Janine Shepherd | World-Renowned Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Resilience Educator
"Janine has an extraordinary ability to ignite people's spirits and move them to find the real potential of their lives; her story inspires people around the world." ~ Deepak Chopra Janine is a powerful and gifted presenter, who uses her extensive experience, lessons from science, and personal/professional viewpoints to engage everyone in the audience. Her talks are inspirational, motivational, and educational—and all the while, entertaining. Her story and commanding performances have been featured in such notable venues as TED.com (over 2mm views); Maria Shriver singled Janine out as an “Architect of Change” and her native country bestowed upon her its highest civilian honour, the Order of Australia. Janine has been featured on countless TV talk and morning shows and podcasts: her appearance on “60 Minutes” remains one of the most popular of all their broadcasts. Janine opens her keynote addresses by taking her audiences on a journey down a road with surprising and captivating twists and turns. Her dramatic story takes us from the pinnacle of elite athletics competition to the pain and fear of being wheelchair- bound following a horrific accident. From facing the shattering reality of life-threatening and permanent injury to the subsequent exhilaration of flight, as she completely and remarkably reinvented her post-accident life. Some of the messages Janine works into her remarks are: • How to cultivate and employ key techniques of resilience, both in one’s life as well as in the workplace. • Understanding the 12 Pillars of Resilience strengthens and supports our performance in individual- and together-goals • Embracing the mindset of “Loving the Hills” can help us overcome challenges in both our work and personal lives. Janine is a delightful storyteller who uses her wit, humor, and impeccable timing to enthrall the audience. As she shares her journey in an inspiring and universal way, she touches every heart in the room and encourages her audiences to dream and reach beyond their preconceived ideas of what they might think is possible. She leaves her audiences awed, humbled, and uplifted, causing them to think deeply about the way they live their own lives—personally and professionally. As Janine concludes her remarks, listeners leave with a light heart and a conviction that they are able take on any challenge, find the powers of defiance and resilience within, and ultimately use these discoveries to perform to the best of one’s ability.
Janine is smart, brave, funny, an incredible human being, and a powerful speaker...
Janine's story is remarkable and inspiring, and her message will challenge everyone in the room to rethink their lives, goals and abilities. We chose Janine to launch Nitro's "Be Bold" speaker series, and she could not have been more perfect. We encourage our Nitronauts to dream big, believe in themselves, and to never give up — and this is Janine's story. Janine is smart, brave, funny, an incredible human being, and a powerful speaker with a truly unique perspective on the world. I would highly recommend Janine to anyone hoping to engage and motivate teams of any kind. After such an impressive performance at Nitro, future "Be Bold" speakers have big shoes to fill!
You really do possess a wonderful pay it forward effect.
If you hadn't guessed it from the standing ovation and the fact that most people ( including our Managing Director) were reduced to tears of empathy, your triumphant story was more than inspirational.
You really do possess a wonderful pay it forward effect. Your tenacity, perseverance and strength of spirit are unmatched in anyone I have met before.
Janine was a highlight of our annual meeting.
Janine was a highlight of our annual meeting. Her story was incredibly moving and inspirational. The audience was completely engaged and truly enjoyed her talk. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a speaker who will move you deeply and inspire you.