Resilience Speakers

Resilience is a huge topic in the speaking industry. It is a capacity which helps people and organisations respond well to challenge, setbacks and even crisis. It is the ability to ‘bounce back’, to recover and respond with commitment and optimism.

Resilience Speakers talk about difficult or challenging life experiences, and how they adapted to their experiences and what steps they took to be the person they are today.

Below are just a few of our top Resilience Speakers who are skilled with content such as dealing with trauma, fear, setbacks, overcoming obstacles, self awareness and adversity.

Martine Wright MBE , 7/7’s most injured survivor lost both legs in the Circle line bombing during the 2005 terrorist attacks on the London underground, yet she considers herself a lucky woman with a whole new life of opportunities.
Martine has since rebuilt her life, skydived, learned to fly, become a wife, mother, captain of the British Paralympic Sitting volleyball team, Ambassador, Patron, an inspirational and motivational speaker and much more. Martine has the ability to interact with a wide range of people and  is comfortable in any environment delivering keynote speeches for corporate markets, public sector events, health, charitable and education conferences to sporting awards evenings.
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.
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.
Well known actress and CEO of SEED Eating Disorder Support Services, Expert in eating disorders and talks on mental health, bullying and the motivation to overcome and succeed.

Having conquered anorexia, from which she suffered for many years, Gemma Oaten also has personal expertise in mental health issues and bullying.

She regularly speaks to audiences around the UK about not only being a survivor and advocate of what it is to really, nearly lose it all, but what it was like to get back to full health and fulfil her dreams.


Anthony Bennett is an inspirational speaker and motivational speaker & fundraiser who learned how to walk, talk and speak again after contracting three virus infections at the same time.

After what many would consider being a miracle, Anthony was given only a 10% chance or survival, but has made a full recovery and is inspiring businesses, schools, and organisations with his optimism and bubbly personality.

With a highly infectious and positive outlook on life, Anthony takes his audience on a crucial journey on how he turned a huge negative situation and used it to fuel positive outward ripples in his daily life.

John Peters is a former RAF Pilot and Gulf War POW, best-selling author, performance coach, writer, an experienced speaker of international repute to corporates, public sector and charities, with audiences ranging up to 5500!

He has followed Mr Nelson Mandela on stage in South Africa, (achieving a standing ovation), followed Heads of State and spoken for Royalty.

John Peters came to the world’s attention in January 1991, when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world as a prisoner of war.  It was his disfigured image that became a potent symbol of Saddam Hussein’s ruthless aggression.

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.

Liza Pavlakos is a successful entrepreneur and a powerful speaker who has inspired over 100,000 audiences across six continents.

Founder of Positive Breakthroughs, she is a qualified psychotherapist and transformational executive coach empowering others to succeed in the face of adversity.

Liza is best known as an inspirational force for leadership, team building, and performance. Her heartfelt keynotes have led Liza to be recognised as Top 10 Female Speakers in the World for 2020. 

Jamie McDonald is a fundraiser, author & has become something of an Adventurer. Something of a record breaking Superhero, named Adventureman.
Jamie McDonald is unique in his ability to keep going, even when times are tough. In fact, since defying the odds to beat a debilitating childhood condition, he’s proved it beyond all doubt twice, breaking two of the toughest endurance Guinness world records on the planet in the process.

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