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Motivational Speaker

Kate Fisher is such a highly sought-after speaker

given her breadth of personal and professional experiences

As host and producer of the award winning Milkshakes for Marleigh podcast where she tells survival stories of blood products recipients to thank donors and to encourage new ones. She the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling book Milkshakes for Marleigh, where she tells extraordinary tales of survival thanks to Australian blood donors.

Kate is the founder of the Milkshakes for Marleigh blood donation advocacy movement where she is on a mission to end persistent critical blood shortages in Australia and around the world. Her daughter Marleigh will be dependent on blood products for life to treat Autoimmune Encephalitis. This treatment is lifesaving for Marleigh during an acute episode and life preserving for every infusion in between. Kate is on a mission to ensure that Marleigh always has the treatment that she needs, while thanking blood donors and encouraging new ones along the way.

Kate is an excellent motivational speaker, while she can discuss confronting topics of infertility, pregnancy loss, parenting children with complex (and life threatening) health conditions alongside physical and neurodevelopmental disabilities, she presents through the lens post traumatic growth. Kate’s audiences often report feeling gratitude and inspiration. Many following the call to actions to become blood donors.

Given the current cost of living pressures, many Aussies are looking for ways to contribute to their communities in non-financial ways. Kate describes how while 1 in 3 Australians will be dependent on blood donors in their lifetime, only 1 in 30 ever donate blood.

Kate has recently spoken at Tedx Brisbane as well as addressing the Women Changing the World Summit in London 2024. She prides herself on being able to tailor speaking style to her audience, be this one-to-one interviews on her podcast, speaking at small community based events or addressing an auditorium with thousands of guests.

Topics Covered

Topics Covered

Becoming a changemaker

Developing creative solutions to social problems and showing that advocacy and social change is so much more than a hashtag.

Overcoming the Odds

The importance of career and life manoeuvrability. Setting goals based on big dreams and knowing that your starting point doesn’t determine your finish line.

Post-traumatic growth

Finding resilience and gratitude after trauma.

Living with chronic illness and disability

Navigating complex medical conditions and chronic pain. Going from being told I would never work again to being names as a woman who is changing the world.

Being a parent at the helm of a family with additional needs

Reframing the idea of a “special needs child” looking at families with additional needs. Mothering as a bereaved parent and as the mother of a child with a life threatening condition with no cure.

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