Inspiring Confidence

In Every Individual

Inflating Balloons

I Can & I Am is a charity with a passion to inspire confidence and to ‘inflate balloons of self belief’.  The charity was founded by the inspirational educational speaker James Shone who visits hundreds of schools and businesses every year speaking to educators, parents, pupils and employees.  Valuable funds are raised by the charity to enable the messages of ‘I Can & I Am’ to be spread to as many individuals as possible across the UK and around the world.

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The I Can & I Am Bus

In January 2020, Howdens gave our charity a converted double decker bus. which has enabled us to hugely step up our involvement with young people. The I Can & I Am team visit schools around the South West on the bus working with pupils and staff to improve self-esteem and inflate balloons of self-belief.

2022 Challenge:
Cross Channel Row

Every year, I Can & I Am take on a fundraising challenge to raise funds for the charity and the running of their double decker bus.  This year, our team of four (James, Becca, Anthony and Alice) will take on the task of rowing the English Channel.  This will take place in May 2022.  Follow our progress and donate if you can!

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Speaking at TEDx

Watch James Shone speaking at TEDx where he shares his story and provides some valuable tips for inflating balloons of self belief.

You reminded me why I love my job – and what a privileged position I’m in – which, after many years of teaching and with all the stress of the new term – is something that I do occasionally forget! Thank you so much for your inspiring words!

Your talk was inspirational. You have found your rightful place as one who inflates balloons and inspires. Your delivery is faultless and your kindness and empathy are in huge abundance. The level of connection and engagement that was displayed on all the parents’ faces showed your affect on all in the room was profound.

James Shone’s talk should have been compulsory for all pupils! It made you realise we make everything a big deal and it’s really not. The room was silent, we couldn’t take our eyes off him – the best lecture ever.

Presentations by James Shone

Pupils

Pupils

Inspiring presentations by James Shone for pupils aged 11 and over

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Parents

Parents

Essential presentations by James Shone for all parents of children of any age, reminding us what really matters
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Staff

Staff

Thought provoking, relevant and inspiring presentations by James Shone for staff in all sectors of education
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Business

Business

James Shone’s compelling presentations in all business sectors provide a vital focus and understanding of how to inflate our inner confidence and self belief
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I have rarely seen boys, staff and parents as moved and mesmerised as they were during all your presentations and the feedback I have received is testament to how many people you reached out to during the day. Thank you for sharing your personal experience in such a positive way and for inspiring us all.

I found your talk, inspiring, encouraging, upsetting, uplifting … I think I went through every emotion and really am quite proud that I held it together. I admire your courage and relentless optimism immensely and agree with all of your points.

I really can’t do justice to James’ incredible story nor the muscle of his messages so I’d implore anyone interested see him. You will almost certainly leave inspired and also perhaps irrevocably changed.

Head Teacher,

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King’s Chester

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