Overcoming Adversity Speakers

  • Fee Range:
    $15,001-$20,000
    Traveling From:
    CA

    Jim Abbott

    One Handed Baseball Pitcher

    Jim Abbott has battled the odds his entire life. Despite being born with only one hand he was the 15th player to ever make a professional debut in the Major Leagues. Many considered the move a publicity stunt by manager Doug Rader, but after struggling …Read More

  • Fee Range:
    $15,001-$20,000
    Traveling From:
    OR

    Stacy Allison

    First American Woman to Climb Mount Everest

    Stacy Allison brings a vast range of experiences and knowledge to her energetic and dynamic presentations. Stacy is best known as the First American woman to summit Mt. Everest. She is also president of Stacy Allison General Contracting, a residential building company. She serves …Read More

  • Fee Range:
    $5,000 or less
    Traveling From:
    MA

    Jay Blake

    The Only Totally Blind Crew Chief In The Worldwide Sport Of Auto Racing

    While working as the head mechanic of a transportation company in May 1997, Jay Blake was involved in an industrial accident that caused him to lose complete vision, smell and taste. At the age of 31, he was faced with relearning how to live as …Read More

  • Fee Range:
    $10,001-$15,000
    Traveling From:
    PA

    Rocky Bleier

    NFL Running Back, Vietnam Veteran and Author

    Rocky Bleier’s life story - a gripping tale of courage on both the football fields of America and the battle fields of Vietnam – has held audiences in rapt attention for years. Yet, the motivational message behind it, detailing how ordinary people can become extraordinary …Read More

  • Fee Range:
    $15,001-$20,000
    Traveling From:
    CA

    Josh Blue

    2006 Winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing, Paralympic Soccer Player

    Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in Cerebral Palsy, Josh Blue exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Having already established himself as one …Read More

  • Fee Range:
    $7,501-$10,000
    Traveling From:
    AZ

    Joan Brock

    Inspirational Speaker on Courage, Perseverance & Acceptance

    Joan Brock is an extraordinary woman, author and speaker. She has transformed adversity into challenge, and frustration into opportunity. When Joan Brock spoke at the Million Dollar Round Table, her performance was heralded as extraordinary! Joan’s own life has been nothing less than amazing. …Read More

  • Fee Range:
    Call for Fee
    Traveling From:
    CA

    Diahann Carroll

    Trailblazing Actress, Singer, Cancer Survivor

    Award-winning performer Diahann Carroll, an accomplished actress and singer, has made her mark on the stage, television and the big screen, becoming the first African-American to star in her own TV sitcom and play the lead role in the hit musical "Sunset Boulevard." Carroll's …Read More

  • Fee Range:
    $7,501-$10,000
    Traveling From:
    NJ

    Scott Chesney

    Surviving & Thriving in the Face of Adversity

    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 …Read More

  • Fee Range:
    $5,001-$7,500
    Traveling From:
    CA

    Tony Christiansen

    Railway Accident Survivor, Author: Race You to the Top

    An avid sportsman, with a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do, Tony Christiansen is a qualified lifeguard with honors from the World Lifesaving Federation. He holds a number of gold medals in the shot put, discus, and javelin over a number of …Read More

  • Fee Range:
    $20,001-$30,000
    Traveling From:
    HI

    Gerald Coffee

    Former Vietnam P.O.W.

    Gerald (Jerry) Coffee joined the Navy in 1957 after graduating from UCLA. In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis as an F-8 Crusader pilot, Jerry was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for flying low level reconnaissance missions over Cuba, taking the photos ultimately used by …Read More

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