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Experience the remarkable resilience of Janine Shepherd as she guides your team through a transformative journey of triumph over adversity

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Looking to ignite your audience's potential and leave a lasting impact? Look no further than keynote speaker Janine Shepherd. As a renowned motivational speaker, Janine Shepherd's awe-inspiring journey from champion skier to pilot and bestselling author will captivate your audience. With her remarkable resilience and unwavering determination, Janine Shepherd delivers a powerful message of triumph over adversity, inspiring individuals to reach new heights in their personal and professional lives. Book Janine Shepherd for your next event and unlock the power of resilience within your team. Elevate your organization's mindset, embrace challenges, and achieve limitless success. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the transformative power of Janine Shepherd's keynote. Contact us now to secure your Janine Shepherd booking and make your event an unforgettable success.

Why you should book Janine Shepherd for your next event

  • Empower Your Team: Janine Shepherd’s keynote speech will empower your team with the tools and mindset to overcome challenges, embrace resilience, and achieve extraordinary results.
  • Inspire Positive Transformation: By booking Janine Shepherd, you’ll inspire positive transformation within your organization, as she shares her incredible journey of triumph and resilience, leaving a lasting impact on your audience.
  • Bestselling Author: Janine Shepherd’s success as a bestselling author adds depth to her keynote, providing valuable insights on personal growth, resilience, and achieving success against all odds.

Are you seeking a keynote speaker who can truly captivate and empower your audience? Look no further than Janine Shepherd, a renowned motivational speaker with a powerful story of resilience, triumph, and personal growth. Janine’s compelling journey, combined with her exceptional storytelling abilities, makes her the perfect choice to ignite inspiration and positive change within your organization.

As a motivational speaker, Janine Shepherd has earned a well-deserved reputation for her ability to move audiences and leave a lasting impact. Her story resonates with individuals from all walks of life, as she shares the incredible tale of her own transformation from a national champion skier, with dreams of Olympic glory, to a pilot, bestselling author, and respected thought leader.

When you book Janine Shepherd for your event, you provide your audience with an extraordinary opportunity to witness the power of resilience in action. Janine’s experience as an Olympian athlete turned pilot adds a unique perspective to her keynotes. She understands the importance of setting ambitious goals, pushing boundaries, and embracing a mindset of relentless determination. Janine’s insights will empower your team to channel their inner strength, overcome challenges, and achieve their full potential.

Janine Shepherd’s bestselling books and her recognition as a leading figure in resilience make her a sought-after motivational speaker. Her expertise in personal growth, adaptability, and resilience has been featured on prominent platforms, including TEDx, where her talk, “A Broken Body Isn’t a Broken Person,” has resonated with millions worldwide. Janine’s engaging style, wit, and humor ensure that her keynotes are not only impactful but also memorable and enjoyable experiences for your audience.

By booking Janine Shepherd for your event, you foster a culture of resilience within your organization. Janine’s awe-inspiring story and science-based resilience intervention program provide your team with practical tools and strategies to navigate challenges, bounce back from setbacks, and thrive in an ever-changing business landscape. She equips your audience with the mindset and skills necessary to embrace change, transform adversity into opportunity, and achieve remarkable success.

Don’t miss the chance to have Janine Shepherd as your keynote speaker. Her motivational speeches will inspire, uplift, and empower your audience, leaving a lasting impression that drives positive transformation within your organization. With Janine Shepherd’s captivating presence, authenticity, and actionable insights, you can elevate your team’s mindset, unleash their full potential, and create a culture of resilience and success.

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In Janine’s signature keynote presentation, she shares her lived belief that ‘The Defiant Human Spirit’ is not something we have, it is something we are. It is the essence of our true selves and, when fully employed, is what makes us unstoppable.

Janine is a gifted storyteller who uses her wit, humor, and impeccable timing to engage her audiences. As she shares her journey in the realm of defiance, she will touch every heart in the room and invite listeners to dream and reach beyond their preconceived ideas of what is possible.

This presentation will not only leave audiences inspired, humbled, and motivated, but will also cause them to think at the deepest level about how they live their own lives.

Listeners leave with the conviction to change their attitudes and find the power within to enable them to perform to the best of their abilities.

Key Takeaways:

  • Be inspired and motivated to change your attitude to live to your highest potential.
  • Learn how to lean into the ‘hills’ (Janine’s signature mindset) and transform your greatest fears into courageous action.
  • Identify limiting beliefs and rewrite the story of your life as a positive narrative.
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DON’T BOUNCE BACK, BOUNCE FORWARD: How to Reinvent and Repurpose in The Face of Challenge

Any disaster in life can create challenge in the most profound way. Responding appropriately requires resources and courage that you may not even know you have until you tap into your innate resilience.

