Public Speaker

Multiple Guinness World Record holder, serial Adventurer & Fundraiser Jamie McDonald has delivered many talks for corporates, not-for-profits, and events all around the world.

Award winning Public Speaker

If you would like to chat to Adventureman about being your public speaker at your next event – contact his team today.


Telephone: 0800 975 0628

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A Public Speaker, who truly motivates and inspires his audience.

If there’s one person on the planet who holds the secret to resilience; it’s Adventureman.

When it comes to inspirational public speakers, Jamie McDonald is an expert in making a huge impact on people’s lives around the world.

After overcoming a serious illness as a child, Jamie wanted to give back to the hospitals that had helped him and raise money to help sick children overcome their own illnesses, too.

In 2012, Jamie bought a second-hand bike and set off on his first superhero adventure – a 14,000-mile ride from Bangkok back to Gloucester, in England, back to the hospital that helped him as a kid.

As if that wasn’t enough, Jamie then embarked on a run across Canada, following in the footsteps of Canadian fundraising hero Terry Fox. Jamie has also completed a gruelling 210 marathon run around America.

During these challenges Jamie faced huge obstacles and some incredibly dangerous situations – from losing the end of his nose from frostbite, to a close escape from a mountain lion! Despite these often-hostile circumstances, Jamie remained motivated and determined to complete the challenges ahead of him.

Even when he is not running or cycling around the world, being in one place doesn’t stop Jamie – he has broken world records and raised money for charity by staying in one spot.

Jamie has completed a 12-day static bike ride without stopping and entered the Guinness World Record book for covering a distance of over 524 miles in 7 days, running on a treadmill.

That’s an emotional and physical endurance that no man or woman has ever gone through before.

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Over the years Jamie has raised so far, over £1 million for sick children through his charity, Superhero Foundation and more recently he won the ITV‘s Pride of Britain, one of the most prestigious honours and televised awards in the country.

Listening to Jamie talk about the challenges he has faced and how he remains so positive and determined, will motivate anyone and stir up the positive mindset and enthusiasm needed to achieve big personal and business goals.

Jamie naturally connects with the audience and his boundless energy and proven courage in the face of adversity, inspires listeners to believe in themselves, build resilience and to persevere, despite what obstacles may be in their path.

Out of all the public speakers, Jamie really knows how to draw upon his experiences and bring his adventures to life to positively impact his audience’s lives.

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“Best speaker we’ve ever had"

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“Standing ovation said it all"

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In this post-pandemic world – platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams – making it easier than ever to motivate and inspire your staff, wherever they may be.

All of Jamie’s talks are available to book as a virtual session, and feedback from clients is that these online events are just as impactful as if he were there in person:

“Fantastic virtual session from Jamie McDonald, as ever! Incredible feedback from the staff many of whom included family members in the session. Was superb to see everyone having such fun, albeit remotely, and some wonderful dance moves by many! For any business, I would highly recommend using Jamie this way to tell his unique and inspiring stories of resilience and coping strategies in difficult and challenging times”Capita

Jamie’s adventures have made news all over the world, reaching hundreds of millions of people:

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Copies sold world wide

At the age of nine, Jamie’s family feared he would never walk again. Twenty years later, he set off to run 5,000 miles solo coast to coast across Canada.

“The way you tied your story to our mission statement ’empowering people to achieve more’ was outstanding. One of the best conferences we’ve ever had. I think the standing ovation at the end of your motivational talk said it all”

Microsoft HQ

Seattle, America

“Are you an adventurer, or a comedian? Phenomenal”

Sir Geoff Hurst

Former England footballer

“We flew Jamie around Great Britain to visit all of our offices’, he has a hugely entertaining story and is one of great personal endeavour; his tenacity in achieving his goals and in overcoming barriers is inspirational. Jamie’s engaging presentation style, his experiences and the challenges he faces, resonate well with his audience from a both a personal and business perspective”



“Fundraising is easy with superhero mentality . We’d love you back”



“Absolutely incredible”

Prince Edward

His Royal Highness

“Your resilience and adventures is another level and you delivered your talk in the most relatable and down to earth way. We’d love to book you again”



“You blew us away. Funny. Inspiring. One of the best talks we’ve seen”

Google HQ

New York, America

“Jamie has an inspiring story to tell, using his stories to motivate others with his incredible adventures”

Sir Steve Redgrave,

Rower, 5 time Olympic Gold Medalist

“Seeing Jamie speak was like watching an episode of Only Fools and Horses. Complete comedy and every once in a while you get socked with a heartwarming moment”

Liverpool Victoria


“WARNING! Box of tissues required! So funny and so very inspiring! The perfect start to our staff conference. Endless echoing feedback like: extremely touching, makes you remember why you do what you do.



“I nearly fell off my chair, hilarious and inspiring”

Alexander Armstrong

BBC presenter & comedian

“Having booked countless public speakers before, and feeling the pressure of running the biggest business award show of 2018 held in the UK, booking Jamie is without doubt the best decision I’ve ever made. His passionate delivery of an innovative talk had over 800 esteemed guests hanging off his every word. Through a technically flawless and authentic presentation, he inspired the audience repeatedly – moving them from raucous laughter, to tears. The best thing about Jamie is that he doesn’t realise just how good he is. Never before have I had the pleasure of dealing with a keynote speaker who is so talented, and yet so down to earth. I wouldn’t hesitate to book him again”

Gloucestershire Business Awards


“Jamie provoked laughter, tears, shock, more laughter and transmitted a whole chunk of pride and self-esteem to a room full of police staff and inspectors, very inspirational and uplifting story telling”



“His self-depreciating humour went down a storm and Jamie had an enormous impact on our soldiers. Very inspiring”

British and Canadian Army


“That’s probably one of the most difficult audiences you’ll ever get with so many different cultural backgrounds. The standing ovation was deserved and showed how you connected with every single person”


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

“After listening to your talk something happened in my heart that hasn’t happened since the passing of my 8 year old son almost 9 years ago. I went to the cabinet where I keep the things that remind me of my son. There I found a beaded alligator which my son made whilst in hospital. At the time he gave it to me and said “here mommy, this one is for you, so you will never be alone.” The second is a medal the hospital gave him for being a hero. After hearing you speak, I now want you to have both of these things. The alligator because I don’t want you to ever feel like you’re alone on your adventures, and the gold medal because you are my hero”

Cindy Hopkins


“We googled ‘Superhero’ and that’s exactly what we found. We’d like to adopt him a few weeks each year and bring him back to Canada”

Coaches Association

Toronto, Canada

“I’ve worked with the company for more than 10 years and it was the best motivational speakers we’ve ever had. So down to earth and effortless to connect with. A well deserved standing ovation. Thank you for the inspiration”


Miami, America

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Watch what Adventureman is like ‘off stage’ winning the Pride of Britain:

Extracts from my blog; Life as a Motivational & Keynote Speaker