CDG – WISE Ability would like to thank Aaron Phipps for his support at our Rewards and Recognition Event 2013."The Rewards and Recognition Event is about recognising the hard work, dedication and professionalism of the staff and employers that sits behind the fantastic achievements of our customers. Aaron was the icing on the cake at the event, he was a true inspiration to the team. He gave everyone a greater understanding of the importance of team work in supporting people to reach their full potential. Aaron was engaging, bringing a great sense of humour to the proceedings with an open and honest approach which put everyone at ease. The team hasn’t stopped talking about Aaron’s presentation, what a great guy Aaron is and how he brought a whole new aspect to the celebration event.
Linda Matthews Work Choice Partnership Director CDG – WISE Ability
“Aaron is an amazing communicator with an inspiring story. He can engage with people of all backgrounds, from children to senior executives. He is clear, honest, funny, and passionate. Throughout our time working together, he has helped us raise hundreds of thousands of pounds from corporate sponsors, and offered reassurance and inspiration to people whose lives have been dramatically changed by meningitis.
Mike Taylor, Head of Fundraising, Meningitis Research Foundation.”
Karen Harestock Primary
Lynn Frost Adult & Children's Services, Hampshire County Council
"Aaron has delivered fantastic guest lectures at Southampton Solent University for the last four years. He presents a stimulating and inspirational story of his journey to become an elite athlete and his experience of the London 2012 Paralympics. Aaron is able to adapt his presentation content and style to suit a wide range of audiences: from high performance coaches and sport scientists; to younger audiences, including gifted and talented primary school children. He presents with heart, passion and warmth and always leaves his audience inspired to achieve better things."
Matt Johnson BA, MSc
Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology and Coaching
Course leader for BSc Sport Coaching
Southampton Solent University
"Hi Aaron, I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for everything you did last Thursday. The kids are still talking about it and many staff have commented on how fantastic the assembly was! We are so grateful to you taking time out from your training to come in and visit the school and our Headteacher has said it was one of the best assemblies we have ever had here. Our GCSE pupils were given a one off opportunity with your training and an experience that they will never forget so for that, I truly am grateful. Your approach with the kids is very similar to mine, just down to earth and say it like it is and my opinion is that they can relate to that and they repect you for it so it was great to see and something I'm sure they will remember for years to come.
We all wish you lots of luck with your ongoing training, Thank you so much again for being so brilliant! :-)
Faye Burgate School
Aaron inspired 200 primary aged children with his story of gritty determination, an unrelenting focus on not settling for less, and proving to himself and others what the human spirit can achieve. His witty, poignant and humbling tale made us reflect on the power of overcoming personal barriers, and what it takes to succeed. I look forward to working with Aaron again.
Romsey Primary School & Nursery
Aaron is an inspirational speaker, paralympic athlete , Charity Ambassador and role model for children who have undergone amputations as a result of meningitis and septicaemia. His experience, drive and passion makes him the unstoppable personality he is. Last year at Meningitis Research Foundation Childhood Amputee Day “Pushing the Boundaries” Aaron was clearly a star to everyone he met
Head of Membership and Support
Meningitis Research Foundation
"I have worked with Aaron on a variety of video programmes and he has always inspired our viewers whilst working brilliantly with our crew. He was a studio guest for a studio series in 2012 called Scene South TV and was interviewed about his involvement in the 2012 Paralympics as well as his personal story and goals. We also recorded a short documentary about Aaron and his story and he was a pleasure to work with throughout this production. I have recently been in contact with Aaron about recording another interview with him for a different project. Aaron is very professional and an inspiring person to work with." - Freelance Assistant Producer Zoe Beresford
"Aaron, As soon as I arrived back at school yesterday afternoon, everybody told me how fantastic you were. Each and every member of staff said what a genuinely lovely bloke you were, as well as how inspirational you were for our children. Thank you! In particular I wanted to thank you for the time you spent with XXXXXXXX. Everyone at Anton loves XXXXXX and we were delighted when his parents chose our school when they wanted to move him last year. Yesterday meeting you meant so much to XXXXX, and all the staff said that they had never seen him so excited and animated. I understand you are trying to arrange an extra special treat for XXXXXXX - again thank you!"
Anton Junior School