Crutches help Cate Grace to business success

Rheumatoid arthritis has not stopped Cate Grace from becoming a top personal trainer and inspirational business leader. The Christchurch woman has used her disability to power her own brand of positive leadership and entrepreneurial success.


Hell on wheels

Michael Conway was born with Spina Bifida and has never been able to walk, but the 28-year-old has never let his “unique ability” stop him rolling forward. When Michael was offered a job in Auckland a few years ago, he didn’t hesitate to make the move. Unfortunately, the work dried up and Michael needed to shift back to Wellington to be nearer friends and family.

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Career Champion catch-up

It’s been a year since Sally Champion signed off from blogging weekly about the process of setting up her own business as a writer. We thought we’d catch up with her to see how thing are going, twelve months on.

CBC’s The National: Return on Disability

It’s a business model that goes against an age old corporate stigma. The notion that hiring someone with a disability is more of a burden than an opportunity. That thinking has proven to be the biggest obstacle to the 800,000 disabled Canadians looking for work, but as the CBC’s Ioanna Roumeliotis found out, companies adopting…

Career Champion Signing off...

Career Champion: “Signing off”

This week Sally Champion finishes her 20-week blog series, about the process of setting up a part-time business as a writer, with a future goal and a promise that she’ll be back! Read other episodes » Episode 20: “Signing off” Here we are at the end of my blog about setting up a part time…


Career Champion: “Some sort of breakthrough”

Sally Champion starts to wrap up her 20-week blog series about the process of setting up a part-time business as a writer. Read other episodes » Episode 19: “Some sort of breakthrough” Last week I talked about some of my experiences in hospital. I want readers to know that happened in the 1960’s — a…

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Career Champion: “Wrestling the facts”

Sally Champion continues her weekly blog about the process of setting up a part-time business as a writer. She had polio as a child and after years of working nine to five, she is now having to think differently about how to earn her living. Sally invites your comment and advice. Read other episodes »…