John Volanthen has inspired thousands of people around the globe with stories of teamwork, innovation, perseverance and success.

Engaging audiences with his high impact story, and delivering lessons that can be applied across every organisation.  With a feel good story starting from his experiences as a youth in the Scouts, through world record breaking cave dives, to the rescue of the Wild Boar Football team in Thailand. John relates strong messages including:

  • working together
  • influencing and leading
  • pioneering and innovation
  • resilience and mental strength

Describing the techniques used to manage stress, and solve complex problems in high pressure situations, as well as how to work with diverse multi-cultural groups, audiences come to understand that the alien world of cave diving and rescue has many similarities and much to offer modern working life.

John delivers motivational speeches and workshops to organisations of all sizes, from SME’s to global blue chip organisations, across sectors including education to heavy industry. For further information and fees, please get in touch

Inspire your organization to achieve more

A brief introduction to caves and cave diving

Points west interview

BBC interview following the Tham Luang rescue

“He was amazing. He blew everyone away and had everyone the edge of their seats, people spoke about his session for the rest of the day. His approach and character are amazing and that really came through in the session”

iAuditor Summit

“For the years we have held our conference, we have never had a standing ovation like that for any speaker”

North West Skills Development Network

“He brought his story in the most serene way, perfect for the purpose of what we had in mind, and nicely playing into perseverance and creativity. I strongly recommend John to any other event organizer – his added value is tremendous, in any format, to any audience”

Dell EMC

“The audience were glued to what you were saying. It was excellent”

NTT Info Security World

“Thank you for your very inspiring talk, and even more important, saving the lives of the children”

Dupont Emea