Darren Edwards.

Darren Edwards

Disabled adventurer, author and motivational speaker

To book Darren Edwards for your event, please call +44 (0) 7724 391106 or enquire online.

MIX Diversity Developers - Darren Edwards
MIX Diversity Developers - Darren Edwards
MIX Diversity Developers - Darren Edwards
MIX Diversity Developers - Darren Edwards
MIX Diversity Developers - Darren Edwards
MIX Diversity Developers - Darren Edwards
  • Biography

    Darren Edwards is a record-breaking Disabled Adventurer, Inspirational Speaker, and Author.

    Experience the transformative power of Darren’s incredible story of overcoming adversity, adapting to change, and building a robust mindset. Trusted by some of the largest companies in the UK and US (British Airways, Pepsi, Google). Darren is a living testament to the boundless capabilities of the human spirit.

    Surviving a devastating, life-changing climbing accident that very nearly claimed his life, and could so easily have destroyed his spirit, he instead used it as a catalyst for growth.

    Now, he is a record-breaking Disabled Adventurer who has redefined the limits of what is thought possible for an individual with a Spinal Cord Injury.

    • The first person to run seven marathons in seven days across seven continents in a wheelchair (World Marathon Challenge, 2023)
    • Led a ground-breaking kayaking expedition from Lands’ End to John O’ Groats (Kayak 4 Heroes, 2021)
    • Led the first all-disabled team to ski across Europe’s largest glacier, the Vatnajokull in Iceland
    • The first person with a Spinal Cord Injury to row across the English Channel (2022)
    • Leading a ground-breaking expedition to the South Pole in December 2024

    Guaranteed to motivate, encourage change, and inspire, Darren’s specialist keynotes are a powerful call to action that reinforces the vital role of a robust mindset, the ability to adapt to change, and how beyond our own perceived limits lies our true potential.

    Darren’s speaking engagements are not just presentations; they are immersive experiences. With meticulously curated content, he employs a narrative style that balances profound intellectual insights with the weight of human emotion. His discussions on resilience, adaptability, and leadership come alive through powerful storytelling, laden with cinematic details that transform abstract concepts into actionable tactics.

    Released in February 2023, Darren’s 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.

    Key Topics:

    • Strength Through Adversity
    • The Adaptive Mindset – The Five Pillars to Overcome Adversity
    • Leading from the Back – Authentic Leadership

    Available for:

    • Conference speaking
    • Keynote speaking
    • Virtual events
  • Client Feedback

    MIX Diversity Developers - Ministry of Defence logo

    “Darren’s story was an absolute inspiration and was beautifully presented. His mental fortitude is nothing short of inspirational and his honest, entertaining, and humorous presentation style made what could have been a sombre listen, a real pleasure. Darren’s presentation style kept the audience engaged throughout and he proved to be a natural public speaker. I wish Darren all the best on his next endeavours, and we look forward to hearing all about his new adventure again soon - He’s certainly won the support of our organisation!”

    MIX Diversity Developers - West Midlands Employers logo

    “Darren Edwards recently presented a session at our staff conference and spoke candidly about his own personal experience dealing with a life changing injury. But the presentation doesn’t stop at just being a truly emotional story (I can assure you there were a few tears in the room). Darren presents with humility and integrity on resilience and mental health. He demonstrates practical mechanisms for enhancing personal resilience and facing adversity which are applicable in all areas of work and life.”

    MIX Diversity Developers - Blundell's School logo

    “Darren Edwards talk was a masterclass in motivation, in teaching about resilience, and in seeing a pathway through the worst of situations. Darren spoke to our pupils for just short of an hour they sat in rapt attention; you genuinely could have heard a pin drop throughout. This is partly because Darren’s story is such a captivating one, but it’s predominantly due to Darren’s method of delivery; his engaging nature, his candid and honest approach, and his ability to speak to teenagers without a hint of condescension.

    Of all the speakers that we’ve had at school, I think Darren’s will be one that resonates with the pupils for the longest – Darren’s talk focused on the strength of a positive attitude and having perspective, a viewpoint that could be applied to any challenging scenario facing pupils. It was relatable, emotive and inspiring and I have no doubt that Darren will be back at school soon to tell us all about the next immense challenge over which he is victorious. Thank you, Darren!”

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