Guangzhou, China, March 2018
“Ms Lindy Hou was a keynote speaker at several events organised by the Australian Consulate-General in Guangzhou to mark International Women’s Day. Her personal story of positivity and resilience in facing adversity resonated strongly with both blind and sighted audiences.”
“Our local staff were particularly thrilled at the opportunity to meet a Paralympic champion in person and see her medals. Ms Hou also spoke with enthusiasm and humour to a large group of high school students and teachers at the Guangzhou School for the Blind, enabling them to speak with confidence about their own hopes and dreams.”
“It was a great pleasure to host Ms Hou – she was personally recommended to us as an inspirational achiever, and she did not disappoint!”
Fiona Cochaud, Deputy Head of Post,
Australian Consulate-General, Guangzhou
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2010
Prudential Malaysia Insurance Company’s national conference held in Kuala Lumpur was attended by 5,400 insurance agents and staff. Lindy Hou’s 90-minute presentation as keynote speaker received a standing ovation. When she described her Gold Medal Winning ride in Athens, her audience was so taken into the moment that they cheered and screamed them to the finish line! She relived that moment fully with the support of her audience.
Feedback from Charlie Oropeza, the CEO of the company: “It was very inspiring to hear how you managed to rise above the challenges that you faced. This could have been a ‘heavy’ presentation. Your humorous and down-to-earth delivery was very effective. We will keep you in mind for future engagements and share your information with our colleagues around the region.”
Mater Hospital Brisbane, 2012
Leadership workshop for the Mater Hospital Brisbane operating theatre team
Comments from senior nursing staff:
“Your story is truly inspirational, thank you for sharing with the operating theatre team. It is amazing to remind us what we can all achieve with focus.”
“Thank you, Lindy, for sharing your life experiences with us, you are very inspirational. You have helped me to look at my own experiences and to maybe share them with others, therefore, helping them.”
I thought Lindy’s presentation today was excellent. The way she related what she was going through, her goals, her dream and her ambitions, to our organisation’s goals was fantastic.
Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2009
Lindy Hou was the keynote speaker at the Prudential Asia Regional Health and Protection Sales Convention in 2009 that was attended by the top sales advisers and managers from 11 countries: China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. These top sales advisors look after over 200,000 agents in the Asia region. It was the first time that Lindy presented with the help of simultaneous interpreters.
She ‘walked the talk’ by joining a group of attendees to negotiate hundreds of steps of the world famous Angkor Wat Temples assisted by her trusty white cane. She showed that language and disability are no barriers to success. A comment from one of the interpreters was: “You were fantastic and rated among one of the top speakers with whom I have worked over many years.”
Australasian Claims Convention, Manly
“The Convention proved very successful and we continue to gain favourable feedback from the delegates. Your time and commitment given at the Convention has directly contributed towards this favourable response and is greatly appreciated.”
Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists
“You shared your story with us, and your joy in your achievement was modest and very contagious. The comments after you had left were all complimentary, and the thrill we all experienced in touching your medals was special.”