Janine Shepherd

Author, Change Agent, Defiance Catalyst

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Virtual Presentation

Fee ranges

Domestic In-Person (USA):

$10,000 - $20,000*

International In-Person:

$20,000 - $30,000*


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Wyoming, USA


Imagine going on a ride with so many twists and turns that you're left in awe and feeling both humbled and uplifted about the way you can live your life, perform at work or run your business.

Janine's keynote speeches will help you:

  • Inspire and motivate change and live to your highest potential.
  • Lean into the 'hills' (Her signature mindset) and transform your greatest fears into courageous action.
  • Identify limiting beliefs and rewrite the story of your life as a positive narrative.

Janine 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 near-fatal and permanent injury.

You'll experience how she rehabilitated her broken body as a paraplegic into becoming a licensed commercial pilot and aerobatics flying instructor from the struggle of taking one difficult step at a time on a long road to recovery which continues to this day.

Her story is so remarkable that a full-length feature movie has been made about it and she is featured in the new docudrama movie "Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy" (released in 2017). Her recent Goalcast video went viral and has been viewed nearly 20 million times.

A gifted presenter and storyteller, Janine takes her audience on a rollercoaster of emotion, infused with humor, and provocative and stimulating storytelling. She invites every member of the audience to dream and reach beyond their preconceived ideas of what is possible and to think deeply about how they live their own lives.

Using science-based tools as well as her own learned experience of adversity, challenge, and reinvention, attendees will come away with a newfound belief that anything is possible in their own lives.

Janine's captivating and inspiring TEDx talk, "A Broken Body Isn't a Broken Person" has been viewed by millions of people around the world and is a favorite on TED.com.

Additional highlights:

  • Life story featured on multiple tv shows, "60 minutes", "This Is Your Life", "Australian Story" and CNN's "Turning Points" with Sanjay Gupta.
  • Recipient of her country's highest honor, The Order of Australia, for her work in raising awareness for spinal cord injury.
  • Recipient of the 'The Outstanding Young Person's of The World' Award
  • Named as an Architect of Change by Maria Shriver.
  • Serves as an ambassador for Spinal Cure Australia and RED BULL's, Wings for Life.
  • Author of 6 best-selling books.
  • Hold a BA in Sports Science, and postgraduate qualifications in Education, Counseling and Positive psychology coaching.

"Janine is a change agent. She has an extraordinary ability to ignite people's spirits and move them to find the real potential of their lives." - Deepak Chopra

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The Power of the Defiant Human Spirit: How to Thrive in the Face of Adversity

The Resilient Woman: At Work and At Home

A Patient's Journey: The Care, and Caregivers, That Changed My Life

Don't Bounce Back, Bounce Forward: How to Reinvent and Repurpose in the Face of Challenge

Why Walk When You Can Fly? Attitude Plus Power Equals Performance (Corporate Keynote)

“As a professional keynote speaker, I share with my audiences in an interactive way, the tools, and techniques needed to make a meaningful difference in their lives moving forward, both personally and professionally. My messages instill in my listeners a newfound commitment to redouble their efforts and tap into their true potential, calling upon their innate resilience, so they can overcome adversity and flourish in their lives." - Janine Shepherd


Janine Shepherd Speaker Reel 2020
TEDx Talk - A Broken Body Isn't a Broken Person
How to Heal a Broken Body and a Broken Spirit


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"Janine is a change agent. She 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 dynamo!...honesty, integrity and communication skills far above the ordinary. Her audiences are left inspired and empowered.”

D.A.C., Dr. Adrian Cohen
Immediate Assistants

“Janine grabbed the attention of our audience from the moment she stepped on stage. Her remarkable story not only made us think, but it also made us laugh and cry. Mostly, she inspired us to take action everyday to rise above the challenges we face in pursuit of our dreams and aspirations. Janine Shepherd serves as a living example of how one can harness the power that resides within.”

F.C., President and CEO

“Janine had the whole room enthralled – her story is undeniably epic, and her delivery is animated and engaging. She clearly had a message to give which was relevant to all of us in both our personal and working lives: Go ahead and do what you want to do – never let anyone tell you never, never let the odds dissuade you from trying, and learn to love the challenge. There were tears and laughter, and we loved every minute. I will definitely be reading her books!”


Janine’s story is one that needs to be shared with any of us who may be harboring thoughts of self-pity, defeat and desperation. It should be shared with any of us who need reminding that there is really no such thing as a ‘bad day’. And it should be shared with ALL as a reminder on the importance of laughter in our day-to-day lives irrespective of our own difficulties. But importantly, it is a story that needs to be shared with all who are intimidated by, or who are unwilling to confront the many life challenges of today.  On behalf of the entire SARA LEE sales team, we remain willingly humbled and positively energized by your unforgettable story.

Sara Lee