Darren Edwards – Keynote Speaker

Record-breaking Disabled Adventurer, Inspirational Speaker, and Author

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Specialist Subjects

  • Strength Through Adversity
  • The Adaptive Mindset – The Five Pillars to Overcome Adversity’
  • Leading from the Back – Authentic Leadership


  • English


Experience the transformative power of Darren Edwards’ incredible story of overcoming adversity, adapting to change, and building a robust mindset. Trusted by some of the largest companies in the UK and US (British Airways, Pepsi, Google). Darren is a living testament to the boundless capabilities of the human spirit. Surviving a devastating, life-changing climbing accident that very nearly claimed his life, and could so easily have destroyed his spirit, he instead used it as a catalyst for growth. Now, he is a record-breaking Disabled Adventurer who has redefined the limits of what is thought possible for an individual with a Spinal Cord Injury.

A snapshot of Darren’s achievements:

– The first person to run seven marathons in seven days across seven continents in a wheelchair (World Marathon Challenge, 2023)

– Led a ground-breaking kayaking expedition from Lands’ End to John O’ Groats (Kayak 4 Heroes, 2021)

– Led the first all-disabled team to ski across Europe’s largest glacier, the Vatnajokull in Iceland

– The first person with a Spinal Cord Injury to row across the English Channel (2022)

– Leading a ground-breaking expedition to the South Pole in December 2024

Guaranteed to motivate, encourage change, and inspire, Darren Edwards’ specialist keynotes are a powerful call to action that reinforces the vital role of a robust mindset, the ability to adapt to change, and how beyond our own perceived limits lies our true potential. Darren’s speaking engagements are not just presentations; they are immersive experiences. With meticulously curated content, he employs a narrative style that balances profound intellectual insights with the weight of human emotion. His discussions on resilience, adaptability, and leadership come alive through powerful storytelling, laden with cinematic details that transform abstract concepts into actionable tactics.

Released in February 2023, Darren’s first book ‘Strength Through Adversity’ became an instant best-seller on Amazon in the UK and across multiple territories around the globe. His personal story of overcoming adversity and building a resilient mindset is guaranteed to motivate, encourage courageous thinking, and inspire. Instilled with humour, down-to-earth honesty, and a genuine sense for adventure and pushing the limits, Darren Edwards cares deeply about connecting with his audience and getting them to think – and act- differently.

Popular Talks by Darren Edwards

Strength Through Adversity

Gain valuable insights from Darren’s remarkable experiences, learning how to develop mental toughness and how to thrive in high-pressure situations.

The Adaptive Mindset – The Five Pillars to Overcome Adversity’

In a rapidly changing world, the ability to adapt and evolve has never become more important.

Darren’s lived experience makes him uniquely placed to impart his lessons and reflections on how we can all learn to adapt and evolve.

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