Adversity

Browse our selection of speakers on overcoming adversity. Though challenges may have affected these speakers and even threatened to drag them down, they didn't let it stop them from pursuing their goals. See our bios below. 

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Alvin Law

Canadian Motivational Speaker Who Fell Victim Of Thalidomide

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tanni grey thompson

Record-Breaking Paralympian & 16-Time Olympic Medallist

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Nigel Owens

One Of The World's Leading Referees & Current World Record Holder For The Most Test Matches Refereed

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Derek Redmond

British Athlete Who Held The British Record For The 400 Metres Sprint & Won Gold Medals In The 4x400 Metres Relay At The World Championships & European Championships

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Simon Weston

SOLDIER, SURVIVOR, INSPIRATION & BEST SELLING AUTHOR

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Chris Moon

WORLD’S FIRST AMPUTEE ULTRA-DISTANCE RUNNER

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James Landale

The BBC's Diplomatic Correspondent

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John Bird

Founder Of The Big Issue

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JJ Chalmers

Former Royal Marine Turned Television Presenter, Public Speaker & Invictus Games Medallist

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Jonathan Broom-Edwads

Inspirational Paralympic Silver Medallist Who Held The T44 High Jump World Record

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Steve Wozniak

Silicon Valley Icon Who Co-Founded Apple Inc. With Steve Jobs

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Terry Waite

Humanitarian Campaigner Who Spent 1763 Days In Captivity In Beirut