Jonathan Acott

Jonathan Acott

From climbing mountains to swimming lakes, running global races and battling cancer six times, Jonathan Acott has learned invaluable lessons along the way about the importance of pragmatism, positivity, and taking ownership of one’s situation. And now, he applies these lessons to motivate and inspire others to get the most out of life.

Jonathan makes an inspirational, engaging, professional and warming speaker, MC or event host. His story is one of resilience and triumph over adversity, thriving in the face of challenges, and feeling empowered to overcome anything life may throw your way.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book motivational speaker Jonathan Acott for your next event.

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From the time I first spoke to Jonathan, it was clear he would be an inspiring speaker. He supported our conference and attended the full conference, which is important to us, as we want our speakers to feel part of the day. His talk was funny, inspiring, honest and impactful. We will book Jonathan again, his messages are still being talked about and impact the service focus of our staff.
Susanne Clarke, Head of Service Excellence, Bournemouth University

Jonathan did a talk for WWF-UK as part of our Feelgood February event where we run a series of wellbeing events and talks for employees. Jonathan was hugely motivating and inspirational – he has an authentic style and ability to inspire despite all the challenges he has faced. Amazing – would recommend.
Lorna Rait, HR Business Partner, WWF

Jonathan was a pleasure to work with, from initial contact all the way through to delivery. Our members really enjoyed his talk and several approached me after to thank me personally for inviting Jonathan to speak. His open and candid presentation included topics that clearly resonated with our audience, a great experience all round.
Simon Vernon, CEO, Far Beyond Digital Ltd.

Jonathan spoke with honesty and left a lot of people leaving the talk with a new perspective. His talk inspired a lot of people and there were several people who approached him after to thank him for how good the talk was. I will be booking him again in the future for sure.
Ollie Denton, Digital Marketing Manager, Salomo

Jonathan was really efficient and a dream to work with – responding quickly and meeting our needs. We loved his talk, it was open, honest, and humorous at points too! Everyone in the office took something away from his inspiring story. I’d highly recommend.
Evie Cross-McCullagh, Operations Assistant, KHWS

Jonathan presented at our first event this year, so set the standard for our online events programme…and what a standard he set. From the opening statement…which generally stops people in the tracks, right through to closing remarks Jonathan had the audience captivated. Jonathan’s story and his approach to life brings plenty of reflection to the audience and for our business group this is a good thing.  It reminds us, it’s not all about work, but also helps to give focus to our business interests as well. One of my favourite quotes from Jonathan (one I use a lot) is “control the controllables, and don’t worry about anything else”.  This one always helps me focus. If you want someone to inspire, motivate and generally get you to think a little bit differently, then Jonathan is the right person for you.  I wouldn’t hesitate to have Jonathan back to our events and would happily recommend him to anyone as a speaker at their events.
Dan Reynolds, Director of RLM Partnership Limited, Founder of RH Networking

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