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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  • Charles Best

    Founder of DonorsChoose.org

    Charles Best is the CEO and founder of DonorsChoose.org, the leading platform for giving to public schools. Charles launched the organization in 2000 out of a Bronx public high school where he taught history for five years. Teachers across America use the site to create projects requesting resources… Keep Reading…

    • Fee ranges between: $22,001 - $32,000
    • Specializes in: Achievement, Big Data, Business Growth, Corporate Social Responsibility, Creativity/Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Overcoming Adversity, Risk Taking, Supply Chain/Logistics
    • Travels From: New York

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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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    Star Bobatoon Esq.

    Presentation Coach | Story Navigator | Author

    “Engaging, knowledgeable, entertaining and impactful” Those are the words most often used to describe accomplished attorney, dynamic trainer and award-winning speaker Star Bobatoon. Star’s background as an employment attorney gives her valuable insight into HR and corporate management issues. With over a decade of performance on stage, television… Keep Reading…

    • Fee ranges between: $5,000 - $8,000
    • Specializes in: Achievement, Attitude, Communication Skills, Diversity, Employee Engagement, Happiness, Human Resources, Humor/Motivation, Leadership, Motivation/Inspiration, Overcoming Adversity, Personal Growth, Presentation Skills, Team Building/Teamwork, Tough Times, Women's Issues

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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: $12,001 - $17,500
    • 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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    Jeff Civillico

    Comedy In Action

    Jeff Civillico is a Las Vegas Headliner, TV host personality, and philanthropist. He has been a Las Vegas Headliner with Caesars Entertainment for five years, having performed 1000+ shows at the The LINQ, The Flamingo, and now The Paris Hotel & Casino. Jeff is the Founder & Chairman… Keep Reading…

    • Fee ranges between: $12,001 - $17,500
    • Specializes in: Achievement, Attitude, Balance Life/Work, Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture/Work Environment, Employee Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Motivation/Inspiration, Overcoming Adversity, Peak Performance, Personal Growth
    • Travels From: Nevada

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  • Roger Crawford

    America's Possibility Coach

    How does someone become a NCAA Division One Hall of Fame Athlete, despite the apparent disadvantage of four impaired limbs? The answer has inspired over three thousand audiences worldwide. Sports Illustrated has recognized Roger Crawford as… “One of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world!” Roger… 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: $12,001 - $17,500
    • Specializes in: Health/Wellness, Motivation/Inspiration, Overcoming Adversity, Sports, Team Building/Teamwork
    • Travels From: Indiana

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  • Bo Eason

    Realize Your Personal Story Power

    Speaker, performer, author Bo Eason started his career in the NFL, as a top pick for the Houston Oilers. Continuing on with the San Francisco 49’ers, during his 5 year career Bo competed beside and against some of the greatest players of his generation. In 2001, Bo wrote… Keep Reading…

    • Fee ranges between: $32,001 - $50,000
    • Specializes in: Accountability, Achievement, Attitude, Body Language, Communication Skills, Entertainment, Motivation/Inspiration, Overcoming Adversity, Peak Performance, Personal Growth, Presentation Skills, Sales Skills
    • Travels From: California

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