Ed Jackson’s professional rugby career spanned ten years. He played for Bath, Wasps, London Welsh and the Gwent Dragons before suffering a spinal cord injury In April 2017, which left him paralysed.
Since then, he has been undergoing intensive rehabilitation and has defied the odds after being told he may never walk again. Not only has Ed got back on his feet but he has turned his sights to the mountains; conquering peaks to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries, fund-raise for the charities that have helped him and set an example for others facing a seemingly impossible task.
A great keynote and motivational speaker.
"I asked Ed to come into Aspen Insurance Ltd to speak to my Finance team on the topic of resilience and determination. Ed is a true inspiration and his incredible story translates easily into lessons that can be leant by most businesses. His passion, humour and ability to relate his experiences into the needs of a modern day, growing team within a Financial Service company was excellent. He made a tangible, positive impact on my staff who were hugely complementary and thankful for Ed’s inspirational talk. Highly recommended for any team going through a period of change or transformation. Thank you!"
Gareth Nokes, Chief Financial Officer, Aspen
"Very inspiring talk from Ed Jackson at Microsoft yesterday. Incredible story, amazing what can be achieved with the right mind set and determination. Highly recommended"
Iwan Evans, Director Customer Programs, Microsoft
"I was recommended to get in touch with Ed regarding his inspiring story around his road to recovery as I was trying to source a motivational keynote speaker for one of our flagship corporate events in London. Not only was Ed a pleasure to work with in the build-up to the event, he was timely in communications and very open on his content which made my role a lot easier! Ed truly has an amazing story to tell and his presentation style is confident yet humble which made for a great keynote talk that was enthused over by all attendees who went to the session. Ed is early on in his journey and I know that everyone that attended, myself included, will be following his story more closely to see what other professional and personal goals he will achieve."
Natasha Preocanin, Associate Director at In-house Recruitment Network