Overcoming Adversity Speakers

  • Dick Hoyt

    Racing Towards Inclusion, Inspirational Competitor and Father

    Rick Hoyt uses a wheelchair.  That has not stopped him from living a very full and amazing life.  He, along with his dad, Dick, have formed “Team Hoyt” and they have competed around the world doing marathons and triathlons.  The Hoyts have competed in over …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $20,001-$30,000
    Traveling From:
    MA
  • Angela Hucles

    Soccer Analyst, Sports Leadership Expert, Olympian

    PROFESSIONAL RANKS Hucles began her playing career with the Boston Breakers in the inaugural seasons of both the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) in 2001 and again in 2008 with Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). With the national team, she started in 48 of her 109 …Read More

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

    Human WakeUp Call

    Mike Jaffe is a nationally-recognized speaker, seminar leader, business and personal coach, and author of WAKE UP! Your Life is Calling. Why settle for FINE when so much more is possible? A 9/11 survivor who has transformed his life, Mike Jaffe serves as The Human WakeUp Call® …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $10,001-$15,000
    Traveling From:
    MA
  • Matthew Jeffers

    The Only Disability in Life is a Bad Attitude

    Matthew Jeffers is the inspirational speaker behind the email that helped inspire the Baltimore Ravens to turnaround their legendary SuperBowl XLVII season. He stands at 4-feet-2 inches, and has endured 20 surgeries. Using his own struggles to put the fear of overcoming obstacles into perspective, Matthew …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $5,001-$7,500
    Traveling From:
    NY
  • Cullen Jones

    US Olympic Swimmer & World Record Holder

    Cullen Jones proved that he is one of the fastest swimmers on the planet in 2008 when he became the second African-American in history to win an Olympic Gold medal in swimming. Cullen added to his medal count at the 2012 London Olympic Games with …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $15,001-$20,000
    Traveling From:
    NC
  • Jim Kelly

    Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback & Speaker

    Jim Kelly was the quarterback for the Buffalo Bills from 1986-1996. In addition to four Super Bowl appearances (XXV-XXVIII), Jim holds every major Bills passing record and has thrown for over 35,000 passing yards and 237 touchdowns. He led the bills to four consecutive AFC …Read More

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    Traveling From:
    NY
  • Stephen Koch

    Snowboard Mountaineering Adventurer

    Stephen Koch is a pioneering snowboard mountaineer, professional athlete and mountain guide. With over 50 first ascents and descents on the world’s highest and most challenging mountains, he made calculated decisions with a high level of uncertainty in the face of extreme danger. …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $10,001-$15,000
    Traveling From:
    WY
  • Grant Korgan

    Spinal Cord Injury-Recovering Athlete & Motivator

    After sustaining a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down, adventurer Grant Korgan - who had never encountered a slope he couldn't ski or a jump he couldn't land on his snowmobile - refused to balk at his new condition because …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $10,001-$15,000
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  • Steven LeMons

    At-Risk Youth Speaker: Creator of The Journey©, a high impact non-traditional intervention tool for achieving transitional growth for high school and college students.

    Steven LeMons is one of the most engaging speakers on campuses today. Students, staff, and administrators have all reaped benefits from Steven's real-world content and dynamic style enabling him to reach audiences at their point of need, with lasting impact. Having held national training manager, …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $5,001-$7,500
    Traveling From:
    TX
  • Sam Louie

    Inspirational. Educational. Personal.

    Sam Louie is a psychotherapist, author, spoken word artist and Emmy Award-Winning former journalist who provides culturally relevant, diversity messages and trainings focused on building awareness, sensitivity, improving cultural competencies while fostering a welcoming, respectful and inclusive environment. Sam’s keynotes and workshops are not …Read More

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    Traveling From:
    WA
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