Recognised universally as ‘The lady in the mask’ following the horrific injuries she sustained in the Paddington rail crash, Pam Warren turned a near death disaster into a life changing positive and is now an inspirational speaker on change.
Her life story captivates all who hear it and drives individuals to become the best version of themselves, no matter what their circumstances. “Inspirational” is the often-quoted feedback.
Pam Warren’s keynote speeches are filled with motivation and mindset tips to promote the virtues of resilience and transformation during huge change and upheaval… Using a successful blend of her own unique experiences and a study of how other great leaders achieved success, Pam conveys a powerful message, praised by all who hear it.
She captivates her audiences and provides them with a raft of take homes as she outlines her single-handed battles with authorities to champion improved rail safety and overcome her own physical and mental trauma following the crash which many thought she would not survive.
Being featured many times in TV productions, she was recently the star of a CBS TV documentary chillingly called ‘The Day I Should Have Died.’
In October 1999, Pam’s life as the successful owner of a multi-million-pound financial advisory firm was torn apart when she was critically injured in the Paddington Rail Crash in London. Not only did she pull through, she became the public face of the disaster championing the cause of rail safety, working tirelessly in her pursuit of national improvements.
More than 20 years on, Pam considers herself a successful survivor and now shares her experiences on overcoming obstacles, eager to show that, with resilience and perseverance, no problem in your work or personal life are insurmountable.
Pam’s energy and determination to overcome such devastating adversity catapulted her onto the stage as a highly acclaimed international public speaker. Audiences of senior business leaders and other influential community representatives are inspired by her encouragement to think smarter and bigger and to go beyond what’s expected of them. Her story resonates and people are driven to seek success on hearing about her outstanding achievements.
Pam Warren has been praised for her courage and determination by the likes of Bond actor Sir Roger Moore and TV legend Sir Trevor McDonald.
Pam Warren is an ambassador for The Scar Free Foundation and the Children’s Burns Research Centre. Her 5-star acclaimed auto-biography, From Behind the Mask, was published in 2014 and sales continue to grow as more readers seek to know more about her background. She was awarded the Woman of the Year Frink Award 2001, Unison Bob Cotton Award 2001, Sue Ryder Women of Achievement Award 2015.
Pam is also a member of the Rail Industry Health and Safety Advisory Committee, still keeping a watchful eye on behalf of the travelling public.
Pam Warren works with organisations who want to transform change and disruption into easy, natural pathways to success. Using her fight back from near death trauma and sharing her strategies literally ‘forged from fire’, she shows individuals and teams that there are NO challenges that are insurmountable and lasting legacies CAN be built.
Pam’s Methodology – Change Should Be Exciting.
- How to navigate, normalise and even come to enjoy any change or challenge, no matter how big or small.
- Fall in love with change to such an extent that you welcome, seek, and actively promote it without fear.
- It’s not important how the world looks at us, it is important how we look at the world.
- The most effective triggers to employ to any given event.
- It only takes one person to make a meaningful difference but a few combined can alter the future.
- Change can be tough but it needn’t be hard. In fact, there are only & key skills you need to make it easy.
Pam Warren is clear that there’s nothing unusual or special about her. The only difference between the audience and herself is the severe physical and emotional trauma that she had to overcome. Her keynote address is guaranteed to enthral and inspire in equal measure.
"Life is often unpredictable, and now more than ever we seem to be encountering
change and turbulent times. My personal takeaway from Pam’s talk is that no matter
what challenge presents itself, there is a strategy to cope with it."
— L. Spicer, International Trade Adviser, Department for International Trade
"We were treated to a masterclass by Pam — inspiring! The group left refreshed, inspired and ready for the challenges we face a head."
— A.Downs, Uspire Group Commercial Director
"Pams speech is so strong and emotional. Pam is obsessed with the idea of everything
changing for the better. You can’t give up – Pam is living proof of that!"
— Flytoget, Norway