Musharaf Asghar

Keynote Speaker & Journalist
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As a keynote speaker I deliver talks on a variety of subjects. Below are just some of the key topics I discuss.

(If a particular topic which you’re interested in is not mentioned below, please get in touch.
I can tailor keynotes towards your session)

Education

Confidence

Mental Health

Bullying

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Leadership

Diversity & Equality

Self-Acceptance

Staying Safe Online

Meet Musharaf Asghar

My name is Musharaf Ashgar, better known to many as Mushy. I am 24 years old, the youngest of five siblings, and I’m a keynote speaker with a stammer. Since my story was first told on Channel 4’s documentary series Educating Yorkshire, I have devoted my years to spreading awareness about stammering, and motivating those who feel Life has set them back to NOT be resiliant in the wake of their vulnerability.

Musharaf’s Journey

My journey began with the words of a doctor who told me, At just the age of five, I would never speak again. For years I believed him, but these words eventually fuelled me with the grit and determination to push myself beyond what I was deemed capable of. The lengths I stretched to speak saw me practising at every opportunity, from talking out loud by myself in the mirror, to reading the credits of the movies I watched: I grasped at my speech wherever I could.

Companies & Businesses I’ve Worked With

A game changer. By far one of the best speakers we have ever witnessed. – We Day –
Having heard a number of keynote speakers over the years, I find mostly their narrative interesting, inspirational and then I return to my normal life. Mushy as a person and as a speaker was a game changer. His story of true grit and determination, refusing to give in despite being told he would never speak again, has had a lasting impact on myself and the students as we seek to live our lives through his example that no barrier is too big to overcome with dedication and determination. Mushy has a wonderful sense of humour and is able to captivate audiences across many ages through his confident, articulate style. As a teacher, Mushy also reminds us all to never give up in young people and that every single individual in our classroom just needs one person to believe in them. I cannot recommend Mushy highly enough but be warned, you will need to bulk order tissues beforehand!
Railton Bylth

Deputy Head, St. Crispins School

“We asked Musharaf to speak at our ‘Raising Your Game’ Schools’ Conference, as part of events recognising International Men’s Day. His presentation conveyed the perfect message to a group of 40 14/15 year old boys, that positivity and hard work will help you reach your goals. It was inspiring to hear about Musharaf’s journey and witness how much he has achieved since appearing on Educating Yorkshire, his determination and positive attitude have led him to where he is today. It was also great to hear how much Musharaf appreciates the opportunities and support he has received along the way, and he recognises the important role they have played his success. We thoroughly recommend Musharaf to anyone who is looking for a genuinely moving story that will inspire any audience. We received nothing but positive feedback from our attendees.”
Lindsay Lerigo

Pinsent Masons

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