Alison Botha is a renowned International inspirational speaker. Her story is a riveting drama of how a courageous woman found the inner strength to triumph over intense physical and emotional trauma.
She has been speaking on the professional speaking circuit for several years. She has addressed international audiences in over 20 different countries including the USA, Australia, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Her aim to ‘make a difference’ has been overwhelming as she has spoken to countless thousands of people which include large business corporations, women and social groups as well as several schools.
Courage which allowed her to transcend and transform a devastating experience into something positively life-affirming. Alison's refusal to become a victim continues to inspire people all over the world.
In December 1994, Alison was abducted outside her home by two men who raped, stabbed and disembowelled her, finally slashing her throat 16 times to make sure she was dead.
No-one could have believed that anyone with such severe injuries could live but, miraculously, she did.
The manner in which she survived, her inner strength and determination, her lack of bitterness, and her serenity and humility captured the attention of South Africa and the world.
In 1995, she was awarded the prestigious Rotarian Paul Harris Award for 'Courage Beyond the Norm'.
The same year she was the first recipient of the Femina magazine's 'Woman of Courage' award. She was also chosen as Port Elizabeth's Citizen of the Year at a glittering ceremony.
"No matter the circumstances, you always control your attitude, your beliefs and the choices you make.."
Audiences sit in rapt attention as Alison speaks of the brutally cruel torture to which she was subjected and how she has overcome the challenge of that experience by applying her own ABC - Attitude, Belief and Choice.
You learn to recognise the importance of attitude at all times.
You will gain insight into the power of belief in yourself and she will share of the freedom and responsibility of making choices, no matter what happens in your life.