Darren Edwards – Keynote Speaker

Disabled Adventurer and Motivational Speaker

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Specialist Subjects

  • Strength Through Adversity
  • Mental Robustness – How to Embrace Adversity and Thrive through Change
  • Survival of the Adapters – How to Create High-Performing Teams


  • English


Darren Edwards is a record-breaking Disabled Adventurer, Author, and Motivational Speaker. Darren’s life was drastically altered in the summer of 2016 when a near-fatal climbing accident left him permanently paralysed from the chest down. Refusing to let his life be defined by his heart-breaking injury and subsequent medical prognosis, he has battled back with determination, grit, and resilience to achieve things many thought impossible for an individual with a high-level Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

Darren Edwards’ exploits since that life-changing moment have seen him lead a team of daring injured and wounded veterans who became the first team to kayak from Land’s End to John O’ Groats (across some of the United Kingdom’s wildest and most unpredictable seas), row across the world’s busiest shipping lane of the English Channel. In 2023, he became the first person with a disability to complete 7 marathons in 7 days across 7 continents – better known as the ‘World Marathon Challenge’.

In addition to these physical and mental battles, he has raised over £200,000 for charity and is an established and professional Motivational Speaker. Released in February 2023, Darren Edwards’ 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 cares deeply about connecting with his audience and getting them to think – and act- differently.

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