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Aaron Phipps - Motivational Speaker

Help your young people be more resilient and make positive choices.

Aaron’s motivational speaking has inspired thousands of students from ages 7 to 27 and their teachers!

As a survivor of Meningitis C as a child and going on to be a paralympian, his experience of overcoming challenges and achieving goals can be applied to life for young people in the current day and age. 

Aaron has the skill of making his story relevant to everyone who hears it. He grabs pupils’ attention, engages them with his stories, and leaves them buzzing with an inspirational message that lasts. He’s happy to stay for Q&A, autographs and selfies and he does it all with honesty and humour.

Audiences rave about his presentations, and all leave inspired to achieve more.

Contact Aaron now and book him to attend your event.

"In my 13 years of teaching, you were the most inspirational and educational speaker I have heard."
Vicki Wood
Tyrells Primary School, Essex

Contact Aaron now and book him to attend your event.

    Audience Feedback
    It is always great to have visitors into school and a break from routine. However, in my 13 years of teaching, you were the most inspirational and educational speaker I have heard.

    Your clear strategies for success, manner with the children, hands on activities and control of the cohort were exemplary. I also came away from your session and talked to my family about the impact you'd had on me. You are truly inspirational and I wish you every success with your next goal!
    Vicki Wood
    Tyrells Primary School, Essex
    Aaron, the boys I spoke to were genuinely stunned by your attitude and determination to achieve. They enjoyed your humour but the magnitude of your experience and the difficult process you have been through was not lost on them. They were hanging on every word and have learned so much about emotional recovery, overcoming obstacles and being optimistic in the face things that may appear hopeless.

    There was not one negative piece of feedback and not one boy left without sharing something they gained yesterday. We cannot thank you enough for coming and sharing your stories with us again and leaving such a fantastic impression on staff and students. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
    Paula Kearney
    Harrow on the Hill School
    Cannot Recommend Aaron highly enough. Three of my schools loved him, one of which had an Ofsted on that day and the atmosphere was electric in the school because of his inspiration. Hoping for him to visit some other schools I support this year. Highly Recommended!
    Vanessa King
    Primary PE Consultant
    On a daily basis we thrive to support our pupils to make independent positive choices in all aspects of their life and learning. Aaron's workshops and insightful assembly concerning his philosophy for attacking life and achieving goals through self-management and perseverance was inspiration not only for our pupils but also for the adults who had the privilege to listen to Aaron present.

    His combination of real life experiences, fun attitude and rapport with pupils meant that everyone was fully engaged and keen to achieve all the challenges that were set before them. Aaron's openness to answer any question allowed our pupils to explore all their thoughts and ideas concerning 'overcoming' obstacles and being successful.

    We chose Aaron as our speaker for perseverance, we chose to have all our pupils be part of the day, we chose to invest in our pupils future! 'We all have choices!'
    Jez Harris
    Newlands Primary School
    I Just wanted to email a big Thank you to you for today! It was such an amazing and awe inspiring day.

    To watch the children absorbed in your assemblies and workshops and to hear their thoughtful and relevant questions was just so special. All the children were buzzing when they left you today! Honestly, do not have the words to express how amazing today was.

    The teacher session was very special and we are very grateful that you went with the X rated version. You left a very special message and thought with all of us today at St Mary's!
    Amy Warbey
    St Mary's Primary
    After seeing Aaron speak at the Healthy School awards I knew he would be great to have at our school. He gave an engaging, inspirational and motivating assembly to years 1-4.

    They were all captivated by his stories and his messages. His workshop for years 5 and 6 was fantastic, the children loved the activities and they learnt invaluable lessons during this session. His message ‘Set a goal, get organised, ask for help, work hard, we all have our choices’ was perfect for our children and they took this message away with them.
    Emily Le Masurier
    Great Leighs Primary Essex
    It was a great pleasure - and inspiration - to meet you last night. Thank you for providing our young people with such a truly memorable Sports Awards Evening; I cannot recall a more impactful and resonant input from a guest speaker in the fifteen years of the event.
    Derek Peaple
    Headteacher - Park House School Newbury
    Wow – what an impact on 1000 students!

