Laura is a full time adventurer and endurance athlete with a unique insight into the inner workings of the human body and how it copes under physical stress. She believes that adventure and sport are hugely powerful tools for developing mindset and through her talks, she inspires people of all ages to unlock their own potential.
Previous expeditions have included solo kayaking a section of the Volga river in Russia, solo cycling all 2600km of the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland, sailing back to the UK from Sweden, running the length of Fuerteventura (100 miles) in 4 days and circumnavigating 3 of the Channel Islands under her own steam as part of a world first and rather extreme triathlon!
Tales from the river, road and sea!
If there’s one thing that Laura is certain of, it’s that we are all capable of much more than we realise – all it takes is a little self-belief and a hearty pinch of perserverance. She’s a keen advocate of aiming high and following your inner spark. Having quite literally leapt out of her comfort zone a few years ago whilst cliff-diving in America, she now enthusiastically encourages others through her public talks to think big, be brave and to start now.
Drawing on her background in the fitness industry, Laura's talks are often designed to educate on the amazing potential of the human body and to inspire people to deal with challenges of their own. The talks emphasise the many lessons learned through sport that translate to the wider world - including overcoming adversity, calculation of risk in high pressured environments and the importance of a positive mindset.
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