Disabled Motivational Speaker

“Better than yesterday!”

Disabled Motivational Speaker

Steven is a disabled motivational speaker, based in London.

Themes spoken about:

  • Disability
  • Forced Change
  • Planning for Resilience, and
  • Dealing with Uncertainty

Steven Dowd committed to get fit and agreed to compete in a charity cycling event.

He bought a bike, started training and rode to work like thousands of others.

Early one June morning he was headed to a friend’s flat to do the daily commute together, but never arrived…

A freak accident left him paralysed from the neck down.

With candour and humour in keynote talks for international corporate audiences Steven shares his story, the highest highs and the lowest lows of an against-all-odds recovery journey and how he approached the situation to achieve his greatest successes to date.

“There are always lessons to be learned in challenging situations. Every situation can be useful no matter how uncomfortable. I didn’t always appreciate that.”
-Steven Dowd

An ‘Everyman’ with a long corporate career himself, Steven genuinely understands the corporate audience and is highly relatable. He clearly underlines that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things with the right toolkit.

The insights and take-aways are specifically aimed at benefitting anyone going through personal or professional challenges, facing significant events or forced change.

“There’s no hierarchy around challenge. We will all face our biggest challenges at home or at work at some point. The good news is you don’t need to break your neck to learn a thing or two beforehand that just might help.”
-Steven Dowd

Get in contact today to discuss how Steven can inspire and motivate your business.

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+44 (0)7401 411704


“As a valued Friend of Wings for Life, I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Steven speak many times at various events. Steven shares his story with impact, and his delivery is both inspiring and thought-provoking. What would you do if you were told you’d never walk again? I would recommend Steven to anyone as he demonstrates not only how to overcome great adversity but also how to positively respond to circumstances and help others.”

-Emma Harris | CEO | Wings for Life

“Steven Dowd is an inspiring and engaging speaker who has fantastic business acumen and a personal story of going from being paralysed to achieving goals that most able bodied people could not achieve. I could not recommend him highly enough as a guest inspirational speaker.”

-Colm Hannon | CEO | Rugby Business Network

“I booked Steven to speak at the Sales offsite and he was great! His story is powerful as a stand-alone but the way he wove in our key messaging around Growth Mindset was excellent and subtly reinforced what we’d been speaking about at the offsite.”

-Ceri Rees | Head of Sales | Red Bull