Andy Chaggar

Survivor, Volunteer, CEO & Inspirational Speaker


“Andy gave a presentation to our team and we were blown away by his storytelling ability and the lessons we could take from it both in our working and personal lives.  As a former HR Director, I know how challenging it can be to find an inspiring speaker for team development days who can help the team to really reflect while giving relevant and insightful learning points that resonate. Andy can adapt his talk to meet the development needs of your team. His story is powerful and human, it has many layers and flavours, and can be blended to fit your development menu. I would thoroughly recommend that you hire him. You won’t regret the decision.”
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In 2004 Andy Chaggar lost his partner, and almost his life, when the tsunami slammed into Thailand. The disaster changed his life forever.

Andy’s  subsequent volunteer and charitable work has raised almost £1 million pounds and has helped over 23,000 of his fellow disaster survivors in five countries, including Thailand where he first returned to volunteer after the tsunami.

After volunteering again in Peru after an earthquake, Andy  went on to co-found a new UK charity in 2008. Through this charity, and his earlier volunteering, Andy has also inspired and helped empower thousands of other people to volunteer their time, energy and skills to help disaster survivors.

Andy’s powerful story of resilience and growth has been featured in a wide range of international, national and local media, in print, and on radio and television. He is now available to share his story face to face.

Andy  can tailor his talk to meet your precise needs, while describing his personal and professional journey from survivor to CEO. His clients can vouch for his ability to inspire, motivate and engage your audience from beginning to end, by sharing his story with honesty, humour and humility.

Whether it’s for a staff “wellness” session, a motivational “lunch & learn” or as an after dinner speaker, Andy already comes highly recommended.

Key messages include:

Resilience and determination

Processing and dealing with change

Teamwork and effective communication

The importance and power of perspective