Mindset – the key ingredient in the relentless pursuit of excellence

Who is Emma Wiggs MBE?

Emma Wiggs MBE is a Paralympic gold medal winner and six-time World Champion paracanoeist in the women’s 200m KL2 class. Her sporting career has seen her switch from sitting volleyball to paracanoeing after the London 2012 Olympics.

Since a mystery virus impaired her mobility in her legs, Emma has fought her way to the top, dedicating herself to the mastery of, not just one, but two sports. After being discovered at a Team GB talent day in 2010, Emma competed in sitting volleyball at London 2012 before choosing to challenge herself by switching to the high-speed sport of paracanoe, where she continues to dominate on the world stage.

Now a trailblazer for the sport in the UK and the paracanoe community around the world, Emma’s achievements were recognised in the 2017 Queen’s New Year Honours list, where she was awarded an MBE for her services to canoeing.

Emma Wiggs

What does Emma speak about?

Emma is always approached to talk about her story and her path to becoming World and Paralympic Champion. However, for Emma, it is not about her ‘gold medal story’, it is about managing change and harnessing your strengths as a team or individual to define your success.

Emma’s experiences with adversity form the foundation of her speeches, but by no means does it limit them. She shares how she has made her disability her ability by owning her day-to-day mindset alongside her experiences of performing under pressure and the understated significance of the team behind the team, despite her triumphs in an individual sport.

Her natural, humorous and motivational delivery style enables her to adapt her story to suit audiences of all types leaving them in a driven, determined state of mind to bring about positive lifestyle and business changes.

Talk Topics

  • Ability not disability
  • Choosing your attitude
  • Unlocking a performance mindset
  • Managing Change
  • The team behind the team
  • The impact of resilience
  • Performing under pressure
  • Harness your strengths
  • Thriving not surviving
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Goal setting & setbacks
  • Leadership speaker

Off the water, Emma spends her time delivering inspirational speeches to senior businessmen and women about overcoming challenges and applying her learning as well as the attitude and mental resolve that she attributes her success to in the workplace.

Emma’s down to earth persona combined with her polished delivery has established her as an in-demand presenter by major, global corporations including the NHS, Waitrose, Barclays and more!

If you would like Emma Wiggs MBE to speak at one of your events, please contact Jenny Forbes at EMERGE Sports Management at jenny@emergesportsmanagement.co.uk

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For enquiries please contact Jenny Forbes at jenny@emergesportsmanagement.co.uk