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Pam Warren turned a disaster into the most positive thing to ever happen to her. Her talks will inspire audiences and show them how, they too, can overcome apparently insurmountable challenges

In October 1999, Pam’s life as a financial advisor was torn apart when she was critically injured in the Paddington Rail Crash. Pam’s injuries were so severe that she wasn’t expected to pull through.  Not only did she pull through, she became the public face of the disaster – ‘the lady in the mask’ championing the cause of rail safety. Since then Pam has gone on to become a highly acclaimed International Public Speaker.

Pam’s keynote speech, workshops and talks deliver motivating strategic messages about overcoming the odds. Her years of leadership experience shine through with carefully crafted content that will inspire, uplift, energise and get the audience thinking as well as providing them with the tools. She shows how with  resilience, teamwork, grit, determination,  and heart you can take on a challenge, however big or small.

She provides a simple message of keeping things in perspective while thinking smarter, bigger, and going beyond what’s expected. Pam offers audiences not just inspiration but actual strategies to employ to overcome challenges.

Pam’s experience both in the city and leading a successful campaign for rail safety gives her a unique perspective on business challenges and how to master them. She delivers her speech with warmth and humour managing to emotionally connect with her audiences which drives her business strategies home. Pam has been praised for her courage and determination by the likes of Sir Roger Moore and Sir Trevor McDonald. Pam is a consummate professional and feedback from both organisers and audiences have always been extremely positive.

Pam’s credentials

As well as being an international speaker, trainer and author Pam has also worked in a variety of other roles with the likes of BBC Radio Berkshire and is an ambassador The Scar Free Foundation and the Children’s Burns Research Centre.  Her 5-star acclaimed auto-biography, From Behind the Mask, was published in 2014 and sales continue to grow as more readers seek to know the background to her resilience, courage, and perseverance.

Woman of the Year Frink Award 2001, Unison Bob Cotton Award 2001, Sue Ryder Women of Achievement Award 2015.

Pam has spoken at international conferences, luncheons, theatre events and community events. Some of Pam’s clients include Department of International Trade, Ingenico, Henley Business School, Women of the Year Awards, Alnwick Playhouse, CIRAS, UK Rail Safety Summit, Thames Valley Business Expo, Office Rail Regulator, South Central Ambulance Service, Flytoget Norway, PSA South Africa.

Most recently Pam has starred in an episode of the BBC1’s new programme: “Going Back Giving Back” and CBS Reality programme: "The Day I Should Have Died"

Pam’s background

Successfully running a financial advisory company with a multi-million pound turnover prior to the crash.

Having fought for years through a turbulent recovery process which has left a legacy of mental and physical scars, Pam no longer regards herself as a victim – she is a survivor. She uses her experiences to help others who have been affected by disfigurement or burns and has become an inspiration to many.

Pam is clear that there’s nothing unusual or special about her. The only difference between the audience and herself is the severe physical and emotional trauma that she had to overcome. Weaving these experience’s into her talks allows people to see the problems they are coming up against at work and at home as completely manageable.

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Inspirational Quotes

Some people see things as they are and say "Why"? I see things that never were and say "Why Not"? George Bernard Shaw

“What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.” Mahatma Ghandi

"Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around." Katharine Hepburn 

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." Nelson Mandela

"I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean." Socrates 

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." Albert Einstein

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

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