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Jessica Buchanan

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Jessica Buchanan: TEDx: Change is Your Proof of Life
Jessica Buchanan: Speaking Reel
Jessica Buchanan: Deserts to Mountaintops: Our Collective Journey to (re)Claiming Our Voice
Jessica Buchanan: The Rescue of Jessica Buchanan
Jessica Buchanan: Navy Seal Foundation Speech
Jessica Buchanan: Henry Ford Museum

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Jessica Buchanan

Kidnapping Survivor, Rescued by SEAL Team VI, New York Times Bestselling Author, voted one of the 150 Most Fearless Women Who Shake the World

About Jessica Buchanan

On October 25, 2011, while on a routine field mission in Somalia, working as the Education Advisor for her non-governmental organization, Jessica was abducted at gunpoint and held for ransom by a group of Somali pirates for 93 days. Forced to live outdoors in deplorable conditions, starved, and terrorized by more than two dozen gangsters, Jessica’s health steadily deteriorated until, by order of President Obama, she was rescued by the elite SEAL Team VI on January 25, 2012.


Jessica was an EXCELLENT guest speaker for our spouses breakfast event at the Broadmoor. I was fortunate to meet with her personally before the event and she shared so much about her life, both before and after such a harrowing experience. She graciously allowed questions from the audience, and everyone I spoke to afterwards was very moved by her story and her ability to relive that nightmare.

Beth Szymczak - Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors' Association

Jessica Buchanan was the very best! Her gripping story kept the ACE Summit audience hanging on every word. Beyond her story is a great person who will provide a rich experience for all who come in contact with her. It was an honor to meet and become friends with Jessica.

John Kelly, CEO - Bluegrass Business Media

Jessica Buchanan was truly an awesome guest speaker for our annual fundraising luncheon this year! She touched the hearts of all in attendance and showed through faith and God-inspired determination that you can, in fact, defy Impossible Odds. Our guests are still talking about her presentation and many have graciously given to support the important nonprofit work we do in our community. Thank you, Jessica, for making this year's event so special!

Jubilee Jobs of Lexington

Thank you for participating as a guest speaker at our Navy SEAL Tribute event. I have never seen a room filled with hundreds of people who were so simply put, spellbound. Your dedication and love for each other, your courage to survive given such impossible odds and your strength to share your story with such dignity and grace was inspirational to all who attended.

Mark Kendall, Navy SEAL Tribute Chairman, President - Kenmark/Half Moon Bay Golf Resort

The presentation was fantastic. Jess (and Erik) were very engaging and their story is nothing short of amazing.

Veronica Riberio, VP Specialty Underwriting - HCC Specialty

We were so impressed by the perseverance and faith you demonstrated in overcoming such a significant ordeal. You have an important message that carries hope and grace from your heart that is an inspiration and needs to be heard across this earth.

Anita and Roger Bollier - Southeast Family Office Forum
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