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    Scott ChesneyScott Chesney Scott has suffered a rare stroke in his spinal cord at the age of 15 which left him paralyzed from the waist down. Since that time, he has spent his life helping make a positive difference in the lives of students. Scott has made two world tours, visiting over 30 countries and speaking to over a million people around the globe. He uses his own life-changing experiences as an example to help others accept and conquer their own challenges through self-esteem enhancement.
    [Scott's biography]
    Dwight GoodenDwight Gooden
    Dwight "Doc" Gooden was one of the most dominant pitchers in his era. He was the youngest player in Major League Baseball to ever play in the All-Star game. Also known as "Doctor K," he was a three time World Series champion (1986, 1996, 2000). His awards include Rookie of The Year (1984) and Cy Young Award (1985). Doc currently speaks at schools, colleges, corporations and organizations around the country sharing his message of hope and inspiration.
    [Dwight's biography]
    Dr. Paul Stuart WichanskyDr. Paul S. Wichansky A passionate speaker whose contagious enthusiasm has motivated students for 30 years, Paul has delivered captivating awareness programs that discuss the perspectives and realities of growing up with his cerebral palsy. By sharing personal experiences, and encouraging students to ask questions that help shape their understanding of people with disabilities, Paul tries to instill a sense of hope, energy, and inspiration that encourages them to realize their own goals and dreams.
    [Dr. Paul's biography]
    Derrick WatkinsDerrick Watkins Derrick Watkins is a nationally known motivational speaker, trainer, relationship coach and handwriting and face reading expert. He delivers customized keynotes, workshops, school assembly programs, and other specialized trainings. Derrick has more than twenty years experience helping others inprove their performance so they can reach their full potential.
    [Derrick's biography]


    Gian Paul GonzalezGian Paul
    Gonzalez

    Gian Paul delivered the now famous "ALL IN" rally cry message during the Giants' 2011 chapel service and is now widely recognized as having inspired the New York Giants to their Super Bowl victory. He has been featured on ESPN, Fox News and CNN. He has traveled across the nation as a motivational speaker for the NBA's Portland Trailblazers, at West Point Military Academy, as well as to many other corporate, athletic, government agencies, and educational institutions.
    [Gian Paul's biography]
    Victor PaciniVictor Pacini
    Victor has taken his lifelong passion for singing to a new and exciting level by helping students realize the importance of respecting themselves and others. A survivor of sexual abuse, his inspirational programs incorporate the adversities he has overcome into a multi- dimensional format that presents a variety of thought-provoking concepts and lessons through original songs, words of wisdom, and captivating images.
    [Victor's biography]
    Barbara CorcoranBarbara Corcoran
    Despite poor academic performance and over 20 jobs by the time she turned 23, Barbara Corcoran became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs, creating a multi-billion dollar real estate business. As a speaker, Barbara brings her front-lines experience and infectious energy to every person she meets. Motivational, inspirational, and sometimes outrageous, Barbara's tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach to success.
    [Barbara's biography]
    Cornelius BarkerCornelius Barker, MA
    A former gang member who became a school administrator, Cornelius' world was one of constant trials and tribulations. Serving for more than 25 years as a classroom teacher and administrator, he delivers motivational lectures that help students re-evaluate themselves and their interaction with peers. He lectures to school and community groups on the topic of cognitive & behavioral trends exhibited by today's youth, and in the process, he develops respectful disciplines over oppressed young minds.
    [Cornelius' biography]


    Eddie SlowikowskiEddie
    Slowikowski
    is The Ultimate Winner. From his days as a Gold medal track star to his current position as the country's premier speaker, Eddie's elite training, dynamic style and interactive programs make for a fun and winning ride. Eddie speaks to thousands of students, teachers and business men and women each year, having developed a vast array of programs and presentations that are customized to fit the needs of each audience.
    [Eddie's biography]
    Dr. Rob GilbertDr. Rob Gilbert
    Dr. Gilbert is one of the world's leading experts on Sport Psychology. As a college professor, Dr. Gilbert has spent the last 20 years researching the mental skills of dedicated athletes, successful business executives, and highest earning sales people. As a professional speaker, he has also addressed audiences as diverse as cadets at the United States Military Academy to Fortune 500 companies.
    [Dr. Gilbert's biography]
    Rick ShapiroRick Shapiro
    A former Ringling Bros. clown, Vietnam veteran, comedy writer for television and stage, and special events company owner, Rick offers educational, entertaining, and motivational programs. His captivating presentations are developed to teach the importance of humor and the positive effect that laughter has on our lives. Rick is also known as "The Stress Doctor" and has presented to groups across the country.
    [Rick's biography]
    Darlene SmithDarlene Smith
    Darlene draws upon many years of experience helping others in positions ranging from special education teacher, manager of a family shelter, a drug and alcohol counselor on Riker's Island, and the unit supervisor in a private correctional organization. She works with juveniles and adults involved in the judicial system as a Substance Abuse Evaluator. Her presentations on leadership and conflict resolution are highly sought after.
    [Darlene's biography]


