Jonny’s speaking style engages audiences with thought provoking and humorous tales from a life following his inner calling, wherever it beckons. He reveals an exciting and often risky path, and with the aid of his own stunning photography and storytelling skills will take you on a quest for meaning.

Adventures include a two-month road trip to Arabia on a rickety old bus, spending six weeks alone in a garden shed eating only lentils, a year as a postman on a remote Scottish island while simultaneously filming a movie, and inventing a healthy chocolate spread and crowdfunding £85,000 to get it into nationwide stores!

Seen from a unique and often untethered autistic perspective, tales become practical wisdoms, designed to motivate audiences to reconsider success and to aspire to be better leaders. Through his work, Jonny supports people to understand neurodiversity and hidden disabilities, and to use strengths-based perspectives instead. He encourages educators and students to appreciate neurodiversity and his work emphasises the ‘special’ in SEN.

Paul McKenna struggling to hypnotise Jonny Drury in front of 2,000 people.

His unconventional approach brings a room to life and demonstrates, through the eyes of autism, how facing the unknown together and not alone, can initiate new and deeper potential.

Trained in the art of storytelling, counselling, mediation, coaching and live art, Jonny has delivered self-discovery workshops and storytelling in numerous galleries and schools and through his group dialogue work advocates a different way of communicating together. He aims to challenge, inspire and instil a deeper respect, asking us to ponder on the question;

‘If we are all unique and wonderful, why are some people still disadvantaged simply because of their circumstances they were born into, and what can we learn from people for whom failure isn’t an option, so neither is success?!’

“Nothing”. Improvising performance with found materials

Booking and enquiries:
jonathan*AT* flowdialogue.org
or via School Speakers