Dan Allum

Inspirational speaker, Writer & Composer

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER?

Dan is passionate about inspiring people.  Teaching himself to read and becoming an award winning writer opened the doors to a whole new world. Now he wants to help people free themselves and say: I CAN DO MORE!

From a Gypsy childhood to The National Theatre

Dan Allum

Dan has a unique and inspirational story to tell. From his upbringings as a Romany Gypsy, Dan spent the majority of his early life travelling around the UK in a caravan and he was unable to read or write. Not letting these odds defeat him, he decided to teach himself to read and go to university.

Since then Dan’s drive and determination has seen him develop himself into an award-winning writer for theatre, radio and television and he has worked with the BBC, the Royal Court Theatre and many more.

Dan founded the Romany Theatre company in 2003 and he now shares his strategies and ‘out of the box’ thinking to inspire others to reach their highest potential, whether that be in business, the arts or life.

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Motivation

Dan’s determination and passion have helped him conquer the odds and achieve his life ambitions, and he is keen to share what makes him excel.

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Inspiration

From teaching himself to read and going on to forge his own successful career in the arts, Dan’s is a story that is uniquely inspirational.

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Peak Performance

Find out how Dan has developed himself as an award-winning writer, composer and leader and learn from his out-of-the-box strategies.

Before you start your journey remember:
Passion is essential but discipline is the key.
Willpower is a muscle – use it often and build it strong.
Optimism is good but realism is better.
Grit is vital – determination and tenacity in the face of adversity will get you through.

When starting your journey remember:
Knowing what you want is important but knowing why is absolutely crucial.
Creating the vision: get specific, know exactly what you want and when you want it.
Make a simple plan then resolve to see it through till the end no matter what.
Focus on the journey, the little steps that will eventually lead you to your final goal.

As your journey proceeds remember:
Let challenge and achievement be your focus, but never stop learning, never stop improving.
Live your own life and dream your own dream. And when people tell you you’re wrong do it anyway.
Amateurs wait for inspiration, professionals go to work.
Work smart from the source – we all have our own source and it’s right at our fingertips.

 

TESTIMONIALS

“The delegates were captivated and awed by Dan’s enormous achievements while at the same time finding his practical step by step approach to achieving our full potential invaluable.”

EMMA HELEY

COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS

“Dan, many thanks for all your help with training our senior managers here at Shell. Your professionalism and extremely high standards really took them to a totally new level of presentation delivery.”

DALLAS MCDONALD

GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER SHELL CHEMICALS LTD

“Adds a new dimension to public speaking. Fantastic… truly inspirational… I was in tears at the end.”

AGATHA NANFUKA

YOUNG POEPLE CHANGE THE WORLD SEMINAR

“Amazing instruction, open atmosphere, excellent structure, now want to do More…”

“Dan was wonderfully calm and patient. No one was made to feel inadequate. There was no climate of fear and I looked forward to the sessions enormously!...”

“Very accessible, clearly experienced…”

“How I enjoyed the workshops! The final showing of everyone’s work was truly a thrill…”

“I feel I learned more than I expected to. I came away enlightened about the delicate balance that dialogue demands to be successful…”

“An emotionally empowering experience…”

“Very TAILORED...”

“Both the individual and group work were exceptional. The tutor has knowledge, a great talent for teaching and a tremendous passion for empowering others…”

“Brought out the creativity in all of us…”

“Hugely enlightening and bonding and encouraging…”

AWARDS

2014 – Co-winner of Hothouse first film script programme
2011 – Atching Tan – shortlisted for the BBC’s Imison and Audio Drama awards
2004 – Film – A Gypsy’s Wish short-listed for Institute of Public Relations award
2003 – Winner of a Community Champions award for excellence
2000 – The Boy’s Grave screenplay won invite to Scottish Screen’s Opening Shots
1997 – First theatre play won 4 Awards at the Brantham Play Festival
1990 – Winner of silver and bronze medals for acting from the Lamda Arts Academy

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