DEI: Making Inclusion a Reality for Your Organization
Paralympian and founder DYLAN ALCOTT believes true insights from people living with disability are essential to transforming any space into a more inclusive one. Through his work as an advocate on the global stage, and his consulting firm Get Skilled Access, Dylan shares how a strategy focused on lived experience and co-design can create sustainable change, delivering real results – from increased productivity to a significant impact on profitability. Dylan shares actionable takeaways in this engaging talk.
The Power of Positive Perception
In this empowering talk, Paralympian, philanthropist, and founder DYLAN ALCOTT shares how shifting his point of view on his challenges, opportunities, and even himself, has led to a life defined by greatness on his terms. Becoming the best version of yourself is not without challenges, and Alcott shares his insights on how to shift your perception, view yourself in a positive light, and let opportunities define you in this transformative talk.
Representation: Mainstreaming Disability
Inspired by his viral TEDx Talk, Paralympian DYLAN ALCOTT shares the purpose that drives his advocacy, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship: changing perceptions so people with disabilities can live the lives they deserve. Drawing on examples from the media, everyday experiences, and his own story, Alcott delivers a resounding – and at times hilarious – perspective on how mainstreaming disability will change the world for the better.
Motivation: From the Hospital to the Paralympic Podium
In this motivational talk, DYLAN ALCOTT shares his journey to win gold at the Paralympic Games. Alcott grew up in and out of hospitals, after surgery to remove a tumor on his spine left him with paralysis. Through his incredible – and often hilarious – storytelling, Dylan shares how because his brother didn’t treat him any differently, he learned to believe that the world shouldn’t, either. Pursuing his love of sport, Dylan became one of a shortlist of athletes to compete at the Paralympics in multiple sports, and uses his global platform to challenge unconscious biases, shift perceptions, and transform the world.
Elite Athlete Mindset
A multisport Olympian, DYLAN ALCOTT was the youngest member of the gold-medal winning team at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics, competing in wheelchair basketball. After winning silver at London in 2012, Dylan returned to wheelchair tennis, winning 15 Grand Slam tournaments as well as double Paralympic gold in Rio. In 2021, Dylan became the only male in any form of tennis to win the ‘Golden Slam’ – winning the Australian, French, Wimbledon, and US Open Championships. With a total of four gold medals, Dylan shares impactful lessons in cultivating resilience, overcoming challenges, and bringing your best self to your work and life.
Paralympian Dylan Alcott has been called “a champion for the ages,” and his message resonates with audiences worldwide
Paralympian DYLAN ALCOTT has been called “a champion for the ages” (GQ Australia), and his message resonates with audiences worldwide. Alcott earned a spot on the Paralympic podium in not one but two sports – wheelchair basketball and tennis – earning four gold medals and fifteen Grand Slam tournaments. After retiring from his sports, Dylan was named Australian of the Year, and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to Paralympic sport, particularly to tennis, and as a role model for people with disability, and to the community through a range of organizations. Dylan’s message resonates: "Dylan spoke at Bupa today and I must say he was excellent!! Very engaging, funny, and moving all at the same time, I can see why he gets so many speaking requests!"
Dylan is the author of Able: Gold Medals, Grand Slams and Smashing Glass Ceilings, and has shared his story on the world’s stage: keynoting at TEDx Johnson & Johnson, Oracle, Salesforce, McDonalds, Meta, LinkedIn, Deloitte, and more. Alcott’s audiences are elated by his presentations, which blend his candor and hilarious storytelling to empowering affect. When Dylan spoke at Oracle, the host raved: “I have been with Oracle for 20 years and have seen so many presentations, performances, guest speakers, etc. all over the world in different Oracle Offices. Dylan Alcott was by far the best person I have ever seen on every level possible. Funny, smart, empathic, motivational, wise... I could go on.”
Australian of the Year 2022, Dylan Alcott AO, is one of the country's most successful and well recognized Paralympians. In 2021 he became the only male in any form of tennis to win the 'Golden Slam', winning the Australian, French, Wimbledon and US Open Championships, together with his gold medal from the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
In 2017, Dylan launched the Dylan Alcott Foundation, a foundation created to help young Australians with a disability achieve their goals in the workplace, on the sporting field or at university.
Dylan was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2022 for distinguished service to Paralympic sport, particularly to tennis, and as a role model for people with disability, and to the community through a range of organizations.