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Aaron Phipps

Aaron Phipps, MBE, is a Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby athlete and gold medal winning Paralympian. At 15 Aaron had both of his legs and most of his fingers amputated due to blood poisoning from meningitis. After a 10km fundraising wheelchair race for the Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF), Aaron's sporting journey began, leading him to be selected for the 2012 London Paralympic Games where he scored over half of his team's points.


About Aaron Phipps

Starting with wheelchair racing, Aaron competed in two London Marathons, including 2009 where he came fourth, finishing in under two hours. Aaron joined the GB Wheelchair Rugby squad and was selected for the 2012 London Paralympic Games where he scored over half of his team’s points.

In 2016 Aaron decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for both MRF and Shaw Trust, with a specially adapted off-road wheelchair. However, when the wheelchair wasn’t working on the terrain Aaron refused to be carried and reached the summit after four days of trekking on his hands and knees. It’s the first time an amputee has reached the top of Kilimanjaro without any assistance. The story made national headlines and has been the subject of a Channel 5 documentary.

Aaron returned to Wheelchair Rugby in 2017. Against all the odds his team went from being 5th in the world, to the best on the planet, in the middle of a global pandemic! It was the first European team to win a medal in wheelchair rugby and Paralympics GB’s first ever gold medal in a team sport.

He has been voted in the top 100 most influential people in the UK with a disability.

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Speech Topics

Aaron’s speech topics include but are not limited to:

  • Teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Peak performance
  • Mindset
  • Motivation
  • Overcoming adversity
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"It’s a rare and exciting thing to meet a person who can make you rethink your approach to life but Aaron did just that. He kept a diverse audience of Telco Execs hanging on his every word with his balance of brutal honesty, humour and authenticity. Aaron’s unique story is interesting in its own right but add in his skills of audience engagement and you’ve got an incredible motivational speaker and presenter. Can not recommend highly enough!"


"Aaron reminded us all that we have a hidden willpower deep within us and that once harnessed, it can be a powerful tool to help us achieve what we desire the most. Staff said that after listening to Aaron, they felt uplifted and empowered to make changes in their own lives. Thank you Aaron, you really are a true legend!"

Newlon Housing Trust

"I wanted to write to you to say thank you so much for coming to speak at the PwC Southampton AGM in September. The feedback from the day was that is was the best AGM we have ever had – and you played a huge role in this. You were candid, authentic and your style was warm and funny. You were truly inspirational! The team have been raving about you! Thank you so much!"

PwC Partner

"The talk was brilliant and a true emotion rollercoaster. You had me laughing, crying and everything in between during your speech. It was very engaging and we all took so much away from it."


"My team and I felt energised, motivated, and encouraged by the outstanding things you have achieved, and I personally will take your messages through the rest of my life!  An unforgettable event and talk, the best I have been lucky enough to have seen in my 24 years at British Gas – THANK YOU!"

British Gas

"I don’t think you can convey in words what Aarons talk achieved, it’s a sense of feeling, warmth and awe that is left with you and that is what I want to take forward in my life and instil in my team, my company and my family."

Ascot Group

"He had everyone in the room hanging on his every word from the get-go."

Allianz Commercial UK

"I would recommend him as a motivational speaker for any event."

Clarke Willmott LLP

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