From climbing mountains to swimming lakes, running global races and battling cancer six times, Jonathan Acott has learned invaluable lessons along the way about the importance of pragmatism, positivity, and taking ownership of one’s situation. And now, he applies these lessons to motivate and inspire others to get the most out of life.
Jonathan makes an inspirational, engaging, professional and warming speaker, MC or event host. His story is one of resilience and triumph over adversity, thriving in the face of challenges, and feeling empowered to overcome anything life may throw your way.
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Jonathan Acott is an empathetic, engaging, knowledgeable and impactful motivational speaker. With his dynamic personality and innovative approach, each speaking engagement is tailored to the specific client and audience.
A seasoned speaker, he is known for his authentic, raw and genuine approach to presenting. Whilst cancer was his origin story, his talks don’t dwell on it; they are positive, uplifting and inspirational talks focussed on what can be achieved both physically and mentally.
He tells his story of surviving six cancers (initially testicular which relapsed four times, as well as a bowel cancer) and living with multiple treatments and surgeries, a breakdown and other mental health challenges with humour and candour, recounting the highs and lows and all the lessons he’s learned along the way. He transforms the lives of audiences by talking, not just about illness, but how you can make the most of yourself to live a life less ordinary.
Jonathan three main services: speaker, coach/mentor, and host/presenter.
Speaker: From C-Suite to team bonding, a running event to a charity, Jonathan delivers an impactful and inspiring talk to your audience.
Coach/Mentor: Athletes have used coaches for years, why should you be any different? Using his four pillars of coaching philosophy – ownership, dreams, action, coping – he works to set your goals and hold you accountable to them.
Host/Presenter: With his broad background in education and experience, and a confident easy-going delivery style, Jonathan is the perfect choice to host your event.
– Mental Health
– Physical Health
Jonathan Acott speaks on a number of topics, but his most popular talk focusses on resilience, motivation, mindset, and attitude, with touches of his cancer and mental health journey.
– A dose of reality and pragmatism
– Lessons borne out of a hard life that can be taken and applied to your own
– Entertaining sessions with a powerful message of hope and optimism
– How to be more pragmatic, resilient and accountable
Jonathan Acott has climbed some of the highest mountains, both literally and metaphorically, swum lakes, run marathons and ultra-marathons, and lives his life to be the best version of himself, physically and mentally, and he shares how you can do the same in your personal or work life. His talks are attended by people of all ages and backgrounds and from a variety of industries. A passionate approach combined with an outside-the-box perspective and unique story.
Jonathan Acott will help you see things in a different way and leave you inspired.
Clients include Bournemouth University, KHWS, Salomon, University of Surrey, Wiser, and WWF.
From the time I first spoke to Jonathan, it was clear he would be an inspiring speaker. He supported our conference and attended the full conference, which is important to us, as we want our speakers to feel part of the day. His talk was funny, inspiring, honest and impactful. We will book Jonathan again, his messages are still being talked about and impact the service focus of our staff.
Susanne Clarke, Head of Service Excellence, Bournemouth University
Jonathan did a talk for WWF-UK as part of our Feelgood February event where we run a series of wellbeing events and talks for employees. Jonathan was hugely motivating and inspirational – he has an authentic style and ability to inspire despite all the challenges he has faced. Amazing – would recommend.
Lorna Rait, HR Business Partner, WWF
Jonathan was a pleasure to work with, from initial contact all the way through to delivery. Our members really enjoyed his talk and several approached me after to thank me personally for inviting Jonathan to speak. His open and candid presentation included topics that clearly resonated with our audience, a great experience all round.
Simon Vernon, CEO, Far Beyond Digital Ltd.
Jonathan spoke with honesty and left a lot of people leaving the talk with a new perspective. His talk inspired a lot of people and there were several people who approached him after to thank him for how good the talk was. I will be booking him again in the future for sure.
Ollie Denton, Digital Marketing Manager, Salomo
Jonathan was really efficient and a dream to work with – responding quickly and meeting our needs. We loved his talk, it was open, honest, and humorous at points too! Everyone in the office took something away from his inspiring story. I’d highly recommend.
Evie Cross-McCullagh, Operations Assistant, KHWS
Jonathan presented at our first event this year, so set the standard for our online events programme…and what a standard he set. From the opening statement…which generally stops people in the tracks, right through to closing remarks Jonathan had the audience captivated. Jonathan’s story and his approach to life brings plenty of reflection to the audience and for our business group this is a good thing. It reminds us, it’s not all about work, but also helps to give focus to our business interests as well. One of my favourite quotes from Jonathan (one I use a lot) is “control the controllables, and don’t worry about anything else”. This one always helps me focus. If you want someone to inspire, motivate and generally get you to think a little bit differently, then Jonathan is the right person for you. I wouldn’t hesitate to have Jonathan back to our events and would happily recommend him to anyone as a speaker at their events.
Dan Reynolds, Director of RLM Partnership Limited, Founder of RH Networking