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Leanne shares her personal journey of living an awesome life with
Motor Neurone Disease.

Confronted with a diagnosis of an incurable disease, Leanne’s mindset and resilience became pivotal to her survival. Not one to shy away from the realities of life’s hardships, Leanne’s fearlessness is what makes her talks stand out. Her powerful messages about overcoming adversity motivate audiences to take action and foster positive change in their lives.

With a career spanning more than three decades as a Personal Trainer, Gym & Group Exercise Instructor, Coach and Speaker, Leanne is passionate about helping others elevate their mindset amidst life’s challenges.

Even though MND has robbed Leanne of the ability to speak, use her arms, or walk independently, it hasn’t held her back. Leanne now uses synthetic voice assistive technology to take her audience on an inspirational journey.

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What happens when life brings you face to face with adversity?
How do you respond? Leanne reveals the pivotal role resilience and mindset plays in overcoming adversity and reaching your goals.

Leanne’s story inspires an understanding of people living with disabilities. Her powerful messages about overcoming adversity leaves everyone feeling motivated to take action and create positive change in their life.

What They’re Saying

Thank you for making the long journey to Melbourne and sharing your inspirational life story, quotes and advice! The team is forever motivated and touched by you.

Brad TurnerFlorey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

What a day it was Leanne! Everyone left the room with a smile and motivated by your infectious energy. Such a privilege, thank you!

Matteo PitteriResearcher Phd Candidate · The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Was such an amazing privilege to have you come visit us. You make our work all the more important. Keep up the positivity!

Dr Sophia LuikingaPostdoctoral Researcher · Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Was so wonderful meeting you and learning about your journey. Re-fuelled our motivation to stay positive and keep going!

Georgia EleftheriouPHD Candidate · Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Leanne is an amazing MND Ambassador that not only helps people understand what living with MND is like but also educates people on how to live life to the fullest!

MND&Me FoundationNot-for-profit Organisation

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    What’s Covered

    Leanne story brings authenticity, vulnerability and relatedness, showing:

    • How she took ownership of her life and the choices she made to pave a way forward
    • How she developed a growth mindset to overcome adversity of living with a terminal illness
    • How to learn through perseverance
    • How setting goals has changed her life

    Key Points for Leanne

    • Diagnosed 2017 with MND, a neurodegenerative disease with prognosis of 2 – 3 years
    • 30+ years in the Health and Fitness industry as a Personal Trainer, Gym and Group Exercise Instructor
    • Travelled the world as a Speaker, Trainer, Consultant and Coach
    • Business Owner of online health and wellness program at Fitness Tips, building healthy habits for women over 40

    Speaker Kit

    Resilience expert and MND advocate. Download Leanne’s speaker kit here.

    Photos of Leanne

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