It's good to talk and Lindsey loves sharing her tales to help motivate others. Take a look at some of her talks below and get in touch if you'd like her to help inspire your audience.
Adventure is my medicine
Lindsey’s life of adventure started after she began self-harming because she didn't know how to process losing her dad suddenly. An accident that led her to A&E made her realise that she needed to stop. Signing up to the London Triathlon helped her channel her energy and although she hadn't ridden a bike in ten years and struggled, her spirits soared when she crossed that finish line. She cycled to Paris to utilise her training, and then the length of Britain and down the African continent to make the World Cup. Adventure became Lindsey’s medicine whenever she was depressed or lost and at the end of each journey she felt quite invincible. She has run with Kenyans, roller skated across Britain and walked through the Australian Outback amongst other journeys. Lindsey never feels more alive than venturing through a world unknown.
Miles from shore, whilst learning to free dive in Indonesia, Lindsey cut her hand on a clear piece of plastic. Turning around she discovered she was surrounded by hundreds of tiny pieces of indestructible man-made fibre. She was devastated. Mono finning is a discipline of free diving so she donned a mermaid tail and swam the length of the River Thames to raise awareness about plastic pollution. Accompanying her was her support canoe, with a 6-foot mermaid sculpture made from 600 upcycled bottles. The pair collected waste along the way and put their findings into the sculpture, to highlight how we’re choking our mermaids and creatures in our water with plastic.
Walking the rabbit proof fence
Depressed and bed bound with a broken leg in Byron Bay, Lindsey only had a stack of films and books for entertainment. The Rabbit Proof Fence story of three young Aboriginal girls who'd been forcibly removed from their families, then escaped and walked 1000 miles home put life into perspective. She used that perspective once again when she found herself self-harming to process the grief of losing her dad, and threw herself into adventure. The end of one journey led to another and nine years later Lindsey was back in Australia about to retrace the journey of those girls who had inspired her many times before.
Having completed the best adventure of her life, Lindsey was reluctant to get a plane back to Perth in 90 minutes, when it had taken her three months to walk the Rabbit Proof Fence. So, she hitchhiked with truck drivers. They were kind, caring, had incredible stories and totally dispelled any misconception she had had of them. Ten years beforehand, her dream to go all the way round Australia in her van ended early when her dad suddenly passed away. Not wanting her adventure to end, she decided to circumnavigate the continent with truck drivers and collected their heart-warming stories along the way.
Who does Lindsey speak to?
EVERYONE. Whether your audience is dinosaur onesie wearing pre-schoolers, 96 year-old retirement home inhabiters or those that like to wear suits to work, we can assure you that Lindsey has a story that will inspire, entertain and tickle their toes.