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Disability Speakers

It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you choose to do about it that makes all the difference.

For our Disability Speakers, this is the underlying mantra.

In fact, “disabled” is a misnomer for these extraordinary keynote speakers; they’ve been able to achieve almost anything their minds conceive.

From paralympians to professional athletes to award-winning actors, we have a team of Disability Speakers that have faced some of the most (seemingly) insurmountable, unimaginable obstacles and odds, and not only survived, but thrived in the arts, sports, business and life.

The power of our Disability Speakers to reframe and adjust perspective won’t just lift your audience up and over, but carry them further, going beyond motivation and inspiration to address topics like overcoming adversity, leadership, change management and even innovation.

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Disability Speakers

Nick Santonastasso

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Florida, USA

Nick Santonastasso is a medical miracle. Not only is he one of four people alive with the rare genetic condition, Hanhart Syndrome, the inspirational keynote speaker is an internationally known bodybuilder and fitness model -… Full Profile


Lance Allred

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Utah, USA

Born hearing impaired and raised in a polygamous commune, Lance Allred started playing organized basketball later than most future pro-athletes; he was in the eighth grade the first time he touched a basketball, the same… Full Profile


Stephanie Decker

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Indiana, USA

Stephanie Decker became a national hero after she saved her children, shielding them from the falling debris of their collapsing house with her own body while a freak tornado engulfed their small Indiana town. Though… Full Profile


Jessica Cox

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Arizona, USA

Despite being born without arms due to a birth defect, Jessica has lived an otherwise normal life. After overcoming her self-esteem issues, Jessica earned a degree in psychology and got her airline pilot’s certificate. Earning… Full Profile


Amy Van Dyken

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Arizona, USA

After an ATV accident left her paralyzed from the waist down, six-time swimming Olympic gold medalist, Amy Van Dyken became more than a sports champion. She became a champion for thousands of people with spinal… Full Profile


Marlon Shirley

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Olympic Gold Medalist, Amputee Over the last 28 years, Marlon Shirley has endured many challenging situations, including many which would have caused an average person to break down. But Marlon Shirley is no average person.… Full Profile


Todd Huston

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Oklahoma, USA

For 20 years Todd Huston has turned a personal tragedy into an opportunity to help others overcome their challenges and become their best in every situation. After losing his leg in a boating accident, Todd… Full Profile


Mallory Weggemann

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Minnesota, USA

Mallory Weggemann is an American Paralympic swimmer who became a paraplegic following a routine epidural to treat her back pain in 2008. Less than four months later, she started training in the pool with the… Full Profile


Warren Macdonald

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Alberta, Canada

A catastrophic moment redefined Warren Macdonald’s life in April 1997 when a one-ton boulder fell on him during an excursion on a remote Australian island. For two days the avid environmentalist lay trapped and alone.… Full Profile


Nick Vujicic

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Few speakers have a better claim to be regarded as inspirational than Nicholas Vujicic. Born without arms or legs, he has overcome his disability in the most astonishing ways, setting a true example of inspiring… Full Profile


John Foppe

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Missouri, USA

John Foppe has shown millions of people that the only handicaps we have are the mental and emotional ones that prevent us from participating fully in life. With three decades of speaking experience that have… Full Profile


Stephen Frost

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Massachusetts, USA

Stephen Frost is a global authority on making inclusion and diversity happen in the workplace. After an intense five years designing and implementing the social inclusion program for the 2012 London Summer Olympics – which… Full Profile


Danny Crates

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM United Kingdom

After losing his right arm in a horrific car accident at age 21, Danny Crates became a world record setting Paralympic gold medalist. His impressive sprinting career spanned more than a decade, resulting in multiple… Full Profile


Roger Crawford

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Former athlete, Roger Crawford has been teaching audiences all around the world how to achieve the impossible and redefine what’s possible through his personal success story as an NCAA Division 1 tennis player with four… Full Profile


Scott Burrows

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Florida, USA

Scott Burrows is a motivational speaker with an extraordinary story of persevering through tremendous adversity and beating the odds to achieve great success. As a young man, Burrows was actively involved in sports, playing a… Full Profile


Wendy Booker

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Massachusetts, USA

In many ways an “accidental athlete," Wendy Booker's story of overcoming disability to achieve beyond most of our dreams is an inspirational tale of achievement, adventure, travel and empowerment. In 1998 Wendy was diagnosed with… Full Profile


Josh Blue

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM Colorado, USA

A highly rated stand-up comedian, much sought-after guest on TV programs, a gifted artist and star of the US Paralympics Soccer team, Josh Blue offers both entertainment and a very valuable lesson in overcoming adversity… Full Profile


Jim Abbott

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

You have heard people say, “I'd give my right hand for that," meaning they'd give up the most important part of their body? Star baseball pitcher and inspirational speaker Jim Abbott was born without a… Full Profile





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