The Age of Ability is the brainchild of Rani Vincent and Adam Kellerman, two passionate individuals who have each faced tremendous physical challenges.

The Age of Ability was born from the idea that although we all have limitations, real or perceived, we are all capable of achieving whatever we set our minds to.

Our vision is to use collective experience to transform the way people perceive their limitations and inspire them to live an extraordinary life.

Adam is driven, compassionate and believes in the transformative power of movement. Adam was a super sporty kid until the age of thirteen, when he was diagnosed with bone cancer in his right hip. In total, Adam spent around three years in and out of hospital. Despite enduring chemo and over twenty surgeries, Adam’s right hip had to be removed.

Realising he would never play sport the way he had before hit Adam hard. He endured serious depression and felt isolated from his peers.

At the age of sixteen, Adam took up wheelchair tennis. He believes that the sport truly saved his life. He has since taken the world by storm, representing Australia numerous times, including at two summer Paralympics.

Recently, Adam has embarked on a journey of self-reflection. Through personal development workshops, yoga, meditation and healthy living and eating, Adam has discovered the benefits of counteracting the intensity of sport and a full-on lifestyle with a sense of calm and stillness within.

Rani is fierce, resilient and loves adventure sports and the outdoors. At the age of nine, Rani suffered the first of three life-threatening brain injuries. Thankfully, Rani pulled through, but was left with numerous issues including complete right-side paralysis, speech difficulties and memory loss. Six months after her first injury, Rani experienced another haemorrhage.

For many years, Rani drew on her inner strength and positivity to rehabilitate. In her mid-20s, she took up rock climbing as a way to strengthen her right side and still partially paralysed hand. This led her to fall in love with adventure sports.

In January 2017, Rani was presented with what she describes as a wonderful opportunity – another brain haemorrhage! This third brain injury has taught Rani an extraordinary amount about the power of the human spirit and resiliency and solidified her belief in a positive mindset.

Though she continues to feel the effects of her injuries today, Rani is an avid rock climber, snowboarder, mountain-biker, free-diver and all-round adventurer.

The Age of Ability is the brainchild of Rani Vincent and Adam Kellerman, two passionate individuals who have each faced tremendous physical challenges.

Their vision is to use their collective experience to transform the way people perceive their limitations and inspire them to live an extraordinary life.

Rani and Adam believe in not just talking the talk, but walking the walk. Starting with the Kokoda Track in October 2018, Rani, Adam and their team of passionate supporters will train their bodies and minds to tackle activities that challenge even the most able-bodied humans. Find out more about Ability in Action below.

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About Adam

Adam is driven, compassionate and believes in the transformative power of movement. Adam was a super sporty kid until the age of thirteen, when he was diagnosed with bone cancer in his right hip. In total, Adam spent around three years in and out of hospital. Despite enduring chemo and over twenty surgeries, Adam’s right hip had to be removed.

Realising he would never play sport the way he had before hit Adam hard. He endured serious depression and felt isolated from his peers.

At the age of sixteen, Adam took up wheelchair tennis. He believes that the sport truly saved his life. He has since taken the world by storm, representing Australia numerous times, including at two summer Paralympics.

Recently, Adam has embarked on a journey of self-reflection. Through personal development workshops, yoga, meditation and healthy living and eating, Adam has discovered the benefits of counteracting the intensity of sport and a full-on lifestyle with a sense of calm and stillness within.

About Rani

Rani is fierce, resilient and loves adventure sports and the outdoors. At the age of nine, Rani suffered the first of three life-threatening brain injuries. Thankfully, Rani pulled through, but was left with numerous issues including complete right-side paralysis, speech difficulties and memory loss. Six months after her first injury, Rani experienced another haemorrhage.

For many years, Rani drew on her inner strength and positivity to rehabilitate. In her mid-20s, she took up rock climbing as a way to strengthen her right side and still partially paralysed hand. This led her to fall in love with adventure sports.

In January 2017, Rani was presented with what she describes as a wonderful opportunity – another brain haemorrhage! This third brain injury has taught Rani an extraordinary amount about the power of the human spirit and resiliency and solidified her belief in a positive mindset.

Though she continues to feel the effects of her injuries today, Rani is an avid rock climber, snowboarder, mountain-biker, free-diver and all-round adventurer.

Ability in Action

Kokoda 2018

Rani and Adam believe in not just talking the talk but walking the walk. Starting with the Kokoda Track in October 2018, Rani, Adam and their team of passionate supporters will train their bodies and minds to tackle activities that challenge even the most able-bodied humans. Check out their progress here.

As part of Kokoda 2018, Rani and Adam are raising money for Youth off the Streets. Adam and Rani began their own journeys from struggle to strength in their younger years and, as such, they are passionate about helping other teenagers find their own way to greatness. Show your support and donate to Youth off the Streets today.

Kokoda 2018 is raising money for Youth Off The Streets

Speaking

Signature Presentation

Rani and Adam offer a unique approach to keynote speaking, in that their stories are told in tandem, interwoven with powerful lessons that anyone can learn from. Their individual journeys from struggle to strength served as catalysts for change and while their experiences with disability are vastly different, they share an unshakeable determination to take charge and live a life that matters.

They have supported each other through huge challenges and now, live to inspire people to move forward through life with unstoppable mindsets and a solid resilience toolkit.

Corporate/Private

The right motivational speaker can raise an event to the next level, stimulating attendees’ minds and empowering them to take steps towards an enhanced experience of life. The pathway to success, be it in our personal lives or our workplaces, is often viewed as a solo endeavour. This can lead employees down a challenging and isolated road where many get stuck feeling uninspired and completely drained. In overcoming their own challenges, Adam and Rani have cultivated skills that are relevant to people in any workplace.

Themes: Leadership, resilience and wellness

Schools

School is a challenge for students across all age groups. There is mounting pressure from social media and magazines to look and act a certain way. Bullying and mental illness in school age students is at an all-time high. These are issues that Adam and Rani are very passionate about because of their own personal struggles through their school lives. At 9 years of age, Rani experienced her first brain injury. At 13, Adam was diagnosed with bone cancer. Adam and Rani draw on their own experiences to deliver a powerful, insightful and engaging presentation for primary and secondary students alike.

Themes: Self-confidence, resilience and kindness

Hospitals/Treatment Centres

Being a patient in hospital or rehab is not fun, especially when dealing with life threatening and/or life altering experiences. Overcoming these challenges can take years of work and the psychological impact can be just as crippling. Rani and Adam are uniquely placed to draw on their own healing journeys, to guide people through adversity, shift the way they perceive their current reality and help them to achieve what they want in life. From the initial diagnosis through to retraining the body and mind to accept a new normal, their stories have a particular resonance for those undergoing their own treatment.

Themes: Forward-thinking, accepting change and resilience

Charities/Community Groups

One of the key motivators for Rani and Adam in creating the Age of Ability was an understanding of the transformative power of storytelling. As communities, stories help us to connect, show compassion, offer comfort and champion change. Drawing on their own personal experiences with disability, Adam and Rani will share how they turned their greatest challenges into their greatest triumphs and showcase how the right mindset can help you achieve more than you ever thought possible. Community presentations are tailored to the specific needs of the audience, focusing on the themes of overcoming adversity and the power of a positive mindset.

Themes: Positivity, overcoming adversity and self-confidence

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