindness is crucial to business success.
  • Develop strategies to become more courageous and uplift those around you.
Keynote by speaker Annabelle Williams

Empowering a growth mindset through grit & determination

Let’s face it, there is a big difference between someone who sees a challenge as an opportunity and someone who views a challenge as a roadblock. Having a growth mindset means believing that our abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work.

So how do you transform the perceptions of those who weren’t born with an innate ability to see possibilities and positive outcomes? How do you create and cultivate a love of learning and resilience in the face of adversity?

Growing up with a disability and training as an elite athlete has taught Annabelle that challenge equals opportunity. Through grit and determination she’s realized that anything is possible. Annabelle teaches us strategies to develop a winning mindset, including how to identify and leverage opportunities and how to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn to identify roadblocks and their source.
  • Understand how to transform challenges into opportunities.
  • Develop an empowered mindset – where you feel confident that you can achieve your goals.
Keynote by speaker Annabelle Williams

Building resilience through inclusion

The American Psychological Association defines resilience as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means ‘bouncing back’ from difficult experiences.” It’s a lifelong skill that anyone can learn.

So how can embracing an idea like inclusion build resilience in your organization? How can you create an environment of acceptance where everyone is focused on providing equal opportunities for success?

As an athlete, corporate attorney, board director and sports administrator, Annabelle is a trailblazer in the male dominated industries of sports and law. She was also born with a disability. Resilience is her middle name. Annabelle teaches us, through personal stories, humor and practical insights, how to carve out your own path for success.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how small changes in behavior can shift your mindset.
  • Understand the true meaning of ‘inclusion’ and why it’s critical to an organization’s culture.
  • Develop the skills necessary to overcome challenges and and thrive despite setbacks.
Masterclasses by speaker Annabelle Williams


Dive in deeper with step-by-step micro lessons that provide specific guidance on your future success. With topics ranging from career coaching to virtual communication, Annabelle’s masterclasses offer a holistic, hands-on experience that is sure to inspire lasting change.

She does this by delivering step by step, micro-lessons that provide the guidance to achieve meaningful change. Each program begins and ends with a virtual group session led by Annabelle and includes two check ins during the course.

Anabelle can deliver masterclasses on the following four transformative topics:

Unleashing Your Potential
Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to build resilience and overcome adversity.
  • Understand the role of courage and kindness in realising your potential.
  • Develop the skills necessary to set achievable goals.


Diversity & Inclusion
Key Takeaways:

  • Learn why diversity and inclusion are critical to any organisation’s success.
  • Understand how perspective drives our thoughts and actions.
  • Develop the skills to make small changes in behavior to shift your mindset.


Developing a Growth Mindset
Key Takeaways:

  • Learn to identify roadblocks and their source.
  • Understand how to transform challenges into opportunities.
  • Develop an empowered mindset – where you feel confident that you can achieve your goals.


Effective Virtual Communication
Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to put your best foot forward when communicating virtually.
  • Understand how content structure, channel, body language, speaking style and other factors affect your message.
  • Develop a personalized framework for virtual communication success.
Watch Annabelle Williams in action!

The courage and kindness of superheroes | Annabelle Williams | TEDxBlighStreet

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