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Resilience Speakers

Resilience Speakers

One of the most popular subjects we get asked for speakers on is the theme of resilience and how you can be more resilient. We work with a number of speakers that speak on the subject and how they overcame challenges in their lives and gone on and become successful.

We also work with several speakers who can talk on Mental Toughness. Very similar to resilience, mental toughness is the ability to resist, manage and overcome doubts, worries, concerns, and circumstances that prevent you from succeeding or excelling at a task or towards an objective or a performance outcome that you set out to achieve.

Whilst both subject cross over we have broken down some speaker ideas for you if you looking for speakers on either subject


These are some speakers we work with who speak on resilience having overcome challenges in their lives

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 making a full recovery, Anthony played a major role in winning a £7.5m Charity Partnership between Whitbread PLC and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Winston Ben Clements was predicted to live a life of isolation and pain due to a rare bone disorder that stunted his growth, and caused his bones to be extremely fragile (fracturing more than 150 times by age 12). Despite his small stature (3 feet tall) and use of a wheelchair, Winston has taken a stand for a quality of life that knows NO EXCUSES and NO LIMITS.

Shahin Sadafi is an inspirational speaker and Grenfell Survivor & Founding chairman of Grenfell United. Shahin is a compelling inspirational speaker and business specialist who has overcome not one but two major tragedies to become an influential and inspiring leader, continuously finding hope and proving that with resilience and a never give up attitude you can triumph through the most difficult of times.

Jon White is a former Royal Marine, who while on his final military command was on patrol in Afghanistan with his Troop, stepped on a Pressure Plate Improvised Explosive Device and lost three limbs. Since June 2010 he has been on the road to recovery, continually seeking new challenges and proving that a strong will and sharp mind can overcome almost anything.

Rory MacKenzie is an inspirational speaker on overcoming adversity who was critically injured in combat while serving in the British Army and went onto perform at the Paralympic Opening ceremony.

Mental Toughness 

As we said, whilst mental toughness and resilience often go hand in hand, these are a few speakers who speak more specifically on mental toughness and how you can overcome your own personal doubts to be successful 

Penny Mallory is a former WRC and National Rally Champion, TV Presenter, Mental Toughness Expert, and Team Performance Coach & Keynote speaker. Motorsport and TV fans know her as the first and only woman to drive a World Rally Car. Penny knows how to compete and beat the odds, but she also knows top performance requires even more than sacrifice and maximum commitment. It also takes heart, insight and the courage to keep going and the refusal to quit. She gets it because she’s lived it.

Paula Reid is an Adventurer and Round the World Yachtswoman, who is a motivational speaker specialising in the psychology of Going Knowingly into The Unknown. Paula was a member of the Global Challenge World’s Toughest Yacht Race, and raced 35,000 miles the ‘wrong way’ around the world, competing against 11 other 72’ yachts. The race lasted for ten months.

Anna Hemmings is a keynote motivational speaker on high performance, who uses her experiences as a two-time Olympic Kayaker to help businesses perform under pressure and develop mental toughness. Anna is a six times World Champion Kayaker and competed in 2 Olympic games in 2000 in Sydney and 2008 in Beijing, making her Britain’s most successful kayaker of all time.

We also work with Caspar Berry. Caspar is a former Poker Player who used poker as a metaphor focuses to talk around Decision Making but the subject covers a whole range of ancillary subject-areas such as risk, judgement, intuition, and insight. 

These, in turn, apply to a huge range of business areas – and conference themes – such as change, leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship uncertainty (VUCA), and resilience and mental toughness when the going gets tough. 

If you would like to know more about any of the speakers we work with please email us at enquiries@scampspeakers.co.uk or call us on 020 8854 7247.


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.