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Leading International Keynote
Speaker on Resilience

Jillian, an international keynote speaker, speaking to an audience in an auditorium

Looking for an international keynote speaker to grace your next event? You will love Jillian Haslam.

Jillian is an international motivational speaker from London, England whose specialty is in the field of adversity and resilience.

Every motivational speaker has a story. Jillian’s is one filled with episodes revolving around overcoming adversity. Born into deplorable conditions and spending pretty much of her challenging childhood in the slums of Calcutta, India, she would go on to beat the odds and achieve greatness.

But it wasn’t as swift a journey, neither did the success happen by accident; as the published author narrates in her book, A Voice Out of Poverty: The Power to Achieve Through Adversity, which has since been awarded the prestigious Kirkus Star.

Today, she is a celebrated International Keynote Speaker and Resilience Coach who teaches organisational teams and leaders the world over the formula to successfully deal with setbacks, and what it takes to rise above adversity in the midst of change and challenges.

And who better?

The Case for an International Motivational Speaker:
Business Resilience a Pressing Need

Jillian speaking to an audience seated across multiple round tables

Business resilience is a theme that is growing in importance for organisations and institutions all over the world.

And rightly so.

At a time when disruption and challenges threaten both career and organisation survival, it is imperative for companies and institutions to take proactive measures in ensuring both the organisation and its employees are well-positioned to deal with these threats.

Team building activities and strategy retreats can only get you so far if you do not have a solid foundation on which to build upon: resilience.

Business resilience ensures your organisation and its people are equipped to survive and thrive in a world where business risks and disruption are at an all-time high. A resilience coach or speaker can come in handy in this regard. However, to guarantee successful results, companies need to work with the best of the best.

Jillian Haslam is a top-level international keynote speaker who is well-versed in helping companies and their people build resilience using her unique blend of strategies.

These strategies have worked so well for her personally and, as an international business speaker and coach, proved useful for many organisations and professionals globally.

The companies and groups she has worked with include, among others:

  • Multinational banks and financial institutions

  • International non-profit organisations

  • Government agencies

  • Corporate executives and leadership teams

  • Human resource professionals

  • Healthcare professionals

  • Women empowerment groups and intra-institutional
    women’s networks

  • Top universities

  • Entrepreneurs and start-ups

It is incredible how much personal psychology is applicable in the world of business. As an international keynote speaker with personal and professional experience in the field of resilience, you would be hard-pressed to find a better speaker for international events than Jillian Haslam.

Regions Jillian Covers

Jillian at an international women's network coaching session at the Halcyon Group

An experienced motivational speaker at international events, Jillian’s speeches and presentations are served to audiences far and wide.

Previously, the international speaker has covered events in:

  • Europe – from England to Scotland and Ireland, as
    well as France,

  • Germany, Denmark and more

  • India

  • United Arab Emirates

  • Australia

  • United States

Jillian's Past Corporate Events

Jillian, a business speaker, presenting to a business audience with a large screen above her

Jillian is open to clients looking to book, among others :

  • Motivational speaker Europe or any other region

  • Business motivational speakers for conferences

  • Best corporate keynote speakers

  • Leadership speakers

  • A top speaker at international events

The international keynote speaker is right at home speaking at different events, including:


  • Corporate events

  • International summits

  • Conferences and seminars

  • Forums and conventions

  • Management conferences and executive meetings

  • Staff conferences

  • Management retreats and corporate strategy events

  • Start-up events

  • Launches

  • Trade shows

Jillian guiding a corporate audience at a resilience coaching workshop

Jillian’s message is uniquely tailored to the occasion, in line with the theme of the event and the attendees. You can book the international speaker either for a virtual presentation or in-person speech.

What Jillian Brings as an International Keynote Speaker

As a certified international keynote speaker, Jillian has the personal experience and professional resume that makes her ideal for international hosts looking to book an A-list motivational speaker in the field of resilience.

And there’s plenty of good stuff you can expect from the international speaker:


Testimonial from President & CEO of World Affairs Council of Charlotte

A rich resume

Her personal climb-to-the-top journey aside, Jillian has held executive positions at several global banks in a career spanning 23 years.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is an international keynote speaker?

An international keynote speaker is a professional speaker whose service extends to different countries or regions around the world. International keynote speakers tend to be experts in a given field and have a treasure trove of knowledge to share with their target audience. Since international keynote speakers vary widely depending on their area of specialisation, companies looking to book an international keynote speaker can narrow down their options based on niche or the speaker’s subject matter expertise.

Why hire an international business speaker?

An international business speaker can be a great addition to your company event or conference. One of the biggest benefits of booking an international business speaker is the fresh perspective they stand to breathe into your workforce or company culture. Not only are international business speakers well-acquainted with their subject matter, but oftentimes they tend to have the most impact on the audience due to their novel perspective. Audiences have a higher likelihood of incorporating the teachings they glean from these international speakers compared to local speakers. The goal of bringing in a professional speaker (international or otherwise) is not to fill in a slot or tick a checkbox. Rather, it is to transform the audience through insights that the speaker offers, whether it’s to the leadership, organisational teams or individual employees. Considering their value, it’s easy for businesses to justify the cost of inviting an international speaker.

How do I choose a good international keynote speaker?

If you are planning to invite an international speaker to your event or gathering, it is important to look for international speakers who know their stuff and can provide value around the topic. Experience matters a lot too, so check the speaker’s track record of serving an international clientele. For instance, Jillian Haslam is an international keynote speaker who is an expert on the topic of resilience. Her international track record includes speaking engagements in countries across Europe and beyond, with her clients constituting some of the world’s top brands. That’s a good foundation to build upon when narrowing down on your list of speakers. You also want to make sure the speaker’s delivery style is engaging and inspiring, whether they are speaking in-person or virtually. Another important thing to consider is the speaker’s adaptability. Each audience is different, and that disparity widens even more when looking at international audiences. Find someone who is flexible and can tailor his/her presentation to suit your audience and its challenges, as well as its culture. Other considerations to keep in mind include cost and availability.

Is an international keynote speaker the same as a virtual keynote speaker?

A virtual keynote speaker is a professional who delivers their keynote addresses over a virtual platform as opposed to attending the event or gathering in person. Not all events are hosted in-person, and virtual adoption particularly seems to have accelerated after the global lockdown. Similarly, some events are only scheduled to run for a day or two and may not warrant inviting a global speaker to speak in-person. In such cases, a virtual keynote speaker makes sense. An international keynote speaker may provide both physical and virtual keynote addresses. If you are hosting a virtual event, consider whether the speaker in question provides virtual keynote addresses.

Who are the top female motivational speakers in the world?

The world of professional speaking is packed with many great speakers, male and female. Like most other fields, the answer to the best female motivational speakers in the world is subjective. The best way to find good female keynote speakers is to look for speakers whose talks inspire their audiences the most, regardless of the context of the event – whether it’s to convince, challenge, or invoke a transformation among the audience members. Testimonials from past clients and reviews of the speaker’s previous engagements can also be revealing. But perhaps one of the best ways to find out is to reach out to them directly and assess how well you warm up to the speaker based on your interaction with them! This applies to both male and female motivational speakers.

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