John Awen

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire
About me...

I have lived what can only be described as an alternate life, I have had immense highs and also sank into the pit of despair. Having risen up like a proverbial Phonenix, I now openly and candidly share my experiences with you.
My talks will have you dumbfounded, teary, warmed and inspired. Interspersed with facts, sadness and laughter, all of the talks I give will have your interests piqued and riveted to your seats.

About my Talks...

My talks are stand alone talks, although a microphone is always handy if available.  I can vary the length of my talks – which are usually 45 minutes,  to anything you require from 30 mins to 60 mins and more if needed.


My fee is £50 – £150 depending on the size of the audience. For venues more than ten miles from my home address in Loughborough, travelling expenses will apply.

My Contact Details:

07517 115480

Overcoming Addiction.

Having been a heroin addict for 11 years, over 11 years clean now, I intimately know how hard and very desperate it is, not just for the addict, yet for their family and friends.

A candid talk on how low it is possible to sink, yet I found the strength to not only survive this, but to come out much stronger and now offer comfort and inspiration to others in showing that we should never stop believing. I am living proof that we can change, we just have to want too.

Living With Heart Failure.

By the age of 39, I had suffered 3 heart attacks. In 2015 after an echocardiogram, I was given the devastating news that I was in advanced heart failure. I was told I did not have a tomorrow and shouldnt be waking up each morning.

This news got me down for a bit, it actually knocked me for 6 to be honest. After a few weeks, I realised that none of us know how long we have got and in essence, we are all dying, yet what is important is how we live.

This process taught me the most valuable lessons ever, that we must take nothing, nor anybody for granted. We need to cherish each moment we have and in effect, live each day as if it is our last.

Living a Compassionate Life.

Being compassionate is a lesson which we teach and show our children, yet what is compassion?

To be a compassionate being means to only do to others what we would like done to ourselves.

This life is so very precious, so it falls upon us as individuals to be loving, kind, supportive and hold no malice, not judge others, yet show kindness and positivity at each and every opportunity we have.


Having raised animals myself for food, killed many with my own hands and led animals onto the killing room floors of a slaughterhouse, I have seen cruelty, fear, suffering and watched as animals are killed.
Having been Vegan for several years myself and given many talks on this subject, I am aware of the cruelty stats and facts from around the world. I know the health impact upon humans from consuming meats and dairy, plus I know the impact to not go Vegan is having upon this planet we call home.
Going Vegan is not the most we can do, it is the very least.

Vegan Nutritionist.

As a qualified Vegan Nutrititionist I am able to talk about health and go into detail as to why we need to return to a more natural and balanced way of living and eating, not just for ourselves, but for all involved.

Specialising in child vegan nutrition, vegan nutrition in pregnancy and also how to reverse/cure type 2 diabetes with a vegan diet/lifestyle, I really do know my subject.

I am able to offer advice, give medically proven facts and stats and advise totally on how not only survive as a vegan, yet thrive.

John Awen Contact Details:

07517 115480

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