Gemma Oaten

Gemma Oaten

Celebrated Actress, dedicated mental health advocate and Inspirational Speaker on resilience, health and well-being and personal growth
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Gemma Oaten

Hailed as an “outstanding natural speaker” by Chairwoman Lady Gilda Levy, Gemma Oaten has charmed audiences with her warmth, humour, and passion.

 

Her innate ability to connect with her audience lends a touch of magic to any event.

Shortly after graduating from Drama Studio London in 2010, Gemma entered the spotlight, launching her acting career with roles in BBC Doctors, Casualty, and Holby City. However, she’s most renowned for her portrayal of Rachel Breckle in Emmerdale from 2011 to 2015, earning her Best Newcomer nominations at various awards. Beyond television, Gemma showcased her talent on stage, starring in productions like Alan Ayckbourn’s “Ten Times Table” and Amanda Whittington’s “Ladies Unleashed!” before returning to television with a role in Coronation Street.

In addition to her acting prowess, Gemma is a dedicated advocate for mental health. As the CEO of SEED Eating Disorder Support Services, a charity established by her parents, she’s actively involved in raising awareness and support for those grappling with eating disorders.

Her personal journey of overcoming anorexia for 15 years has imbued her with a powerful message of resilience and hope, one that she passionately shares on platforms like Good Morning Britain, This Morning, and BBC Breakfast.

Gemma’s keynotes are designed to impart the skills and mindset needed to cultivate resilience and well-being. This passion for speaking led to her delivering the acclaimed TEDx talk, “The Girl in the Mirror, the Woman on the Screen – The Reality of Eating Disorders”.

In Gemma Oaten, you find more than a speaker.
You discover a survivor, an advocate, and an inspiration – a testament to human resilience and the power of positive thinking. She embodies the spirit of turning adversity into triumph, transforming her experiences into a source of strength and inspiration for others.

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Coupling her personality with an authentic stage presence, Gemma is also perfect host for awards evenings, galas, or special events. Her zest for life, resilience in the face of adversity, and ability to inspire hope are infectious, leaving audiences feeling empowered and uplifted.

Featured Topics Include:

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Resilience Redefined- Embracing Adversity and Thriving

Gemma Oaten shares her inspiring journey of resilience, perseverance, and triumph in the face of adversity. From overcoming personal struggles to navigating the highs and lows of the entertainment industry, Gemma's story is a testament to the power of resilience in overcoming life's challenges.

Through heartfelt storytelling and candid reflections, Gemma explores the key principles of resilience and how they have guided her through life's toughest moments. From cultivating a growth mindset to embracing setbacks as opportunities for growth, Gemma offers practical strategies for building resilience and bouncing back stronger than ever.

Gemma empowers audiences to tap into their inner strength, overcome obstacles, and thrive in the face of adversity. This keynote will inspire individuals to embrace resilience as a guiding force in their lives, reminding them that they are capable of weathering any storm and emerging stronger on the other side.

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Mind Matters - Navigating Mental Health

Gemma Oaten shares her deeply personal journey with mental health, inviting audiences on a transformative exploration of resilience, recovery, and self-discovery. As a vocal advocate for mental health awareness, Gemma's story illuminates the complexities of mental illness while championing hope, healing, and resilience.

Through raw authenticity and courageous vulnerability, Gemma delves into her own battles with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders, offering profound insights into the challenges of navigating mental health struggles. With unwavering honesty, she shares the highs and lows of her journey, demonstrating the power of self-acceptance, self-compassion, and seeking support.

Gemma enables audiences to break the stigma surrounding mental health, prioritize self-care, and cultivate resilience in the face of adversity. "Mind Matters" is a keynote that sparks vital conversations about mental wellness, inspiring individuals to embrace their vulnerabilities, seek help when needed, and embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery.

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Following the curveball

Gemma Oaten shares her inspiring journey of resilience, perseverance, and self-discovery in the face of failure. Drawing from her own experiences and setbacks, Gemma offers invaluable insights into the transformative power of embracing failure as a stepping stone to success.

Through storytelling and genuine reflections, Gemma explores the common fears and insecurities associated with failure, and how these challenges can be overcome with courage, determination, and resilience. From navigating career setbacks to overcoming personal obstacles, Gemma's story serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for anyone struggling to overcome failure.

Gemma Oaten will get audiences to reframe their perspective on failure, view setbacks as opportunities for growth, and harness their inner strength to rise stronger than ever before. This keynote that encourages individuals to embrace vulnerability, cultivate resilience, and find meaning and purpose in life's most challenging moments.

