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Jake Bailey back in NZ

Sophie Waldron
04 Mar 2021

We’re excited to have this much-loved & inspiring Kiwi speaker back on our shores!

Jake Bailey who has been living in Brisbane is coming back to Aotearoa New Zealand in early May to late June 2021 and is available for both live and virtual events.

Refresh your memory of Jake Bailey with the video below

A week before Jake was due to give his graduation speech, he was told the heart-breaking news that he had Burkitt’s non-Hodgkinson lymphoma, the most aggressive cancer known to man!

Given two weeks to live if untreated Jake was fortunate to win his battle. His story of resilience, overcoming adversity and facing ‘bloody hard times’ is raw, compelling, and much in demand.

Working with corporates, organisations, and schools across the globe, Jake has helped audiences ranging from elite athletes to kids in remote and rural towns, Fortune 500 CEO’s to prison inmates, and foreign governments to retirement villages to understand how we can successfully overcome the challenges and adversity we will all inevitably face in life.

Get in touch with us for more information on Jake! 09 373 4177 | [email protected]

We also work with other amazing resilience speakers, check out four of our top picks below or give us a call to chat through some great options to suit your event.

Liam Malone

Liam won hearts in 2016 as we watched him represent New Zealand in the Rio Paralympics as a blade runner! Liam’s road to Rio was not smooth sailing. Liam hit rock-bottom while at university and struggled with his disability amongst other things. Turning his life around he dug deep and received two golds and a silver medals – this was nothing short of a miracle. Liam’s award also include the NZ Order of Merit (services to Athletics), Disabled Sportsperson of the Year awarded at the 54th Halberg Awards. Liam is passionate about innovation and technology as a tool to improve human performance and the world we live in.

Dr Lucy Hone

Dr Lucy is recognised globally as a leading authority on resilience and wellbeing. Through her work as a co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience and as an Adjunct Senior Professor at the University of Canterbury, Dr Lucy is creating sustainable and meaningful change. Dr Lucy’s TED Talk – 3 Secrets of Resilient People started as a TEDx in Christchurch and in 2021 moved onto the official TED platform and was established as one of the top 20 TED Talks in 2020. As a speaker, Dr Lucy share’s her own personal story of resilience, while also leaving your audience with her clear, key messages.

Cam Calkoen

Possibly one of our most booked motivational speakers Cam’s story of perseverance, resilience and playing life by your own rules is a winner every time. Born with Cerebral Palsy Cam has chosen to live a life full of AWESOME. Cam is an athletic gold medalist, social entrepreneur and climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in 2019. If you’re wanting your audiences to leave your conference with a glass half full perspective – Cam is the speaker for you!

Lisa Tamati

Ultra-Marathon runner, Lisa Tamati is a powerful speaker with life changing messages to share both from her running background and personal struggles. As an Ultra Marathon runner, Lisa’s determination and ability to push beyond what she thought was possible has helped her to reach huge goals. To date Lisa has completed 140 Ultra-Marathons including being first Kiwi woman to finish the infamous Badwater Ultramarathon which is through hottest desert on earth, running 217km non-stop through Death Valley.

Although her toughest challenge to date is one of resilience, belief and endless love after her Mum suffered from a burst brain aneurysm, Lisa dedicated everything, against all odds to help in her Mum’s recovery – a heart-warming story of taking it step by step.

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