As a headteacher, I constantly seek ways to inspire and motivate the pupils and staff and Leigh was one of the most memorable and inspiring visitors I have had the pleasure of inviting to school. The way Leigh delivered and presented his story to the children was enthralling, providing practical examples of the qualities we are trying to instill in our pupils, including resilience, endurance, determination and showing courage in the face of adversity, to name but a few.
Rob Hull, Headteacher, Kilburn Junior School
Leigh delivered one of the most professional and engaging talks at the festival this year. It was clear that Leigh had put a lot of thought into what he wanted to convey in his talk, carefully pulling out the key stories and themes from all his years on the road. Leigh's talk was engaging throughout and delivered with a real sense of humility.
Laura Moss, Cycle Touring Festival Organiser
Leigh is a natural communicator, using humour and his modest personality, Leigh's account of his fascinating experiences was delivered in a completely natural way that immediately connected with both the students and the teachers.
Claire Tresidder, Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Ashbourne Academy
When we invited Leigh to present to our staff about his experiences in creating a support echo system and team to help him break a world record, we never imagined that it would have had such a positive impact on everyone who attended. Leigh influenced, motived and inspired our staff to be the better version of themselves and gave them guidance and the tools to achieve this individually and within a team environment
Steve Reynolds, CEO, TBS Mobility
The young people of Kingsmead School are generally from disadvantaged backgrounds and have low aspirations for their future. Leigh held the attention of the young people superbly, he was entertaining and funny and the pupils engagement was not lost at all. I would heartily recommend Leigh and his inspirational story to anyone, it left pupils and staff inspired and awestruck.
Huw Lloyd, Assistant Headteacher, Kingsmead School
Wow. Utterly, wow. Leigh certainly was inspirational and indeed such a breath of fresh air, he created such a buzz around the school. I was impressed by not only the attendance of staff and parents, but the volume of students who came along. Thank you – Leigh really has touched and motivated a lot of our students
Roberta Keys, Deputy Headteacher, Malvern College
Leigh Timmis attended our school to give a presentation on his incredible one-man journey across the globe. Leigh was very humble about his feat which allowed the children to relate to him on a personal level. All 103 children were engaged throughout his presentation and in awe of what Leigh has achieved. They were so inspired, they voted for our class to be named after him as an “inspiring sports person from around the world”
Mr Shaun Barker, Wyndham Primary Academy, Derby
It’s was a real honour to partner with Leigh, he’s such an inspirational person and a great business speaker. The aim of the session was for delegates to leave in a positive, can do frame of mind, feeling confident that they can use some of Leigh’s tips to bolster team spirit, harness potential and exceed expectations. This is something I’m confident the event achieved
Mary Maguire, MD, Astute Recruitment
The TEDxRNCM audience were utterly captured through Leigh’s account. This wasn’t just an account however, but an experience. Eloquently delivered but with real personality, Leigh gave inspiration, insight, enjoyment and even humour - a talk I won’t be forgetting for a long time