Overcoming Adversity

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  • Jim Abbott

    Famed Major League Baseball Player

    Jim Abbott has battled the odds his entire life. Despite being born with only one hand when he was drafted, he was only the 15th player to ever skip the minor leagues and make a professional debut in the Major Leagues. Many considered the move a publicity stunt… Keep Reading…

    • Fee ranges between: $12,001 - $17,500
    • Specializes in: Overcoming Adversity, Sports
    • Travels From: California

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  • Robert Ballard

    Ocean Explorer

    “I grew up wanting to be Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” Best known for his 1985 discovery of the TITANIC, Dr. Robert Ballard has succeeded in tracking down numerous other significant shipwrecks, including the German battleship BISMARCK, the lost fleet of Guadalcanal, the U.S. aircraft… Keep Reading…

    • Fee ranges between: $32,001 - $50,000
    • Specializes in: Achievement, Environment/Sustainability, Overcoming Adversity, Team Building/Teamwork

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    Robyn Benincasa

    Empowering People to Succeed Against All Odds

    Robyn Benincasa is the founder of World Class Teams, a world champion adventure racer, a CNN Hero, former corporate sales expert and a full time firefighter who advises organizations on building World Class Teams of their own. One of the highest rated female speakers who regularly shares the… Keep Reading…

    • Fee ranges between: $17,501 - $22,000
    • Specializes in: Accountability, Leadership, Motivation/Inspiration, Overcoming Adversity, Peak Performance, Safety and Disaster Preparedness, Team Building/Teamwork
    • Travels From: California

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  • Rocky Bleier

    Four Time Super Bowl Champion

    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 success in the new American century…. Keep Reading…

    • Fee ranges between: $12,001 - $17,500
    • Specializes in: Author, Motivation/Inspiration, Overcoming Adversity, Sports
    • Travels From: Pennsylvania

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  • Scott Burrows

    Vision, Mindset and Grit - Million Dollar Round Table International Exporter and Co-Author

    Scott Burrows’ unforgettable story of turning a paralyzing setback into a powerful comeback through a clear Vision, a determined Mindset and unstoppable Grit inspires. As a speaker on change and overcoming adversity, and bestselling author, you will find that his captivating message is one of hope, courage and… Keep Reading…

    • Fee ranges between: $8,001 - $12,000
    • Specializes in: Author, Change, Diversity, Healthcare, Leadership, Motivation/Inspiration, Overcoming Adversity, Peak Performance, Sales Skills
    • Travels From: Florida

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  • Valorie Burton

    Get Unstuck. Be Unstoppable.

    Valorie Burton is a bestselling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated to helping people get unstuck and be unstoppable in every area of life. She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and has served as a Certified Personal and Executive Coach to hundreds… Keep Reading…

    • Fee ranges between: $12,001 - $17,500
    • Specializes in: Balance Life/Work, Happiness, Leadership, Overcoming Adversity
    • Travels From: Georgia

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  • Roger Crawford

    America's Possibility Coach

    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 affecting all four limbs. Not only did Roger become the first and only athlete with four impaired limbs to compete… Keep Reading…

    • Fee ranges between: $8,001 - $12,000
    • Specializes in: Change, Motivation/Inspiration, Overcoming Adversity, Sports
    • Travels From: California

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  • Derek Daly

    Performance in the Fast Lane by the Master of Fast

    Driving Legend Derek Daly is the epitome of the complete champion. From Victory Circle to the Announcer’s Desk, Hall of Fame Race Car Driver and Network Television Color Analyst Daly has spent nearly three decades as the face of the motorsport world. Derek Daly’s professional racing career spanned… Keep Reading…

    • Fee ranges between: $8,001 - $12,000
    • Specializes in: Health/Wellness, Motivation/Inspiration, Overcoming Adversity, Sports, Team Building/Teamwork
    • Travels From: Indiana

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  • Linda Ellerbee

    Award Winning TV Producer and Best Selling Author

    Linda Ellerbee is an outspoken American television journalist who spent half her career reporting the news to adults and the other half explaining the news to children. An award-winning television producer, writer and anchor, best-selling author and sought-after speaker, Ellerbee’s also a breast cancer survivor, mom, grandmother, and,… Keep Reading…

    • Fee ranges between: $32,001 - $50,000
    • Specializes in: Author, Balance Life/Work, Cancer Issues, Current Events, Ethics/Values, Overcoming Adversity, Women's Issues
    • Travels From: New York

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  • Stuart Ellis-Myers

    AKA Twitchy

    What would you do if, out of the blue, your life turned upside down? What if you went from being a happy and healthy normal child, and then suddenly became an anxious, depressed, twitchy mess of devastating proportion? This is exactly what happened to Stuart Ellis-Myers. At the… Keep Reading…

    • Fee ranges between: $5,001 - $8,000
    • Specializes in: Customer Service, Leadership, Motivation/Inspiration, Overcoming Adversity, Sales Skills

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  • Michael Fox

    Actor, Activist, Optimist...

    Michael J. Fox was born Michael Andrew Fox in 1961 to parents William and Phyllis in Edmonton, the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. (He later adopted the “J” as an homage to legendary character actor Michael J. Pollard.) Fox, a self-described “Army brat,” moved several times… Keep Reading…

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  • Ron “Gus” Gustafson

    Turning Personal Tragedy into Triumph

    Raised on a farm in Lyons, Nebraska, Ron “Gus” Gustafson was a standout basketball player in high school in spite of having lost his right arm and shoulder in a tragic childhood farm accident. After a knee injury ended his collegiate basketball career, he was devastated. But, once… Keep Reading…

    • Fee ranges between: $5,001 - $8,000
    • Specializes in: Author, Leadership, Motivation/Inspiration, Overcoming Adversity
    • Travels From: Nebraska

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