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Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett is an inspirational speaker who learned how to walk, talk and breathe again after contracting three virus infections.

In Person

£3500 - £4000

Price based on UK delivery

Virtual Event

£2500 - £2500

Anthony Bennett is an inspirational speaker and motivational speaker & fundraiser who learned how to walk, talk and breathe again without the aid of machines, after contracting three virus infections at the same time. After what many would consider being a miracle, Anthony was given only a 10% chance or survival, but has made a full recovery and is inspiring businesses, schools, and organisations with his optimism and bubbly personality.

In 2006, after returning from a trip to Disneyland Paris Anthony fell extremely ill and was left fighting for his life. The cause was narrowed down to the air conditioning within the coach and affected 80% of students on the trip but left Anthony with:

  • 10% chance of survival after contracting multiple viral infections including – Streph-Pneumonia, Influenza, Staphylococcus, along with developing Sepsis.
  • His white blood cells reduced to zero
  • He suffered from a seizure whilst in a coma
  • He was resuscitated and brought back to life an amazing 12 times
  • He relearnt how to walk, talk, and breathe again after spending 3 weeks on an Extra Corporal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine

After making a full recovery, Anthony played a major role in winning a £7.5m Charity Partnership between Whitbread PLC and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, where he spent 4 years traveling the UK and Inspiring teams to get involved in raising the much-needed funds for the children’s charity. The money raised went towards the construction of a brand new cardiac hospital wing, helping at the children’s hospital to treat up to 20% more children.

He went on the be named one of the happiest people in the UK in the Independent on Sunday’s 2015 Happy List, a programme recognised by the Prime Minister for his efforts in enriching the lives of others, making Britain a better place. Now an International Speaker, Anthony inspires audiences globally.

With a highly infectious and positive outlook on life, Anthony takes his audience on a crucial journey on how he turned a huge negative situation and used it to fuel positive outward ripples in his daily life.

Anthony is available to be both the opening and closing speaker for events and conferences. As the opening speaker, he sets the tone for the event, inspiring participants and sparking enthusiasm for the day ahead. When closing the conference, Anthony leaves a lasting impression, reinforcing key messages, and sending attendees off with a sense of empowerment and lasting motivation.

Keynote Sessions:

  • Dealing with Setbacks & Being the Best You Can Be – Positive seeds of growth are planted during our lower times. Opening new perspectives and ways to think about setbacks and the positive outcomes that can be as a result, Anthony speaks on the impact of self-challenge and saying yes to opportunities and being the best you can be.
  • The Journey (teamwork) – Storytelling the journey through his multiple brushes with death, Anthony highlights the importance of teamwork and how every person from the patient-facing cleaners, nurses, surgeons to the behind the scenes procurement and warehouse teams and more all played a role when it came to saving his life.
  • Resilience & Building a Positive Mindset – With mental health related absences on the rise, we are seeing an increase in the number of people being signed off with anxiety, depression and all round burnout. When a positive boost is needed, these sessions are the perfect way to motivate and inspire your teams. Sharing examples and practical tips on building resilience and working with our inner voices to work with us rather than against us.
  • For health-related events he delivers a special talk entitled – A heartfelt thank you from an ex-patient.


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