In the first episode of Let’s Go Further, we are joined by Jaz Ampaw-Farr, a teacher, keynote speaker, trainer and ‘resilience ninja’. You may have seen her on The Apprentice, in a TEDx talk, or at the Skills and Education Group Annual Conference in 2019. In this conversation, she talks about the transformative impact of further education on her own life, and how this experience has shaped her current work to inspire and support educators.
Who is Jaz Ampaw-Farr?
Jaz Ampaw-Farr is a Human First Leadership Strategist, keynote speaker and author.
Jaz has a unique ability to help people and corporations reframe their stories and situations, bringing transformation in their work, life and communities. This is Jaz’s alchemy.
Jaz is highly recognised for the impact she’s had on the education and health sectors, galvanising and inspiring those around her. She has led national and international projects unlocking potential in leaders and teams and is now highly sought after by business leaders, corporations and governments wanting the same results.
It is fair to say that working with Jaz leaves a mark. She gives you the feeling you can do the impossible so that the next time you face adversity and challenge, you’ll be ready. In her TEDx Talk she re-storied her life as a broken child, highlighting the transformative power we have to make a difference. Jaz’s determination drove her from appalling abuse at the hands of her own parents to running away from foster care and life as a teen on the streets, to the resilience influencer she is today.
As a speaker, Jaz has a disarming ability to captivate her audience and share her story with humour and humility and without anger or bitterness. She invites people into a more authentic narrative around choice and agency, leaving individuals and organisations reporting an increase in determination and productivity.
Jaz’s ability to reframe means she sees the world in a unique way, which challenges and ignites those around her, lifting them out of what she calls ‘mindset poverty’ into previously unachievable outcomes.
Full of practical advice, her message is neatly summed up in her own words to those five teachers from her past and the title of her upcoming book – Because Of You – This Is Me.
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