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Claire Lomas

Once a promising professional event rider, Claire's life was irrevocably changed following a tragic accident in 2007, which left her paralysed from the chest down. Yet, this catastrophic event marked the beginning of an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, challenge, and triumph.Claire has not only redefined what it means to live with a disability but has also used her experience to inspire and motivate others around the globe. In 2012, she achieved the unimaginable by becoming the first paralysed person to complete the London Marathon using an exoskeleton suit.

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About Claire Lomas

Claire’s monumental London marathon feat took 17 days and raised a staggering £220,000 for charity.

Her relentless pursuit of challenging the status quo didn’t stop there. Claire has since obtained her motorcycling race licence, riding on the track with adaptations, and in 2023, she qualified as a pilot, flying an adapted microlight. These achievements are a testament to Claire’s belief that limitations are merely opportunities in disguise.

Through her fundraising efforts, Claire has raised over £911,000 for various charities, earning her the title of one of the world’s most inspirational women. Her journey of resilience has been recognised with an MBE in 2017.

Claire’s story is not just about the physical challenges she has overcome but also about her mental strength. Despite facing immense personal and professional losses following her accident, Claire chose to focus on the future, embracing new sports like skiing and engaging in speaking engagements worldwide. Her ability to inject humour, motivation, and powerful storytelling into her talks makes her a highly sought-after motivational speaker.

Beyond her sporting and fundraising achievements, Claire has been an advocate for accessibility and inclusivity, sharing her insights on public platforms and striving to make the world a more inclusive place for those with disabilities. Her life story is a powerful reminder that with the right mindset, courage, and determination, we can turn adversity into strength.

To book Motivational Speaker Claire Lomas, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email enquiries@thespeakersagency.com

Speech Topics

Claire’s speech topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Mental Health
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Wellbeing
  • Motivation
  • Disability
  • Teamwork
  • Inspiration
  • Change
  • Goal Setting
  • Resilience
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"We design skills and leadership development programmes for lawyers who work in some of the most significant and demanding companies in the world.
I met Claire for the first time in 2014 and from the very beginning I knew Claire would make an astonishing contribution to our work. Her story is of course extraordinary, but she is able to combine a talent for compelling story-telling in the most accessible, searingly honest and humbling way imaginable. She is the best of all us, but makes it possible for all of us to want to emulate her love of life, opportunity and potential. It is a privilege to work with her every year. The moment I first reached out to Claire will always be one of the best decisions I ever made."

LBC Cambridge

"It was a delight to meet Claire, when she appeared as our finale speaker at the BCGA annual conference. Claire's exploits and achievements since her accident, and indeed Claire herself, are truly remarkable and very inspirational - and she held our audience of circa 150 delegates spellbound for an hour, to close our event on a real high. We have had a range of closing speakers at our event over many years, ranging from politicians, to athletes and celebrities – and I can say that Claire was up there with the best. I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a truly wonderful speaker to those organising similar even"

British Compressed Gases Association

"Claire took our theme into consideration and referred to it numerous times in the delivery of her talk. Claire has an infectious positivity. We would definitely use Claire again when we are looking for motivational speakers and will be recommending her to others too."

BAE Systems

"I hired Claire to deliver two presentations for our top clients. Aside from being one of the most inspiring people you are ever likely to meet, she also has an excellent grasp of business issues including change management, setting stretching objectives and, as one would expect, the power of a positive mindset. Put simply, Claire “‘smashed it’. Despite the fact that she is so driven, she is also a genuinely warm individual with a keen sense of humour. In short, if you are looking for a motivational speaker who delivers way above expectations; look no further."

Openwork

"Just WOW! Claire is truly impressive and inspiring. An authentic and natural motivational speaker too, and she brought home so many key messages that we're certain will stick with our team for a very long time."

Google

"What a presentation! Full of inspiration, motivation and a fascinating life story and view on the ups and downs of life. Claire was warm, funny, moving and inspiring in equal measure. She kept us spell bound all the way through. If you are looking for a motivational speaker to talk about resilience, hope and sheer determination, I recommend Claire!"

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