Motivational Speaking & Workshops

We love to encourage new directions of thinking and different ways of approaching change.

Emma has developed a motivational presentation series, tailoring presentations and workshops for corporate events and school groups. Talks are crafted to suit the needs of your group and centre around the topics of;
– Change management: personal, team based, corporate level
– Bravery and courage: considering our own beliefs
– Fear: analysing what we’re afraid of and discussing strategies to overcome
– Accountability: personal, social, environmental
– Resilience: goal setting and realisation

Emma is available to connect online or in person.
School visits range across pre-primary through to secondary age groups. Depending on the audience, visits range from interactive story time for young learners and can incorporate a presentation element complimented with writing workshops for upper primary. Secondary students enjoy longer presentations that centre around finding creative inspiration and how choices can influence career options.

Writing workshops for primary learners centre around short stories & poetry, focusing on rhyme and metre, form and characterisation.  Interactive workshops encourage discussion on the ways that life can inspire creative writing and include a presentation element with photos of the bike trip as a way of connecting the real journey to the fictional one.

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We have enjoyed delivering talks to a range of different audiences including presentations at The Royal Geographical Society HK, Dulwich International School Seoul, Harrow International Schools in Bangkok & Hong Kong, Renaissance College HK, Regents International School Pataya, The British School in Tokyo, Tokyo International School, Tepic University Mexico, The Panama Coast International School and other venues where Cycling Clubs meet. In Medellin Colombia, we headed a panel for Cultural Week; ‘Cyclists from Around The World’.

We have done interviews for TV, radio and printed press and have spoken on the national news in Bolivia, Belize and Guatemala.

Get in touch to let us know how we can bring our story to you!


From-Michael Farley, Head Master, Harrow Bangkok

“My thanks to Emma and Brendon for doing a great job with our students. It’s an amazing story and Emma told it so well with the two of them as a team fielding questions. I’ve had really positive feedback – the Y4’s absolutely loved their talk. Well done to you!”

From- Graeme Salt, Headmaster, Dulwich College Seoul

“Dear Emma, Thank you so much for making a detour during your travels. Your tandem journey was an extraordinary adventure and your presentation is so engaging for the students. I will be taking my kids for a more sedate 5 day tour in Taiwan next week, and we will certainly talk about plans for something grander during that time.


From- Grant Gillies, Head of Primary, Regents International School Pattaya

“Dear Emma and Brendon, I just wanted to say a huge thanks for all your energy today. I was so inspired by your presentation and the kids just loved it. Thank you so much!”


From- Adam Pape, Head of Prep Phase, Harrow Bangkok

“Emma and Brendon from TotallyTandem came to visit us at Harrow Bangkok and gave an inspiring talk on their tandem journey from Canada to Chile. The students and staff listened attentively and were truly inspired to step out of their comfort zones and seek new challenges. After the presentation the students asked many interesting and tricky questions that the guys from TotallyTandem answered with clarity and great humour. It even inspired me to dust off my own bike and get in some more kilometres!”