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Unlocking Potential - Empowering Educators and Students

Gemma brings her passion for mental health awareness and personal growth to the education sector, inspiring educators and students alike to embrace resilience, self-discovery, and holistic wellbeing. Drawing from her own journey of overcoming adversity, Gemma offers invaluable insights and practical strategies for fostering a supportive and nurturing learning environment.

By sharing authentic anecdotes and deep personal reflections, Gemma explores the intersection of mental health and education, highlighting the importance of promoting emotional intelligence, self-care, and resilience in the classroom.

Gemma empowers educators to become champions of mental health and advocates for positive change in schools and communities.

1
Resilience Redefined- Embracing Adversity and Thriving

Gemma Oaten shares her inspiring journey of resilience, perseverance, and triumph in the face of adversity. From overcoming personal struggles to navigating the highs and lows of the entertainment industry, Gemma's story is a testament to the power of resilience in overcoming life's challenges.

Through heartfelt storytelling and candid reflections, Gemma explores the key principles of resilience and how they have guided her through life's toughest moments. From cultivating a growth mindset to embracing setbacks as opportunities for growth, Gemma offers practical strategies for building resilience and bouncing back stronger than ever.

Gemma empowers audiences to tap into their inner strength, overcome obstacles, and thrive in the face of adversity. This keynote will inspire individuals to embrace resilience as a guiding force in their lives, reminding them that they are capable of weathering any storm and emerging stronger on the other side.

2
Mind Matters - Navigating Mental Health

Gemma Oaten shares her deeply personal journey with mental health, inviting audiences on a transformative exploration of resilience, recovery, and self-discovery. As a vocal advocate for mental health awareness, Gemma's story illuminates the complexities of mental illness while championing hope, healing, and resilience.

Through raw authenticity and courageous vulnerability, Gemma delves into her own battles with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders, offering profound insights into the challenges of navigating mental health struggles. With unwavering honesty, she shares the highs and lows of her journey, demonstrating the power of self-acceptance, self-compassion, and seeking support.

Gemma enables audiences to break the stigma surrounding mental health, prioritize self-care, and cultivate resilience in the face of adversity. "Mind Matters" is a keynote that sparks vital conversations about mental wellness, inspiring individuals to embrace their vulnerabilities, seek help when needed, and embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery.

3
Following the curveball

Gemma Oaten shares her inspiring journey of resilience, perseverance, and self-discovery in the face of failure. Drawing from her own experiences and setbacks, Gemma offers invaluable insights into the transformative power of embracing failure as a stepping stone to success.

Through storytelling and genuine reflections, Gemma explores the common fears and insecurities associated with failure, and how these challenges can be overcome with courage, determination, and resilience. From navigating career setbacks to overcoming personal obstacles, Gemma's story serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for anyone struggling to overcome failure.

Gemma Oaten will get audiences to reframe their perspective on failure, view setbacks as opportunities for growth, and harness their inner strength to rise stronger than ever before. This keynote that encourages individuals to embrace vulnerability, cultivate resilience, and find meaning and purpose in life's most challenging moments.

4
Unlocking Potential - Empowering Educators and Students

Gemma brings her passion for mental health awareness and personal growth to the education sector, inspiring educators and students alike to embrace resilience, self-discovery, and holistic wellbeing. Drawing from her own journey of overcoming adversity, Gemma offers invaluable insights and practical strategies for fostering a supportive and nurturing learning environment.

By sharing authentic anecdotes and deep personal reflections, Gemma explores the intersection of mental health and education, highlighting the importance of promoting emotional intelligence, self-care, and resilience in the classroom.

Gemma empowers educators to become champions of mental health and advocates for positive change in schools and communities.

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Gemma Oaten recently agreed to be the guest speaker at our event to launch a youth mental health education project. She was excellent, well prepared, passionate, warm and humorous. The audience were totally charmed by Gemma and she helped enormously to make the evening very successful.

I think she is an outstanding natural speaker and will add magic to any event.

Lady Gilda Levy - Chairwoman

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Gemma’s life story is incredible, the fights, battles, mental turmoil and struggles are only overtaken by her incredible enthusiasm for life, her shining personality and her message of pure “Hope”. Listening to Gemma it is almost impossible not to travel on the journey with her, you come part of the feelings, sadness, fear and courage and by the end you leave knowing that truly, “anything is possible” and more so “You are possible”. Her inspiring talks are not a performance they are a real life showcase of courage, determination and empowerment and victory over a very real, tragic, sad story. Inspiring is a word so often used too easily but Gemma is the utter meaning of this word. She talks it, talks it and shines it and I am honoured to have her as part of my life.

Ian Royce

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