Emma Gee:
Lived Experience Consultant | Occupational Therapist & Author

Meet Australia’s most impactful & unique rehabilitation health advocate, workshop leader, consultant, mentor, and keynote speaker.

Be inspired to live a life you love.


Emma’s services include: keynote presentations, workshops and consulting

“From Emma, we actually know more about the client’s perspective – from Emma’s perspective – because she has lived experience.”

From Emma, we actually know more about the client’s perspective – from Emma’s perspective – because she has lived experience

You will hire Emma because through her lived experience she:

  • Knows how to develop resilience, grow perspective, and reflect on practice
  • She delivers teachings on collaborative strategies, developing empathy, and strengthening relationships
  • She helps you improve critical thinking, apply learnings, and gain understanding 

    By engaging with Emma and her work you will be inspired, discover new ways to be challenged, and actively decide what you choose to value.

    “Emma’s honest, raw and often humorous depiction of her journey was both engaging and compelling, and challenged us all to re-evaluate our attitudes and practices”



    Celebrate IDPWD 3/12/22!

    Do you know today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)? On the 3 December each year we celebrate by recognising the contributions and achievements of the 4.4 million Australians with disability, both visible and invisible. Yesterday in a panel...

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      “It will be ok”

     Four words that I find myself repeating daily - convincing myself: “It will be ok”  The prospect of not having my close supports around me terrifies me.  "Who will look after me when my parents aren't around?" or "where will I go when I need respite from my own...

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    “Emma’s poignant, humorous and telling presentation style took our attendees on an incredible journey. Her story of resilience and perseverance resonated with all, and we felt privileged to have Emma join us at our event.”

    Zanthe Heaton
    Events and Member Services Coordinator, Baptist Care Australia 2020

    “…Your words and stories are very powerful and had a deep impact on the audience attending – and then they go and tell their peers – so it had a ripple effect”.

    Leanne Pagett
    Allied Health Assistant Coordinator Canberra Health Service

    “I found all speakers really interesting and inspiring. They all provided differing insights and perspectives, which reinforced the need for collaboration (on all levels) in order to truly inspire systems change…”

    The Collaborative Attendees Feedback 2016
    The Collaborative Forum 2016


      • i-Rebound after stroke Project partnership between the Stroke Foundation and the University of Newcastle 2022.


      • Swinburne University: ReDesigning Assistive Technology Workshop                                                                                          
      • IPAR: Keynote “OT, What it Means to ME!” A Person’s Lived Experience of Occupational Therapy & the RTW Process         
      • WA Country Health Service Forum “Rejuvenate, Reconnect, Resilience and Recovery”

      • WAOT Breakfast Keynote: “Because of OT I can!!” Perth 2022                                                                                                   
      • Salvation Army 2022: Resilience in Leadership Keynote 2022.
      • Enhancing Practice Conference 2022, Wollongong NSW: Keynote on Person-Centred Care & Panel
      • Western Health: International Day of People with Disability 2022 Panel Discussion
      • LaTrobe University Lecture 2022: Occupational Therapy
      • Volunteering Victoria Resilience Workshop, Arts Centre 2022


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