ONLINE EXPERIENCE

The Power of Inclusion with Carly Tait

Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
Worldwide Paralympic Partner

Paralympian experience hosted by Carly

60 mins, Hosted in English
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.

What you'll do

Learn about my "zero to hero" sporting journey, which took me from the couch and placed me on to the 100m starting line at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in the space of four years. Discover how I leveraged years of prejudice, a lack of self-esteem, and the people around me to fulfill a dream.

We'll be exploring how the removal of systemic barriers and positive inclusion play a part in altering your self-belief, creating opportunities, improving goal setting, and building an engaged and responsive team or workplace. I will do this by sharing my story as someone who grew up surrounded by life-limiting narratives and bad habits.

I’ll also deepen your understanding of prejudice and ableism while giving you the tools to execute your goals through the power of small margins.
Learn about my "zero to hero" sporting journey, which took me from the couch and placed me on to the 100m starting line at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in the space of four years. Discover how I leveraged years of prejudice, a lack of self-esteem, and the people around me to fulfill a dream.

We'll be exploring how the removal of systemic barriers and positive inclusion play a part in altering your self-belief, creating opportunities, impr…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Carly can host private groups of any size, up to 500 guests. Private group rates start at $688.

Meet your Host, Carly

Paralympian · Representing Great Britain · Host on Airbnb since 2021
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m mostly a typical person, but with one significant difference. I was born with cerebral palsy and spent my younger years shunning the label of being disabled. I did all I could to remove the negative connotations that came with being different and ignored barriers surrounding everyday life. Instead I adapted, persevered, and developed the stamina to push through social inequalities.

The London 2012 Paralympics media coverage was my first experience of positive representation. This act of inclusion rewired years of internalised prejudice and gave me the drive I needed to become a Paralympic athlete in just four years. Since retiring from athletics I have become a passionate advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion, and work as a disability consultant transforming workplace culture.
I’m mostly a typical person, but with one significant difference. I was born with cerebral palsy and spent my younger years shunning the label of being disabled. I did all I could to remove the negative connotations that came with being different and ignored barriers surrounding everyday life. Instead I adapted, persevered, and developed the stamina to push through social inequalities.

The London 2012 Paralympics media coverage was my first experience of positive representation. This…
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From $44
/ person
From $688 per group
Private groups only
From $688 per group
From $688 per group
Private groups only
From $688 per group
$44 per person
$44 per person
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Katja
September 2021
Thank you so much Carly for sharing your inspiring story! Highly recommend this activity for individuals or groups looking to learn and gain new perspective about inclusion.
Raul
September 2021
It was a very transforming session for us, and the team felt so much inspired from the conversation with Carly. Definitely recommend for a team building experience too.
Kate
August 2021
This was a wonderfully motivating and authentic experience. We booked it as a work group and it was an amazing way to create connections even over Zoom!
Lu
August 2021
Very engaging, thought provoking, and inspiring, thank you. I got a lot out of it - chiefly, that it's time to get off the couch!
Jill
August 2021
Carly is inspiring as a woman, mother, athlete and human being! Her story helped raised my awareness for anyone with a disability and what I can do to help support my community. I'm truly inspired by Carly and will never forget how she has touched my life.
Gavin
August 2021
We laughed, we cried, we learned! It was especially powerful to frame these ideas about equity and inclusion through Carly’s life story, the galvanizing experience of the 2012 Paralympic Games, and the transformation in her life and world-view that followed. Carly is a warm and witty host, and helped us grasp the deeply personal effects of societal attitudes in a whole new way.

Choose from available dates

8 available
1 of 2 pages
  • Thu, Oct 21
    6:30 AM - 7:30 AM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $688 per group
  • Fri, Oct 22
    6:30 AM - 7:30 AM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $688 per group
  • Mon, Oct 25
    6:30 AM - 7:30 AM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $688 per group
  • Mon, Oct 25
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $688 per group
  • Tue, Oct 26
    6:30 AM - 7:30 AM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $688 per group
  • Tue, Oct 26
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    $44 per person
  • Wed, Oct 27
    6:30 AM - 7:30 AM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $688 per group
  • Wed, Oct 27
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $688 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.