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Darren Harris


Inspirational speaker and former England blind football captain, Darren Harris, is the founder of Unblind Your Mind, a transformational programme that is built around the key themes of improving confidence, resilience and focus. Darren combines personal stories with positive psychology utilising his Psychology Masters. He has overcome so many hurdles in his life including a cancer diagnosis, sight loss, and homelessness. Despite such immensie challenges Darren went on to become England’s most capped blind footballer, captaining the team, achieving 162 caps and winning 10 World and European medals.  He is a double Paralympian – in both football and judo. As an author Darren Harris contributed to the anthology Transforming Your Life. Darren is a Bachelor of Mathematics and has received an honorary doctorate for outstanding public service. Darren is also a practitioner in corporate governance.

As well as delivering inspiring motivational keynote speeches, Darren leads dynamic interactive masterclasses at corporate events. He uses Football in the Dark to inspire teams to work more effectively and overcome barriers to success. Darren has inspired a vast number of young people through his work on programmes with organisations including the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Sports for Schools and Sport England.

Darren’s keynote speeches inspire delegates to embrace change with fortitude and achieve that of which they are capable. Clients he has worked successfully with include BAE Systems, University of Sheffield, Financial Ombudsman Service, HSBC, the MoD, NHS Trust, Cambridge Weight Plan, Anglia Ruskin University and Bloomberg LP and many others. Just some of Darren’s feedback includes:

People will go away inspired – BAE Systems

Amazing speaker. He really knows how to engage an audience – Suki Rai, Project Manager, NHS Trust

As a leadership development professional, I have seen and met many motivational speakers and Darren by far is one of the greatest. His recent speech at our HR event was highly inspirational, impactful and motivating – Savita Holt, UK Research and Innovation


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