Enjoy a few laughs while revving up your resilience and problem-solving skills. I’m Josh Martin: a cancer survivor, author and motivational speaker with a focus on overcoming obstacles. For more than a decade, I’ve been sharing the  lessons I’ve learned from life’s awesome and absurd moments. (I like to think of it as self-help with a sense of humour.)

Over the years, I’ve delivered keynote presentations to national organizations. I’ve facilitated professional development workshops for educators and taught online classes for the Canadian Mental Health Association. And I’ve partnered with therapists and other wellness experts across the country to share free resilience resources.

Funny stories. Good advice. Oodles of doodles.

Whether you’re looking for a 20-minute motivational talk, an hour-long skills-building workshop or a half-day interactive program, I’m here to help. Below, you’ll find details about a few of my more popular talks.

To discuss rates, availability and how I can make your next event more awesome, get in touch!

Presentation ideas

More than a coin flip: What my so-so odds at survival taught me about overcoming obstacles

Cartoon cancer monster lurking over unsuspecting man

From tight deadlines to conflicts with co-workers, obstacles come in all shapes and sizes. In this presentation I draw on my personal journey with cancer to explore what it takes to tackle life’s prickly problems. It’s all about stocking your team’s resiliency toolbox! 

Misadventure merit badges: Lessons in resilience from life’s awesome and absurd moments

Cartoon man stitching merit badges onto a sash

If you prefer a presentation that doesn’t include stories about my experience with leukemia, no problem at all! In my Misadventure Merit Badges talk, I share a variety of funny stories from my childhood and what those experiences taught me about getting through tough times.

Staff and volunteer appreciation: A celebration of contributions big and small

Happy cartoon woman and man dancing to music

Looking for a fun way to say thanks to your team? Give them a few laughs and a healthy dose of gratitude with my presentation about the importance of teamwork.