Best-Selling Author, Chef, Health & Wellbeing Influencer
Trisha’s mantra : If it is to be, it is up to me.
As a speaker, Trisha is engaging, warm and authentic – and very much a woman who ‘walks the walk’. Audiences come away feeling inspired, positive and motivated to be accountable to themselves as they make the changes they want to see in their lives.
Photo credit: Leo Byrne
“Taking responsibility for your life changes your mindset to the point where you can tackle any challenge. You just need to give yourself permission to change.”
Trisha Lewis currently has over 200k followers on Instagram, a figure that is rising daily. Once she decided to share her own story of trying and succeeding to lose weight, she found that her uplifting message resonated with audiences everywhere and her page quickly became a place where followers come to seek empathy, advice and hope.
Trisha loved her job as a chef but as she approached 30 and found herself weighing 27 stone, she knew something had to be done. She set a goal to shed 13 stone, and has already reached halfway with 7.5 stone lost. From the beginning, she has documented her progress (and any setbacks) on her Instagram page, @trishas.transformation. Along the way, however, her unique blend of humour and humility turned what was ostensibly a weight-loss story into a transformational health and wellbeing journey with universal appeal.
People connect with Trisha because she’s unafraid to share what happens when you decide to hold yourself to account. She’s gained a reputation not only for being very funny, but for ‘telling it as it is.’ For Trisha, this means cultivating compassion for yourself, but also calling yourself out when you mess up.
Recognising that an ‘all or nothing’ mindset doesn’t serve anyone is key, too. Ultimately, Trisha wants people to know that no matter how bad things get, you can turn them around, reset and start again. As she says, ‘It’s not failure, it’s feedback. You just need to reflect, learn, re-set’.
This down-to-earth attitude, characterised by a refreshing mix of determination, hope and self-reflection, permeates everything Trisha does, from her Instagram feed and two best-selling books (Trisha’s Transformation and The 21-Day Reset), to the recipes she shares (‘lose weight, not flavour’) and the talks that make her such a warm and engaging speaker.
Trisha’s personal story and growing public profile have resulted in television appearances on the Late Late Show, Six O’Clock show and Today Show, as well as slots on numerous radio stations. To date her speaking clients include IBEC, Laya, VHI, GSK, Apple, Wellfest, Fintru, Irish Farmers Journal, Boston Scientific and Irving Oil. She is also a popular brand ambassador for Aldi, Spotlight, Meaghers Pharmacy and Gymondo.
Give Yourself Permission to Change
Using her own life experience as a backdrop, Trisha encourages her audience to Reflect, Learn, Re-Set to help them improve their physical and mental health and overall happiness. Generous in her honesty and openness, and entertaining with her self-deprecating sense of humor, her advice is non judgemental, effective and applicable to anyone trying to improve their health.
Trisha has broken down the main elements to building greater wellbeing for the long term into this terrific talk, HOPE, which is ideal for staff Wellness programmes or staff conferences.
In this talk Trisha covers:
Health: take charge, get results
Opportunities: for personal development and growth
Personal: We’re all different, so identify and do what works for you
Excited: get excited for your future and all the possibilities that await
“Thanks so much for joining us today Trisha, you were absolutely amazing and created such a high energy session – what a way to kick off our CT5K!” Bank of Ireland