    I have heard nothing else but the buzz created around the school by your inspirational presentation. Students who normally don't say very much have been moved to talk about your journey and how it has impacted upon them and their friends.

    We have many visitors in school every year as we seek to provide our students with a breadth of opportunities, people, experiences, cultures etc and of course they have variable amounts of impact depending on a whole range of factors. However, it is rare for there to be such a universally popular reaction like we experienced today as we 'felt' the power of your experiences and story.

    Thank you for providing us with such inspiration and helping us to see that inspite of setbacks in life, peaks beyond our immediate expectations are achievable with determination, hard work and commitment.
    Graham Wilson
    Headteacher - Bitterne Park School
    Aaron Phipps is, without doubt, the most inspirational speaker that I have had the honour of listening to in a school setting. He is a natural speaker and has both an incredible story to tell but also an engaging way of telling it that grabs the attention of all students, regardless of their background and situations, Whenever Aaron has delivered a session or an assembly, there has always been such a buzz amongst students and staff and they always seem to want to hang around to ask questions and take selfies!

    Aaron challenges all stereotypes surrounding disability and makes students believe that they can achieve even when they face challenges. I would wholeheartedly recommend any school hosting a visit.
    Sian Roberts
    Lead Practitioner - Cantell School
    I wanted to again convey my thanks for the time you gave in coming down to Poole for our prize giving and speech day. Having met you at the Bournemouth University diversity event earlier this academic year, we knew that you would inspire our children and families - and so it proved!

    Thank you so much for being part of what was a great event at the end of term; your story and delivery of it both amused and gripped everyone from our 4-year-olds to their grandparents!. And thanks too for staying on as long as you did for photos, autographs and chats.
    Andy Small
    Yarrells School
    Aaron addressed over 120 headteachers at the 2018 West Sussex Primary Leadership Conference for Headteachers, and they were all blown away by his stories of phenomenal determination and self- motivation - "Fab-u-lous!"

    Delegates were clear in their post event evaluations that Aaron played a large part in making this one of the most uplifting, thought-provoking and refreshing Headteachers' conferences ever. "Aaron Phipps has been lovely – understated, humorous and genuinely inspirational". Thank you.
    Gill
    e-PD
    I wanted to thank you from everyone at Yarrells for your fantastic, inspirational speech and hosting of all the requests for autographs and photographs in our Prizegiving in July. Every parent and child aged from 3- 14 were in awe of your spectacular presentation which was engaging (even with no audio-visual equipment) and for every person in our huge marquee.

    The older children loved the way you presented to them and our Parent Teacher Association were so proud to have funded such an inspirational speaker for our end of year celebration.

    I must thank you not only for your presentation but the way you socialised and chatted with every child and parent that approached you and wanted to know a little bit more about your story.

    I felt on every level from our kindergarten to our Year 8s that every child was eating out of your hand for your entire visit. Thank you.
    Tom Lewis
    Head of Senior Prep - Yarrells School
    After seeing Aaron speak at the Healthy School awards I knew he would be great to have at our school. He gave an engaging, inspirational and motivating assembly to years 1-4.

    They were all captivated by his stories and his messages. His workshop for years 5 and 6 was fantastic, the children loved the activities and they learnt invaluable lessons during this session. His message ‘Set a goal, get organised, ask for help, work hard, we all have our choices’ was perfect for our children and they took this message away with them.
    Emily Le Masurier
    Great Leighs Primary Essex
    After seeing Aaron speak at the Healthy School awards I knew he would be great to have at our school. He gave an engaging, inspirational and motivating assembly to years 1-4.

    They were all captivated by his stories and his messages. His workshop for years 5 and 6 was fantastic, the children loved the activities and they learnt invaluable lessons during this session. His message ‘Set a goal, get organised, ask for help, work hard, we all have our choices’ was perfect for our children and they took this message away with them.
    Emily Le Masurier
    Great Leighs Primary Essex