I want to thank you Angela for sharing your inspirational story so courageously not once but twice - first in a long research call and then in a broadcast interview for our BBC podcast on ending road deaths worldwide. You speak so powerfully about your experiences and are a passionate and inspiring advocate for change on this vital issue. Hearing accounts like yours really brings home why urgent action is needed to make our roads safer worldwide, so thank you again for contributing to our programme. It was a pleasure meeting and working with you.
Journalist Zoe Gelber
People Fixing The World
BBC World Service
It seems, quite some time ago, that I received a ‘slightly nervous’ call from Angela asking if we could meet to discuss how she could support road safety by sharing her story. This was the start of Angela’s journey, and I was so impressed by her courage, enthusiasm and out-going personality that we agreed to make a short film where she would talk about her experience and how it had changed her life.
Making the film was very emotional, not only for Angela, but for all involved, but in the end we produced a hard hitting and very emotional film .
If the Oxford Dictionary wanted to summarise the definition of ‘inspirational’, it would simply read…Angela McShane!
George Cairns, Road Safety Development, Glasgow City Council.
Angela was part of the panel that discussed a wide range of road safety issues at the National Conference. She came across very well and is a remarkable lady.
"We are so grateful to you for sharing your story. It must be so incredibly difficult. Your presentation will have a lasting impression with those watching the webinar and will truly encourage change."
I would like to thanks Angela for delivering a fantastic keynote session, along with her enthusiastic engagement with staff at our 2019 Physiotherapy Development Day.
Reflecting on the feedback received from those who attended, Angela’s presentation was the highlight of the day and an inspiration to delegates on both a professional and personal level. Angela’s positivity towards the Physiotherapy profession made us proud to do the job we do!
Inspiration, inspiration, inspiration. Attending the Scottish Road Safety Conference, we were so inspired by Angela’s gritty, real presentation that we knew she had to be a keynote speaker at our own seminar.
It’s powerful, not powerpoint, it’s her story, her life and it will move you to be a better person.
"Thank you for your inspiration & motivation board idea. We started one with a lady with a 95 day ITU stay, what a boost for her. Now day 100 and she's managed her first steps".
"Love the vision board idea! Keeping the end goals in sight, things to look forward to and to motivate people to keep pushing onwards".
I would like to thank Angela for the excellent, thought provoking presentation that she delivered at our Young Driver Event “2mro’s Driver”.
The S6 pupils listened intently and were definitely affected by Angela’s experience, hearing how her life has changed after a tragic incident. The audience were clearly delighted for Angela when she ended her presentation by sharing how she has overcome adversity.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Angela at this event and hope to work with her again in the future.
I have had the pleasure of working in partnership Angela for a couple of years now.
Her story is inspirational and her presentation really captivates the audience.
Angela has supported Police Scotlands New Driver Scheme since its inception and always attracts very positive feedback following her inputs.
It was SUCH a gift to me to have you on stage with me at the retreat Angela. You were incredible, and I really believe so many women in that room had a life altering experience simply by hearing about your story.
I am so grateful that you came, and I hope it's not the last time we share a stage together. Your emotion, your passion, and how compelling your story is are what make you so powerful.
But you were incredible, and for that time we had together, I wouldn't have changed a thing.
It is a powerful message which will undoubtedly have a positive impact on those who see it. Well done, you have done more than anyone else I have come across in my career to turn a tragic incident into a positive message. Keep doing what you do.
This is just a very short note to say a very big thank you for your input to the Seminar. The number of people who have commented on your particular presentation has been overwhelming, with many commenting on how appropriate it had been, in among all the others speakers, it was great to have one who reminded them all ‘why we do what we do’.
Thanks to you for giving an excellent talk to our S6 year group. I hope it had an impact on our young people. Thanks again for your support and I hope we can keep up this excellent partnership working going forward.
Can I thank you for your presentation to the pupils of Clydeview Academy. It certainly had an impact and I hope that the message we delivered as a group was a positive one.
A massive thank you for your powerful and inspirational talk yesterday. I know all of the pupils were affected by what you have experienced and we all admire your positivity.
Thanks for coming, you have been the talk of the Hospital and, as a team, we were so touched by your story and the emotive way you delivered it, it touched us all very much.
Angela McShane from The REiNVENTiON, herself a survivor of a life changing road accident gave a very moving and hard hitting account of how her life had been changed.
We would like to thank Angela, who gave up their time to come and help us understand the consequences of how certain decisions that we make can change people’s lives forever.
Thank you for joining us at the Walking Summit. Your contribution was greatly appreciated. Your story was a stark reminder of why we need to tackle around traffic in our cities and towns. The Living Streets Scotland team will certainly be more motivated to press for the types of changes that were presented.
It was great to have you at the school and would be great to have you back. The general feedback from the pupils was very positive and my feedback is very positive as well. I thought your presentation and delivery were excellent and it really hit home to the pupils about positive choices and making the right decision.
I thought The Reinvention talk was very good. It got the message across and follows on smoothly from the new driver scheme, as that’s passengers that were killed, and The Reinvention is regarding a pedestrian who was seriously injured.
It also shows aspects of drink/drug driving, which isn't covered in new driver scheme, as its about speed for that.
Both point out the control you have as a driver and as a passenger to be responsible to say stop to the driver for speed/drink/drugs.
Definitely a brilliant assembly, with a hard hitting message from a brilliant/admirable presenter.
The Reinvention were delighted to be asked to be part of the BBC World Service's People Fixing The World podcast. Angela shared her story as part of the focus on ending road fatalities.
You can listen to the full podcast here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct3j2z