Jamie McAnsh

Jamie McAnsh

After waking up paralyzed from the waist down in January 2014 due to a condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Jamie McAnsh embarked on an incredible journey. Instead of allowing his wheelchair to confine him, he chose to live life unconventionally.

Jamie McAnsh’s determination led him to climb a mountain using only his hands. His inspiring story includes being capped for Wales in rugby in 2014 and currently playing wheelchair basketball for Cardiff.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book paralyzed sportsman, climber, & diversity speaker Jamie McAnsh for your next event.

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“The event went really well and Jamie was fantastic. All parents and students loved his talk and the messages it gave them in terms of the mindset needed to overcome adversity, show perseverance and the motivation needed to succeed in what you do. Thanks so much for suggesting Jamie as a speaker for the event and the organisation you and the team put into setting everything up.”

Oakwood Park Grammar School

“I just wanted to say thank you for your help in arranging Jamie’s talk yesterday – everyone loved his speech and was fascinated by all the challenges he has overcome! He is a truly remarkable human being and his presentation outperformed my expectations. Really pleased with him.”


“Just a quick email to say thanks so much for hosting our Buzz Session today. What an inspiring story. Everyone in the office is chatting away about how they found your journey through life and how they relate to the ups and downs along the way. Best of luck with your next challenge, keep it up!”


“Wanted to say thank you for organising and for Chris recommending Jamie – he was the perfect choice for our away day. He had such an amazing story to share and has achieved some pretty incredible things. I believe one of my colleagues is planning on getting in touch to do a talk to our mental health network as his journey has been extraordinary”

EDF Energy

“It was brilliant, thank you so much for sorting. He was not only an excellent speaker but such a great guest and person too”

Bonhill Plc

“It went really well, Jamie was great and it really hit the right notes with the team”


“Yesterday’s meeting with Jamie was perfect! He exceeded our expectations and we can’t wait to share the video with the wider business next Wednesday. Everything he spoke about resonated with everyone on the call and I know he will have the same effect when it’s aired next week to the rest of the business.”


Such a huge thank you from Arjo!! The team loved the session today – as ever has had an impact on the team and thought-provoking and really appreciate how you made this relevant for the HR team.


“I speak for the management team of 60 colleagues when I say the session delivered by James was moving, inspiring, encouraging and motivating all rolled into one.  I am pleased we chose James and I would happily recommend him to others depending on the requirements of their audience.”

Whinfell Forest

“Jamie delivered an amazing session for our company as part of our Mental Health Awareness Week. His story was an emotional journey told with such honesty and somehow humour, leaving everyone in awe and inspired. I cannot recommend a speaking session from Jamie highly enough. He was a pleasure to work with throughout the process and has left a lasting impression on myself and everyone who attended the session.”

Red Gate

“Thanks Jamie for an inspiring and entertaining talk focused on overcoming adversity, goal setting, and resilience. It has really helped the team reflect and refocus. Some great takeaways – be true to yourself, communicate, collaborate, and go at the pace that is right for you! Make sure you surround yourself with ‘radiators’ and not ‘drainpipes’ and recognise that we will all have ‘muddy puddle’ days, but we must have faith in the process and the people around you!”


“We thoroughly enjoyed Jamie’s presentation.  It was inspiring, interesting, and very high energy.”

GHO Capital

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