Theresa Byrne was at the top of her game as the most decorated female martial arts practitioner in her style. She had a 4th-degree black belt and her own dojo teaching others the art of self-defense. She was focused, determined and unstoppable – a force to be reckoned with.
And then … the accident happened.
A car hit her from the rear, forced off the road and into a wall. In the wreck she suffered a traumatic brain injury and had a near-death experience.
The life Theresa knew before vanished. In its place, a new journey started … one in which she had to learn about what she’d lost, and start the path to whomever she would become.
In this wide-ranging interview she talks about the pains and frustrations of loss.
She also shares the details of the near-death experience, and how it has become her North Star for moving forward. From the top of her field, to trauma, to TEDx and beyond … it is a story of how one person has turned trauma into transformation.