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Leading Resilience Keynote Speaker
– Jillian Haslam

Jillian Haslam is a resilience keynote speaker who has carved a reputation in the business world as one of the most impactful female inspirational speakers today.

Jillian leans on her fascinating life story which saw her overcome the most mentally-debilitating circumstances to demonstrate to her audience that it is indeed possible to bounce back even from the toughest of challenges.

At a time when organisations are grappling with a rapidly shifting business landscape plagued with challenges left, right and centre, Jillian’s keynotes couldn’t have been timelier. As a resilience keynote speaker and business coach, she demonstrates to organisational teams and leaders worldwide how resilience can be a powerful tool as they
bid to overcome challenges and embrace change.

​Jillian is an ideal choice for companies in need of corporate speakers to inspire their people and provide valuable insights on how to navigate difficult times.

PHONE: +44 (0) 7741098723

Jillian’s Keynote Speaking: A Changing World
Calls for a Change in Mindset

Truth is, the world is changing, and with it, the business landscape. To survive and thrive in this dynamic environment, it is essential for every organisation and its people to build resilience in order to be able to deal with challenges and adapt to change.

The global health pandemic not only unmasked the deficiency of resilience skills in many organisations, but also emphasised the need for companies to instil a resilient culture as a matter of urgency.

Resilience keynotes are a great way for companies to cultivate a resilient culture and the skills that go with it. The best way to achieve it is to find a speaker or

Jillian's keynote speaking revolves around Resilience

resilience coach who has a way of connecting with audiences while at the same time providing actionable solutions.

Jillian’s life story is both heart-wrenching and inspiring, and the resilience with which she went about overcoming adversity has lessons worth aping.

As a resilience keynote speaker and mentor who provides resilience coaching services to businesses and institutions around the world, she unveils resilience strategies in her keynotes that organisations and their people can use as a blueprint to manage adversity and change, as well as adopt a winning mindset.

This is what makes her one of the most effective resilience keynote speakers around.

PHONE: +44 (0) 7741098723

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As one of the most notable female keynote speakers UK and globally in the field of resilience, Jillian is perfect for organisations and institutions that need to :

  • Effectively manage change

  • Navigate challenges, bounce back from tough times, and thrive in the midst of adversity

  • Support and inspire their people in line with individual purpose, team goals and the organisation’s vision

  • Foster a healthy workplace culture and build strong teams anchored on empathy

  • Empower leadership to lead more effectively

  • Instil a co-elevation mindset within the organisation

  • Ignite the potential within individuals to bring out the best in them

  • Master resilience and adopt The Irrepressible Mind

Jillian's Most Popular Resilience Keynote Speaker Themes

Jillian has a number of resilience keynote speeches, each of which is tailored to the audience or event of the day. Some of her most popular keynotes include :

Resilience Keynote Speech #1: Using Adversity as a Catalyst for Greatness

Jillian has delivered keynote addresses to the world's largest companies

The corporate world is often a battlefield strewn with adversities. Targeting managers and team leaders eager to foster a resilient culture, Jillian explores the transformative power of adversity.

On this dynamic journey, she delves into real-life narratives and practical strategies that demonstrate how adversity, instead of being a setback, fuels the drive towards monumental achievements.

Teams will learn to see hurdles as hidden opportunities, using them to fuel personal and professional growth and will witness a profound shift in your team's mindset, enabling them to capitalise on adversities and unlock their full potential for corporate excellence.

Resilience Keynote Speech #2: 9 Steps to Overcoming Adversity


In an unpredictable business environment, dealing with adversity is the norm, but transforming it into an avenue for growth is an exceptional feat. Directed at professionals across roles, Jillian’s keynotes, workshops & coaching equips teams with the blueprint to triumph over adversity.

She explores nine essential steps ranging from acceptance to perseverance, turning setbacks into stepping stones and challenges into opportunities. Peppered with real-world anecdotes and wisdom from renowned figures, the journey culminates in a framework for continued resilience and growth.

She will work to empower your team to face adversity fearlessly, fostering a culture of continuous learning and resilience.

Resilience Keynote Speech #3: The Resilience Toolkit: Equipping Yourself for Success


The rapidly changing world of business is a true test of resilience and grit. Designed for corporate teams ready to rise above the ordinary, this speech offers a compelling exploration of resilience and tenacity.

Through personal anecdotes and practical insights, I will arm your team with the essential skills to thrive amidst obstacles and transform hurdles into opportunities. Focusing on a growth-oriented mindset, tenacity, and positivity, the 'Toolkit' provides actionable solutions that will set your team on the path of personal and professional victories.

Don't miss this chance to stimulate your workforce, unlock their potential and elevate your organisation to unparalleled heights.

Resilience Keynote Speech #4: The Irrepressible Mind Strategy


In today's intensely competitive corporate environment, developing a mindset of resilience, adaptability, and determination is crucial. For organisations striving to scale new heights of success, 'The Irrepressible Mind Strategy' offers a treasure trove of practical techniques to cultivate an enduring growth mindset.


Through captivating storytelling and hands-on exercises, your employees will learn to overcome challenges, welcome change and achieve peak productivity.


Witness a transformative change in your organisation's culture as your employees integrate these dynamic strategies, ultimately driving your organisation towards a resilient, progressive future.

