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ProSpeke – Professional Business Speakers, Conference and Keynote Speakers, Motivational and after dinner event speakers bureau and agency
Keith Hern

Keith's BIOGRAPHY

Speaker, Photographer, Author...a man who survived cancer and now motivates and encourages others to make more of their lives.

Keith Hern is a speaker that motivates others to make more of their lives through his own life-changing experience and personal fight with throat cancer through to his passion as an acclaimed photographer and accomplished author. This experience enables him to deliver presentations that go beyond the norm, to capture the imagination, challenge and motivate the audiences he addresses to achieve more in their business and personal lives.

Keith Hern Photograper
Following a midlife career enlightenment Keith is now in his seventh year as a freelance photographer, specialising in travel, commercial and people photography. With a long standing passion for travel, the inspiration to career swap came from a chance visit to an exhibition of the works of Peter Lik in Port Douglas, Australia, the opportunity to swap coming as a result of back to back redundancies.

Keith was selected as the December 2010 featured photographer in the ‘Photography Masterclass’ section of ‘TRAVEL’ magazine, published by The Sunday Times, having two travel photo books published (‘Zimbabwe In Pictures’ and ‘Guatemala In Pictures’), winning photo awards in the USA, and most recently being interviewed by Aspect2i, a company that runs numerous photographic courses one of which he delivers that covers career changing into photography and is entitled ‘Living The Dream’.

The commercial photography undertaken covers a very broad spectrum of markets, examples of his work along with client lists and testimonials can be viewed at www.keithhern.com . One area Keith is particularly keen on is interiors and architecture, normally in relation to property developers, interior designers, relocation companies and architects/builders.

In terms of people photography most of his work has come in the form of portraiture, ‘at work’ photography (such as management portraits, active working environments, client meetings/PR) events and initial portfolios for aspiring models. Keith also writes a weekly blog on photography: www.keithhern.wordpress.com, and is involved with another photographer in a project building a photo library for images of London www.londonphotos.com .

Keith Hern Cancer Patient
Keith’s new career as a photographer was rudely interrupted by throat cancer in 2007, not the most pleasant of experiences, but one that resulted in him becoming an author. He used his skills as a photographed and wrote about all aspects of what is involved in such a journey; the resultant book, ‘Bangers & Mash’ was duly published in 2009, quirkily enough about four weeks before he was diagnosed for a second time, this time it was in his chest. Currently Keith is in remission and being checked on a quarterly basis.

Keith set up www.throatcancersurvivor.co.uk , and with Michael Douglas’ diagnosis in 2010 throat cancer started to attract a fair amount of media attention. Since then Keith has been a regular on radio and TV including the BBC, Talk Radio Europe, ITV’s This Morning and most recently (all on the same day) Sky News, ITV News and Channel 5.

Keith is a media ambassador for the Mouth Cancer Foundation, and undertakes photography for The ORACLE Cancer Trust (basically the head & neck unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital without whom Keith wouldn’t have seen 2008!). Keith is also a keen fundraiser for the charity raising just shy of £8,000 for them by going on a trek across Iceland in 2009 – simply his way of saying thank you for saving his life!

Keith has recently started his second book about what it’s like to go through it all again, which is likely to take at least a year to finish; he is also planning another fundraising trip for the Marsden in 2012.

Keith’s Previous Career
In previous times Keith started in sales at Rank Xerox back in 1980, moving on to work for a range of companies including Atlantic Computers, Computer People, Premier Computer Resource (PCR), IBS Consulting Services, Druid Systems, KPMG Consulting and EMC.

Highlights of this early career included winning the top sales incentive trip at Xerox (the prize being a ten day trip to Kenya), picking up a presentation award and six months commuting to Scandinavia for Atlantic Computers, setting up an IT contract recruitment company from scratch (PCR), being one of the top performing sales people at Druid and being headhunted into KPMG.

Interests & family
Travel has been a constant fascination of Keith’s since his first real foreign holiday - a student Interrail trip round Europe in the late 70s. One list that never does anything except grow is 'places he wants to visit' - trying to cover as much of the globe as possible Keith has now visited over 65 countries from the better known like Australia, Thailand, South Africa and US/Canada to some more unusual like Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Guatemala, Vietnam and Mozambique.

Work travel was also responsible for Keith meeting his Swedish wife, Madeleine. They married in Stockholm, were dropped on an uninhabited island with a tent and sleeping bag for their wedding night before taking a dozen friends on a short honeymoon cruise to Helsinki, which many thought a little eccentric.

Sport has always featured large in Keith’s life, he currently plays golf, skis, scuba dives and most recently has taken up real tennis. In rasher moments on holiday Keith has had a go at white water rafting, hot air ballooning, gliding, dune-boarding and parasailing. If that’s not enough, Keith and Madeleine have twice completed the London-Brighton cycle day - on their second attempt they got the time for the 54 miles down to a under six hours!


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Our speakers are professionals; experts in their chose field and able to deliver presentations on a wide range of topics across a broad range of industries and subjects. My Topics and Titles are...

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Inspiration, Fighting Cancer, Travel Photography, Personal Development

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Out of Adversity
The questions and physical rollercoaster ride of cancer treatment
Unusual Destinations - Guatemala
The amazing scenery, people, towns and ruins of Guatemala
Have Camera, Will Travel
How to improve your travel photography whatever the destination.

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Have Camera, Will Travel
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How to improve your travel photography whatever the destination.
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Unusual Destinations - Guatemala
Useful Tools and Ideas
The amazing scenery, people, towns and ruins of Guatemala
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Out of Adversity
Useful Tools and Ideas
The questions and physical rollercoaster ride of cancer treatment
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Guatemala in Pictures by Keith Hern
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A journey in pictures through this wonderful country
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Zimbabwe in Pictures by Keith Hern
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The people, landscape, wildlife and cities of Zimbabwe
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Bangers & Mash by Keith Hern
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One mans rollercoaster journey through throat cancer
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