Martyn Sibley is an author, speaker, blogger, coach and podcaster. He advocates all over the world for people who are differently abled and needing to use a wheelchair for mobility.
Due to spinal muscular atrophy, Sibley uses a wheelchair to get around. In the beginning, he spent a lot of time overcoming challenges. He had to go through and recover from spinal fusion surgery, manage those attending to his personal care, struggle with housing that was inaccessible for people in wheelchairs, do fundraisers for mobility equipment, cope with societal stereotypes and fight pneumonia several times.
He maintained a positive attitude despite everything that life was throwing at him. He maintained focus on hard work and being resilient. Despite challenges, Sibley obtained his master’s degree in marketing, gained employment with a big NGO in London and learned how to use his hands to drive a car.
He eventually left the NGO and worked as a founder for other companies, such as Disability Horizons, which did not take long to become successful venture. He went on to travel the world, author “Everything is Possible” and work as a presenter for the BBC.
Martyn says that his life has been awesome. He is working and living his life identically: helping, learning, smiling and ambitious to experience new things alongside amazing people.
Sibley’s vision is to live in a world that is free of prejudice, barriers or discrimination. He says that he believes that this is possible as long as all people play their role in helping to achieve it.
Martyn’s goal in this world is to inform, change and inspire the world about social issues. He believes that big impact comes from small actions that accumulate over time.
In 2016, Powerful Media published their list of the 100 most successful people with a disability in Britain. Sibley was named number three on this list.