Take a wander through this timeline of events and media I have attended

17 March 2022 - The Taming Tribulation Podcast

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Questions I’m Nervous To Ask Most Blind People

I gave Wyatt and Jeremy from the Taming Tribulations Podcast, the opportunity to ask any questions they liked about being blind. We talked about my vision loss and how I manage my mobility. We also discussed overcoming adversity, goal setting and building resilience. 

Listen here

15 March 2022 - Disembodied Podcast

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Disembodied Podcast

I chatted with EV Escher on the Disembodied Podcast about living life with a disability and overcoming obstacles. 

Listen here

10 March 2022 - The Karma of It All

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Ways to recognise self confidence

The Karma of it All is a great podcast about relationships, self discovery and personal stories. I spoke with Karmplexity about self-confidence and how to tell the difference between it and pride. 

Listen here

6 march 2022 - Buision podcast

Overcoming the Obstacles 

It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Jeremy on the Buision Podcast. The podcast is about business, law and life and we explored how to overcome the many obstacles that life throws at us. 

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1 March 2022 - The Afrocentrist Podcast

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Overcoming Adversity and Keeping a Positive Mindset

I was interviewed by the American gypC podcast featuring Klaccik Carpenta and gypC. Klaccik Carpenta is an entrepreneur, music producer, cellist, singer from Mississippi. gypC is Web developer, Photographer, Vlogger and Podcaster. 

We talked about keeping a positive mindset in the face of adversity – something that has become even more important lately.  Listen in via the links below. 

The Afrocentrist Podcast

11 February 2022 - Experimental Leader Podcast

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The Experimental Leader Podcast

I enjoyed being interviewed by Melanie Parish on her Podcast – The Experimental Leader. We shared many insights about living with disability and adversity. It was a great chat. Pop on over to her website to listen to “Overcoming Adversity, Resilience and Keeping a Positive Mindset” or read the transcript.

The Experimental Leader Podcast

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7 February 2022 - Rotary Club of Forest Hill

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Rotary Club of Forest Hill

I Zoomed in on the Rotary Club of Forest Hill for an evening chat about my life’s journey and how I like to make lemonade with the lemons I have been dealt. It was a great evening and I enjoyed meeting the members of Forest Hill Rotary.

February 2022 - Job access

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Making her Mark 

Job Access interviewed me for a scoop on their website on challenges I have faced in the workplace and how I have overcome them. 

Read the article here

3 February 2022 - neon woman podcast

Neon Woman

I joined Chloe in conversation on her podcast, Neon Woman, to talk about my life’s journey and inspirations. I hope you enjoy listening to the podcast. 

Listen in here.

1 February 2022 - Rotary club of boronia

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Rotary Club of Boronia 

It was a pleasure to present to the Rotary Club of Boronia and share my story. I had some great feedback and I am glad that everyone enjoyed my presentation. 

3 January 2022 - The everyday determinator Podcast

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The Everyday Determinator Podcast 

Interview with Anne Okafor

To start the year off, I was interviewed by Anne Okafor who is the Everyday Determinator. We had a lot of fun. 

Take a listen here! You can even download the transcript if its easier for you to read the interview. 

31 December 2021 - Get off the bench!

Get off the Bench!

Kerryn Vaughan from Get off the Bench interviewed me on her podcast on NYE. I hope you can hear how much fun we had during the interview.

Take a listen to the podcast here <—-

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19 December 2021 - Rotary eClub of Greater Sydney

Rotary eClub of Greatern Sydney

My last presentation for the year was with the Rotary eClub of Greater Sydney via Zoom. This eClub was the first of its kind in Australia. I enjoyed presenting to this club and hope to connect again another time. 

 

3 December 2021 - Interview with Andrew Edmondson

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Interview with Andrew Edmondson

As part of the International Day of People with Disability 2021, I was lucky enough to interview Paralympian Andrew Edmondson. Andrew has represented Australia in wheelchair Rugby at the 2016 and 2021 Olympics. It was great to get some incite into how he ticks. Watch the video <— here!

