Inspirational Speakers - February 2023

With January in the rear view mirror, it feels great to be full swing into 2023!

We have been working this month on new social media campaigns for our speakers, which has been a real treat to hear their stories, and I am looking forward to sharing these with you in the coming months!

Claire Rackham

Claire Rackham

Inspirational Speakers Manager

New Speakers

Geffrye Parsons is the Founder and CEO (‘Chief Empathy Officer’) of The Inclusion Imperative.
Multiple award-winning diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging catalyst, named among the top 100 LGBTQ+ executives globally and on the Pride Power List.
Geffrye Parsons is highly experienced at public speaking in multiple formats – as a keynote speaker, interviewee, panellist and moderator. In addition to public speaking, Geff offers bespoke diagnostic and advisory initiatives, training sessions, coaching, mentoring and awareness campaigns.

Claire Williams OBE is Vice President of the Spinal Injuries Association and the former Deputy Team Principal of the Williams Formula 1 racing team.

Claire has been among the most prominent and successful women in recent Formula 1 history, taking the team to successive third places in the Constructors’ Championships in just her second and third years in charge.

During her tenure, Claire was a keen advocate for greater diversity and inclusion within her own team and across the sport as a whole.

Naomi Schiff is a Rwandan-Belgian female racing driver and television presenter. She is an Analyst on the Sky Sports F1 team and also co-presents Sky Sports F1 show Any Driven Monday.

Naomi started racing at age 11 in Karts and over the years progressed to single seater, prototype and GT racing championships internationally.

In 2019, she was selected to compete in the inaugural W Series championship and became an ambassador and presenter for the W Series in 2020.

Ben Edmonds is a multi-patented inventor with a career in Product Design & Innovation spanning two decades and a deep belief that EVERYBODY is creative, and that new ideas are everywhere, all the time, we just need to know how to look for them. 
Ben has a variety of interactive seminars & workshops that be delivered in person or online to groups of up to 200 in addition to his keynote speeches which are suited to seated audiences of any size. 

Clive feels compelled to share his experiences and actively demonstrate that we do have the ability to overcome adversity. Firstly, by recognising that our mental health and wellbeing has been compromised, and secondly, accepting that. Finally, taking positive action towards restoring our own peace of mind. Rather than protect and hide our vulnerabilities, we should surrender to them.

With honesty and good humour, we can liberate ourselves and move forward, one step at a time. Clive’s message is one of resilience, hope and positivity. Just as the old saying goes, “I didn’t get this far just to get this far”.

Paul Spiers, founder, The New P&L Brand Purpose Institute & host, ‘The New P&L – Principles & Leadership in Business’ podcast series.
Paul Spiers is a naturally creative storyteller and a highly engaging, thoughtful and inspiring speaker, panel moderator and roundtable facilitator. His keynotes are filled with insightful and thought-provoking observations and offer practical examples of how to apply the true power of purpose, creativity, principles and leadership in business.
Jordan Wylie MBE is a Sunday Times bestselling author, award winning adventurer and one of the stars of Channel 4’s Hunted TV show.
The former soldier has raised over one million pounds for charitable causes and lives by his mantra of ‘be the difference that makes a difference’.
 
Jordan served in the military for over a decade before he decided to pursue a career as a professional adventurer and humanitarian who spends his life in some of the most extreme, challenging and hostile environments on the planet.
Greg Van Der Gaast, infamous hacker turned undercover FBI operative turned security thought-leader focusing on business & people-centric approaches.
Engaging, thought provoking, and humorous are words not typically associated with Information Security speakers, but Greg has taken the speaking circuit by storm, frequently being the highest-rated speaker at events, thanks to his unique personal brand, fascinating anecdotes, and a very different take on the industry. 
Martin Robert Hall is an award-winning speaker, author and high-performance coach.

He consults to top athletes, organisations and ambitious individuals helping them to consistently perform at the highest level.

Martin’s work has been recognised by Sir Alex Ferguson, he is the author of three books and is a trusted expert on building high performance cultures.

 

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Enda O’Doherty, an inspirational speaker and endurance athlete who has taken on some of the worlds toughest challenges.
Enda’s endurance C.V. is astounding. He has pushed his physical and mental limits far beyond marathon running. He has completed Iron Man Sweden and Iron Man UK, one of the world’s toughest endurance races, with a 4 km swim, followed immediately by a 180 km bike ride, followed by a full marathon.
 
Enda is driven by fierce energy and passion, to inspire people to achieve the best they can in a sporting, business, professional or educational field. His passion comes from energizing audiences with stories of his physical and mental challenges that set him out on a journey of self-discovery. His ability to inspire teams, individuals and businesses sets him apart.

Featured Speaker Quotes

Book of the Month

THE TRUE STORY OF A TEENAGER ON A MISSION TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD.

Alex’s debut book ‘Icefall’ tells the true story of overcoming adversity on a relentless journey to the top of the world, recalling the two consecutive biggest disasters in Everest history first-hand.

A suspenseful memoir marked by adventure, hardship, and achievement, Icefall is the remarkable true story of a teenager’s journey to conquer Mount Everest. Plagued by adversity and epilepsy as a child, Alex developed a determination and will to succeed that would ultimately lead him from his home in Cheshire, England to the face of Everest at only eighteen years old. Though his will to reach the summit was extraordinary, he could have never anticipated the unprecedented dangers and risks that the mountain had in store for him. In this inspirational tale of tragedy and redemption, Alex reveals the universal truth that adversity may be the greatest teacher of all, but nothing can teach you more about life than death.

Featured Reviews

Rachel Colenso
Inspirational Speaker
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Thank you Inspirational Speakers for your professionalism and for all the work done behind the scenes! From promoting and negotiating the contracts, to client speaker communication and logistics, invoicing and payments, I have appreciated all the ongoing work put in by Claire and her team.
Emma Locke
Perfetti Van Melle
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We invited Martine Wright via International Speakers Ltd to speak at an annual business conference and the response and reaction was amazing. Martine inspired a whole room of individuals, prompted so much thought and generated a lot of great discussion. Martine has a very natural way of engaging people - and she delivered exactly what we asked for. Dealing with Claire at International Speakers Ltd was smooth and efficient - which was just what we needed when organising a full-on two day event for our team of circa 75 people. Thanks for making our event so memorable!
Andrew Young
Pathfinder Teaching School Hub
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We are a Teaching School Hub who used one of the speakers from Inspirational Speakers Ltd - Andi Brierley. Both elements of this experience were excellent. Andi is one of the most talented, engaging and positive speakers I have ever met. He connects his own lived experience with a range of evidence linked to toxic stress and early childhood trauma. The topic came to life and brought a truly inspiring narrative together with the research. The delegates at the conference rated Andi very highly - they were personally touched and motivated to ensure their school cultures put some of the research into practice. Claire and IS Ltd were also fantastic. Always ready to respond to an email and support in any way possible. A very easy experience when hosting 5 different speakers for one event. We will definitely be coming back to this company again in the future.
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