JAMES’S MESSAGES DELIVERED THROUGH HIS PRESENTATIONS HAVE AN IMPACT WHEREVER HE GOES.

“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”

Parent
“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.”
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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
“I’ve never felt in my time such an honest and heartfelt response from the pupils. It was moving.”

Headmaster, The Oratory School
“I really can’t do justice to James’ incredible story nor the muscle of his messages so I’d implore anyone interested see him. You will almost certainly leave inspired and also perhaps irrevocably changed.”

Head Teacher, King’s Chester
“James’ lectures were spellbinding and inspirational. The audiences were transfixed. James puts everything into perspective and promotes positive thoughts so well. We will definitely be inviting him back”

Second Master, Sedbergh 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
“A truly inspirational afternoon with James Shone. Boys, parents, and staff deeply impacted. Thank you for visiting us!”

Teacher, Shrewsbury House
“Thank you so much for coming to Brambletye, and for a hugely impactful presentation. Heart rending yet inspirational and uplifting.”

Governor, Brambletye School
“You hit the note perfectly and I’m not kidding when I say that you had the entire staff room listening to every word for nearly an hour and a half (I struggle after 5 minutes!!) Your talk was truly inspirational and quite simply every teacher, parent and pupil in the country should hear it. Like Bear, I know that you have conquered your own Everest and I hope that your quest to share your story and your pastoral message continues and thrives.”

Teacher, Thorngrove School
“You really ‘hit the spot’ with all of them and it was great coming from someone who is not preaching or lecturing but just saying it as it is. You are a huge inspiration to us all and there is absolutely no self-pity from you at all, just a burning desire to tell your story and to encourage that real sense of pastoral proactivity.”

Head Teacher, Elstree School
“On behalf of all the delegates and the steering committee, I wanted to thank you very much indeed for leading such an inspiring and thought-provoking session at the Deputy Heads’ Conference in Brighton. Many, many of the delegates told me how valuable they found your session. I absolutely echo all the comments of the delegates, and on a personal note many of your remarks have given me food for thought in how I can best parent and bring up my children!”

Director of HMC Professional Development
“I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that yesterday’s guest speaker was a huge hit with both my boys. The half hour journey home was animated as both Thomas and William relayed James Shone’s story and told me all about I Can and I Am. I can assure you that this is very rarely the case on a Wednesday evening!”

Parent, Reading Blue Coat School
“My daughter heard you speak yesterday at a seminar about children’s mental health and was completely overwhelmed. She’s not one for concentrating for any length of time but said that she was enthralled all day and that you were the highlight!”

Parent
“I wanted to write and thank you for your inspiring talk at St Mary’s a few weeks ago. You reminded me why I love my job – and what a privileged position I’m in – which, after many years of teaching and with all the stress of the new term – is something that I do occasionally forget! Thank you again for your inspiring words!”

Teacher, St Mary’s School Ascot
“Hello there, I am a Cranleigh parent thoroughly and utterly inspired by your session today. People like you make the world a better place and give me hope for our children. Thank you.”

Parent, Cranleigh
“Your talk was truly inspirational, my wife and I sat fixated by your story and your message. As someone who has had spinal surgery twice in the last 3 years and had to recover I know if I had known your story and seen what you have done and how you approach life then I would have found ‘looking up, forward and out’ much easier. I could go on forever about how much impact your words had on the boys – they will need reminding of your message, but some words live long in the memory.”

Teacher, Summerfield School
“Whilst you showed us one or two videos of other individuals and their stories, I needed to look no further than the man in the room for inspiration, thank you for making me pause, consider what is important, how to understand myself/my family and start to look out…”

Employee, the PEN Partnership
“I really enjoyed last night. It was a marvellous talk – James is so unassuming and has a great story to tell and message to put across – it puts life in perspective and I think it is great for parents to be gently reminded of one or two things even though it may seem like simple common sense. In my life I have been lucky enough to have met some exceptional people from all over the world and James would be one for the shortlist.”

Parent
“You need to know that you have managed to gain a degree of celebrity status here is Suffolk! I cannot begin to count how many students – of all ages – have sought me out to describe the impact of your talk, and there have even been a couple of parents who have commented after speaking to their children!”

Head Teacher, Framlingham College
“A massive thank you for all that you are doing. To have been through such an incredibly traumatic journey and yet to turn it in to such an incredibly positive mantra is more wonderful than it is possibly to explain in words.”

Parent, Farleigh School
“The impact and influence you, as my house parent, had on my life, becomes clearer and clearer whichever route I take. The morals, values and the ‘go for it’ mentality you taught us on a daily basis are of huge help when tackling all different sorts of situations. I am grateful having had the chance to get to know you and your family. I have the greatest respect for you, how you are managing and fighting your brutal situation and I am full of pride when following you on your I Can & I Am journey.”

Ex pupil of James Shone
“Thank you for the outstanding talk you delivered yesterday. Our staff were blown away and we have some very reflective teachers right now. I could not have asked for more from a speaker – you were outstanding and well worth the fee…and then some.”

Deputy Headmaster, Cheam School
“A quick note to say how tremendously impactful your speech was on Saturday at Feltonfleet. Truly inspirational. We were keen to see if our son, Jake, aged 10, was paying attention (not always a frequent occurrence at such events) but he recited UFO word for word….wow.”

Parent, Feltonfleet School
“James Shone was amazing. What a great guy! Thank you for getting him in.”

Parent, Elstree School
“I was one of the parents at your inspiring Queens talk in Cheltenham last week and just wanted to thank you for doing what you do – I think it’s phenomenal.”

Parent, Cheltenham
“You have been inspiring me since 2003. You taught me a lot about the world and also about God. I have a lot to thank you for and a lot to talk to you about … Back then you were like a dad to me … always fair and always honest …and I hope maybe one day I can thank you for this!”

Ex Pupil of James Shone
“Wow – what an inspiration – loved the multiple intelligence theory and it was so good for us to see a full audience – both boys loved the go up; go forward and go out principle. It would be a much better place if more people thought like this.”

Parent, Elizabeth College
“I felt oddly elated afterwards! I found the experience affirming and re-assuring and I was reminded of some valuable parenting ‘tools’ which are easy to forget in this fast paced world.”

Parent, Elstree School
“My daughter heard you speak yesterday at a seminar about children’s mental health and was completely overwhelmed. She’s not one for concentrating for any length of time but said that she was enthralled all day and that you were the highlight!”

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