3 x Paralympian, Sports Fanatic, Former Undercover Police Officer, Muliple Sclerosis/Disability Advocate one of the most inspirational figures in Australian sport.
Carol worked as a police officer in Toronto for 14 years including 4 years undercover in the drug and prostitution areas, following in her grandfather and parents' footsteps. After moving to Australia and in the process of building a new life she was devastated when diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1998. By 2001, her introduction to disability had begun. But not to let that stop her she found Para sport, representing Australia in rowing and then switching to Cycling. Carol has now been to 3 Paralympic games winning 3 gold and 1 silver medals, is a 9 times World Champion and is still competing internationally against women half her age.
In 2014 Carol was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her sporting endeavours and philanthropic work for MS. A charity event she started in 2001 has now raised in excess of $11 million for people living with MS.
She is the author of two books where she shares lessons she has learned from her family and her life.
Combining insights from policing, sport and living with a chronic illness Carol has a deep understanding of life which enables her to provide amazing insight to groups.
Any audience that hears from Carol will be inspired to embrace adversity and change.
My inspiring life lessons: Dare to face your fears, believe in yourself and you can accomplish anything.