Spencer West has not let losing his legs at the age of five hold him back from achieving amazing things. Inspirational and charismatic, Spencer speaks candidly about his struggles and how he never lost the hope or courage he needed to overcome personal obstacles. His speech is filled with humour and humility while delivering thought provoking messages. He invites corporate audiences to experience the transformation that can occur when we “redefine possible”.
An Inspirational and charismatic keynote speaker and motivational speaker, Spencer West is open and candid about the struggles he overcame after losing his legs at the age of five, and how he never lost the hope or courage he needed to overcome personal obstacles. Filled with humour and humility, his thought-provoking message inspires people to find opportunity in every challenge. With every speech, Spencer leaves an indelible mark, instilling hope and strong leadership to inspire others to create positive change.
In 2008, Spencer travelled to Kenya on an international volunteer trip where he helped build a school in a rural community in the Maasai Mara. On this trip, he met young people who strive to overcome challenges every day. He credits this experience for helping him recognise his true calling—to motivate and inspire people around the world.
In 2013, Spencer completed an epic 300 km (187 mile) trek by wheelchair and on his hands from Edmonton to Calgary, Canada to raise awareness and money for Free The Children’s clean water projects. But Spencer did not stop there. In Spring 2014, he headed on a 10-week cross-Canada road trip called “The We Create Change Tour” to bring thanks to schools and corporations throughout the country.
Since he began speaking, Spencer has reached hundreds of thousands of students with his encouraging words. He captivated audiences of thousands at Me to We Day events with his keynote address, one of which was featured nationally on CTV and viewed by millions of people.
He was also honoured and humbled to be invited, by Demi Lovato, to appear as an opening act, on her North American 2014 World Tour where he spoke to hundreds of thousands of her fans.
While on the Go Global speaking tour, Spencer helped young people overcome daily challenges, offering concrete actions to find personal strength and believe in themselves as active change-makers. His words have encouraged thousands of young people to become more socially involved in their communities and around the world.
Spencer is one of the most inspiration and charismatic speakers on the circuit, with a history of overcoming extreme personal adversity, he motivates with humour and grace.