One of my favourite quotes:
“You cannot stay on the summit forever: you have to come down again….so why bother in the first place? Just this: what is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art in conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can still at least know.”
“Thanks Cherie for your amazing story. You are a great example of how great the highs of human achievement can be, once we fully acknowledge the obstacles in all their uncomfortable glory. The ‘realness’ in your portrayal of your story was what really motivated our team. Out team still talks about you and we can’t wait to have you back to inspire again with the story of your latest conquest.”
Scott Nathan, Fenix Fitness Clubs
“Cherie’s story of overcoming adversity to achieve newly set goals was truly inspirational to students, staff and parents.”
Geoff Ellis, Assistant Principal, Wellington Secondary College.
“Cherie has addressed various sized groups of girls and women on several occasions. Her ability to turn negative experiences to positive together with her style and enthusiasm, motivated the audience on each occasion. The participants, from young women to more mature, all accepted the challenge to look at themselves and move forward positively.”
Elizabeth Adnams, National Trainer, Region Leader, Girl Guides Victoria.
“Cherie’s story touched all the girls when she came to speak to us. Her story is truly amazing and it sparked great enthusiasm in everyone. Afterwards you felt as though you could really do anything you put your mind to.”
Gemma Pavone, Youth Executive, Girl Guides Victoria.
“What an inspiration! Cherie is a perfect example and role model to all the girl Guides she came and spoke to. She left them amazed at what one person can achieve. A timely reminder that we can achieve anything if we dare to dream and work hard!”
Alex Bennett, Girl Guide Leader, Girl Guides Victoria.
“My university team and I were involved in charity fundraising for Wesley Mission Victoria. We had the privilege of having Ms Horne come and speak at our charity breakfast. Her address was extremely well received and was thoroughly illuminating in regards to all the challenges Cherie has faced and all the adventures she has had both at home and abroad.
Allied with a fascinating AV presentation, I am sure I can speak for everybody present when I say that we all gained a lot from the experience. I would have no hesitation in recommending Cherie as a speaker, and found her to be a bubbly, friendly personality as well. Thank you so much Cherie”!
Struan Robertson, Melbourne University Legal Student Coordinator.