- Rhiannon Tracey is a Cosmopolitan Woman of the Year “Game Changer” Award Winner.
- Young Australian of the Year Award Winner.
- Access and Inclusion Australia Day Award Winner.
- Founder of The Next Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Centre.
- First female in a wheelchair to be featured in Melbourne Fashion Week runway.
- Ambassador for Liptember and Wings for Life World Run.
- Overcoming Adversity
After sustaining a spinal cord injury and becoming a quadriplegic, Rhiannon shares her journey of adaption to a new normal, while being forced to accept her impairments.
- Give up, or give it all you’ve got
Rhiannon’s ability to turn a negative situation into a positive outcome saw her creating Australia’s first NFP Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Centre as her new life began to serve a purpose, one that would create hope and be forced to break down barriers within the disability community.
- Taking (BACK) control
While sharing her journey with holistic medicine, Rhiannon educates her audience in the understanding of why it is important to not let your mind, or the views of anyone else control your body.
- Resilience is POWER
Rhiannon believes that there is no challenge we have faced in our lives that hasn’t made us a stronger version of ourselves, therefore she shares her public marriage breakdown experience and the emotional trauma that saw her ALMOST lose her strength.
- From CEO to Runway Model
When life throw you wheels, you pump up those tires and move forward!
Rhiannon’s tenacious personality as well as her smile is contagious, therefor it was only a matter of time before it got noticed by some of the world’s leading brands such as Levi’s who collaborated with her in re-marketing their brand with a focus on disability inclusion.
- This is all Temporary
Rhiannon reminds her audience that every situation is temporary, including the life we are living which is why it is vital to have dreams, or we are simply giving up on ourselves.
She shares 5 insightful tips (take-aways) that she has implemented into her life to ensure she lives the best one possible.
We were hosting our bi annual conference for all our Managers and Corporate teams at L’Occitane Australia. Our theme was Empowerment and we wanted to have an inspirational speaker. We approached Rhiannon Tracey to be our guest speaker and she was truly remarkable. Rhiannon told us her story before her accident, during and after and she brought the room to tears during some parts as it’s truly remarkable what she endured. Rhiannon left the entire room so inspired what an individual can achieve with the correct role of thought and the support of her family. I found Rhiannon to be so authentic, beautiful and hugely inspiring. I was honoured she could speak at our conference
L’Occitane en Provence, Australia
Rhiannon is a breath of fresh, invigorating air. Her beautiful personality and her wit kept the audience captured and amazed by her real life story. She gave of her heart and soul and shared fiercely and beautifully. The women in the room went away feeling they had been given such a priceless gift in Rhiannon. We loved having her there and standing up was an ahhha moment never to be forgotten.
Rhiannon taught Showpo HQ what it means to overcome extreme adversity with unbelievable strength fueled a passion to keep fighting no matter what your limitations are. Her talk left us feeling inspired beyond measure and is something we will all carry with us through life
CEO & Founder
Rhiannon really shows that true grit and real Aussie spirit of never giving up!
Rhiannon’s spirited, warm and honest account has left its mark on us. For her fortitude and preparedness to continue making a difference was strikingly uplifting. Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College VCAL students embraced Rhiannon’s real life example of converting a somewhat negative, life changing experience into something positive.
Mount St Joseph Girls' College
Our students were engaged and inspired throughout Rhiannon’s amazing story and presentation. She is one of the most positive and inspiring people the students said they have ever met. Her story and life lessons were plentiful and she has left the mantra ringing in our ears – I’M POSSIBLE!
With such charisma Rhiannon tells her story with so much passion that it's impossible to not have a connection with her.
Victorian College of the Arts
When you meet someone who is so positive and is doing so much to help others, it means a lot and inspires you to do the same.
Former AFL Footballer and Sports Commentator