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Liam McKelvie is a quad amputee who believes that everybody can achieve their goals and ambitions irrespective of how many limbs they have. After contracting a hybrid of meningitis and sepsis as a young child, he has had to adapt and overcome challenges in order to live his everyday life.


Liam’s experiences have helped him craft an attitude of positivity, self-belief and resilience and he is now looking to spread this to others. By embracing certain mindsets, Liam has overcome seemingly impossible challenges and believes that these attitudes can be embraced by anybody.

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Mindset, Action & Resilience

I truly believe that you can achieve anything if you know how to tackle it effectively.

Regardless of whether you have limbs or not, life can be challenging and in dark and difficult times, it can be difficult to find motivation.

Throughout my life I have subconsciously developed a process that has helped me overcome seemingly impossible obstacles...

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I saw a clip of Liam on LinkedIn about 6 months ago. We had two events planned on wellbeing and workplace experience in Leeds and London. He seemed, on the clip, really genuine someone who wanted to tell his story. It inspired me to reach out and so glad I did. He was a joy to deal with on the run up and his speech was simple pared back to just him and a few slides but boy so so effective.. People were moved, inspired and a whole host of other things.. Liam took his chance and I am now trying to get him some more work in our own company as his message MUST be heard...

- Damien Stancombe – Partner at Barnett Waddingham

Liam is an outstanding speaker. He delivers his message with a real force - and it leaves you feeling a whole range of emotions, but mostly passion, to get your own life into gear! I took away tangible actions to move forwards on some personal projects I've ignored for too long. Liam has an exceptional gift for motivating people - with his stories, his humour, his commitment to himself and his real belief that you can achieve pretty much anything you set out to do - if you set out to do them. I recommend working with Liam 100% - his words and vibe leave a lasting impact. And he's a lovely person too!

- Fiona McKenzie – Creative Services Manager - Insights

Liam spoke at an event in Canary Wharf organised by one of our Business Resource Councils. Liam inspired and encouraged through his honest and professional talk. It is not often that you run an event and the entire audience are completely engaged and attentive for a 45-minute talk. I would highly recommend Liam as your next motivational speaker he has bundles of energy mixed with humour. His talk will leave your audience getting back to their day to day with a greater resilience to handle life’s ups and downs at work and home.

- Peter Brand – Senior VP Northern Trust:

Liam came to iTech Media (July 2019) and presented a thoroughly engaging, inspiring and captivating story to our team. His delivery style is authentic, humorous and it genuinely moved people. Liam has gone through so much in his life so far and hearing this direct from him, with zero ego or any requests for pity, just raw emotion with salutary learnings for us all

- Alan Cairns – Chief Operating Officer - iTech Media

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