As a public speaker, college lecturer, and radical survivor, I am constantly revisiting my adventures and challenges. I now realize they are a call for boldness, courage and acceptance as a means for overcoming enormous obstacles. I am proof that we are capable of more than we – or others – may imagine. And I know this all to be true because I have lived it.
Audiences like my relaxed and entertaining style, which should be no surprise. I've spent twenty five years in academia! I also know that the stories of my unique experiences will leave you crying and laughing - as they do me when I tell them.
From a single person to a TED-style presentation, my every audience becomes part of the intimate experience of my story. I reframe ideas that don't serve us well with those that do, especially in extreme circumstances with overwhelming odds. You can find inspiring stories of climbing Everest and Kilimanjaro elsewhere. My passion is in the daily epic adventures that make an extraordinary life, the kind of life that is accessible to nearly all survivors of daunting circumstances. Those adventures were what covered the walls of my hospital rooms ... and helped save my life.
If this is the kind of inspiration you need, authentic and connected, let me inspire you to become the hero of your own extraordinary story. It's free. All you have to do is ask.
Standard presentations, all of which can be customized:
- For health practitioners: The Patient Perspective: Life in the Hospital and Beyond.
- For patients, survivors, and caregivers: Strategies: Thriving Beyond Surviving.
- For fundraising organizations: My Journey of Possibility: Life as a Personal Social Movement.
For any other presentation ideas, contact me and let's get creative.