ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Power of adaptability with Vanessa Low

Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
Worldwide Paralympic Partner

Paralympian experience hosted by Vanessa

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

What you'll do

Adaptability intelligence (AQ) is the ability to adapt to anything life throws at you and embrace change with optimism and a problem-solving mentality.

Together well will discover strategies that will help you live a happier and more successful life through accessing this increasingly important skill.

During this one hour session I would love to take you with me on my journey from loosing my legs at the age of 15 to becoming a Paralympic gold medallist long jumper. I will share insights in how I was challenged by the loss of mobility, independence and most of all the loss of believe in myself and my dreams through which I have learnt to understand that adversity always comes with a second face: The face of a great chance, the chance to adapt , to challenge our belief system and the chance to imagine everything that can be.
Adaptability intelligence (AQ) is the ability to adapt to anything life throws at you and embrace change with optimism and a problem-solving mentality.

Together well will discover strategies that will help you live a happier and more successful life through accessing this increasingly important skill.

During this one hour session I would love to take you with me on my journey from loosing my legs at the age of 15 to becomin…

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
    Vanessa can host private groups of any size, up to 500 guests. Private group rates start at $223.

What to bring

  • somer paper & pen
  • an open mind
  • questions to ask

Meet your Host, Vanessa

Paralympian · Representing Australia · Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 39 Reviews
  • Identity verified
When I lost both of my legs in a tragic train accident at the age of 15, I was told I would never be able to walk again. I spend 2 weeks in a coma, 6 moths in hospital and underwent 9 surgeries, yet the toughest part of my journey was believing in myself and my abilities in a world that taught me the opposite. However, my story it not driven by adversity, my story really is about taking action against the odds, a story written by choices and courage.

Determined to reach beyond perceived present limitations, I made the decision to take charge over my life and take a chance achieving the unimaginable. I went on to become a Paralympic gold medalist and world record holder in the long jump.
When I lost both of my legs in a tragic train accident at the age of 15, I was told I would never be able to walk again. I spend 2 weeks in a coma, 6 moths in hospital and underwent 9 surgeries, yet the toughest part of my journey was believing in myself and my abilities in a world that taught me the opposite. However, my story it not driven by adversity, my story really is about taking action against the odds, a story written by choices and courage.

Determined to reach beyond percei…
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From $223 per group
From $223 per group
Private groups only
From $223 per group
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 39 reviews.

María
October 2021
This was definitely one of the best events I ever had ! I could have listened to her for hours... So much to learn from her. So inspiring!
Jennifer
October 2021
Our time with Vanessa was such a gift. She is such a thoughtful, humble, inspiring person who would infect anyone of any age from all walks of life with her optimism. I'm still rendered quite speechless by her story of resilience. I also appreciated her genuine interest in hearing our stories and the words of encouragement and empowerment to live life to the fullest.
Sabarish
October 2021
Do this! Dont think. Saying it again- Do this! Listening to Vanessa’s story is an experience that will definitely open your mind and heart. She spoke at our team offsite for 30+ people and It left everyone of us inspired, teary-eyed and wanting for more. All the love and power to you, Vanessa! Keep shining❤️❤️
Jenifer
October 2021
Vanessa Low is an inspiration! It was truly an honor to meet her and learn more about her experiences in overcoming challenges. She’s truly a remarkable person. I learned a lot of great lessons from her.
Maya
October 2021
I really enjoy the online experience with Vanessa. Her experience is very inspiring, I found that we can connect with each other, not only she shared her experience and how she overcome her challenges to be the best, she also asked me about my experience. she is also very humble to recognise her experience as equally challenging as other people's experiences. She has positive energy in her life and it's very contagious. She showed her gold medal very closely too. It's not every day you get to meet a gold medal Olympian & it's definitely one of a kind.
Erin
September 2021
This was such a special experience. I enjoyed meeting Vanessa and hearing her story. She's an inspiring person and I think there is a lot to learn from her and how she has navigated adversity in her life. It's been a few days since my experience with her and I am still reflecting on her presentation and our conversation. She's a gracious host, a talented story teller, and a humble messenger. She was so easy to talk to and took the time to answer my questions. I would recommend this experience to anyone who is seeking a dose of inspiration and needs a reminder that life's challenges bring opportunity. I plan to have my work team attend this experience in the future.

Choose from available dates

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  • Sat, Oct 16
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    $22 per person
  • Mon, Oct 18
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $223 per group
  • Wed, Oct 20
    5:00 AM - 6:00 AM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $223 per group
  • Wed, Oct 20
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $223 per group
  • Thu, Oct 21
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    Join 2 other guests
    $22 per person
  • Fri, Oct 22
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $223 per group
  • Sat, Oct 23
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    $22 per person
  • Mon, Oct 25
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $223 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.