21 November 2021 - Talk all things with JP

Talk All Things with JP

On the 21 November 2021, I was interviewed by JP at Talk All Things. Radio Voice hosts podcasts by and for people with disability.  Definitely worth a listen!

Take a listen to the podcast here. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6ql4dJylNEd2vElf1j8rQ7https://shows.acast.com/tobyonathursday/episodes/fiona-demark

5 November 2021 - Podcast with Michael de Groot

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Podcast with Staying Alive UK

Interview with Michael de Groot

I shared my story with Michael de Groot on his podcast ‘Staying Alive UK’, I had a lot of fun talking about my story from growing up in Broken Hill to starting my own business. 

Take a listen to the interview on Michael’s website. 

Staying Alive UK – Podcast with Fiona Demark

27 October 2021 - The Rotary Club of Botany Randwick

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The Rotary Club of Botany Randwick

I shared my story with the Rotary Club of Botany Randwick. I’m certainly able to meet a many Rotarians through Zoom at the moment!

26 October 2021 - Rotary Club of Craigieburn

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Rotary Club of Craigieburn

Still in lockdown, so I zoomed in with the Rotary Club of Craigieburn. I really enjoyed sharing my story with this club, I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did. 

15 October 2021 - The Toby Gribben show

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The Toby Gribben Show

On the 15 October 2021, I recorded a podcast with Toby Gribben which was a lot of fun. 

Take a listen to the podcast here. https://shows.acast.com/tobyonathursday/episodes/fiona-demark

11 October 2021 - Rotary Club of Caringbah

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Rotary Club of Caringbah

I Zoomed in to the Rotary Club of Caringbah meeting on 11 October. The great thing about zoom is that I get to speak to many clubs across the country that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to get to speak to. 

5 October 2021 - Rotary Club of Sunbury

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Rotary Club of Sunbury

On the 5 October 2021, I presented via Zoom to the Rotary Club of Sunbury. You can take a look at the summary on their website here

28 September 2021 - A Magical Life Podcast

A Magical Life Podcast

On September 28, I recorded a podcast with Magic Barclay of A Magical Life on health, wellbeing and fitness. 

Tune in and listen to the podcast on the link beside this post. 

https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/a-magical-life/blind-inspiration-with-fiona-nAQyBeHs5SR/embed/

UPCOMING EVENT - Bounce into life program - 22 September 2021

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Bounce Into Life Program

I’m excited to have commenced the  10 week Bounce Into Life Program with Vision Australia. The participants are having a great time engaging with each other and I am enjoying coaching the participants to make the changes they need, to work towards achieving their dreams. 

16 September 2021 Zen Buzzys

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Zen Buzzys Podcast

I spoke on Zen Buzzys Podcast Spiritual Alchemy Energy with Julie Ann Guthrie-Smulson. Julie Ann is a healer and the creator of Spiritual Alchemy Energy Transfigurations. 

Listen to the podcast and see what you think!

You can find out more about Julie Ann and Zen Buzzys from their website https://zenbuzzys.com/

https://www.youtube.com/https://youtu.be/JDJX1kgnOswwatch?v=AoPiLg8DZ3A

UPCOMING EVENT - 16 September 2021 - Rotary Club of Noble Park - Dingley

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Rotary Club of Noble Park – Dingley

I’m all booked in to speak at the Rotary Club of Noble Park – Dingley on 16 September via Zoom. 

Upcoming event - 14 September 2021 - Rotary club of Mosman

Rotary Club of Mosman

I look forward to meeting the club members of the Rotary Club of Mosman on the 14th September. Zooming again – a great way to connect during lockdowns. 

UPCOMING EVENT - 9 September 2021 - Rotary Club of Rosanna

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Rotary Club of Rosanna

I look forward to ‘Zooming’ in on the Rotary Club of Rosanna meeting on 9 September.

