Dementia Campaigner/ Speaker, BIGIAN.CO.UK
When you need a passionate keynote speaker who will inspire people and empower them to make a difference, look no further than Big Ian Donaghy. Big Ian is more than a speaker, he is also a doer and film-maker who works tirelessly to raise dementia awareness and combat loneliness, always focusing on the individual drawing on his experience of 20 years teaching young people with learning difficulties, and nearly 10 years in the world of care. It is no surprise that he is the most in demand dynamic conference speaker with his infectious enthusiasm that is simultaneously entertaining and thought-provoking making audiences laugh and cry in equal measure. Whether playing to 4000 or 40 Big Ian plays to audiences of ONE. If you want your event to have a big impact on hearts and minds. Ian uses his ‘focusing on the individual’ approach in all of his learning events with him being awarded CARE TRAINER OF THE YEAR at the British Care Awards. Ian has created bespoke events for the NHS, Care Quality Commission, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, care providers as well as large corporates to transform communication, teamwork & kick ignorance into touch about dementia & learning difficulties. His books “A Pocketful of Kindess, Dear Dementia:The laughter and the tears” & “The Missing Peace:Creating a life after death” have received critical acclaim across social care sector and the NHS being endorsed by The Alzheimer’s Society & Bereavement Groups. If you want the same old beige slides with bullet point, bullet point, snore…go somewhere else! Big Ian is here to show you the impact YOU can make…because Dementia is a team game.