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Motivational Speaker, Author, Philanthropist and Educator

Jillian Haslam is a Corporate & Motivational Speaker and an Author of two best-selling books “A Voice Out of Poverty” & "The Irrepressible Mind - A Handbook for Overcoming Adversity”. Jillian has inspired audiences from around the world to take control of their lives and control their destiny, whatever their circumstances. You will leave inspired to contribute your best efforts “to your life” or to the organisation you work for.

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Can only suggest that Jillian Haslam is a public speaker who is really worth listening to

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Updated Edition! Releases on International Women's Day, 8th March. A highly-acclaimed book with a prestigious Kirkus Star Review

A Voice Out of Poverty

A Voice Out of Poverty is a raw and inspiring memoir that shows how hope can be found in the darkest situations, and how "success" is not just the act of making it through. Rather, it is the act of reaching back to bring others with you. 


As a young girl, Jillian Haslam saved a life. Herself tiny and aching from malnutrition, she stood for hours at a tea shop, begging for a ladle of milk to carry and prevent her new-born sister from dying of starvation. This tenacious act was the first glimmer of a lifelong drive to empower others to rise from adversity.


Now a renowned humanitarian and motivational speaker, Jillian Haslam shares her astonishing story to light the way for people to realise that their destiny is greater than their circumstances. 

Other Books from Jillian Haslam

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10 Biggest Mistakes Made by Young people when transitioning from campus

How To Find Your Voice

10 Habits That Will Accelerate Corporate Success for Fresh Graduates


Speaking Events,
Conferences & Lectures

With a captivating and awe-inspiring message about pushing past your fears and overcoming adversity, Jillian delivers a vivid and compelling message. Based on her incredible growth from abject poverty and oppression, Jillian shares the lessons she learned to ensure your voice carries an impact and you get to make the maximum difference you can. You will leave inspired to contribute your full value to yourself and to the organisation you work for.

She has spoken at countless prestigious organisations, including The Bank of England, PwC, Nova Nordisk, McDonalds, Cambridge University, King’s College London, and many more.

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What business leaders, audience members, students, and more are saying about Jillian.

"Jillian spoke at Canford School's annual Festival of Ideas which this year took on the theme of Borders and Boundaries. She spoke inspiringly to our Year 9 and 10 pupils. She created a palpable connection with all the members of a large audience in the Layard Theatre. Her warmth, strength, humanity and humility were felt by one and all and she held the attention of a young audience simply by telling her extraordinary story and encouraging the students to make the absolute best of all the opportunities and privileges that come their way. She spoke movingly about her childhood in the India and, most importantly, was truthful but not in any way indulgent: her story of taking initiatives and crossing borders and boundaries was relevant to all members of the audience, regardless of their background. She also spoke to the entrepreneurial instinct that is latent in many of our pupils, showing that doing well in business and caring for humanity need not be in opposition. Most importantly she used her experience to show our pupils that success involves a willingness to take on all kinds of tasks and not to find anything beneath their dignity. In a week that was designed to open minds to the complex world beyond the school she brought a message that was inspiring and hopeful."

John James, Borders and Boundaries Festival Director, Canford School, UK


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