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Janette Benaddi

Janette Benaddi

Yorkshire Mum, Skipper and Ocean Rower

Janette Benaddi, the mum that rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, shares her captivating story and exceptional experiences to amaze audiences and leave them believing that they too can accomplish anything.

Janette is an exciting, authentic storyteller, bringing relevance and reality to enthral and motive your audience. She was one of four formidable Yorkshire mums who together set a Guinness World Record for rowing across the Atlantic, making them all famous and raising thousands for charity.

Janette’s compelling story is of an “ordinary working mum”, who wouldn’t have ever considered herself a natural adventurer, but who would one day become a record-breaking skipper and a strong, aspirational woman that has gone on to inspire endless audiences to follow their own dreams and achieve their goals. From leaving school with no formal qualifications to becoming a successful entrepreneur with a number of prosperous businesses under her belt. Janette understands the everyday struggles and challenges that life can throw at us and the not-so regular challenges we can face - including ferocious storms during her ocean crossing! Janette tells her story with authenticity, honesty, humour and humility. Her passion and energy is unshakable and she leaves audiences with the feeling that absolutely anything is possible.

Co-author of best-selling book, ‘Four Mums in a Boat’, Janette has appeared on countless TV and radio shows, including The One Show and BBC Radio 2, and is a prominent, successful and inspirational public speaker with over 25 years of experience. She understands how to deliver speeches and training with high-impact that leave audiences feeling invigorated and fuelled by belief.

Testimonials from Teachers

"Fantastic story which engaged all the children"

– Mrs Miller, Head Teacher, Escrick Primary School​

"It was a real treat to meet you when you visited Queen Marys Sincere thanks for your inspirational presentation and for sending a powerful message to the girls about self-belief. Thank you also for going on the river! very noble indeed warmest wishes"

– Carole Cameron, Head Teacher, Queen Marys School

"Thanks again for the speaking today it was tremendously inspiring.The kids were clearly engaged and I'm looking forward to building on this with some further activities."

– Luke Buckley, Green Lane Primary Academy​

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