Live Book Launch Event
We are holding this launch LIVE online via a webinar
A Testament To What Love And A Never Quit Mentality Can Do.
Join us LIVE for our new book launch of "RELENTLESS".

In January 2016 my mum Isobel Tamati suffered a massive aneurysm at the age of 74 that left her fighting for her life.

We proved that sometimes you can beat the odds. Her story is a testament to what love and a never quit mentality can do.  

Her book "RELENTLESS" is now available! 

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About Isobel's Journey
In January 2016 My mum Isobel Tamati suffered a massive aneurysm at the age of 74 that left her fighting for her life. 

She survived after weeks in ICU and in and out of coma but the brain damage was massive and she was left with hardly any higher function.  She had virtually no speech, was unable to sit, stand, walk or even move her limbs in any coordinated way, unable to control any body functions, unable to even push a button, chew her food or focus on anything. 

Doctors told us we had to put her in a hospital level care facility and to prepare for the fact she wouldn't live long or ever have any quality of life ever again. 
  • ​Her story is a testament to what love and a never quit mentality can do.
  • ​It's about never ever giving up and always pushing your limits despite the huge odds stacked against you.
  • ​It's about the fact that age is no reason to give up. It's also a list of the therapies I used and the principles I adopted to get her to where she is today, against the doctors prognosis.
  • ​We proved that sometimes you can beat the odds.
  • ​Her book "RELENTLESS" is NOW AVAILABLE and I would love you to share in the powerful message of this story at this LIVE Book Launch Event!
“Relentless is one of the most thrilling, heart-rending adventure stories I’ve ever read. Lisa Tamati is a ferociously talented runner who’s conquered some of the most grueling challenges on earth, but nothing put her heart and stamina to the test like the day her mother collapsed. From that moment on, Lisa had to dig into every trick of the endurance athlete’s trade in her race to keep this courageous and loving woman alive. Read Relentless, and like me you’ll be enthralled by Lisa's tale, enchanted by her family, and inspired to Be Like Lisa.”
—Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run and Natural Born Heroes
“There is nothing more powerful than overcoming physical illness when doctors don’t have answers and the odds are stacked against you. This is a fiercely inspiring journey of a mother and daughter that never give up. It’s a powerful example for all of us."
—Dr Bill Andrews, Nobel Prize Winner, author of Curing Aging and Telomere Lengthening.
“"A hero is someone that refuses to let anything stand in her way, and Lisa Tamati is such an individual. Faced with the insurmountable challenge of bringing her ailing mother back to health, Lisa harnessed a deeper strength to overcome impossible odds. Her story is gritty, genuine and raw, but ultimately uplifting and endearing. If you want to harness the power of hope and conviction to overcome the obstacles in your life, Lisa’s inspiring story will show you the path." 
—Dean Karnazes, New York Times best selling author and Extreme Endurance Athlete.
Lisa tells Isobel's story
About Lisa
For the past 25 years, Lisa has competed in the world’s toughest running endurance events, clocking up over 70,000km, racing everywhere from the Indian and Nepalese Himalayas, the outback of Australia, the Sahara, all over Europe, to the Gobi Desert. She has raced in the hottest place on earth: Death Valley, and has even done an illegal crossing in the Libyan Desert. An extreme expedition that took her years to recover from.
She has pushed her mind and body to the limits, staring down fears and dangers most of us would find insurmountable. She has had her fair share of successes and failures, but has used every one as an opportunity to learn something new and valuable. She is the master of resilience and tenacity, and has learnt many lessons along the way that she openly shares and uses to inspire and motivate.

But Lisa is more than an extreme athlete. She is a motivated business woman who has founded or co-founded seven companies in areas as diverse as documentary production to jewellery design and manufacturing, a hyperbaric oxygen therapy clinic, to mental toughness coaching and event management. She is well versed in the life of an entrepreneur! As well as running ultra marathons, she is also the author of two international best selling books: “Running Hot” and “Running to Extremes”, and has produced eight documentaries on her extreme adventures. She has hosted her own health and fitness television show, and is a regular in both magazines, newspapers and TV/radio media as well as being a columnist for

In 2008, Lisa was awarded with the prestigious title of Maori Sportswoman of the Year, and was also a finalist in the Next Magazine ‘Woman of the Year’ awards. She was a national champion, and New Zealand representative in 24 hour racing events, and has a number of podium places in renowned international races.

For all her successes, Lisa is a very down to earth and passionately caring person, someone of substance and character, who has had to overcome many obstacles in her personal life. Divorce, financial ruin at a young age, rebuilding life in a foreign country, the deep loss of two babies, and most recently, to supporting her mum after a brain damaging aneurysm, have given her the fight to go up against all odds and challenge the world. When the medical professionals told her there was no hope for her beloved mother, she fought. This is the topic of her third book: “Relentless”.

Lisa knows what it takes to overcome obstacles, to chase massive goals and to face your fears. She now lives to teach, coach and inspire people to reach their true potential through her speaking, programs, books, seminars and courses.

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