Jessica Gallagher

Recently profiled as one of 200 Women Who Will Change The Way You See The World. Jessica’s sporting credentials as the first Australian to have medalled at a summer and winter Paralympics or Olympics speaks for itself but it’s her ability to bring the authenticity of her unique life experiences both in business and on the sporting field and create synergy with her audience that is un-paralleled.

Jessica is an Osteopath in private practice, Board Director and global ambassador for Vision 2020 Australia and ambassador for Vision Australia and Seeing Eye Dogs Australia. However it’s more likely you’ve seen her fore ray into the sporting word or better said… world’s.

An Australian representative in 3 sports (athletics, alpine skiing and track cycling), the first Australian to have medalled at a summer and winter Paralympics or Olympics, the first Australian women to medal at a winter Paralympics, a World
Champion and numerous World Championship and World Cup medals- all with a slight twist.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ski down a mountain at 100km/hr? Or to ride on a tandem bike you can’t control at 68km/hour? How you might do this when you’re vision impaired and being instructed by someone else acting as your eye sight? Would you have the courage to trust someone when they literally take your life into their hands?

Jessica will challenge you to think differently and see your world from a whole new perspective.

Her inspiring story is unlike any other.

Speaking topics


Trust and change

Hurtling down a mountain at over 100km/hour with someone else acting as your sight there is no greater skill required than trust. It’s a critical element to Jessica’s success as a summer and winter Paralympic medallist, Osteopath and Board Director and yet trust in business and society globally is at an all-time low. In this keynote Jessica will share how she develops, builds and sustains trust whilst adapting to the variabilities around her. The only constant we have in life is that change and trust are necessary for growth and sustainable success. Are you ready?

It’s not what you see but how you choose to see it.

Leadership & Team Work

As an elite performer Jessica’s success is underpinned by the guides that support her to compete, not unlike a manager working with a team. The ever changing dynamics of leadership and team work when coupled with complexity and risk is real and profound regardless of the environment. In order to succeed it’s critical leader’s get it right. In this keynote Jessica shares the lessons she has learnt in developing her ability to interchange between being led, leading others and the impact of when it goes wrong (and how to stop it from going wrong!)

The Agile Mind.

Safety, Risk & Overcoming Fear

How do you remain agile at the time when risk and fear strikes? As a high performance athlete in the dangerous world of Alpine Skiing Jessica shares the practical ways she shaped her risk appetite and turned fear into a must have component of her mindset, skill and performances. It’s easier than you might think to create a positive, empowered mindset to ensure you achieve your goals.

Making the time to live better

Health and Wellness

In our fast paced, complex lives it’s easy to lose sight of looking after your greatest asset, you. As an Osteopath Jess is asked the ultimate question on a weekly basis, how can I gain work/ life balance? In this keynote Jess will help you see health and wellbeing from a new perspective, share her personal stories of overcoming adversity and give you the tips and tools she has used to create positive and sustainable habits to live your best life. How will you make the time to live better?


Jess is the best keynote speaker we have ever had, hands down. An inspiring lady who is able to transform a room. I couldn’t recommend Jess more highly
– Coca Cola

To say that Jessica is inspiring is to understate the truth. She is vibrant, entertaining, motivating, inspiring and so much more. Our audience was enraptured by her story and she made them feel that they are part of her journey. I know that every one of our delegates will be tuning into the Olympics to watch Jessica and will feel that they have a personal interest in her events. We will all be rooting for her!
- LGMA Qld

No one is left untouched by her unbelievable story. She is an inspiring, brave, courageous young lady who everyone needs to hear!
- Event Manager, Westpac

She always delivers a wonderful session at our events, offering a positive message and many practical takeaways.
- Program Director, The Eventful Group

Everyone hung on every word of her amazing story of drive, perseverance in the face of adversity, courage and self-belief. Afterwards, she attended our dinner and won the hearts of all who were there, interacting so naturally with attendees.
- Managing Director, GPS Wealth Ltd

Jessica was an absolute pleasure to work with in the lead-up to the conference and onsite. Professional and personable. I would definitely recommend!
- Managing Director, Nectar Creative Communications

Jess’ presentation certainly left our people with a lasting impression and created many new Paralympic fans in the process. Our people left the seminar feeling uplifted and empowered to challenge their choices.
- Manager, HR Advisory and Services, People Services, Australia Post

It was really very inspiring to hear Jessica's story and it was well articulated in every little detail. Highly recommended!
- Colgate / Palmolive

To say that Jessica is inspiring is to understate the truth. Our audience was enraptured by her story and she made them feel that they are part of her journey.
- Chief Executive Officer, Local Government Managers Australia Queensland

She was absolutely fantastic - well-prepared, interesting and had the room riveted the entire time she was on stage.
- Editor, Women’s Health Magazine Australia

Jess understood the brief exactly and was engaging, inspiring, personable and a great communicator. Jess was voted as favourite speaker for the day! She was extremely easy to work with in the lead-up to the event.
- Event Manager Halogen Foundation Ltd

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Speaker Video

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Jessica Gallagher - Speaker Reel

Interview with Jessica Gallagher

Interview with Jessica Gallagher

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