Inspirational speaking

Lisa Whitehead

Lisa is a multi award winning therapist, soul purpose coach and author of Get A Life! the guidebook. For over 20 years Lisa worked within blue chip organisations such as Sears Group, The Boots Company and Barclays, before taking the leap of faith to follow her heart and be true to her own soul purpose. She has many years of experience in understanding people and how they grow and develop.

Lisa’s speaking style is highly engaging and inspirational.

She challenges her audience to reflect on their true purpose and if they are living a life aligned to their authentic self. She encourages people to drop the mask and show the world the true version of themselves without exception.

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“I invited Lisa to speak at a Learning Lunch and she wowed our guests with her presentation which was personable, informative, thought-provoking and motivational. We have received excellent feedback from the attendees. I have no hesitation in recommending Lisa to you.”
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Derek Ward

“Lisa is an inspirational presenter who captivates her audience. Although she often talks about the mundane – business planning for instance – she enables everyone to get excited about the task, ensuring that they always do their best work with minimum ease and maximum enjoyment.”

“I would highly recommend Lisa. She is an engaging and dynamic speaker, who really makes her audience think about their lives and their work. She tailors her content to suit the audience and interacts well with them while speaking.”
~ Beryl Pettitt, Owner, Ridgeway Marketing

“Lisa is an inspirational speaker and obviously an expert in her field. We spend so much time working on the business it’s difficult to maintain a good work/life balance. Lisa helped put things into perspective and helped us all focus on how behaviour, feelings and attitude impact on our performance. She taught us how simple it is to start changing behaviour and achieve a positive outlook and power up. Fantastic!”
~ Shamshad Walker, Citylocal Nottingham

Twitter handle: @getalifeuk

Andy McMenemy

In 2011, Andy McMenemy set out to complete a World Record bid in an epic challenge to run 66 Ultra Marathons in 66 consecutive days in the 66 official cities of the UK.

Despite crippling injuries, including a damaged achilles tendon on day 2(!) and very firm medical advice to abandon his attempt, he carried on running – and succeeded against the odds. His attempt was to raise a significant amount of money for ABF (Army Benevolent Fund).

His tenacity, achievement and inspiration of other people has not gone un-noticed and Andy was honoured to receive The True Englishman of 2014 Award.

Before his ultra-marathon attempt, Andy successfully completed some of the world’s toughest endurance races including the infamous Marathon des Sables and the Namibian Desert 24hr Ultra Marathon.

Through his work, Andy teaches skills of developing Persistence, Vision, Confidence, Focused Determination, and how to deliver outstanding and lasting results.

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Andy delivered the best motivational presentation I have ever seen
– Alan Palmer, Chief Scientific Officer, MS Therapeutics

An amazing speaker. Guests were stunned by Andys stories of determination and hope, courage and belief. Engaging and entertaining the perfect mix.
– Michael Shakesheff, Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

From time to time one meets an extraordinary person who puts so much into their lives and those of others. Most of us never aspire to such things and stand aside inspired and humbled by their achievements. You are one of that very small band and the memory of what you have done will remain in my mind as one of those quite extraordinary people. A truly amazing feat. Thank you again and our sincere congratulations on your magnificent achievement. Your Challenge will remain as one of our most interesting and impressive ventures.
– Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter, Chief Executive of the ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity

Andy Reid

Andy is an ex soldier who suffered the loss of three limbs as a result of stepping onto a Taliban I.E.D. device.

Andy now shares his inspirational story with businesses and teams to drive home the importance of teamwork, leadership, belief and how to remain positive even in the face of adversity.

His talk aims to give you the inspiration you need to give you that extra 10% when you’re facing the challenges and hurdles in your life.

Click here to see details of his autobiography, Standing Tall (5 stars on Amazon).

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Weve had some inspirational people come and speak to the players and Andy was right up there with the best of them. Although he has had major life changing injuries, his outlook and positivity on life is remarkable.
– Karl Fitzpatrick, Football Manager of Warrington Wolves

‘We both agree that this is one of the most honest, heartwarming and inspirational books we have ever read. It is the story of an extraordinary human being.
– The Hairy Bikers – Si King and Dave Myers

Bloody minded courage, awesome love and a story that will move you to tears
– The Daily Mail

James Ellington

James Ellington walked into Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, aged 14, on a cold October night in 1999. There, he shook hands with new coach John Powell, whose squad had an international reputation for developing young sprinting talent both in the UK and abroad. It was a partnership and beginning of a chapter in James’ existence that would change his life forever!

James Ellington is one of the strongest believers in sport and its by-products. His occasional employment by Met-Track, a youth diversion scheme founded and run by coach John Powell, has seen him working with some challenging young Londoners, passing on his experience and mentoring them toward positive futures. It’s a philosophy the Ellington brand holds dear – in keeping with his coach’s motto, he truly believes in “Achieving Excellence by Endeavour”!

James eloquently tells his inspiring story detailing how he overcame adversity, and through hard graft, determination, dedication and an unstoppable will to win, achieved his life time ambition of representing his country at the very highest level, breaking records and collecting many medals along the way.

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“The ultimate Professional” – Charles Van Commenee – GB and NI Chief Coach

John Hotowka

John is often summed up by his clients in three words – insightful, motivational and energising. Not only is he humorous and visual in his approach as a speaker, he delivers practical, easy to implement content that gets results. As an added bonus, you’ll also laugh while you learn.

‘Achievement Thinking’ is a collection of simple, proven tools that empower you and your people with the confidence, strength and commitment to excel. Using the techniques from his ‘Achievement Thinking’ system John’s clients have achieved outstanding results including hitting their annual sales target three months early, increased productivity and raised morale.

John’s even used the same business tools in his personal life to achieve his goal of losing 100 lbs (45Kg) of excess weight in 100 weeks.

In short, John is an ordinary man who uses laugh out loud humour and the metaphor of magic to engage, punctuate the points he makes, and inspire action. He highlights the lessons learnt since 1989 – overcoming obstacles, doubt and failure – to show your people how to develop the mind-set of an achiever, whatever challenges they face.

Because he’s engaging and appealing, his message gets through and ACTION IS TAKEN!

 

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“I saw John at a recent industry event. As part of the day we get to see many “speakers”. Often this is just the case, they are speakers. John is different. In a world that is trying to be progressive, regressive and reactive, we need to be inspired by someone who breaks the mould. John does just that. Let me start with his delivery style, quick, funny, keeping you on your toes and wondering what next. He uses magic to bring alive the valid and provoking points he makes. Be under no illusions, this is not a magic show, but someone who taps into even the most sceptical mind! He has made me think about how we can use the problem solving powers of others, and that giving is so important. Finally, most of our blockages- the things that stop us, are in our own minds and can be overcome.”

Mel Moorehouse, Operations People Plan Manager at Tesco PLC

“I recently had the pleasure to attend one of johns presentations and was blown away by his delivery motivating messages and humour. He captivated the audience and left everyone wanting more, I have already been following some of Johns motivational techniques and advice and can honestly say it is already beginning to make a difference to how approach my career and home life. Highly recommend you attend a session if you can.”

Greg Jones, Claims Service Manager at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

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