Motivational Speaking

Ted’s life journey to Canada covers more than the miles. It underscores a message of overcoming obstacles and adapting to life change. He provides many inspiring messages in a spellbinding form, from surviving the filth of a refugee camp in Africa to the thrill of being sponsored as an internationally-ranked elite athlete in North America. His story touches the hearts of all who hear it.
Ted inspires others to achieve goals through commitment and perseverance. He demonstrates how sports can free one from life's negative challenges and he encourages people to dream their dreams, live their dreams, defeat obstacles and become who they are meant to be. His attitude towards life is "to recognize there is a positive in every situation, a lesson to be learned in everything, and that positive attitude combined with commitment can see you through adversity."

Key subject areas include:

  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Building Fitness into Your Life
  • Respecting Diversity and Adapting to New Cultures
  • Importance of Lifelong Education
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation
  • Peak Performance
  • Sports/Athletics
  • Coaching

Which organizations have requested speaking engagements?

  • Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Calgary and Edmonton, AB
  • Harvard Developments, Regina, SK
  • Saskatchewan Laboratory Technicians, Regina, SK
  • Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Province of Saskatchewan, Regina, SK
  • Pediatric Nurses' Association, Regina, SK
  • Saskatchewan Association of Anaesthetists, Moose Jaw, SK
  • Edmonton WIN House Women's Shelter, Edmonton, AB
  • Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor's Leadership Forum, Regina, SK
  • Weyburn Inland Terminal, Weyburn, SK
  • Saskatchewan Medical Association, Regina and Saskatoon, SK
  • Saskatchewan Labour Standards Branch, Regina, SK
  • Numerous elementary and high schools
  • Regina Public Library, Regina, SK
  • Sask Power, Regina, SK
  • ARC Resources, Calgary, AB
  • Alberta ESL Teachers Conference, Calgary, AB
  • Saskatchewan Finance, Regina, SK
  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
  • University of Regina, Regina, SK
  • Saskatoon Corrections, Saskatoon, SK
  • City of Saskatoon, Saskatoon, SK
  • LaRonge First Nations, LaRonge, SK
  • First Nations University of Canada, Regina, SK
  • Crown Prosecutors, Regina, SK
  • Worker’s Compensation Board, Regina, SK
  • Great West Life Assurance Company, Regina, SK
  • Sask Tel, Regina, SK
  • KidSport, Regina, SK
  • Saskatchewan Sport Hall of Fame, Regina, SK
  • Canadian Progress Club, Regina, SK
  • South East Cornerstone Teacher’s Association, Regina, SK
  • Swift Current Chinook Teacher’s Convention, Swift Current


Learn More About Never Give Up: Ted Jaleta's Inspiring Story by Deana Driver