Scott Chesney

Scott Chesney

Surviving & Thriving in the Face of Adversity
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Program Descriptions

Change IS Opportunity
The dynamics of our world are changing faster than the speed of light --- and the velocity, complexity and unpredictability of this change is almost staggering, particularly in this very difficult business climate. Now and in the future, success will require a true mind shift for every individual and organization. BUT, change is inherently unsettling for almost everyone --- and it is threatening on several different levels. This dynamic presentation will address the elements of change that never change, overcoming the toughest kinds of resistance, embracing change with enthusiasm, humility and humor, leading the change process with influence and impact, and how to harness change as an opportunity for both business and personal transformation.

The Power in Adversity
Let’s face it; life isn’t easy today for anyone. Everyone faces adversity at some point in their lives. When it happens, you can become overwhelmed by it, and even get angry. Or, you can put your problems in perspective and view them merely as obstacles and challenges to rise above. After this life-altering presentation, you’ll be able to end the blame game for yourself and others, take personal responsibility for your life and career success, overcome obstacles from the outside world and internal, self-imposed limitations, tap into your achievement mindset of attitude, persistence and resilience, and reframe "failures" as fuel for useful feedback, innovation and growth.

Demystifying "The Balanced Life"
The human destiny of an individual is growth and self-awareness. Since life is a journey through childhood, adolescence, maturity and old age, our lives will inherently deliver more meaning if we understand ourselves at a deeper level. When we work to discover who we are and who we are not - and where we are at any given moment in time - then we begin to become the person we are meant to be. Our lives have balance and perspective. After this content-rich program, you will be able to develop your own personal blueprint for a more meaningful, rewarding and successful life at home and work master the “Art of Presence” to live and work fully in the moment, achieve more meaning in your life by deepening the relationships you already have as well as developing new ones, unleash greater levels of communication, collaboration, and creativity towards bigger goals and bigger results, and take personal responsibility for your life to achieve the outcomes you desire.


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Scott Chesney is an Internationally-recognized motivational speaker who has addressed over one million people in 38 countries. As a two-time world traveler and a navigator of life with paralysis for over two decades, he has been described as a “profile in courage,” “a master of living life to its fullest,” and “a commander in change.”

After awakening to paralysis at the age of 15 from a sudden spinal stroke, Scott has amassed a resume of transformational experiences, powerful insights, and inspiring stories that cut to the core of the human spirit. He has become a nationally and internationally recognized workshop and keynote presenter, and his positive and inspiring messages have changed countless lives. His insights have been coveted and applauded by Fortune 500 corporations, hospitals/rehab centers, associations, and even an audience at The United Nations, FBI, and The Pentagon.

As a student of life, Scott has researched over 70 complementary medicine modalities and has studied the transformational techniques of the world's exceptional teachers of human behavior. He has combined their wisdom with his own to create a personal blueprint for navigating life which has also made him a highly sought-after Personal Empowerment Coach for adults, teens, and families. Scott balances his work with plenty of passions that include skydiving, walking on fire with his hands, swimming with wild dolphins, meditating, and playing a variety of sports.

Scott is currently writing his first book, which he plans to promote in a third world tour. He serves as an Ambassador for The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, sits on the Board of Trustees of Children's Specialized Hospital in New Jersey and sits on The Seton Hall University Leadership Council. He is a Seton Hall University graduate with a B.A. degree in Communications and holds a Master's degree in life experiences. Most of all, Scott cherishes the moments spent with his wife and two children in New Jersey.

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“Your presentation was highly inspirational yet at the same time applicable to our financial advisors and their respective practices. Our sales numbers have increased significantly in part to your words and the emotion behind them. We are currently up 80% over the past year and over 20% year-to-date.”
--Penn Mutual

  “Thank you for making our Management Development Meeting a complete success. Your presentation to our Divisional team was the perfect conclusion to the three-day event as was indicated by the standing ovation you received. Not only did you motivate and inspire the entire audience to go beyond their fears to take their professional and personal lives to the next level, but you helped us bridge the gap between where we are in our lives and where we want to be. If any corporation is seeking the ideal speaker for their conference or meeting, they need not look any further than you, Scott. Thanks again and we look forward to working with you again soon!”
--AXA Financial

  “Thank you for your well organized and inspirational seminar. Your inspirational message of “Leveraging Change through Leadership” was so well-received, thought-provoking, and a motivational force for them. We received many inquiries and thanks based on your presentation, which is a further testament to the impact of your message. Thank you for your courage, your strength, and your life of high purpose and integrity.”
--Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

  “Thank you for your highly inspirational and motivational presentation on change. Effective strategies are so needed for creating change and reacting to change in our industry and YOU delivered! You are certainly one of the best speakers we have ever had at CIT and we look forward to working with you again in the near future.”