Gary Skyner defies expectations of what can be achieved.  Real life traumas are turned into triumphs every day.  Gary's awe inspiring tale of triumph over tragedy will touch your heart and lift your spirit.  

As one of the earliest children in the UK to be born damaged by the deadly Thalidomide drug, which was administered to expectant mothers in the 1960's, Gary's life was destined to be difficult and challenging as the drug impaired his physical development.  Expected not to live, let alone to achieve much, Gary is living proof that there is nothing you cannot achieve if you believe you can.  

Gary's presentations are not your usual run-of-the-mill motivational speech.  There are no "go get 'em boys, climb that mountain, cross that finish line, slay the dragon and get the pretty girl" scenarios.  He deals with real life; not as a superstar, athlete or famous mountaineer, but as a man who started out in life with one obstacle after another.  

Gary's bespoke presentations include full PowerPoint and DVD visual aids.  The presentations are ideal for:-

  • Staff Motivation
  • Disability Awareness
  • Equality and Diversity Awareness
  • Student Motivation
  • Life Coaching
  • CSR


Gary's motivational brochure and testimonials are available by clicking one of the links above (download files no larger than 5mb)


Call 0151 724 4708 to book Gary for your event or for a chat about your motivational speaking requirements.  Gary provides motivational sessions throughout the UK for many different types of organisation including schools, colleges and universities, staff motivation across all sectors, sporting team motivation (Academies and junior teams through to premier league), many areas of the Third Sector, Rotary Clubs, Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions.  Gary is also an effective keynote speaker for the Third Sector and disability rights.  Even if your type of organisation isn't listed, give us a call, we're always happy to help.    

If you're going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill