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Andy Walker

Andy Walker

You Can Do It!

Hear Andy's story of success and tragedy by overcoming the odds living with a high-level spinal cord injury. Andy will inspire and motivate you and your students to overcome any barrier, embrace challenges and go on to achieve your dreams in life!

Following a tragic accident at the age of 28, Andy was determined to continue ‘Living his Dreams’. Eight years on and now running an international motivational and consultancy organisation. Andy lives a life of adrenaline, inspiration & achievement. Climbing the highest mountains, finding fame in TV’s Emmerdale, motivational speeches around the world including most recently The Royal Family of Bahrain, and making ground-breaking 'Mind music' with the internationally acclaimed DJ Fresh. Andy takes you on an emotional journey of tragedy, adversity and phenomenal courage. A story which takes any audience on a compelling roller-coaster of emotions, challenging your perceptions of what can be achieved. Told with great humility & humour, Andy inspires each member of his audiences to believe.. 'You CAN do it!’

Testimonials from Teachers

"The event with Andy was great. Very well received by our pupils!"

– Rosie Oates, Associate Assistant Vice Principal, Dixons Trinity Academy

''For the last five years Andy has come in to speak to our Year 11 students for the final push before their GCSEs. Andy is able to demonstrate with humour, passion and a unique ability to connect with our students how nothing is impossible in life. He leaves both students and staff alike energised, motivated and ready to overcome and conquer any challenge. It is the highlight of our school year. He is the best speaker we have ever had, a truly remarkable man with a truly remarkable story .''

– Rachael Quesnel Head Teacher Sharples School, Bolton

''The impact Andy has annually upon our year six students before their next biggest challenge is phenomenal. His effortless ability to engage with the students and staff alike is incredible. Demonstrating to all by example how with a strong mentality, resilience and by focusing on your abilities you can adapt, overcome any obstacle and achieve your success in life. Andy also talks & delivers his diversity workshops with great knowledge, passion and humour embedding the importance of individuality and embracing being unique, how diversity is a positive thing, whilst empowering our students to develop their life-skills and encourage community engagement. We consider Andrew's annual introduction as the most valuable learning day of the Academic year. He is a true inspiration to all the school!''

– Ian Mason, Head Teacher Mills Hill Primary School Oldham

''Andy's visit to Archbishop Temple School was something year 11 pupils were both excited and apprehensive about but despite the difficult topic, Andy's infectious humour put us all at ease. He has opened our eyes to the importance of determination and how great things can be achieved if we put our minds to them. His story is truly compelling and captivated both pupils and staff alike; an amazing message which has inspired so many. Thank you!''

– Annabel Ainsworth - Head Girl Archbishop Temple School, verified by Deputy Headteacher Matthew Baines

"Thank you so much for speaking at our Awards Evening on Tuesday. Your talk was very inspiring and we’ve received positive feedback from staff, students and parents/carers. If you’ve not already seen, have a look at our Facebook page. You’ll see a parent commenting on our status and mentioning you in her comment. On the contrary, it was a privilege to meet you and have you speak for us."

– Emma Bentham, The Co-operative Academy of Leeds

"Andy Walker was great during our Dream It week in school. Thanks for helping us to get that organised. Will bear you in mind for future events. Thanks."

– Andrew Percival, Deputy Headteacher, Stanley Road Community Primary School​

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Location

Greater Manchester

Topics

  • Lifestyle
  • Careers
  • Well-being
  • Disability
  • Anti-Bullying

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