Stefanie Reid MBE

Stef was born in New Zealand to a Scottish father and English mother, grew up in Toronto, and moved to Dallas, Texas with her Canadian husband all before settling back in the UK in 2010. Stef’s talent and passion for sport were spotted early but, at 15, Stef was involved in a boating accident suffering severe propeller lacerations.Her life was saved but her right foot was damaged beyond repair and amputated.

Stef is now an international speaker with a portfolio that includes corporate key note speeches, event hosting, guest lecturing. Stef inspires and challenges audiences through her messages of resilience, perseverance, and adopting a growth mindset.

Off the track, Stef’s enthusiasm and approachability have helped her develop into an in demand speaker and media personality including being part of the Channel 4 Tokyo Paralympic coverage and working as a BBC broadcast journalist for the Invictus Games 2022. 

Stef has a degree in biochemistry, and her adventures off the track include acting and modelling. She became the first amputee to walk the London Fashion Week catwalk! Stef is also Vice President for The Leprosy Mission UK and British Athletics.

Stef competed in the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics and starred in the British reality TV show Dancing On Ice 2022, making it to the quarter finals and showing the world you can learn to skate with an artificial foot!


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