In 2010 Kate Allatt, a 70 mile a week off road fell runner and an extremely active mother of 3 suffered massive brainstem stroke and went onto develop ‘locked in syndrome’ leaving her able to think, feel, see and hear everything around her ……. but unable to move a single muscle.
Through pure drive and determination over the last eight years, Kate has won the ‘Extraordinary Women’ Award (2011) and has written an internationally published book ‘Running Free – Breaking out of Locked-In Syndrome’, founded and ran her global digital advocacy charity Fighting Strokes.
Kate regularly speaks and delivers workshops in the educational sector to headteachers, schools, graduates, the Big Four, large PLC’s, leaders across pharmaceuticals, banking, the NHS leadership academy, retail and law firms and health care professionals.
Kate has pioneered successful research whilst raising hundreds of thousands of pounds and in 2017 Kate was made an Honorary Doctorate Litterarum by Sheffield Hallam University – their highest award and considered beyond a PhD – for her ongoing global influencing work in stroke advocacy and research since her own illness in 2010.
Kate is a prolific health influencer on Twitter, an international media commentator and blogs for The Huffington Post. She talks about ‘Thinking Differently’, ‘Bouncing Back’, ‘The keys to unlocking TRUST’, ‘When a doctor becomes a patient’, ‘Inspiring Marginal Gains’ …
In the words of Winston Churchill, Kate ‘likes things to happen and if they don’t happen she makes them happen!’
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