Tales from the river, road and sea!

If there’s one thing that I'm certain of, it’s that we are all capable of much more than we realise – all it takes is a little self-belief and a hearty pinch of perseverance.  I'm a keen advocate of aiming high and following your inner spark. Having quite literally leapt out of my comfort zone a few years ago whilst cliff-diving in America, I now enthusiastically encourage others through my public talks to think big, be brave and to start now.

My talks are about the importance of mindset when it comes to challenges of any kind. From the planning and logistics that go on behind the scenes, to the endurance capability of the human body and how to deal with the unexpected!

This was 15 minutes of high octane inspiration which had our attendees racing to put on their cycling gear. Laura’s talk was TED quality with down-to-earth advice and added storytelling flair. Plus some bloody good music. If you’re looking for a motivational speaker for your next event, you’ve found her.
— Kim Willis – The Heroine's Journey Speaker Series
 Presenting Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards with HRH The Duke of Wessex at St James’s Palace, London

Presenting Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards with HRH The Duke of Wessex at St James’s Palace, London

Laura’s engaging and intriguing story of her adventures was brilliant. It elicited some great questions around storytelling and her approach to overcoming adversity. It was a pleasure to have her speak at Startup Storytelling.
— Fiona Quinn, Event Organiser
 Speaking at the Royal Geographical Society, London

Speaking at the Royal Geographical Society, London

You were the best guest speaker we’ve had! Your talk was very inspiring and engaged so many people. I had many members of staff come up to me to say how interesting your story was.
— Emma Belsey, Communications & Events Organiser, The Folkestone Academy
 Leading hundreds of people to unleash their inner warriors at Yestival!  Photo credit: Raphael Rychetsky

Leading hundreds of people to unleash their inner warriors at Yestival!

Photo credit: Raphael Rychetsky

Laura, you were brilliant. A bonafide dance like-you-are-alive enabler! If you need someone to make a full marquee of people fully dance, this is your woman.
— MJ Kinnear, Yestival
Our Year 12 students really enjoyed hearing about Laura’s challenges, and how life lessons learnt through these can be applied to their own lives. The idea that anything is possible - if you put your mind to it! The overall message of enjoy life, get out there and be happy was really powerful - we look forward to seeing her again next year.
— Rosie Moore, Teacher, Parkstone Grammar School
The talk was really inspirational and motivational. I thought Laura was amazing!
— Bethany S, student at Springwood High School
Listening to Laura Kennington speak is good for your soul
— Rima Patel, Co-Organiser of Yes Stories: A Night of Inspiration

I have years of experience in public speaking, to both adults and children, and I'm able to tailor my talks to your requirements. Topics include motivation, resilience, endurance performance, confidence, nutrition, adventure, mindset and how to make the most out of everyday living. 

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From public talks, to group workshops and community fitness events - this page is where you find out what I'm up to in between adventures! If you have a fun event idea that you'd like me to get involved with, get in touch!


Community Fitness

I believe fitness should be accessable to everyone - I also believe it should be fun! Luckily, KEEN agree so we teamed up to create #TrailFit sessions to help give you guys some ideas on how to turn your urban landscape into a training playground. I lead the sessions; they can be catered to different levels and they are always free - join us! Have fun, get fit and get outside!

#TrailFit Dates:

  • March 25th - Cotswolds Outdoor Covent Garden, London

  • April 1st - Cotswolds Outdoor Piccadilly, London

  • April 22nd - Cotswolds Outdoor, Bristol

  • April 26th - Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports Covent Garden, London

  • June 9th-11th - Keswick Mountain Festival

  • October 8th - Womens Adventure Expo

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Public TALKS & group wORKSHOPS

Adventure storytime, for children and adults alike. Here's where you can come and get motivated by tales of endurance, get entertained by humourous retellings of curve balls and get inspired by stories of following your passion.

Workshops focus on personal development and wellness; giving you the tools to unlock your potential & break through personal limitations so you can create the quality of life you want. These jam packed sessions are designed to unleash excellence and can be adapted for different group sizes and various environments.




Laura did our keynote speech at our annual EMPOWER awards for our most academic students, many of whom need to be encouraged out of their comfort zone now and again and also need to see that there is a world beyond study and that success isn’t just about grades. Laura’s speech was incredibly engaging, she has a very down to earth natural manner which meant she connected with the audience immediately. I could see that the students were gripped and in awe. Laura used personal anecdotes, photos and video to illustrate her wider message about resilience and self belief. It was perfect for our students and inspired the staff too!
— Laura Grainger, Fulham Cross Girls School