Jamie’s story is that; in January 2014, he woke up Paralysed from the waist down – what did he do next? Jamie climbed a mountain on his hands! He was diagnosed with a functional neurological condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). His journey has been life-changing. But, instead of focusing on a restricted life in a wheelchair, he has focused on living life outside the box. Jamie is a sports personality capped for wales in rugby in 2014 and currently play wheelchair basketball for Cardiff. He is the first disabled Squash player in the world to play squash in a Welsh Open Tournament and he’s currently ranked in the world rankings.

Jamie developed a taste for adventure and become committed to showing that a disability does not rule your abilities; a message he am looking to share and spread. A multi award winner. As well as receiving the Greatest Achievement Award in 2017, in 2016, he became the countries first Charles Holland Award winner of the “against all the odds” category for his 2015 Challenge where he completed 12 extreme challenges in 12 months and raised £250,000 for a range of charities across the UK. As part of that, Jamie hand-cycled 100 miles in only 13 hours and 4 weeks later, he became the first wheelchair user to ever complete the gruelling WAAT4 challenge (30k over the Brecon Beacons mountain range)

It has not always been awards and adventures; Jamie suffered with anxiety and depression after becoming, in his eyes, a burden on those around him. However, he faced his situation and through recognition of his journey, he has become inspired to launch a career in inspirational speaking, covering topics such as diversity, anxiety, depression, goal-setting and overcoming adversity. Jamie has been a guest speaker for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

When he’s at corporate events, Jamie is known to cover the following topics:

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Goal-Setting
  • Overcoming Adversity

When he’s at schools and learning organisations, Jamie is known to cover the following topics:

  • Adapting and growing resilience
  • Mental health 
  • The route to success
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Goal-Setting
  • Overcoming Adversity

BBC Radio Wales – Jason Mohammad, and guest Jamie McAnsh

https://www.bbc.co.uk › … › Caryl Parry Jones sits in


Corporate Challenge Speaker Announced as Jamie McAnsh …

https://www.inspirechallenge.co.uk › corporate-challen…


‘I ran marathons, I enjoyed climbing. Then one morning I woke

https://www.walesonline.co.uk › … › Cwmbran


Everest climb on crutches for Cwmbran man with CRPS …

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk › news › 18207986….


Over 500 Competitors take on the hills…true grit! – FYI Brecon

https://brecon.fyinetwork.co.uk › my,21805-Over-500-…

Cwmbran man shortlisted for Brave Briton award | Free Press …

https://www.freepressseries.co.uk › news › 14704051.c…

Charles Holland Awards for Brave Britons – Latest News and …

https://www.amplifon.com › web › charles-holland-awa…

Jamie McAnsh | Business Wales – Big Ideas

https://businesswales.gov.wales › bigideas › profile ›


Jamie McAnsh | Sports Motivational Speaker | Booking Agent

https://champions-speakers.co.uk › speaker-agent › profile

To any business or any person looking to improve their performance, Achieve success or they are in a bit of a lull and want to get out of it. Jamie is the man you want to speak to.

Mark Wright – Climb Online

“Jamie has an incredibly moving story, and I am touched to have heard it. His drive to overcome adversity is inspirational and has pushed me to achieve more in the work I do. The lessons he has taught will stay with me for the rest of my life”. 

Leo Carr – Study Politics

“Every one of Jamie’s talks is an inspiration! Listening to how has overcome challenges, fought back, and the wonderful attitude he has towards life, leaves the audience feeling positive and motivated. All his talks are honest and from the heart, which captivates everyone listening”.

Gwawr Johnson – Big Ideas Wales

LRC Training have been so fortunate to have Jamie speak to a number of learners across different centres. Jamie is very inspiring and is able to level with the learners by giving them advice, motivating them and reinforcing that they should never give up on their goals. Jamie is extremely personable and cares hugely about the young people he speaks to. If anyone has the opportunity, please listen to Jamie’s inspiring journey and book a session with him.

Jana Kristina – LRC Training


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