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Overcoming Adversity Speakers

Adversity comes in many unique forms and affects individuals in different ways. One person's hardship may be viewed by others as misfortune, whereas other people's distresses might be viewed as suffering on a grand scale by most, as in the cases of disaster situations. Whatever difficulty an  individual has experienced—be it addiction, cancer or other health issues, life changes, domestic violence, or financial—the steps to overcoming adversity involve not only learning how to work through the residual suffering but also being able to draw on the experience in the future in a way that nurtures resilience.

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. 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.

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Jim Abbott, Speaker

Jim Abbott

  • Former Major League Baseball Pitcher born with only one hand
  • Male Athlete of the year in the 1988 Olympic Games
  • 1991 Victory Award recipient at the Kennedy Center Washington D.C.
Fee Range:

$15,000 - $20,000

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Travels From

California

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Melvin Adams, Speaker

Melvin Adams

  • Former Harlem Globetrotter 
  • NCAA All-American basketball player
  • Spoken to over 8,000,000 youth
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$7,500 and Under

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Travels From

Texas

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Annie Duke

Annie Duke

  • Decision Strategist
  • World Series of Poker Bracelet Winner
Fee Range:

$30,000 - $50,000

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Travels From

Pennsylvania

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Eric Alexander, Speaker

Eric Alexander

  • Survived a 150-foot fall while climbing in the Himalayas
  • Discuses trust and teamwork by sharing his experiences on Everest
    Guides people with disabilities up the world’s highest peaks
  • Works with disabled youth as director of Adventures Beyond Limits
  • Guide of First Blind Everest Ascent
  • Director of Adventures Beyond Limits & Author of The Summit
Fee Range:

$10,000 - $15,000

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Travels From

Colorado

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Lexie Alford

Lexie Alford

  • Youngest Person to Travel to Every Country
  • 196 Countries by 21 Years Old 
Fee Range:

$7,500 - $10,000

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Travels From

California

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Harvey Alston, Speaker

Harvey Alston

  • Best Inc. founder
  • Member of the National Speakers Association 
Fee Range:

$7,500 and Under

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Travels From

Ohio

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Carol Grace Anderson, Speaker

Carol Grace Anderson

  • Motivational Expert
  • Worked with many entertainment legends including Johnny Cash
  • Master’s in Counseling Psychology at New York University
Fee Range:

$7,500 and Under

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Travels From

Tennessee

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Marcus Aurelius Anderson, speaker

Marcus Aurelius Anderson

  • Once Paralyzed from the Neck Down
  • Mindset Coach
  • Overcoming Adversity 
Fee Range:

$10,000 - $15,000

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Travels From

Oklahoma

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Victor Antonio, speaker

Victor Antonio

  • From Food Stamps to CEO
  • President of Global Sales and Marketing for a $420M company
Fee Range:

$10,000 - $15,000

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Travels From

Georgia

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Victoria Arlen, Motivational Speaker

Victoria Arlen

  • ESPN Host & Reporter
  • Author, Motivational Speaker, Social Media Influencer
  • Paralympic Gold Medalist & World Record Holder
  • Dancing With The Stars Semi-finalist
Fee Range:

$20,000 - $30,000

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Travels From

California

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Jennifer Arnold, Speaker

Jennifer Arnold

  • Physician
  • Cancer Survivor
  • Star of The Little Couple
Fee Range:

$30,000 - $50,000

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Travels From

Texas

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Michael Aronin, Speaker

Michael Aronin

  • Comedian with a Killer Sense of Humor and Cerebral Palsy
  • Motivates People to Look Beyond Physical Limitations and Move Forward
Fee Range:

$7,500 and Under

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Travels From

Maryland

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Mark Ballas, Speaker

Mark Ballas

  • Dancing with the Stars Champion
  • Two-time Mirror Ball Trophy Winner
  • Emmy-nominated
Fee Range:

$15,000 - $20,000

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Travels From

California

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Ridley Barron,  Speaker

Ridley Barron

  • Advocate for Patient Safety
  • Leads marriage and family retreats
  • Former senior pastor
Fee Range:

$7,500 - $10,000

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Travels From

Tennessee

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Chris Bashinelli Speaker

Chris Bashinelli

  • Host, Founder and Executive Producer, Bridge the Gap TV
  • Expert on Creating Global Connectedness Through Trust
  • National Geographic Explorer 
Fee Range:

$15,000 - $20,000

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Travels From

New York

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Lucinda Bassett, Speaker

Lucinda Bassett

  • Founder & CEO of The Midwest Center for Stress & Anxiety Inc.
  • Author & Creator of Internationally Acclaimed Anxiety & Depression Programs
  • #4 Most Recognizable Product Spokesperson 
Fee Range:

$10,000 - $15,000

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Travels From

California

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Bill Bates, Overcoming Adversity Speaker

Bill Bates

  • 3x Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboy
  • 4x Bob Lilly Award Winner
Fee Range:

$10,000 - $15,000

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Travels From

Texas

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Rolf Benirschke, Healthcare Speaker

Rolf Benirschke

  • CEO, Legacy Health Strategies and Founder, Grateful Patient Project
Fee Range:

$15,000 - $20,000

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Travels From

California

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J.B. Bernstein Speaker

J.B. Bernstein

Sports Agent, Corporate Consultant, Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author

Fee Range:

$20,000 - $30,000

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Travels From

Florida

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Gary Berntsen Speaker

Gary Berntsen

23-year Veteran of CIA, Best-Selling Author of Jawbreaker
Fee Range:

$10,000 - $15,000

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Travels From

New York

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