Inspirational Speakers - December 2022

This year has been challenging for so many people and companies, but thankfully we are blessed to work with some of the most incredible inspirational speakers and clients that are keen to create impact and inspire each other as well as others!
This year we have taken on new staff, had a huge website update and taken on plenty of new inspirational speakers – that we can’t wait to share with you all.
We would like to give a big thank you to all of our wonderful clients and inspirational speakers and we look forward to working with you all in the new year!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Inspirational Speakers!
Claire Rackham

Claire Rackham

Inspirational Speakers Manager

New Speakers

Chris Parker is the self proclaimed People’s Princess of Aotearoa. Chris is a comedian, writer & actor in New Zealand.
 
The self proclaimed People’s Princess of Aotearoa, Chris Parker is most commonly known for his funny Instagram and Tiktok videos which built him a huge social media audience over the last few years.
 
Dr Martha Newson is a chartered psychologist, anthropologist, expert in human behaviour, and world leader in football fan research.
 
Her primary focus is on the rituals underlying social cohesion and the ensuing cooperation and conflict emerging from tightly bonded groups. Dr Martha Newson’s expertise and rigorous research, combined with a warm and personal approach, make her ideally placed to lead innovative, world-class keynotes as well as consulted for major firms…
Matt Gupwell is an enigmatic speaker, expert communicator and respected Neurodiversity awareness consultant and advocate.
 
Keynote speaker and Neurodiversity consultant Matt Gupwell is a rare breed. An enigmatic speaker, expert communicator and respected Neurodiversity awareness consultant and advocate. Matt Gupwell’s mission is to educate, inspire and to encourage everyone to take positive action to support Neurodivergent people at all times.
Dave Read is a UK and international teacher, author and speaker on transforming everyday positive mental health and holistic wellbeing.
Dave Read is on a mission: to empower young people (ages 3-18+), teachers and school staff – and people working at all levels in companies and organisations – to actually change the way they Feel, Think and Act because positive mental health and wellbeing is so much more than “Mind” and brain.
Raj Adgopul is an Inspirational Speaker who continues to develop both his own personal journey and use his experiences to help others on their own journey.
 
Due to the preverbal years neglect and abuse he suffered growing up he developed mental health issues. Despite the many setbacks Raj managed to get out of his village, completed his nursing training and lived in Mumbai for 4yrs. The years in Mumbai set him up for life and helped him achieve a mindset of unshakeable resilience.
Paul Adamson has a unique and exciting story that will inspire you and your team. Paul is not a theorist, he quite simply has created outstanding results!
A professional sailor turned entrepreneur who has been key to the successful turn-around of Oyster Yachts, the iconic British luxury yacht manufacturer and world leading luxury yacht brand.
Along with keynote speaking, Paul has worked with global business leaders and sales teams to fulfil their potential by developing change and performance programmes.
Isaac Kenyon is Philanthropic world-record-breaking British eco-adventurer, energy transition communicator, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London and the Geological Society of London and a trustee sub-chair for Mind mental health charity.
As an under 30, Isaac Kenyon is one of the youngest international keynote speakers in the world, relates to future generations and holds many world records in endurance adventure sports which in the outdoor industry is rare by such an age.
Erica Farmer is an engaging and passionate speaker, facilitator and Co-Founder & business director of Quantum Rise Talent Group Ltd.

Erica has over 20 years of learning and development experience with some of the UKs best known brands such as LV=, British Gas, Specsavers and Virgin. She is an engaging and passionate speaker who is often invited to keynote at learning and education conferences and events. Erica’s area of specialism is the future of work and skills, digital learning and challenge the quality of our education systems.

Allister Frost, former Microsoft leader, conquer the competition with a Future Ready Mindset.
Allister Frost is a pioneer of digital transformation and was Microsoft’s first ever Head of Digital Marketing Strategy. He specialises in helping people rethink their relationship with technology so they can identify and pursue exciting new opportunities in our fast-changing world. With multiple awards for his speaking and consulting work, he now shares his unique experience and ideas to help business professionals develop a more resilient, future-ready mindset.
Duncan Stevens is the founder of the Influence Association and the author of the best-selling book, Effective Influence.
Duncan Stevens is a professional keynote speaker who helps brands, companies, teams and leaders influence more effectively, collaborate more productively and sell more consistently. He is the founder of the Influence Association, the Author of best-selling book ‘Effective Influence’, a professional mentalist and a successful entrepreneur. Duncan’s keynotes create an instant impact, helping delegates embrace new skills, and change perspectives, with a focus on driving results and unlocking their untapped potential without compromising their values. 
Zena Everett is an international leadership coach, sought after speaker on crazy busyness and award-winning author.
An in-demand international speaker on crazy busyness, productivity, careers and overwhelm, Zena Everett is the author of the award winning, best-selling Crazy Busy Cure and Mind Flip: Take the Fear out of Your Career. 

Featured Testimonials

Featured Showreel

Everest avalanche survivor, Record-breaking adventurer, motivational speaker and mental health charity founder – helping teams build the resilience to embrace challenges and achieve their peak.

At the age of 26 he has already attempted Mount Everest twice – but Alex is not your typical Everest speaker. After climbing Mont Blanc at 17 and single-handedly raising over £35,000 in corporate sponsorship whilst still at school, his first attempt to climb to the summit of Mount Everest in 2014 was abandoned following a tragic avalanche that took sixteen lives. Aged just 19, he returned a year later and survived an avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall, triggered by the Nepal earthquake, which trapped his team on the mountain for two days.

Alex combines high achievement with a humbling vulnerability in the typically invulnerable world of adventure and sport, so others can connect at a human level with their own daily challenges; whatever the context.

Featured Speaker Quotes

Book of the Month

"Miss, I Don’t Give a Sh*t": Engaging with Challenging Behaviour in Schools

Do you want to be an inspiring teacher for everyone you teach, even the trickier cherubs in your class? Or maybe you just want to get through a lesson without a desk flying at you or a blazer being set alight?In this down-to-earth book Adele Bates shares practical approaches, strategies and tips from the classroom on how to help pupils with behavioural needs thrive with their education.

Packed full of real-life classroom scenarios, student voice and relevant theory, every chapter offers an Action Box helping you to implement these strategies – next lesson, next week and long term.

From relationship building and teaching self-regulation, to fostering inclusivity, paying attention to your own self-care and schoolwide approaches, Adele Bates unpicks some of the most difficult aspects of being a teacher and empowers you to grow as a confident classroom professional.

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Featured Reviews

Rebecca Daulman
Agora Learning Partnership
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Booking an amazing speaker for primary-age children across several schools was made easy by Inspirational Speakers. The service from this company was excellent. A swift response to an initial expression of interest and then a pro-active approach to the booking, resulted in brilliant visits to schools by Alistair Patrick-Heselton, who was absolutely inspirational. I would highly recommend this company and Alistair!
Lauren Harding
First Central Insurance
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I used Inspirational Speakers to book a talk at work for World Mental Health Day- and it was a really easy experience from start to finish. Chelsea was really helpful in answering my questions, and the feedback we got on the actual event was fantastic. We used James Withey, and would really recommend him if you're looking for a speaker on this topic. Thank you!
Pam Langmead
EPHA (Essex Primary Headteachers' Association)
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Claire is always a joy to deal with and makes my job of conference organiser as easy and smooth as it can be. She is always responsive and provides information and contact swiftly when needed - a great set up.
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