School Awards, INSET Day Workshops, Teacher Meetings & Teacher Conferences
Looking for an experienced Paralympic Keynote speaker to present at your next Teacher Conference, School Awards event, or area conference? Or how about organising one of Ian’s INSET Day or After School Teacher training events and share Ian’s Three Steps to Success with your team.
Ian has been inspiring and motivating audiences since 2004, with his story of overcoming adversity and winning 2 Paralympic Medals. Allow Ian to share his Three Steps to Success, with your team or audience and hear about his fight with looking different in school after contracting childhood eye cancer, through building his self-esteem, confidence and becoming a successful sportsman and Director of his own company.
A competitor in five Paralympic Games, Ian will share his high’s and low’s and highlight the importance of keeping things simple, having a goal and why practice makes progression not perfection.
Book Ian to inspire and motivate students and parents alike and hear how we don’t always have good days, but if we work hard, stay determined and take advice from the right people. Our good days sometimes turn into life changing moments. Ian will then help present the awards to your chosen students and stay afterwards to meet the attendees for questions and the chance to get a picture wearing the medals..
Planning a Headteacher network meeting, regional teacher conference or CPD event at your school? Need a refreshingly different inspirational speaker? Invite Ian! He will inspire, motivate and entertain your audience within his 30 to 60 minute presentation with genuine humour and warmth. Hear how Ian changed from being a shy seven year old, who was teased about his disability and looks, into a director of his own successful business, and a double Paralympic medallist. All achieved following his “Three Steps to Success” principles of keeping things simple, always having a goal and knowing that practice makes progression not perfection.
INSET Day or After School Teacher Workshops
A school is a business in todays environment, so why shouldn’t it’s employees have the same opportunities to be their best, or to plan how to overcome obstacles, improve self-confidence or achieve personal and professional goals? This workshop can be tailored to last between 60 and 90 minutes for any amount of teachers and will focus on, looking at the personal Values, Skills and Qualities of good teachers and good teaching, how our personal wellbeing and mindset is effected by our work and why having personal short and longterm goals keeps us motivated. The workshop is designed to instigate conversation using practical and discussion based activities, allowing the teachers to come up with the answers and to look at themselves and the Values, Skills or Qualities they may need to work on. Your staff will finish this workshop with clear goals for personal and professional development with clear timescales on when to achieve their own gold medal performance.
Ian provided a really great fit for our Prize Day address. We had briefed him on our key messages around resilience and self belief and Ian delivered to this and went beyond expectations. Ian has a real gift for translating his personal journey into an empowering message for young people. Our boys were hooked from the start, as were our parents who thoroughly enjoyed Ian’s presentation.
National Citizen Service - Oxford
A very entertaining and motivational talk that complimented our event perfectly.
Recommends ian for workshops with young people.
Headmaster - Homefield Preparatory School
Ian provided a really great fit for our Prize Day address. We had briefed on a key messages around resilience and self belief and Ian delivered to this and went beyond expectations. Ian has a real gift for translating his personal journey into an empowering message for young people. Our boys were hooked from the start, as were our parents who thoroughly enjoyed Ian’s presentation.
Sport Impact Conference 2016
I have had the pleasure of working with Ian on a number of occasions through his role as a SKY Living for Sport Athlete and as an independent facilitator. At every level he can engage, inspire and motivate a range of young people and adults through his life experiences, values and achievements. Knowing the strengths of Ian, we commissioned him to lead a workshop for 46 Primary PE Co-ordinators at the Sport Impact Learning Day. The focus of the session was ‘Influencing & Advocacy Skills- developing leadership skills to promote & advocate the value and power PE & sport in school’. As always the workshop was interactive, challenging, fun and informative. He managed to convey key messages and thought provoking possibilities to take back into their schools, the feedback was extremely positive with the majority of colleagues setting targets from the Learning Day based on Ian’s student leadership ideas. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ian to other partnerships.
Director of P.E. & School Sport - Haberdashers’ Aske’s Knights Academy
Ian attended our inaugural Sports Awards evening on July 7th to hand out awards and inspire our pupils and parents with his incredible Paralympic story. In a word, Ian was “fantastic”. He arrived early and whilst the excitement and mayhem went on around him he was calm and reassuring to all our members of staff as they frantically prepared for the evening. It was great to have such a calm influence on proceedings.
Our pupils loved receiving their awards off a Paralympic champion and his warm and caring nature put all of our students at ease. His inspirational video and story had the whole audience hooked on his every word whilst his humour broke the tension and had everyone in fits of laughter.
A truly remarkable man who we would love to work with again and again and again…