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Pervez Hussain is a blind motivational speaker.
Pervez Hussain is a truly inspirational speaker who believes that like him, you can achieve your full potential with the right knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviour.
Pervez Hussain was brought up in the inner City of Birmingham. He experiences eyesight problems from an early age and despite numerous operations he completely lost his sight at the age of 23. Despite being unable to read Braille, this undeterred him and he started using memory to assist with work and everyday tasks, committing to memory large chunks of information.
He was the first person in the country to deliver diversity training to staff members wholly using his memory. Pervez was also the first blind person in the UK to deliver management and leadership training by memory to front line supervisors.
After moving on from delivering diversity training in his existing work environment, he then went on to set up his own company delivering this training to outside organisations and agencies.
He also undertook management leadership training – helping others to help themselves in progressing in their area of work – what can be better than helping others realise their own potential!
After 23 years of working within the West Mercia Police, his own advancements suddenly stalled. Having never had sick leave Pervez was now faced with the prospect of being seriously ill with kidney failure. At the beginning of 2012 despite struggling to continue with work and other commitments Pervez knew something was wrong and finally sought medical help.
The shocking discovery was that he was suffering from polycystic kidney disease. Despite this Pervez won the Quality People Award 2012 for outstanding contribution to West Mercia Police. A very proud moment indeed!
Pervez works with a number of charities and organisations such as Guide Dogs to the Blind Association and has become a spokesperson in the disabled community, using his skills learnt during his time in the police force to help others.
Alongside this Pervez is the UK’s first blind DJ to play entirely by memory – there is no end to his skills and talents.
Pervez’s story is a tale of inspiration and motivation, one not to be missed.
Chasing the Bean: The Inspirational Life Story of Pervez Hussain (2014)
Sheila Tallon, The Royal National College for the Blind November 2015
Lucy Bennett, Equality and Diversity Officer, Wyre Forest District Council
Debbie Barrow, Business Support Manager, Worcester Community Trust
Graham Kensett, Guide Dogs Head of Services Midlands Region