Guest Speaker

Multiple Guinness World Record holder, serial Adventurer & Fundraiser, and best-selling author Jamie McDonald is renowned for being one of the most talented guest speakers in the world.

Guest speaker, world record holder and best-selling author

Looking for a dynamic, inspiring guest speaker? Get in touch and book Adventureman today.


Telephone: 0800 975 0628

Please include all relevant details, such as date(s) size of audience, location and all other information related to your booking.


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An uplifting Guest Speaker, who Energises and Inspires

If theres a guest speaker who holds the key to inspiring an audience; its Adventureman.

In a dizzying field of guest speakers, Jamie McDonald is not only an expert, but a dynamic and entertaining breath of fresh air who is making an impact on peoples lives all over the world.

After he battled and overcame serious illness as a child, Jamie’s desire was to thank the hospitals who helped him by raising money to help other children overcome their illnesses. 

As his physical abilities were restored, Jamie decided to put them to use in a series of bold and exciting adventures. In 2012, he embarked on his first superhero adventure, hopping on a secondhand bike and riding over 14,00 miles from Bangkok back to Gloucester.

But he didn’t stop there. Jamie then hit the road with his feet, running across Canada following the path of his Canadian fundraising hero, Terry Fox. After a little break, he was further inspired to tackle a whopping 210 marathon run around America.

Whilst undertaking these epic challenges Jamie encountered many obstacles and increasingly dangerous situations – from injuries, to losing the tip of his nose to frostbite and an all too close encounter with a mountain lion! But whatever was thrown at him Jamie always remained determined, tackling his goals with grace and good humour, which is just one of the reasons why he’s such a brilliant guest speaker.

Even when he’s not running or cycling around different parts of the world, or indeed writing best-selling books about his exploits, Jamie has fundraised and smashed world records much closer to home.

Jamie took on a 12-day static bike ride and simply didn’t stop (yes, his bum was sore!), as well as covering 524 miles in 7 days, running on a treadmill which saw him break a Guinness world record in the process.

These are gruelling physical and emotional feats and levels of endurance that no woman or man has ever reached before.

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For Jamie it’s not all about adventures, he has also raised more than a million pounds for sick children through his charity, Superhero Foundation, and recently won one of the most prestigious honours and awards in the country, ITVPride of Britain.

Listening to Jamie talk about the challenges he’s faced, whilst remaining so determined and positive, will stir up the excitement and energy in anyone, so they feel inspired to achieve personal goals of their own.

Jamie’s natural, uplifting spirit makes him a natural guest speaker who can connect with audiences so they believe in themselves, build resilience and keep going, whatever challenges they may face. 

These are just some of the qualities that make Jamie unique as a guest speaker, he draws upon his own experiences to uplift and inspire his audiences’ lives.

Adventureman has gone VIRTUAL!

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In the new post-pandemic world – platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams are 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 story has reached over 200 million people, and has featured on:

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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.

What the audience will gain:
Self-empowerment 🙌

As a proven guest speaker, Jamie discusses self-empowerment. Times are tough at the moment and it can be a struggle to keep morale high. Jamie excels in lifting the spirits of audiences, who will leave the room feeling energised, excited about the future, and ready to take on the world.

Resilience 💪

As part of his uplifting guest speaker talks, Jamie also discusses self-resilience. His stories help audiences re-frame challenging circumstances so they become an opportunity not only to learn, but to grow, too. Through real life adventures he demonstrates that when you grit your teeth and vow to never, ever give up, thats when great things can truly happen.

Power of connection 🤝

As any true guest speaker should, Jamie discusses the power of connection. The ability to connect with others as humans can have a massive impact on your ability to achieve your goal. Jamie shares how human connections across the world have empowered him to raise over £1,000,000 for charity and change the lives of thousands in the process.

Making a difference 👏

Guest speakers should inspire people to make a difference and Jamie’s talks are no different. He uplifts and inspires audiences so every single one of them can be motivated to make a difference to the lives of others. They will leave the room, or virtual talk, feeling empowered – with the belief that what they do – day in and day out – really does make them a superhero too.

Jamie works with you to tailor his talk to your event theme.

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“Guest Speaker that will truly blow you away​”

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“One of the best guest speakers we’ve ever had​”

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“Outstanding guest speaker, the standing ovation said it all”

Some of the clients trusting Jamie as their guest speaker:

Companies in which Motivational Speaker Adventureman has spoken
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“The way you tied your story to our mission statement ’empowering people to achieve more’ was outstanding. One of the best guest speakers we’ve ever had. I think the standing ovation at the end 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 speaking style, his experiences and the challenges he faces, resonate well with his audience from both a personal and business perspective”



“Fundraising is easy with superhero mentality. We’d love you back as our guest speaker”



“Absolutely incredible”

Prince Edward

His Royal Highness

“Your resilience and sense of adventure is another level and you delivered your talk in the most relatable and down to earth way. We’d love to book you again as our guest speaker”



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

Google HQ

New York, America

“Jamie has an inspiring story to tell, using his stories to inspire 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 inspirational! 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 motivational”
Alexander Armstrong

BBC Presenter & Comedian

“Having booked countless guest speakers before and feeling the pressure of running the biggest business award show 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 guest 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 motivational and uplifting story telling”



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

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. We’ve seen a lot of guest speakers and you’re the real deal”


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

“After listening to your inspirational 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 as our guest speaker 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 you were one of the greatest guest 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

Enquire about Jamie’s Guest Speaker availability, today – fill out the form or call: 0800 975 0628

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