Overcoming Adversity Speakers

  • 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:
    CA
  • 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:
    $15,001-$20,000
    Traveling From:
    OR
  • Chris Bashinelli

    Cross-Cultural Explorer/Nat Geo TV Host

    Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York- Chris “Bash” Bashinelli gave up an acting career (The Sopranos, HBO) to exchange with the world. As Host of Bridge the Gap on PBS and the National Geographic Channel, Bash takes us on an introspective adventure- walking in …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $10,001-$15,000
    Traveling From:
    NY
  • 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 sight, smell and taste. At the age of 31, he was faced with relearning how to live as …Read More

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

    Author of Please Stop Laughing at Me . . .

    Survivor, expert and activist Jodee Blanco is one of the country’s pre-eminent voices on the subject of bullying. She is the author of The New York Times bestselling memoir, Please Stop Laughing At Me . . . One Woman’s Inspirational Story. A …Read More

    Fee Range:
    Call for Fee
    Traveling From:
    IL
  • Rocky Bleier

    NFL Running Back, Vietnam Veteran and Author

    Rocky Bleier’s 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 achievers, defines …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $10,001-$15,000
    Traveling From:
    PA
  • 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:
    $15,001-$20,000
    Traveling From:
    CA
  • Bruce Boguski

    Author, Motivational Speaker, Columnist & Media Personality

    Bruce Boguski, author, motivational speaker, columnist, and media personality well known for his ability to inspire others to “do the impossible”.  Bruce holds a B.S. degree in business and education from Bowling Green State University.  He also possesses a Level Two Certification in Brain Based …Read More

    Fee Range:
    Call for Fee
    Traveling From:
    OH
  • 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:
    $7,501-$10,000
    Traveling From:
    AZ
  • Mallory Brown

    Social Entrepreneur, World Adventure Traveler, Humanitarian

    Curious about the world around her, Mallory Brown, at the age of 20, strapped on a backpack and set out to discover new people and places. She fell in love with the world. She learned to appreciate different ways of life and was deeply touched the …Read More

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