Janine Shepherd | Keynote Speaker, Author, Defiance Catalyst


Janine Shepherd’s story will take you on a journey from the pinnacle of elite athletics competition (the Australian Olympic team) to the pain and fear of being wheelchair- bound and facing the shattering reality of life-threatening and permanent injury. You’ll experience how she rehabilitated her broken body as a paraplegic into becoming a licensed commercial pilot from the struggle of taking one difficult step at a time on a long road to recovery which continues to this day. A gifted storyteller, Janine uses her wit, humor, and impeccable timing to engage the audience. She shares her journey in an expansive, inspiring and universal way that will touch your heart and invite you to reach beyond your preconceived ideas of what is possible. Her keynote presentation sows the seeds of growth and positive transformation in the hearts of her audiences. Janine reveals how your greatest obstacles can become your greatest opportunities and shares the tools that have allowed her to transform her dreams into reality. You will leave with a light heart and a conviction that you have the power within to perform to the best of your abilities. KEYNOTES: Janine’s presentations aren’t your business as usual keynotes. Using her defiant spirit and gift of storytelling, she inspires change, promotes resiliency, and shifts the perspective on adversity. • THE POWER OF THE DEFIANT HUMAN SPIRIT How to Thrive in the Face of Adversity KEY TAKEAWAYS We often define ourselves by things that are outside of us…our jobs, our relationships, our business, or the roles we play in life. When those are lost everything we’ve known and believed in is challenged. Janine Shepherd believes that we all possess a power inside that allows us to thrive in the face of insurmountable obstacles and challenges. That power is the Defiant Human Spirit. It is an eternal flame that is never extinguished, even if you fail to see it. Every decision you make in life will either ignite the flame or dampen it. Your choices determine the strength of that flame. All you have to do is recognize it in yourself, and then you see it in everyone. In this speech Janine will offer hope and encouragement while inspiring you to: - Build resilience in your personal and business life - Redefine adversity as a challenge for growth and transformation - Not just bounce back, but bounce forward after setbacks • NEVER TELL ME NEVER Top Strategies for Turning Obstacles into Opportunities KEY TAKEAWAYS In Janine’s signature keynote presentation she will not only leave you awed, humbled, and uplifted, but will cause you to think differently how you live your own life. Janine is a gifted storyteller who uses her wit, humor, and impeccable timing to engage the audience. As she shares her journey in an expansive, inspiring and universal way she will touch every heart in the room and invite you to dream and reach beyond your preconceived ideas of what is possible. Janine will take you on an amazing journey with so many twists and turns that it mirrors the road you travel in your own life every single day. This is a story that takes you from the pinnacle of elite athletics competition to the pain and fear of being wheelchair-bound and facing the shattering reality of life-threatening and permanent injury; from the exhilaration of flight to the struggle of taking one difficult step at a time on a long road to recovery which continues to this day. You will leave with the conviction to change your attitude and find power within to perform to the best of your abilities. Janine’s speech delivers strategies that will help you: - Change your attitude to successfully embrace unplanned setbacks - Develop opportunities from your biggest obstacles - Transform your dreams into reality • A PATIENT’S JOURNEY The Care that Changed My Life KEY TAKEAWAYS As a spinal patient and partial paraplegic, Janine has a unique understanding and perspective on injury and trauma. Janine shares her personal experience of being a patient and living with a disability. Janine has witnessed first-hand the teamwork that has gone into her recovery, from the surgeons who operated on her, to the nursing staff and imaging professionals who cared to her, and the family that supported her. She shares her health and fitness philosophy and the tools she uses to maintain wellness. Janine’s presentation gives insight to all those working in the healthcare industry as they see how their role in caring for patients can literally change a life.

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3 Reviews
Sandy Moore Principal at Local Online Business Builder
I would highly recommend Janine as a Motivational Speaker.

Janine is an inspiration to all who cross her path. I've heard Janine Speak and inspire her audience who were captivated to the last word. I would highly recommend Janine as a Motivational Speaker here in Australia and Worldwide - her journey touches the hearts of all who listen to her as she spreads her word and motivates people to achieve what they never thought they could

November 2018

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Rhonda J Munro, Southern Cross University
Immense talent.

Janine is an inspirational and fun loving woman of immense talent, warmth, wit & tenacity :-) Janine whet my appetite for flying through her amazing achievements against countless health setbacks. Thank you Janine.

November 2018

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Tina Arkley-Perry Team Secretary of Tiaho Mai Mental Health - Counties Manukau Health
Standing ovation!

"Janine received a well-deserved standing ovation! She was the hit of the conference. Absolutely delightful lady Everyone wanted her attention and she was in great demand for a very high quality of people to meet her. Personally for me, she was delightful and I was thrilled beyond words to meet her."

November 2018

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