Inspirational Speakers - January 2024

Very excited as this is my first official blog post – and I’m thrilled to be sharing it with you all!
Last year was an incredible year for our team, as we continued to work alongside our clients and speakers helping to make their events unforgettable!We have been working on a few new projects to make the website more user friendly (including better filters and a new and improved live chat option – I will let you know when it is ready to show to the world!)
We have also been working hard finding new speakers on topics that are now in more demand, and updating profiles with new keynote topics for our amazing portfolio of speakers.
We’re looking forward to continuing the great work with all client and speakers and see what 2024 brings.
Below is a selection of new speakers, updated showreels and top notch testimonials, grab a hot drink and dive in!
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Chelsea Loveridge

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New Speakers

Fee Mak is a Radio and TV Presenter from London. She is the host of the BBC Radio 1Xtra Breakfast show on Sunday’s 7-11am.
As a host, Fee has presented a variety of live events in arts, media and sport including the BBC Bitesize Tour, AIM Awards, MOBOs for BBC Radio 1Xtra, Earl’s Court Int’l Film Festival and live in-game hosting for London Spirit at The Hundred.

Arthur Williams is a broadcaster, presenter and former Royal Marine whose TV programmes have won universal praise.

Arthur made his breakthrough in TV after a screen test to become one of Channel 4’s leading presenters for their London 2012 Paralympics coverage quickly turned into Arthur securing himself the job. After impressing at the games, Channel 4 offered Arthur the chance to remain with them and cover more sports and events. He has gone on to present Channel 4’s Paralympic coverage every year since 2012, as well as the Swimming Para Championships and the PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games.

Kathryn Burn is a television personality, inspiring entrepreneur, and influential content creator who rose to fame as a firm fan-favourite after cementing her place in the final of BBC1’s The Apprentice, series 16.

Kathryn is currently providing motivational talks and workshops in schools, offering students business and inspirational advice. She is keen to inspire and motivate young entrepreneurs and teach the future boardroom leaders that you can still achieve success and a prosperous business without having to follow the conventional route.

Dr Amit Patel is an author, disability rights campaigner, motivational speaker and independent accessibility consultant. He is registered severely sight impaired (blind), having lost his sight to keratoconus in 2013.

Amit studied medicine at Cambridge and qualified as a doctor, specialising in emergency medicine and major incidents. During medical school, Amit was diagnosed with keratoconus, a condition which changes the shape of your corneas, but which is usually easily treated with a corneal transplant. However, Amit was one of the rare individuals for whom the transplants rejected and, despite travelling to the US for ground-breaking surgery, Amit lost his sight completely just one year after getting married.

Ortis Deley is an experienced TV presenter best known for hosting Channel 5’s new series Shop Smart, Save Money and The Gadget Show.

Ortis is an energetic and likeable character, which has kept him working as a television presenter for over 30 years. His TV career started on Trouble TV as a main anchor before he moved across to children’s TV as a presenter on the popular Short Change, alongside Angelica Bell and Andi Peters. Ortis then became part of the CBBC family, going on to present Why 5, X-perimental, Making It, Xchange, and Live & Kicking, all for CBBC.

Amy Polly (AKA The Mindfulness Rebel) is a founder, mindfulness teacher, international speaker and neurodiversity advocate.

Amy Polly is a recovering accountant, whose career in finance spanned 19 years, with her last role being Head of Finance and Property within the Fire Service. Whilst sitting on the leadership team within UK Fire, she also took on the role of Strategic Lead for Mental Health and Wellbeing, where she finally realised how to bring together her passion for people, and mindfulness, in the corporate world.

Dr Sue Roffey has been a teacher, educational psychologist, academic, writer and social activist. Sue has written over 20 books and as many invited chapters and is respected as a worldwide authority on all issues related to school and student wellbeing. 

Dr Sue Roffey is currently Honorary Associate Professor at University College and Director of Growing Great Schools Worldwide. Sue lived in Australia for many years where she founded the organisation Wellbeing Australia. She has worked internationally including in South Africa, China, Iceland and New Zealand as well as all over Australia and the UK.

Dr Philippa Kaye is an author, journalist and mother who now works as a GP in both privately and for the NHS.

Philippa is one of those irritating clichés, she really did always want to be a doctor, apart from a very brief spell of aspiring to be a ballerina (also a cliché, sorry). But she has always been fascinated by science and by people and medicine is a career which thankfully combines the two. She grew up in a very large and noisy family, where everyone knows everything about everybody. This may have led to her becoming quite nosy, some people may prefer the term ‘interested’, but the truth is, she is nosy, but as a doctor this can be a great thing because a bit of nosiness helps to find out about people which may in turn affect their health.

After being diagnosed as autistic at the age of 34 in 2017, Pete Wharmby has immersed himself in working to improve autistic awareness, acceptance and making the world a more suitable place for the neurodivergent community.

Pete has spoken at a wide range of events and conferences since 2020 in the UK and in Europe and North America, both in person and remotely, sharing his insight and experience of being autistic and ADHD with businesses, governments, educational establishments and more.

Prepare to be thrilled by the unstoppable force of transformation and inspiration, Matt Sims! Matt is not your typical Transformation Leader; he’s a dynamic whirlwind of positive change, an enigmatic Coach, an electrifying Broadcaster, a captivating Host, and a mesmerizing Speaker.

Matt Sims’ infectious energy and unwavering people focus drive organizational success through the alchemy of inspiration, unwavering people engagement, masterful communication, and an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement initiatives.

Courtney Orange is a former champion gymnast. Courtney is now know as “The Wellbeing Motivational Resilience Speaker”. Growing up in Zimbabwe, Courtney loved everything sport related. Captaining the primary schools’ athletics, cricket and rugby team, Courtney was awarded of the sportsman of the year award.

The delivering of over 500 events and enhancing the wellbeing and motivational journeys of over 200,000 people, Courtney now speaks to students, educational staff, organisations and events on the topics of: Resilience, Entrepreneurship, Peak Performance, Wellbeing and Positive Mindset.

Featured Testimonials

Featured Testimonials

Featured Showreel

Anna Hemmings is Britain’s most successful female marathon kayaker with a staggering eleven World and European Championship medals, 9 of them gold.

By the age of 24 she had been World Champion 3 times and competed at the Olympic Games. In 2010 she was awarded an MBE for her services to sport.

Anna achieved this success against all the odds. She was told by the British head coach that she was not big enough or strong enough to be a great kayaker. She proved him wrong. At the peak of her career, Anna was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and was told by medical experts she might never race again. She battled her way to full recovery and went on to win a further 3 world titles and compete at her second Olympic Games in Beijing 2008.

To be a world Champion in sport gives that person a unique perspective on the difference between being a winner versus just being a competitor. Anna has been a world championship winner 6 times and knows the secrets to success.

Featured Speaker Quotes

Featured Speaker Quotes

Featured Reviews

Antonina Shurenkova
Global Conferences
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It was a pleasure working with Chelsea from Inspirational Speakers in preparation to our professional training course and conference in mid November 2023. I had a last minute cancellation for our regular speaker, but Chelsea managed to secure a great alternative for us literately in 48 hours. Very efficient, great communication throughout, I can definitely recommend the service to those who's looking to source a highly professional speaker for their event.
Ben Hutchings
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From working with Claire to the session ran by Ellie Middleton everything ran smoothly and was executed to perfection. Looking forward to working with Inspirational Speakers again soon!
Ed Bartram
Active Sussex
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Brilliant, as always! The perfect VIP guest secured at very short notice for our event. If I could give a sixth star I would. Thank you.

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