Jamie McDonald is an adventurer, record-breaker, keynote speaker… and part-time superhero!
In 2012 Jamie started an adventurous fundraising quest to give back to the hospitals that helped him as a child by cycling 14,000 miles from Bangkok to Gloucester.
Cycling on a second-hand bike purchased for £50.00, Jamie cycled through more than twenty countries on his long way home to Gloucester. Along the way he was shot at, arrested and slept rough.
Just weeks after returning to Gloucester, Jamie decided to attempt the world record for cycling non-stop on a stationary bike. After more than 12 days of cycling, Jamie stepped off the bike a Guinness World Record breaker, having raised more than £20,000 during the two challenges.
In February 2013, two months after setting the new world record, Jamie used his savings to travel to Canada, to continue his fundraising efforts, running the 5,000 mile, 200 marathon, distance across Canada without a support crew – raising more than a quarter of a million pounds along the way.
Named ‘Runner of the Year’ by Running Magazine and winner of the Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year Award, Jamie was also honoured by the National Adventure Awards as its 2015 Fundraiser of the Year.
As a motivational speaker, Jamie McDonald encourages you to ‘Find Your Inner Superhero’.
Motivation is the difference between thinking and doing, but how do you find that within yourself to achieve your goals? And how do you lead and motivate the people around you when the chips are down?
Jamie draws on his experience as an award-winning adventurer and fundraiser to take audiences through the process of motivating themselves and others to achieve success.
“Jamie has an inspiring story to tell, using his stories to motivate others
with his incredible adventures”
Sir Steve Redgrave
5 time Olympic Gold Medalist
Audiences will be challenged to think about new possibilities, new opportunities and new perspectives. They will be inspired to make choices that will benefit them and the people around them. They will learn that the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is a matter of mind-set – and that anything is possible with the right motivation.
- Succeeding Against the Odds
- Adversity – How to Recognise and Overcome It
- Goal-Setting – The Importance of Making Goals Manageable
- Decision-Making – Making the Right Choice Under Pressure
- Inspiration – How to Draw on Experience to Inspire Others
- Role Models – The Importance of Mentors and Heroes
- Knowing Yourself – Creating the Life you want to Lead
- Fun – Learning to Enjoy the Journey
- Fulfilment – Achieving the Unthinkable