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Choosing Opportunity in the Impossible

Jessica helps you identify choices in the middle of what on the outside appears to be limited options and impossible circumstances.

Hi, I'm Jessica Buchanan

I'm a kidnapping survivor, New York Times and Amazon Bestselling Author, motivational keynote speaker, and expert in finding opportunity in the impossible.

Jessica has been named one of the ‘150 Women Who will Shake the World’ by Newsweek, and her story was the most highly viewed 60 Minutes episode to air, to date. Jessica is a highly sought after inspirational speaker and her TEDx Pearl Street talk, ‘Change is Your Proof of Life’ has been the foundation for which she travels the world, inspiring audiences to access their resilience by identifying their own autonomy and chance in the middle of their own life-changing event.

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What People Are Saying

"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

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New York Times Bestseller

Impossible Odds

The kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six

A harrowing and heartwrenching memoir of humanitarian aid worker Jessica Buchanan’s kidnapping by Somali land pirates, her three months in captivity, her rescue by the SEAL Team Six, and her husband’s extraordinary efforts to help bring her home.​

Inspire Your Audience to Choose Opportunity in the Impossible

Deserts to Mountaintops

Deserts to Mountaintops, birthed from Jessica’s healing journey, is an anthology of 22 women’s unique accounts of their own desert to mountaintop experiences. Empowering stories of survival, tenacity, and resilience highlight these women’s incredible ability to finally choose themselves. By reclaiming their voice, they show us how to stand in our own infinite power, reminding us why we are here, what we can do, and who we can become.

Our Collective Journey to (re)Claiming Our Voice

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