It is at times such as these that there is a choice to be made: Do you sit back trying desperately to make life work using old patterns of thought and beliefs that no longer apply, or do you choose to explore and learn new and more effective ways to approach life?

Janine relies on her personal experience, as well as her extensive study in neuroscience, neuroplasticity and positive psychology, to demonstrate that when tragedies or difficulties cross your path, not only can you bounce back, you can actually reappraise, learn and grow.

The audience leaves with actionable steps toward putting this powerful knowledge into practice—to building an unshakable core.

This program is ideal for corporate audiences, especially companies in industries challenged by competition or unwelcomed changes in the marketplace.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover the neuroscience of resilience and how to apply these principles in your personal and professional lives.
  • Learn about self-directed neuroplasticity and how to use this to create desired change in your life.
  • Uncover your default mindset- fixed or growth? – and learn simple techniques to help you cultivate a growth mindset.
  • Learn the “Twelve Pillars of Resilience” and how to employ them in managing any challenge in life.
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A PATIENT’S JOURNEY: The Care, And Caregivers, That Changed My Life

As a former spinal patient and today still a “walking” paraplegic, Janine has a unique understanding and perspective on injury and trauma—and the roles of the caregivers for those in need. In this talk, most often to health care professionals, Janine shares her personal experience of both being a patient and living with a disability, and the importance of the caregivers in her journey.

Janine has witnessed first-hand the teamwork that has gone into her recovery, from the surgeons who operated on her, to the nursing staff and imaging professionals who cared to her, and the family that supported her. She shares her health and fitness philosophy and the tools she uses to maintain wellness.

Janine’s presentation instils in all those working in the healthcare industry how critical are their roles in caring for patients: they can, and often do, literally change a life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Embracing the art of compassion, for self and others, and how compassion connects us all.
  • Understanding the importance of teamwork.
  • How real healing happens in an environment of genuine and unflinching care.
  • Seeing how shifting from victimhood to responsibility allows a patient to move forward and embrace possibilities in life, putting him or her on the road to meaningful recovery.
Keynote by speaker Janine Shepherd


There is no question that most women are innately resilient, and Janine’s life is testament to that quality in her.

From the earliest age as an elite athlete, Janine harnessed her resilience to achieve national recognition in multiple sports, as well as forging a career in aviation, where women were then few and far between. It is these skills that equipped her to overcome a near fatal accident, and to thrive as a woman with a disability, turning seemingly insurmountable obstacles into opportunities.

As founder of ‘The School for Resilience’ Janine has identified the 12 pillars of resilience that enabled her to create an extraordinary life. Janine has a unique perspective into what it takes to make a mark on the world, both as a woman and a person with a disability.

She believes that if we are to fully embrace and develop our potential as women, we must start by recognising and calling on our Defiant Human Spirit, and this keynote delves into the ways in which listeners can readily do so.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how each of the 12 pillars of resilience can serve to build for us an unshakable core.
  • Gain an understanding of how we can learn the skill of resilience, and how to pass this on to our children.
  • Recognise our self-worth as women, and especially how this has nothing to do with our bodies. “I am not my body”
  • Identify limiting beliefs that we have carried since childhood and how we can create an entirely new narrative and using it to “bounce forward.”
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WHY WALK WHEN YOU CAN FLY? Attitude Plus Power Equals Performance

People often ask Janine why she chose flying, to which she replies, “I didn’t choose flying, flying choose me!”

During recovery, when sitting outside in her wheelchair, an aeroplane flew overhead and the seed was planted. “If I can’t walk, then maybe I’ll fly! Janine exclaimed, unaware at the time of the consequences of this momentous decision.

Flying represents the ultimate freedom, and it was flying, she says, that gave her her life back. Learning to fly revealed to Janine that her real strength had nothing to do with her body or her athleticism and becoming a commercial pilot and aerobatic flying instructor proved her point.

In flying there is a formula based on physics: Attitude plus Power equals Performance. This aviation equation, which she argues applies to life as well, is just one of the tools Janine uses in teaching her audience how to navigate challenges in their own lives.

Janine demonstrates how the metaphor of flight allows us to achieve equilibrium in life, both personally and professionally.

Key Takeaways:

  • Attitude plus Power equals Performance: Identifying and managing our attitudes when added to our efforts assures us of reaching our goals.
  • Why do some people in challenge stay stuck, while others learn to soar?
  • Pilots often file flight plans but are vigilant once underway for any changes in weather, performance, or other variables might require course correction. How do we apply this to our journeys of recovery?
  • The perspective from the air: seeing things in our lives from a reframed vantage, and how that can help us get unstuck.
  • The value of the “go-around,” a manoeuvre taught to pilots helping to gauge how viable an option is.
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