Keynote Speaker

Multiple Guinness World Record holder, serial Adventurer & Fundraiser Jamie McDonald is renowned for being one of the most talented keynote speakers in the world.

Watch Jamie’s inspiring keynote experience

Award winning Keynote Speaker


If you’d like to book Adventureman to be one of your next keynote speakers, talks are now available to book as a virtual session, too – contact his team 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.


Keynote Speaker - Adventureman | Speaker & Author


Keynote Speaker - Adventureman | Speaker & Author

“one of the best keynote speakers we’ve ever had”

Keynote Speaker - Adventureman | Speaker & Author

“the standing ovation said it all”

A Keynote Speaker, who truly Entertains and Energises

If there’s any keynote speaker who holds the secret to resilience; it’s Adventureman.

Having suffered a serious illness in childhood, Jamie McDonald beat the odds that were stacked against him and went on to complete challenges as an adult that pushed human physical endurance to the limit.

Jamie’s motivation is to give back to the hospitals and organisations that helped him when he was sick as a child and to help as many other children who are in need of help to overcome their own serious illnesses and disabilities.

Jamie has completed a 14,000-mile bike ride (on a rusty second hand push bike!) from Bangkok to his home city of Gloucester, and ran 5,000 miles across Canada and 5,500 miles around America – all completely solo.

Throughout all of this he has faced life threatening obstacles and dangerous situations – severe weather conditions, hostile environments and has even lost the end of his nose from frostbite!

Jamies’ motivation and determination are truly awe inspiring, and his ability to keep going and overcome all of the obstacles in his path are part of what make him a fantastic UK keynote speaker.

Jamie has broken world records and completed gruelling challenges at home as well – he spent 12 days non-stop on a static bike, and 7 days running on a treadmill – covering a greater distance during that time than any human being ever has – all to raise as much as he can for the children who need his help – he really is a real life superhero.

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As a keynote speaker, Jamie is engaging, passionate and connects with the audience. He inspires and motivates those he speaks to and spreads the message in his own unique way. He weaves his theme into the presentation and will have the audience laughing, crying and even up on their feet!

Jamie has won dozens of honours – and as the Pride of Britain Award winner, he inspires confidence and determination in others – helping people to get the best out of their work life and their personal lives, too.

Adventureman VIRTUAL experience

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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, as seen on:

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The key problems Jamie solves within organisations are:
Self-empowerment 🙌

In Jamie’s keynote speaker talks he discusses self-empowerment. If your business is going through a challenging time, it can be a struggle to keep morale high. Jamie excels in lifting the spirits of those in the audience, who will leave the room feeling energised, excited about the future, and ready to take on the world.

Power of connection 🤝

In Jamie’s keynote speaker talks he discusses the power of connection. No matter who you are or what role you play within an organisation, the ability to connect with others on a human level can have a huge impact on your ability to achieve your goal. Jamie shares how powerful human connections across the world have enabled him to raise over £1,000,000 for charity, and change the lives of thousands of others in the process. This motivational speaker topic is especially beneficial for front line, customer facing staff.

Making a difference 👏

In Adventureman’s keynote speaker talks he discusses making a difference. Are your staff feeling undervalued? Jamie’s motivational speaking will help employees to understand that each and every one of them has the ability to make a huge difference to the lives of others. The audience will leave the room feeling empowered – in full belief that what they do, day in day out, really does make them a superhero too.

Resilience 💪

In Adventureman’s keynote speaker talks he discusses resilience. Perhaps your organisation has gone through a recent restructure, or is experiencing a large amount of change? Jamie’s stories help the audience to re-frame challenging circumstances as an opportunity to learn, and to grow. Through authentic examples from his adventures he demonstrates that when you vow to grit your teeth and never, ever give up, that’s when truly great things happen.

Please note that Jamie works with you and can tailor his talk to your event theme.

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Some of the clients that Jamie has been trusted by:

Companies in which the Adventureman has been put as a motivational speaker
Keynote Speaker - Adventureman | Speaker & Author
Keynote Speaker - Adventureman | Speaker & Author
Keynote Speaker - Adventureman | Speaker & Author


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 keynote 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 endeavor; his tenacity in achieving his goals and in overcoming barriers is so motivational. Jamie’s keynote 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 keynote speaker”



“Absolutely incredible”

Prince Edward

His Royal Highness


“Your resilience and lust for 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”




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

Google HQ

New York, America


“Jamie has an inspiring story to tell as a keynote speaker, 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 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 keynote 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 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 motivational and uplifting story telling”




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

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 keynote speakers and you’re the real deal”


Dubai, United Arab Emirates


“After listening to your motivational 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 keynote 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 keynote speakers we’ve ever had. So down to earth and effortless to connect with. A well deserved standing ovation. Thank you for the motivation”


Miami, America

Book Jamie as your next Keynote Speaker – 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:

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