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Top 10 Overcoming Adversity & Resilience Speakers

Karen Viotti
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019

Top Overcoming Adversity & Resilience Speakers

As the new year approaches, many are thoughtfully reflecting on the past and preparing for a better future - perhaps a healthier lifestyle, stronger productivity, more success. Whether large or small, physical or emotional, every individual has experienced adversity at some point in life, and learning how to overcome it and find strength in it can benefit individuals on a personal growth level, particularly as they set their goals for the coming year.

These lessons then carry over into a team structure and in turn affect growth in productivity and business performance in multiple levels of corporate environments, as employees and executives alike learn methods designed to foster effective crisis management and customer service aptitude. These top keynote speakers on overcoming adversity can help you achieve resiliency skills that impact the quality of leadership and business culture, and result in healthier attitudes and peak performance from individuals as well as teams.

Marcus Aurelius Anderson

Once paralyzed from the neck down, Marcus Aurelius Anderson now realizes his adversity was a gift. He now speaks, teaches, and writes to inspire others to actualize their full potential and achieve their goals and aspirations.

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich thrives on being the voice for those who don’t know how to yell. She is one of the most requested speakers on the international lecture circuit and travels the world for personal appearances. She is a true American hero whose icon status and “stick-to-it-iveness” only fuels her determination to expose injustice and lend her voice to those who do not have one.

Jim Davidson

Work, life, and climbing always include change, challenge, and uncertainty. Jim Davidson telling an amazing story of his struggle up Mount Everest and reveals how resilience allows you to overcome adversities and still reach high goals.

Yossi Ghinsberg

Yossi Ghinsberg is a master storyteller with an epic story to share. Lost alone in the midst of the Amazon rainforest for three weeks, he not only survived, he found new meaning for his life and work. Yossi’s ‘Amazon Survival Skills for Business’ is a mesmerizing storytelling session that will keep audiences riveted to the edge of their seats. 

Inky Johnson

In 2006, a routine tackle turned into a life-altering injury for rising football star Inky Johnson. But despite his injury, Inky has become a man who looks in the face of defeat and says, “Am I really failing, or is God prevailing?” He inspires audiences everywhere with his relentless determination, which he loves to impart to others through his dramatic story.

Allison Massari

Allison Massari’s keynote programs are jaw-dropping, informative, and heartfelt. She captivates audiences with unforgettable stories about the power of kindness and incredible perseverance. Clients refer to her speech as the “Survival Guide to Being Human”. With compassion and sensitivity born from her experiences, Allison shares how to transform any challenge into an opportunity, teaching secrets to create against-all-odds successful outcomes and new beginnings. 

John O'Leary

In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. Given a 1% chance to live, John is proof of the power of the human spirit. 

Michelle Poler

Michelle Poler keeps inspiring and teaching people around the world with her talk on 100 Days Without Fear and how to live a more meaningful life and go after their goals, by turning obstacles into opportunities. At the same time, she is developing a fearless platform for her community to share their experiences facing fears inspiring one another.

Amy Purdy

Be prepared to laugh, cry and stand up and cheer while listening to Amy Purdy deliver her keynote address, Living Beyond Limits. A veteran of the stage who has shared her story around the world, Purdy recounts a sudden, near-death experience that resulted in the loss of her legs, and the extraordinary journey she has been on ever since. 

Ronan Tynan

Ronan Tynan takes the audience on a journey by drawing on his experiences of resiliency including bouncing back from his bilateral amputation when he was 21. With his trademark humor and amazing voice, Tynan teaches audiences how they can persevere through life’s toughest challenges and keep taking risks.

To learn more about these resilience keynote speakers and more overcoming adversity speakers, contact Executive Speakers Bureau at (901) 754-9404. 


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