Leading Keynote Speaker UK and Globally

Companies and institutions looking for keynote speakers UK for their event will be in good company with Jillian. Keynote speeches present a wonderful opportunity to open yourself to fresh concepts and ideas. If you’re going to bring in a resilience keynote speaker, then they need to have the ability to get through to and inspire different crowds.

Considered one of the best motivational speakers in London and the UK at large in the resilience segment, Jillian custom-tailors her keynotes to suit your audience, event and goals.

While based in London, Jillian is an international keynote speaker who serves organisations and institutions the world over. She has appeared as a speaker for corporate events in, among others:

  • Scotland

  • Ireland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Denmark

  • The Czech Republic

  • India

Leading keynote speaker UK & globally

The international keynote speaker presents the bulk of her speeches in person.

However, she is also available for hire virtually for companies and institutions looking for a notable conference speaker or leading guest speakers for their event.

PHONE: +44 (0) 7741098723

Guest Speaker for Virtual Events Worldwide


In addition to appearing as a conference speaker in person, Jillian is available for hire as a guest speaker for virtual events worldwide.

With countless global conference sessions chaired under her belt, Jillian can attend your event either as a virtual conference speaker or conference session chair.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a keynote speaker?

A keynote speaker is the main speaker at an event or conference. They are usually the lead speakers who set the theme of the event. Keynote speakers tend to be experts in their respective fields and can delve deep into a specific topic (or industry). For instance, Jillian Haslam is a UK female motivational speaker who specialises on the topic of resilience. Resilience may be a teachable skill, but as a professional coach or speaker on resilience, personal life experience matters as much as (and in fact largely constitutes) expertise. That’s because one needs to have lived the experience to be in a place to effectively transmit their teachings to others. Jillian’s keynotes are designed to help corporates build organisational resilience and to teach teams and individuals across the ladder the importance of cultivating resilience as a skill.

What does a keynote speaker do?

As a company, the job of a keynote speaker is to headline your event and address the main themes you want to focus on. For instance, if you are planning an event, conference, company retreat or wellness retreat and want to address the topic of navigating challenges and coping with change or disruption in the workplace or industry, you may want to zero in on resilience keynote speakers. This ensures that the keynote speaker will comprehensively address the core issues around which your event is centred on without diluting the theme of the day.

What is the purpose of a keynote speaker?

The purpose of a keynote speaker is to, first and foremost, deliver or provide value with their expertise by talking extensively on a certain topic (which forms the basis of their keynote) while aligning their message with the audience or crowd. The goal is to motivate, educate, inspire, spark a change or accelerate growth (personal or professional). Keynote speakers set the tone of the gathering. If it’s a large conference and there are other speakers scheduled to speak on the day, usually the keynote speaker’s message will be the overriding theme.

What is the difference between keynote speaker and guest speaker?

Keynote speakers and guest speakers are often misconstrued to mean the same thing. While there is no harm in that – particularly in instances when you’re only looking to book one speaker – it’s worth noting there exists a subtle difference between these two categories of speakers. This especially applies in the case of large events or conferences that will include multiple speakers. A keynote speaker, put simply, is usually the headline act of the event. Guest speakers, on the other hand, provide more of a supporting role. Keynote speakers speak at the start or end of the event and tend to be allotted more time. As well, an event or conference doesn’t necessarily have to have a keynote speaker: all speakers can be guest speakers. Similarly – and as is often the case – it’s not wrong to refer to a keynote speaker as a guest speaker in instances where a company is only booking one speaker. After all, the speaker will have a certain topic (keynote) that they will be speaking about. But there does exist a fundamental difference between keynote speakers and guest speakers.

What are the benefits of inviting a keynote speaker?

A keynote speaker is a professional speaker who is well-versed in a certain field. The demand for keynote speakers in niches of all kinds is high, which is down to the benefits these speakers bring – which is dependent on your objectives. For example, you could be looking to motivate and inspire your employees, revamp or nurture a healthy company culture, provide fresh leadership insights for the top executives, or have the keynote speaker shed light on a specific issue or topic. Regardless of what you are looking to achieve, a good keynote speaker should hammer the point home through a rousing, eye-opening or inspiring message that leaves a lasting impression on the audience. In other words, a keynote speaker helps you achieve your objectives through their expertise and insights, often delivered in a compelling and inspiring way.

What keynote speaking topics does a keynote speaker address?

There are many keynote speaking topics a speaker can talk about in their keynote speech. However, the top keynote speakers tend to be experts in a certain field – leadership, resilience, motivation, personal development, entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence and so on. While some of these topics often intertwine, the most impactful keynote speakers are those with a wealth of experience and knowledge in a given field. For instance, Jillian Haslam is one of the top resilience keynote speakers in Europe, but her message of adversity, hope and resilience straddles the motivational and inspirational lines. This means she can be described as a motivational speaker – which she is in essence. It’s only that in the case of keynote speaking, the message is often packaged into specific topics. For example, Jillian’s keynote addresses revolve around four main keynote topics. She then tailors these topics to suit the audience and/or theme of the event or conference, in order to ensure the message aligns with the audience to provide value.

PHONE: +44 (0) 7741098723

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