Meet our overcoming adversity speakers

overcoming adversity

Ann Daniels

Polar Explorer and World Record Holder

Steve Rizzo

Personal development expert, comedian, motivational speaker and author

Mark Beaumont BEM

Record-breaking round-the-world cyclist and ultra-endurance adventurer

Zain Asher

Anchor for CNN International based in New York

Willie Jolley

Rated the “ #1 Motivational & Inspirational Speaker

Wasfia Nazreen

Born and raised in flat coastal Bangladesh

Warren Macdonald

Catastrophic moment redefined Warren Macdonald’s life in April 1997 when a one-ton boulder fell on him during an excursion on a remote Australian isl

Valorie Burton

Dedicated to helping individuals succeed

Tom Avery

Adventure has been in Tom Avery’s blood all his life

Thomas Kolditz

Retired Brigadier General Tom Kolditz is an internationally recognized expert on crisis leadership

Tan Le

A technology entrepreneur, business executive and sought-after keynote speaker, Tan Le is the Founder & CEO of EMOTIV, a neuroengineering company specialising in breakthrough brain interface technology for those with developmental disorders.

Tal Ben-Shahar

Teaching to over 1400 Harvard University students

Stephanie Decker

Became a national hero after saving her children during a tornado that flattened their home

Stacy Allison

First American woman to climb Mt

SK Shlomo

Simon Kahn is an award-winning beatboxer

Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE

According to The Guinness Book of Records

Sir Chris Bonington CBE


Simon Weston CBE

A Falklands War Veteran, Simon Weston returned from the war with 46% burns and facial disfigurement.

Sebastien Foucan

Friends were growing up in Lisses (France) in the 1980s

Sarah Outen MBE

Sarah Outen rowed across the Indian Ocean.