Jessie Pavelka - TEDx Glasgow 2017

Jessie Pavelka talk at TEDx Glasgow 2017

One of my favourite events to do photography for each year is always TEDx Glasgow.  I thought I'd share with you a few of my favourite images from TEDx Glasgow 2017.  Starting with the 'Inspiration' that is Jessie Pavelka.

Jessie Pavelka is an internationally recognised health and wellbeing expert, who hosts Sky TV’s “Obese: A Year to Save my Life” and “Fat: The Fight of my Life“. He has also been the fitness expert for ITV’s Good Morning Britain and in the US was a trainer on NBC’s “Biggest Loser“, hosted “Dietribe” on Lifetime TV and appeared on Oprah’s OWN network.

He is currently the Ambassador for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and England Athletic’s Run Together Initiative. His UK company ‘Pavelka’ is the wellbeing partner for technology giants Cisco Systems, helping employees become more resilient and healthier in a fast moving, dynamic world.

Texan born, Jessie has 15 years experience in working with people who want to make changes in their lives. Although he specialises in extreme weight loss his main aim is to assist people in regaining control and live the life they truly deserve.

Inspiration in the great and the unremarkable

Jessie’s work has allowed him to see the strength of the human body and more impressively the human spirit. Whilst being a part of people’s transformational life journeys, Jessie has seen inspiration in the great and the unremarkable.

On a human level, vulnerability is the birthplace of inspiration and his work allows Jessie to see a person at their most vulnerable. He firmly believes that you can’t be inspired or become an inspiration without vulnerability.

In his talk, Jessie invites you to find the subtle yet powerful moments of inspiration in the people and the world around us.

See his talk above.

Jessie blogged about his TEDx Glasgow experience and how he prepared for the talk here, which also includes a few more of my images from the event.

For more inspiration, please head over to TEDx Glasgow and the TED site.

For more of Jessie, head along to his site here.


Pete Copeland