“I love the video @kateallatt your courage & determination is truly inspiring. You only live once – no we live everyday.”

Dame Kelly Holmes

Double Olympic Gold Medalist

‘Kate was remarkable and had over 1,000 GPs and students spellbound – I anticipate her rating as one of the highest of conference, and you know that the standard is excellent generally. I can also recommend her book ‘Running Free https://lnkd.in/dyMUKHg

RCGP Annual Conference Harrogate 2016

Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard

Chair Elect, Royal College of GPs

Kate Allatt is a extraordinary woman who’s life experience touches the lives of every person she meets. Her drive, passion and determination to overcome all odds placed against her is truly inspirational and motivational, on so many levels. We had the pleasure of having Kate speak at our Global Sales Meeting in January. Kate’s message of strength and perseverance, aspiring to achieve her own goals and not allowing others to set limits for her, is a message that should be heard and followed by all. As individuals, we all face our own challenges. It is our mindset and how we approach these challenges, to keep moving forward, that makes us remarkable in our own way. Thank you Kate Allatt for sharing your story and being a true example of remarkable inspiration. Beth A. Joy-Dougherty, Global Director Marketing and Communications, Derma Sciences


Beth Joy-Dougherty

Head of Communications, Derma Sciences

Every so often, someone or something happens that changes the way you look at your work and/or personal life. Such an experience happened to me when I attended a workshop with Dr Kate Allatt, and has had a huge impact on the way I view myself. Before, I liked to think that I understood and empathised with patients. However listening to Kate’s story told straight from the heart and the subsequent Group Challenges and discussions, firstly questioned,  then secondly changed the way I could improve and add value to the patients journey. I noted that it was those little things that really count, personalising care (as Kate said someone who “Gets You”), giving realistic hope, shooting for the stars and acts of kindness. Most of all Kate’s strength of character, never giving up and re-living that difficult time in the workshops to make a difference shows you the person Kate is. I would recommend everyone involved in healthcare experience this to make them a better person for their patients and increase their emotional intelligence. Thank you Kate”

Duncan Armfield    Deputy Director of Operations Writington, Wigan, Leigh NHS Foundation Trust 

“Warm, engaging and memorable, our guests were enthralled by Kate Allatt and her inspiring story.”

Phillipa Charles

Director, The Garfield Weston Foundation

It was the best talk of the day for me. So inspiring and so honestly delivered. Such a powerful message for all rehab professionals to take home and remember regarding the importance of expectations and also communication. I am sure I will think of you often when working with my clients in the future. And a book order will be placed shortly too. Thanks for such an inspiring session!

Victoria Mandrell

Occupational Psychologist and Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, Bush & Company Rehabilitation

Kate Allatt you were amazing. Funny, captivating, entertaining and inspirational all at the same time!

Victoria Morrison-Hughes

Practice Manager, Manchester, Burcher Jennings Costs, Legal Pricing, Burcher Jennings

I first met Kate 2 years ago when she was keynote speaker at the British Association of Neuroscience Nurses conference (BANN), in Birmingham 2013.

Kate was inspirational, it was the first time I had heard Kate speak and I was so moved by the emotional outpouring of grief and loss; yet determination and strength was evident in every spoken word. Being a survivor of brain stem stroke and to come through with such determination for life, was evident and a testament to Kate’s character.

The experience of listening to Kate is to truly understand the meaning of the ‘Patient Experience’.

I needed more people to hear what Kate had to say, be mindful of the experiences and how these can shape our lives and the way we think.

At this Autumn BANN conference in Bristol, it was with real joy that Kate agreed to be my keynote speaker. As anticipated, many of the audience were left in tears with the story Kate had to tell, absorbing the narrative that has shaped Kate’s new drive to educate her audience and open our eyes to the patient and their understandings.

Mandy Freeman

Clinical Tutor, Neurosciences Directorate, North Bristol NHS Trust

msd-reviewKate delivered an engaging and reflective presentation to our MSD team of 100 people. Sharing her insight and personal perspective, Kate talked eloquently about how pharmaceutical companies some can support patients, better understand and meet their needs and work to differentiate themselves in a competitive and ever-changing market. Kate shared the view that by improving the way companies digitally engage and empower patients, they can make a real difference and work in partnership towards better health outcomes.

She illustrated the top priority areas in the health service and gave some practical suggestions for pharmaceutical companies operating in primary health care settings.

Her own personal story is extraordinary, and her informal speaking style is captivating, interactive and honest. The power of her remarkable speech reminded us all why we’re passionate about what we do and why we constantly work towards the ethos of helping people be well.

Tim Hines

Patient Programme Manager, MSD Human Health

vivien-parryKate Allatt is an outstanding speaker with an extraordinary story, delivered with passion, humour and great warmth. She gives very careful thought to her audience and their needs, tailoring what she says in a way that brings out the best in any audience. Every time I have met her I have been incredibly impressed.

Vivien Parry

Author & Broadcaster

Kate Allatt was an inspiration to the Mount St Mary’s Sixth Form, during her recent presentation.  Confronting profound personal tragedy with such positivity moved every audience member.   Listening to the triumph of hope, determination and resilience over catastrophe and despair was a profound experience for the group.  I can whole-heartedly recommend Kate Allatt’s story to young and old.

Christopher McAllister

Deputy Head, Mount St Mary's Independent School

Working alongside Kate Allatt is an absolute privilege. Kate is a fantastic and generous story teller and she has one of the most inspiring personal stories I have ever heard! When Kate stands up and calmly shares her experience of recovery from locked in syndrome, you can hear a pin drop, everyone in the room is deeply touched by her courage and determination. What I really admire about Kate is that she is purposeful, aspirational  and has a fantastic sense of humour all wrapped up in one incredible woman.  She is on a mission to make a positive difference to people who are recovering from stroke and I am sure, as was the case with her recovery story, she will achieve more than anyone ever dared hope!

Roz Davies

Managing Director, We Love Life and Recovery Enterprises

sheffield-nhsToday I attended a fantastic talk that you gave. Certainly you have had a remarkable and terribly traumatic experience with locked in syndrome, but have made an amazing recovery from this. I felt that your talk was extremely insightful, and listening to this had a number of valuable lessons particularly for clinicians in terms of understanding that they need to recognise what patients are going through and also bear in mind the consequences of their medical management, which in your case was extremely successful, and contemplate the way in which further management of patients in this context should be considered to help them return to normality.

You have had a remarkable recovery and it is credit to you that you have achieved this through determination, willpower and appliance of your abilities to achieve what I saw today. It was an extremely inspiring talk that you gave and I wish you well with promoting this message in the future.

With best wishes and kind regards

Prof Christopher Chapple

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Sheffield NHS Teaching Hospitals

cpd-sessions-reviewKate’s presentation inspired a sense of optimism and hope to all in overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges. The standing ovation was deserved.

David McLean

Managing Director, CPD Sessions