- Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges
Audience & Industry
- Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
- Colleges and Universities
- Women's Events
Weggemann shares her incredible story of triumphing over setbacks – from her suffering permanent paralysis at 18 and nerve damage in her arm at 24, to medaling in one and making two Paralympic Games (2012 – gold and bronze, and 2016).
Instead of focusing on the life she lost after becoming paralyzed at the age of 18, Mallory Weggemann did the incredible and created a new life for herself. Within three months of her paralysis, Weggemann was back in the swimming pool. Less than four years later, she set 15 world records and 33 American records on her way to winning gold and bronze at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
Weggemann’s struggles and triumphs did not stop there. In a freak accident, she suffered a serious injury to her arm that kept her from competition for a year. Once again, Weggemann persevered through challenges and pain to make the 2016 Rio Paralympics Games.
Weggemann guides audiences how to manage setbacks. From the raw emotions of early obstacles, to the celebration of each milestone of independence and accomplishment along the way, she chronicles her journey to emerge infinitely stronger, tougher, and freer than she ever was before.
It is with tremendous enthusiasm and genuine frankness that Weggemann shares her remarkable story with audiences ranging from Fortune 100 executives to small non-profits. Insisting that paralysis was merely one event among many in her life that has shaped, but not defined her. Weggemann argues that we all choose either to allow limitations to overpower us or face them in a journey towards new abilities.
“Shock the World” Anthem Film - Mallory Weggemann Feature
Triumph over tragedy: Mallory Weggemann at TEDxUN Plaza
Mallory Weggemann: The Simple Moments
Changing Perceptions Through the Power of Sport
Mallory Weggemann: 2012 Paralympic Gold Medalist
Grit, Resilience and Triumph Over Any Obstacle
“You’re the best. You can make a difference and change the world.” The phrase, spoken to Mallory Weggemann by her father each day growing up, is among her core beliefs. Weggemann emphasizes that no matter your disability, everyone is able to overcome and ultimately make a difference in the world. With her unique ability to make audience member feel as if they are involved in a personal conversation, Weggemann teaches how to locate the grit and resilience necessary to keep moving in the face of setbacks.
Small Steps, Big Impact: A New Approach to Leadership
Personal Story: Finding the “Why?”
Moderated Conversations on the Power of Sport
Mallory was AMAZING!!! You could hear a pin drop in the room with an audience of 450+.General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center
Mallory Weggemann was fantastic! What poise and grace! Her story is powerful—and she is so well spoken.Aetna