If ever there were truth in the adage that truth is stranger than fiction, it would apply in the case of Jillian Haslam. Born in Calcutta to parents with British ancestry in post-colonial India, Jillian faced a bruising childhood of extreme poverty, malnutrition & disease. She lived through the deaths of four siblings and some appalling instances of racist abuse. Her rise from the depths of despair and misery to wealth and international celebrity status is an inspirational story of vindication and coming home.
Jillian’s is an amazing tale of a gritty climb to success, wealth, international fame and honour. Titled Indian.English. A Memoir, her book is an international bestseller with extensive rave reviews in Indian and International press with her being dubbed the “Real Slumdog Millionaire” and the story being turned into a Hollywood production.
Jillian is passionate about giving back and works tirelessly with 6 of her teams to do just that. She received the first runner-up award for The Asian Woman of the Year (UK- 2012 ); The True Legend Award (The Telegraph- 2015); The Star Recognition Award (UK – 2015) and the Award for Excellence in Humanitarianism (India – 2016).
She has featured extensively in the media on the BBC, ITV, Channel 5, The Pioneer, Gulf News, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Times and others
A top Motivational Speaker, Jillian believes that resilience is the key to success. She terms it “The Irrepressible Mind” and delivers evidence from her own life on what it has taken her to stand up every time the rug of life was pulled from under her feet. Her real-life examples will move you to your core and leave you with nothing more to think about, except to ACT!!
Some for Jillian’s clients include The University of Cambridge, Barclays, Kings College London, Sheffield Hallam, HeriotWatt, Epsom, McDonald’s and many others.
“Jillian’s talk deeply moved and inspired every single person in the audience. Jillian does not ‘just motivate’, she inspires. She does not ‘just talk’, she lives and breathes her vision of changing the world for the better. Hire Jillian to talk at your event. Seek opportunity to hear her keynote speech. Read her book. Do it now! She will change your life forever.”
“It was an absolute pleasure to have you as a speaker at the TEDx event held at The HeriotWattUniversity. The attendees were inspired at the end of your talk and we are excited to share it with the rest of the world. If you visit Edinburgh again in the future, the team would definitely like to go for a meal with you! Motivational talks such as going from Campus to Corporate to Succeed are much needed these days and I will positively be in contact very soon in order to arrange this. Thank you again.”