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Adversity

Adversity keynote speakers who have overcome life changing events to inspire you

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A natural communicator, Victor Vermeulen message is a universal one; that it is possible, no matter what the difficulties, to achieve your goals and to fulfill your ambitions.

  • Johannesburg
  • Adversity
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Peter van Kets is an inspiring adventurer within professional speaking. Hailing from South Africa, he is not only recognized as one of the nation’s foremost adventurers but also as an internationally sought-after keynote speaker and ardent conservationist. With a background steeped in exploration and a passion for environmental stewardship, Peter brings a unique blend of […]

  • East London
  • Adventure
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Rusty Labuschagne Cape Town

Rusty Labuschagne is a captivating professional speaker renowned for his profound insights on overcoming adversity. His story is one of resilience, faith, and redemption—a journey that resonates deeply with audiences worldwide. With sincerity and humility, Rusty shares a dramatic account of his transformational experience, leaving a lasting impact on all who hear his message. In […]

  • Cape Town, WC
  • Adversity
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candice mama

Candice Mama is a beacon of inspiration, resilience, and compassion, recognized globally for her remarkable journey and impactful contributions. Her indomitable spirit has earned her a place among Vogue Magazine’s esteemed list of the top 33 most inspiring women in the world, standing shoulder to shoulder with icons such as Nicole Kidman, Michelle Obama, and […]

  • Cape Town, WC
  • Adversity
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Hein Wagner has been blind since birth…and he is an exceptional motivational speaker for any conference event. Despite this Hein Wagner has many accomplishments to his name. He has completed the Absa Cape Epic, ran the Antarctica Marathon, the Two Oceans and New York Marathons, completed full Ironman, Hein competed in the World Triathlon Series […]

  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Adventure
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Chris Bertish

Chris Bertish is a renowned professional speaker, ocean pioneer, and international best-selling author whose extraordinary feats have captivated audiences worldwide. With a spirit as boundless as the ocean itself, Chris exemplifies courage, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of dreams against all odds. His journey from humble beginnings to becoming a global icon for adventure and […]

  • Los Angeles, USA
  • Adventure
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Lumka Msibi is an Innovative Award Winning Qualified Rocket Scientist. At the age of 24 she has travelled to all 6 world continents, won numerous prestigious awards and spoken alongside many notable leaders. Born and raised in Soweto, Lumka weaves her background and personal story of success over challenges into her presentations. A born leader, […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Adversity
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Captain Londy Ngcobo is a distinguished figure in the maritime industry, acclaimed as a Global Ship Navigator and Africa’s First Female Dredge Master. Her unwavering passion for unlocking Africa’s oceanic potential has defined her illustrious career spanning over 13 years. With a robust educational background in Maritime Studies and extensive experience in International Merchant shipping, […]

  • Durban, KZN
  • Adversity
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Alison Botha’s journey from victim to victor is a testament to the human spirit’s capacity for resilience and strength. Following the traumatic events of December 1994, Alison refused to let her ordeal define her. Instead, she embarked on a remarkable journey of healing, empowerment, and inspiration. With her firsthand experience of overcoming unimaginable adversity, Alison […]

  • George, WC
  • Adversity
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Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane is a force to be reckoned with. Described in Finding the Woman Within:  How to thrive in a male dominated society as being a shatterer of glass ceilings and someone who rewrote the rules, she has won multiple awards which have honoured her work as CEO of a variety of highly recognised companies. […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Adversity
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With a passion for fostering meaningful connections and driving positive change across Africa, Nizenande Machi stands as a beacon of innovation in the realm of transformative leadership. As a Relationship Systems Strategist, she seamlessly blends her expertise in human-centered frameworks with a profound ability to engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Nizenande’s journey towards advancing […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Adversity
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Earth Day

Bjørn Heyerdahl is an active explorer, environmentalist, biospheric designer, internationally renowned speaker, and consultant on humanitarian, environmental and development issues, and he is a Viking… an Earth Charter Viking. Bjørn descends from a lineage of Vikings dating back to 812 AD, and he indeed represents his heritage. He is also the grandson of the Norwegian […]

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Adventure
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Samantha Stewart uses her stories to encourage and uplift and most of all provide hope when there seems to be none. She first came to South Africa’s attention in 2005 when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer and given six months to live but denied access to life saving treatment by […]

  • Cape Town, WC
  • Adversity
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joey evans cape town

Joey Evans stands as a beacon of resilience and determination, a motivational speaker whose remarkable journey from adversity to triumph has inspired countless individuals worldwide. Joey’s life took an unexpected turn at the age of 25 when a life-altering accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Rather than succumb to despair, Joey chose to […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Adventure
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Witnessing

Pie-Pacifique Kabalira-Uwase embodies resilience, determination, and the unyielding pursuit of dreams against all odds. Born into the tumultuous backdrop of war-torn Rwanda, Pie-Pacifique’s early life was marked by the horrors of genocide. Faced with the grim reality of violence and persecution, he made the courageous decision to leave his homeland in pursuit of safety. His […]

  • Bloemfontein
  • Adversity
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Nicky Abdinor is an international keynote speaker, registered Clinical Psychologist and founder of the non-profit, Nicky’s Drive. She is based in Cape Town, South Africa, where she runs her clinical practice. She travels globally for keynote speaking events and has spoken at conferences across Africa, Europe, the USA, Australia and the Middle East. Nicky is […]

  • Cape Town, WC
  • Adversity
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Desiree-Anne Martin believes in the inherent ability of anyone to change. Her mantra is that there is hope, always, and she is a Change Catalyst and Inspirational Speaker. Desiree-Anne is a prize-winning published author and poet. Her writing on racial identification, GBV, the myths of parenthood, sex and feminism has appeared in numerous print anthologies […]

  • Cape Town, WC
  • Adversity
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Lorna Mlonzi is an inspirational entrepreneur who has overcome adversity and transformed woman in the townships.

  • Cape Town, WC
  • Adversity
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It’s strange, how in a single brief moment in time, with only a few words spoken, one’s life can change so completely. Suddenly all you know, trust and rely upon, Yavi Madurai plummeted into the depths of the unknown. This is precisely what happened to self- professed 33 year old, “control freak”, Yavi Madurai. On […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Adversity
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  • Featured

Palesa Mosiea epitomizes the essence of resilience and achievement. As a dynamic speaker, she delves into multifaceted topics including entrepreneurship, embracing change, the power of dreams, overcoming challenges, women empowerment, leadership, image and branding, confidence and assertiveness, as well as health and fitness. With a compelling narrative rooted in her personal journey, Palesa inspires audiences […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Adversity
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Kirsten Landman

Kirsten Landman is a trailblazing force in the world of professional off-road and hard-enduro riding, hailing from the vibrant province of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. From the tender age of 8, Landman ignited her passion for riding, a spark that would fuel her journey to become a pioneering figure in her sport. Embarking on her […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Adventure
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Vanessa Goosen

Vanessa Goosen is a motivational speaker from Johannesburg, author of Drug Muled and her inspiring story of 18 years in a Thai jail after being framed. Vanessa has been the Key Note Motivational Speaker at numerous corporate engagements sharing her story and journey; bringing to these events great success and leaving those who hear it motivated, encouraged […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Adversity
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Stephen McGown’s story is one of incredible resilience, courage, and survival against all odds. Abducted by Al Qaeda and held hostage in Mali for nearly six harrowing years, McGown’s ordeal captivated the world’s attention and ultimately showcased the power of the human spirit to endure in the face of unimaginable adversity. On November 25, 2011, […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Adversity
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Josina Machel holds an MSc degree in Sociology (Gender) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor of  Social  Science, Sociology and Political Science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Following a horrific domestic violence attack that left her blind in one eye, Ms. Machel founded the Kuhluka Movement, […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Adversity

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