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Jonathan Acott

Jonathan Acott's story is one of unwavering resilience, having triumphed over not just one, but six battles with cancer. Through multiple life-changing operations and treatments, mental health challenges and innumerable other misadventures Jonathan has not only survived but thrived, becoming a living testament to the indomitable human spirit.

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What sets Jonathan apart from other speakers is his unique ability to transform life’s challenges into powerful lessons of pragmatism, positivity, and personal accountability. From scaling towering mountains to conquering vast lakes and running races across the globe, Jonathan has gained invaluable insights along his remarkable journey – lessons that he passionately imparts to inspire and motivate others to seize the full potential of their lives.

But it’s not just the remarkable story that sets Jonathan apart; it’s his authentic, raw, and humorous approach that captivates audiences from the moment he takes the stage. With an inclusive and engaging demeanour, Jonathan collaborates with the audience, forging an unforgettable and inspiring experience that resonates long after the event concludes.

First diagnosed with cancer at 29 for nearly 2 decades Jonathan Acott has lived with the spectre of ill health, he has suffered immense setbacks both personally and professionally and yet remains a force of nature with a pragmatism and indefatigability that is hard to understand and comprehend.

But through his talks he tries to share how he, as a very average guy (his words) has learned to thrive and to overcome not through a false positivity but through an acceptance and of finding the joy in every day.  Jonathan’s life is a testament to pushing boundaries and overcoming obstacles, he strives to be the best version of himself – physically and mentally but not at the sacrifice of the quality of his life. His personal achievements serve as a vivid example of how we can all reach for greatness, both in our personal and professional lives and he is at pains to emphasise that what he has achieved and the attitude he has fostered are attainable for everyone.

Drawing attendees from diverse backgrounds and industries, Jonathan’s talks resonate with individuals of all ages. His passionate delivery, coupled with his outside-the-box perspective and unique story, ignites a spark of inspiration and encourages audiences to view the world through a different lens. But it’s not just the remarkable story that sets Jonathan apart; it’s his authentic, raw, and humorous approach that captivates audiences from the moment he takes the stage. With an inclusive and engaging demeanor, Jonathan collaborates with the audience, forging an unforgettable and inspiring experience that resonates long after the event concludes.

In addition to his speaking prowess, Jonathan is also available to serve as an exceptional Master of Ceremonies or event host. With his warm and slightly irreverent style, he infuses panels, auctions, and social clubs with an energy and charm that leaves a lasting impression on attendees. From C-Suite executives to intimate seminars, Jonathan Acott seamlessly adapts to any audience, enriching their experience with his wealth of educational and professional expertise.

Speech Topics
  • Unleashing the Extraordinary Within: Embracing Resilience, Triumph, and the Power of the Human Spirit
  • From Adversity to Achievement: Conquering Challenges, Inspiring Greatness
  • From Asphalt to Adventure: Running Wild Across Continents and Chasing Endurance Dreams
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"Unexpected in the best way. His raw and honest story prompted us all to self reflect and think about the power of perspective and grabbing the reigns on the things you can control in life, and accepting the things you can't change. He made a true impact on the teams, and spurred some wonderful and insightful conversation. Would highly recommend Jonathan without hesitation."

"We asked Jonathan to attend our 2nd conference as a motivational speaker as we had never had one before. He arrived with so much positivity and took the floor like a professional, his presentation was dark in places, but very thought provoking charged with great humour and Jonathan provided real life examples of how to get through life positively. The feedback from the team was excellent and we will certainly recommend Jonathan, which we already have!"

"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."

"From the time I first spoke to Jonathan, it was clear he would be an inspiring speaker. His talk was funny, inspiring, honest and impactful. We will book him again; his messages are still being talked about and impact the service focus of our staff."

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