Janine  Shepherd

Janine Shepherd


Janine Shepherd is an inspirational speaker and writer whose books, Never Tell Me Never, and The Gift of Acceptance, and DEFIANT: A Broken Body Is Not A Broken Person, have become classics in the survivor genre. Janine is a pilot and aerobatics instructor, and mother of three children. She was awarded the Order of Australia, the nation’s highest honor, for her service to the community, her inspiration and her work in raising awareness of spinal cord research. She is an ambassador for Spinal Cure Australia and Red Bull’s “Wings for Life.” She is a contributor to Deepak Chopra’s workshops, and has been featured on 60 Minutes, This is Your Life and CNN's Turning Points with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Janine’s TEDx talk, “A Broken Body Isn’t a Broken Person,” has been viewed almost 2 million times across many platforms. She tells us, "Be defined not by what you've lost, but instead by who you are and what you can become."