Patron and CEO in Chamber Talk

Paralympic dressage rider, multi gold medallist and SportsAble Patron Sophie Christiansen CBE was the special guest at a Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce J6 Business Networking Breakfast.

Wearing her Great Britain tracksuit and medals from the 2016 Paralympic Games Sophie spoke to an interested audience of local business people about her ‘Road to Rio’, including the challenges she faced as a young disabled person and how sport gave her a focus and purpose in life.

Using inspirational images and experiences from her four Paralympic appearances the twenty-nine year old passed on lessons about determination and goal setting.

Sophie, a proud Patron of SportsAble, strongly believes that everyone with a disability should have equal access and opportunity to sport and physical activity and to close her speech she introduced SportsAble’s CEO Kerl Haslam who shares her belief.

Kerl gave an interesting talk about the current challenges being faced by many in the charity sector and how SportsAble is overcoming these concerns. He then introduced a new product that is helping to support the charity’s aims: Alternative Team Building.

This fun and interactive full or half day event for businesses of any size sees teams of four or more compete in a series of Paralympic sports for a place on the podium.

Guided by experts (many of whom are Paralympians themselves) the groups enjoy a unique development experience and one that stays with them for a long time.

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