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Josh Taylor - Motivational Speaker
Inspirational Speakers, Business Entrepreneurs and Famous Young Entrepreneurs
- Technology and Innovation
- Science & Innovation
Josh Taylor is a 25 year old, pioneering social entrepreneur with a real passion of inspiring innovation through unprecedented adventures and technology. Through his personal website, he demonstrates an array of impressive projects that have conjured up global attention from international media.
Josh also runs a retreat for entrepreneurs in Cornwall where he and his business partner share their experience and technique to help people do what they dream of achieving in life and provides problem solving solutions to high profile individuals and corporates. When time allows, Josh is part of the signature lineup of contributors and has a popular blog on the Huffington Post. He is also a guest blogger for many other notable sites such as Virgin.com.
The stage was set back in 2011 after Josh made worldwide news for capturing the curvature of the Earth on film from a DIY weather balloon at 118,000 feet in near Space. The story was picked up for it’s wonderful juxtaposition of low budgets against lofty ambitions, proving just how far determination, ingenuity and embracing the technology of today can take you.
Following his success, Josh wanted something more, something everlasting. So, armed with his knowledge of high altitude flight and an eye for the absurd, he concocted the idea of Space Art; a project to send a blank canvas and tubes of paint to near Space, allowing Mother Nature to draw up some magic. The resulting painting was featured on Channel 4’s Four Rooms and Josh was given the opportunity to put on an exhibition of the art work and his other projects at a top London art gallery.
Josh’s increasing profile was noticed by Sir Richard Branson, chairman of the Virgin Group, who, enticed by Josh’s projects, personally issued him the challenge to see how far under the ocean he could explore. Josh worked on this project, with his continued underlying theme of demonstrating that anyone can achieve their ambitions without the need for lots of money and high level qualifications. Ever ambitious, in 2013, Josh became the first person in history to send an amateur submersible to the bottom of the Milwaukee Deep in the Puerto Rican Trench- the deepest trench in the Atlantic ocean
Josh then moved on to run a retreat for Entrepreneurs and currently works with many top FTSE 100 CEO's helping their businesses grow and finding solutions to problems. The retreat is based at a 15th Century farmhouse in Cornwall and has received global attention with clients travelling from as far as Australia.
I would like to formally thank you for your excellent and inspirational attendance at our Celebration of Achievement evening and i was most grateful for the way in which you lifed the whole occasion. I have received nothing but postitive feedback from everyone involved and you truley were an ambassador for evertything we stand for.
Principal & CEO - Guildford College
‘On several occasions I have heard Josh give an illustrated talk on his experimental projects to groups of up to fifty or more people. Clearly much scientific research goes into the development of his projects, yet Josh is able to convey to his audience in layman's terms the technical content of his achievements. His talks have been enjoyed and appreciated by ladies just as much as by men. Josh has an easy and relaxed style of delivery and responds fully to questions from his audience. He is always ready to impart his knowledge to anyone who is interested in what he is doing.
I would particularly recommend that anyone wishing to take photographs of the earth's curvature from a balloon at 118,000 thousand feet and on a budget of £200 should attend one of Josh's talks. His projects are splendid examples of what can be achieved on the back of an education in local state schools and sixth form college.’ - C W Pollington, Hon.Treasurer at The Chiddingfold Society
‘Josh came to our school to give a talk about his balloon camera. It was an amazing presentation and the children and staff were enthralled. Josh used high quality visual materials and spoke with enthusiasm and clarity. We were all captivated by his adventures and the skill in which he shared them and can’t wait to have him back to share his next exploits. It was truly inspirational.’ - Tim Burgess, Head Teacher at Chandler CofE Junior School
‘The Rotary Club of Haslemere first met Josh Taylor and his friend Edward Bishop in July 2011 when they gave Club members a fascinating talk on their successful balloon project. Josh is an outgoing person and his standard of the presentation was extremely good. The photography and the digital video results of the world from near Space were superb. A year later, in October 2012 Josh came along to Rotary and spoke to us about his exciting high altitude art project. We look forward to hearing all about his latest projects and seeing his photographic record when he comes to talk to us again.’ - Rob Terry, Member of Haslemere Rotary Club
"I listened to your talk and inspirational message at the award ceremony for innovators and business enterprise for students at Brunel University. I would like to say thank you because it really motivated me and continue with the good work." Student, Brunel University
- Technology and Innovation
- Science & Innovation
30 April 2014 - First amateur bid to film Atlantic floor, British man aims to record first ever amateur footage of Puerto Rico Trench, the Atlantic Ocean's deepest point http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/10796264/First-amateur-bid-to-film-Atlantic-floor.html
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