Speaking

Speaking Availability

Charities & Societies, Schools and education, Corporate Team Building or after dinner speaking.

Next time you need a speaker who will inspire and guide your group or team to build their focus, determination, resilience and positivity; to help them discover that they can exceed expectation, I am the person you want on the podium.

Why I do these challenges and how you would benefit from taking on challenges and setting your own goals.

How to prepare and focus for success in your challenges: build your confidence.

  • How to keep motivated: what keeps me motivated and strong when my body is crying out for me to give-up
  • Building the determination to succeed and deliver: develop your inner strength
  • How to keep motivated: what keeps me motivated and strong when my body is crying out for me to give-up
  • Managing competing priorities: how I juggle family, work and training
  • Accepting the highs and lows, the tears and laughter, and failures as well as the successes
  • Staying positive and learning from failure
  • Have a plan, work to it, and have a plan B.

To find out more about my speaking please get in touch.


You can be Extraordinary

You can bring adventure into your everyday life and you can succeed.

‘If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it’. — Jesse Jackson

CONCEIVE, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE

Three simple words that are my mantra and at the heart of the odyssey.

I am an ordinary person with an everyday life combining extraordinary adventures with full-time work and family life.

Let me take your group on an odyssey: share my dreams, my journey and achievements. Let my experience inspire and motivate you to challenge yourself. I believe there's relevance in my story for everyone. It doesn't matter if you've never run a step, I promise you'll take away something!

A definition of an odyssey is:  ‘a long and eventful journey; an intellectual or spiritual quest’.

When I set out to run a marathon and a 100km in Antarctica in 2013 I knew it was going to be a long and eventful journey, in all senses of the word. I also knew it would be a mental challenge, and perhaps a spiritual quest too. The Antarctic Odyssey lived up to the name and was certainly a life-changing experience that I will never forget! 

But the odyssey journey did not stop there. I have continued to challenge myself, and grow, taking on new adventures and extremes:

  • 2014: altitude and heat in the Atacama
  • 2015: the North Pole
  • 2017: the 36 degree heat of the Namib Desert followed a week later by -32 in the frozen Mongolian steppe
  • The Global Odyssey: complete an extreme 100k challenge on every continent
  • A marathon on every continent.

‘Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits’. – Jerry Dunn