Upcoming event - 7 September 2021 - Rotary club of Seaford-Carrum Downs

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Rotary Club of Seaford – Carrum Downs

Unfortunately due to lockdowns, this meeting has been moved from a face-to-face presentation to Zoom! I still look forward to meeting the club members of Seaford-Carrum Downs on the 7th September. 

UPCOMING EVENT - 6 September 2021 - Rotary Club of Whittlesea

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Rotary Club of Whittlesea

I’m excited to be invited to speak to the members of the Rotary Club of Whittlesea for a zoom speaking engagement on 6 September 2021. 

31 August 2021 - Rotary club of Bowral-Mittagong

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Rotary Club of Bowral-Mittagong

I enjoyed presenting to Bowral-Mittagong Rotary Club on Tuesday 31 August. Its great to be able to meet new Rotary members via Zoom! Borders and lockdowns are not barriers.

My way of thinking podcast

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My Way of Thinking Podcast

It was great to speak to Lee Greenhough who hosts the My Way of Thinking Podcast. Listen to this fun podcast with Lee interviewing me all the way from the UK. I had a great time doing the podcast and I hope you enjoy it too. 

My Way of Thinking Podcast

 

26 August 2021 - Rotary club of Armidale

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Rotary Club of Armidale

I enjoyed presenting to Rotary Club of Armidale NSW on Thursday 26 August. Its great to be able to reach clubs so far away from my home via Zoom!

18 AUGUST 2021 - Rotary E-Club of Melbourne

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Rotary E-Club of Melbourne

I was excited to be invited to speak to the members of the Rotary E-Club of Melbourne for a zoom speaking engagement on 18 August 2021. I met some great people and even connected with someone from Sydney!

upcoming events - 3 August 2021 - Rotary club of Blacktown

Rotary Club of Blacktown

I look forward to speaking at Blacktown Rotary on Tuesday 3 August. With Sydney still in lockdown, it is great that I get the opportunity to present via Zoom!

15 April 2021 - Rotary Club of Caulfield

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I’m excited to be invited to speak to the members of the Rotary Club of Caulfield as their guest speaker on 15 April.

8 April 2021 - Yarra Valley FM RADIO INTERVIEW

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Community Conversations

I had an enjoyable morning on Yarra Valley FM talking to Bruce Argyle on his Community Conversations. We looked at ways you can set goals, how to get motivated and how to achieve your dreams.

Take a listen to the podcast to get a taste of the techniques I use in my coaching. Test them out and see what you think.

You can listen to the podcast here: Yarra Valley FM with Bruce Argyle 

17 March 2021 - Rotary Club of Caroline springs

I visited the Rotary Club of Caroline Springs and met their members to speak about my journey. 

Here is a snippet of my presentation where I talk about learning to navigate Sydney with a vision impairment.

15 march 2021 - 3WBC RADIO INTERVIEW

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Big Life Conversation

I was excited to be in conversation with Jacinta Stiles McNena on 3WBC on her Big Life Conversation show. 

You can listen to the interview here:

25 February 2021 - plenty valley fm radio interview

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I spoke with Plenty Valley FM about my lifes journey on 5 February 2021. You can listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of the interview here.

 Plenty Valley Radio Interview Part 1

Plenty Valley FM Radio Interview Part 2

1 February 2021 - rotary club of keilor

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I had lots of fun presenting via Zoom to the Rotary Club of Keilor. I’m looking forward to meeting the group in person soon.

28 January 2021 - Rotary Club of Kew

I was invited to speak at the Rotary Club of Kew at their first formal meeting for the year.  The venue was the beautiful surroundings of the Kew Golf Club and I was served a delicious lunch.

I met and chatted with the lovely members and had the opportunity to present my story to them. Listen to a snippet of the my presentation from the video. 

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