“You were brilliant, stunning and extraordinary.” Sir Anthony Seldon
“Wow- what a day! Thank you so much! We have had a lot of positive feedback. A lot of people have spoken to me saying how it has resonated with them. I think the impact you have had has been hugely worthwhile and positive. I am delighted that my children will be going through the school at a time when your themes are being valued.” Teacher, King’s Chester
“Thank you so much for a wonderful and inspirational talk this evening. You have found your metier and rightful place as one who inflates balloons and inspires. Your delivery is faultless and your kindness and empathy are in huge abundance. Your family can be justifiably proud of you. You could not see the level of connection and engagement that was displayed on all faces so just to let you know that your affect on all in the room was profound.”

Parent, Sutton Valence School
“Thank you for your talk at Whitgift today, I found what you had to say incredibly inspiring and your positive outlook on life was infectious. As someone who is in my fourth year of teaching I hope that I can learn from your experiences and influence young people in the positive manner that you so rightly promote.”

Teacher, Whitgift School
“The best pastoral care inset I’ve ever attended! It’s not often that I am still thinking about what an inset speaker has said at 9.50pm at night!”

Teacher, Loughborough Grammar School
“The strength you give to others in extraordinary”

“James speaks with such clarity and conviction and we’re now inspired to make changes to pastoral care out our school.”

Head Teacher, The Dolphin School
“I have rarely seen boys, staff and parents as moved and mesmerised as they were during all your presentations and the feedback I have received is testament to how many people you reached out to during the day. Thank you for sharing your personal experience in such a positive way and for inspiring us all.”

Teacher, Merchant Taylor School, Crosby
“James Shone’s talk should have been compulsory for all pupils! It made you realise we make everything a big deal and it’s really not. The room was silent, we couldn’t take our eyes off him – the best lecture ever.”

Pupil, St Mary’s Calne
“I found your talk, inspiring, encouraging, upsetting, uplifting … I think I went through every emotion and really am quite proud that I held it together. I admire your courage and relentless optimism immensely and agree with all of your points.”

Parent, Merchant Taylor School, Crosby
“A truly inspirational afternoon with James Shone. Boys, parents, and staff deeply impacted. Thank you for visiting us!”

Teacher, Shrewsbury House
” You are a star James and it was an utter pleasure to welcome you to CHS. You have had an enormous impact on both the pupils and the staff and I have had so much feedback from all who heard your talk. You are doing a marvellous work.”

Head Teacher, Cheadle Hulme