Overcoming Adversity Speakers

  • 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

    Mallory Brown is an impact storyteller. She travels the world to tell real-life stories of human connection. Her goal is to connect audiences to incredible causes and provide a direct means to help. At the age of 32, Mallory has explored 45+ countries, represented dozens of …Read More

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

    Surviving & Thriving in the Face of Adversity

    At the age of fifteen Scott Chesney had a spinal stroke that left him paralyzed. It would have been understandable if Scott spent the rest of his life lamenting his misfortune. Instead, he opted to focus on his abilities rather than his disabilities. Today, …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $10,001-$15,000
    Traveling From:
    NJ
  • 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:
    $5,001-$7,500
    Traveling From:
    CA
  • Brad Cohen

    Inspirational Teacher with Tourette Syndrome, Positive Attitude

    Living with Tourette Syndrome can be a challenge, but Brad Cohen believes he has overcome his disability by living life to its fullest. Brad has been a highly respected teacher for over 20 years. Brad is currently the Assistant Principal at Addison Elementary School in …Read More

    Fee Range:
    Call for Fee
    Traveling From:
    GA
  • Emily Cook

    3x Olympian, 6x National Champion in Ariel Skiing

    Diversity aside, national champion and ex-gymnast Emily Cook, never let go of a dream to compete in the Olympics. Sidelined by two broken feet only days after making the 2002 Olympic Team, Cook watched her hometown Olympics from a wheel chair, and missed three World …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $5,001-$7,500
    Traveling From:
    UT
  • Roger Crawford

    Tennis Champion and Inspiring Resiliency Expert

    Before Roger Crawford inspired others as a best selling author and Hall of Fame speaker on Center Stage, he achieved phenomenal success on Center Court—despite a physical challenge. Although born with ectrodactylism, a rare birth defect, Roger not only became the only athlete with four …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $7,501-$10,000
    Traveling From:
    CA
  • Li Cunxin

    Mao's Last Dancer, Inspiring Best Selling Author

    Li Cunxin was born into utter poverty in Mao’s communist China. At the age of 11 he was selected from millions across China to train in Madame Mao's Beijing Dance Academy: so began his incredible journey. The seven years of harsh training regime at the …Read More

    Fee Range:
    Call for Fee
    Traveling From:
    CA
  • Steph Davis

    Embracing Change, Managing Risk & Fear

    Steph’s resume of climbing achievements spans 25 years. She was the first woman to free climb the Salathe Wall on El Capitan, and the second woman to free climb El Cap in under 24 hours. She has established first ascents around the world, of difficult …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $5,001-$7,500
    Traveling From:
    UT
  • Stephanie Decker

    Inspiring Mom: Lost Both Legs Saving Children From Tornado

    In March of 2012, a tornado ripped through the town of Henryville, Indiana. Stephanie Decker, a 37-year-old mother, found herself in a life-altering moment. As her house began to disintegrate around her, she shielded her two young children with her body. Her dream home fell …Read More

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