$7,500 and Under
Lee Shelby’s story about a work-related accident has the ability to deeply impact an audience and is ideal for inspirational, motivational and safety awareness speaking engagements. If you have ever sat through safety meeting at your work you will see demonstrations and videos on safety procedure but Lee will cause you to understand why you should listen and be responsible for yourself and your co-workers
As of today Lee has helped thousands of people understand the importance of staying focused, eliminating distractions and not taking shortcuts through his live presentations. Both he and his story are unforgettable. His words are simple, and he tells us things we think we already know, but he tells it in a way that will dramatically change our attitudes toward safety forever.
Lee’s Story – Triumph Over Tragedy
In August of 1991, Lee Shelby was employed by a utility company in Tennessee as a power lineman and was considered to be a hard worker and good at his job - both by the union and management.
On that Monday morning Lee made a decision that impacted his life and the lives of those around him forever. During a routine job Lee suffered an occupational injury that nearly cost him his life. Coming in contact with an energized overhead conductor, carrying approximately 12,000 volts, Lee had to have both arms amputated below the elbow. Lee spent 23 days in the Intensive Care Burn Unit. This took a tremendous toll on his family and himself.
In the blink of an eye his life changed forever. Lee is a powerful, dynamic speaker with an enthusiasm for life and the challenges it brings. Lee moves audiences through his personal story and his emphasis on taking responsibility for one’s own personal safety and the safety of those around you as he recreates every event of that day to the audience.
To book safety and motivational speaker Lee Shelby, contact Executive Speakers Bureau at (901) 754-9404.
Lee’s objective every time he gets in front of an audience is to use himself as an example of what can result from an occupational injury so he can send everyone home safely to their families. He uses his unique story to motivate workers to develop or keep evolving the culture of safety they either already have or to develop the culture that is needed. Just reading the safety manual isn’t enough it’s having the desire to build better safety habits so tragedies like Lee’s wont occur and effect your life and the lives of others around you.
Although a traumatic injury occurred resulting in the loss of both hand when Lee came in contact with 12,000 volts of electricity he never lost the will to fight and carry on with his life. Lee lived to tell his story and knew from day one in the burn unit when his hands were amputated it was going to be a long hard uphill battle to come back, and rebuild his life but he never quit or gave up. Lee inspires audiences everywhere to understand that “never give up” attitude by his amazing attitude, positive outlook and outstanding determination. This message instills hope and courage in everyone Lee comes in contact with. You should never underestimate the power to help change another person’s life or the impact you have on it.
As a conference speaker Lee can capture an audience as he relates the events of the most devastating day of his life. As he relates his life changing event audiences are captivated, entertained and left with a sense of optimism and encouragement. Attendees are on the edge of their seat through the entire presentation. Lee is very approachable and easy to relate to because he is one of the guys just like you.
Lee has been a keynote speaker at many events and conferences. His passion for safety in the workplace and educating attendees on the dangers of shortcuts, complacencies and distractions is unmatched by his desire for families to not suffer the injury or loss of a spouse, parent or child. Audiences relate to Lee because they realize they could be injured or worse just like Lee and have their lives and the lives of their families drastically affected.
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