How to be Resilient and Successful: Quadriplegic and Inspirational Speaker Shares Her Tips
ADELAIDE, Australia May, 2013 – “A setback is nothing more than an opportunity to step up.” This is one of many inspiring quotes from Stacey Copas – an Australian motivational speaker and author who is also a quadriplegic. Stacey travels around the world giving inspirational speeches on ‘How To Be Resilient’ and ‘Resilience For Results.’
Stacey knows a lot about overcoming setbacks. After a devastating swimming accident that left her a quadriplegic and dependent on a wheelchair at the tender age of twelve years old, Stacey has not let anything hold her back, and is now a world-renowned speaker and undeniable success. Stacey was determined to not let her accident get her down. Instead, she fought back with more gusto than most people with fully working limbs.
Today, Stacey is more than just an inspirational speaker, she is a trainer and a coach - teaching people how exactly to ‘bounce back’- by equipping them with skills of how to be resilient and successful no matter what obstacles that may come their way. www.staceycopas.com/
Stacey, the founder of Resilience For Results, shares, “Having a brush with death and losing the ability to walk has meant that I take nothing for granted. Not only do I appreciate fully every day that I have, I now having a burning desire to see more, do more, give more, and be more. I would love nothing more than to ignite that desire in other people and to teach people how to be resilient and get results even when things don’t go to plan.”
Stacey created Resilience For Results in early 2012 so that she would be able to share her unique approach to resilience and show people how to be resilient in spite of adverse circumstances.
Stacey claims, “These days I have the most amazing life – a life I still sometimes find quite surreal. Not being able to walk or use my hands and arms fully has not held me back.”
Some of her achievements to date include:
- Working full-time in open employment in a variety of roles in various sectors,
- Running for parliament in the 2007 NSW State Elections,
- Moving from Sydney to Adelaide where she knew no one other than her now husband Mike, had no job, no support services and had never even been on a plane,
- Buying several properties in the Adelaide Hills – the start of her empire,
- Delivering life-changing education to wheelchair users in the Solomon Islands – resilience training that could prevent them from becoming one of around 3/4 of people in developing countries that are dying within two years of suffering a spinal injury,
- And, taking up discus throwing at 34 years old – winning silver at Australian Athletics Championships, gold in South Australian State Championships and silver at Queensland State Championships within less than six months of starting.
After taking a ‘leap of faith’ and leaving her job behind her she is now sharing what she has learned through her own life experiences, research, and philosophies to deliver keynote speeches and resilience training workshops with the theme ‘How To Be Resilient’. Stacey has also written an eBook and will soon publish a book of the same name. The book will be a crucial tool for people wanting to get results when things don’t necessarily go as planned.
Stacey has been featured in Grazia magazine, The Weekender Herald, and has shared the stage with legends of the speaking industry, including Allan Pease, Amanda Gore, Pat Mesiti, and Mal Emery.
- Contact Information
- Stacey Copas
- Resilience For Results
- (61) 0438 636 458
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