25 Jan Dare To Dream
At the 2018 Annual Business Event, held by Marketing Derby, I delivered the keynote speech “Dared to Dream”; exploring how only by taking the more difficult path and overcoming the challenges along the way, will we discover our greatest potential.
The event brings together business leaders from across the region with representation from national and international firms including Rolls Royce, Bombardier and Toyota.
“Absolutely inspiring from @leightimmis”
In a full Derby Theatre, my presentation opened with an insight to the difficulties I faced as a young man; the pressure of society’s expectation and how, becoming overwhelmed, I suffered with depression. It was only through taking an opportunity that I stepped out of my comfort zone and found salvation in a life of adventure.
The audience of five hundred were guided on the adventure of a vulnerable cyclist, through extremes of nature and humanity. From the kindness of strangers in Iran, to survival techniques in Tibet, my speech identified key qualities not only necessary for adventure, but for life. From taking the first step alone when nobody believed in me, to the perseverance and resilience required to continue in the face of adversity, adapting to cultural differences and goal setting to achieve my target; I discussed key lessons learned in distant corners of the world, equally beneficial to success in the workplace.
The presentation was received with great reviews. Comments from across all industries trended on Twitter stating; “Absolutely inspiring from @leightimmis”, “Really inspiring speech by @leightimmis #Abe2018 @MarketingDerby event. Exactly what I needed to hear today- #daretodream” and “Great speech by @leightimmis on changing your attitude and achieving what you want in life’s happiness #ABE2018.
On the 1st of March, I’ll be presenting an evening of entertaining stories from my seven year global adventure, at the Derby Guildhall. To discover my unique perspective of the world buy tickets here: http://www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on/an-evening-with-leigh-timmis/
I am available for motivational talks, after dinner speeches, keynote, schools and higher education talks and workshops. For information, visit my website here: https://www.leightimmis.com/speaking-engagements/