    Rodney LaneyRodney Laney
    A professional comedian and actor who has appeared on HBO and CBS, Rodney has developed a passion for speaking to community groups on making the right choices. He has navigated the perils of inner city life, including drugs and violence, and found positive outlets in the form of entertaining others on stage. Rodney uses his life story to inspire audiences to live their best lives.
    [Rodney's biography]
    Paul MladjenovicPaul Mladjenovic Paul was born in a communist country and immigrated to the U.S. with no money and no knowledge of English. He struggled through poverty throughout his life and became self-employed in the face of financial and social hardships. A success story, Paul now enjoys helping others achieve prosperity by assisting them in investing, earning, and saving money while emphasizing the importance of financial and personal security.
    [corporate biography]
    Bob LosureBob
    Losure

    A former CNN anchor and correspondent for 12 years, Bob Losure is a captivating keynote speaker, moderator, and emcee with over 230 appearances worldwide since 1992. Bob's broadcast career included coverage of Hurricane Hugo, the 1989 San Francisco earthquake, and the 1990 Avianca airliner crash on Long Island. He shares his courageous story of beating cancer, triumphing over adversity, and living his dream. Bob is also in demand in voiceovers and on-camera corporate and commercial videos.
    [Bob's biography]
    Kathy BuckleyKathy Buckley Kathy was born with a hearing loss that went undetected until she was eight and led to believe she was mentally retarded. She was sexually abused, run over by a car, and stricken with cancer all before the age of thirty. Rather than being consumed by grief, Kathy sought the light of laughter. She went on to become a top female comedienne, an award-winning author of a one-woman show, a PBS special, and a book.
    [Kathy's biography]


    Tracy HansTracy Hans
    Tracy was diagnosed at the age of 16 with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Tracy paints her experiences in a humorous light while educating parents, teachers and counselors on the difficulties living with this challenge. She has earned two degrees in Psychology and has since harnessed her strengths into a successful career, publishing journal articles and also presenting accounts of depicting life as an 'ADDer'.
    [Tracy's biography]
    Roger CrawfordRoger Crawford
    Roger was born with severe physical disabilities. Against all odds, he became a tennis champion who competed against able-bodied college athletes. As a result of his unyielding determination over disadvantage, Roger not only achieved victory in the world of sports but also in his career and personal life. Because of his remarkable accomplishments, he has been inducted into three distinguished halls of fame.
    [Roger's biography]
    Janet PfeifferJanet Pfeiffer
    Janet is an internationally known speaker and award-winning author who is recognized as a leading authority in the field of anger management and conflict resolution. Her warmth, sincerity, knowledge, and humor flavored with personal stories of trauma to triumph, evokes a profound awareness in her audience that her words are directed at each individual personally, enabling them to develop a more positive response to life
    [Janet's biography]
    Billy AyresBilly Ayres Billy has created and directed original plays in all kinds of venues, including homeless shelters, community centers, and public and private schools. He has created and mastered a technique he uses with children and adults called Improvisational Integrated Music & Drama (IIMD). He has worked with many well-known artists, sung national commercials for T.V. and radio, and performed cartoon voices internationally for the Fox TV network. Billy holds a Masters Degree in Special Education and is a certified teacher.
    [Billy's biography]


    Bruce GeorgeBruce
    George

    Bruce is a social activist, writer, editor, entrepreneur, and author. He is the Co-Founder of Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on HBO, and he has received multiple awards for his innovative work. Bruce has spoken at many colleges and universities and to grassroots organizations and corporations. Bruce has been blessed with the ability to reach people from all walks of life from those on both ends of the economic spectrum.
    [Bruce's biography]
    Teddy AtlasTeddy Atlas
    Teddy has transformed himself from a juvenile delinquent into a world-renowned boxing trainer and television personality who has started his own charitable foundation. His presentations emphasize the need for personal integrity as a guiding force in making the proper choices at the right times. Teddy was taught to be a trainer by the legendary Cus D'Amato and has trained fighters like Mike Tyson and Michael Moorer.
    [Teddy's biography]
    Cornell BrunsonCornell Brunson
    Cornell is a cancer survivor who has devoted 25 years of his life to implementing mental health and treatment programs within prison systems. Internationally certified as a drug and alcohol counselor, he has himself battled addiction and his recovery has allowed him to help many people with their own substance abuse problems, both in his own community and around the country. Cornell also specializes in gang prevention programs, serving as a role model for today's youth.
    [Cornell's biography]
    Robert DanzigRobert Danzig
    Bob is a highly successful corporate executive, author and speaker. He grew up from a childhood spent in five foster homes to two decades as nationwide head of The Hearst Newspaper Group and vice president of The Hearst Corporation. His stories remind the audience that the steps to excellence are vested in Mindset, Motivation, Attitude, and Self-esteem. His goal is to be an instrument for renewed affirmation that every single person is worthwhile.
    [Bob's biography]


    Sherry Lebed DavisSherry Lebed Davis
    A breast cancer survivor, a Lymphedema survivor, and a survivor of Chronic Active Hepatitis C., Sherry has developed a unique healing program called "The Lebed Method, Focus on Healing Through Movement and Exercise." This revolutionary therapeutic exercise program has helped to positively reinforce the love of life and the benefits of exercise to thousands of cancer survivors and their families.
    [Sherry's biography]
    Linda Monahan & Chris GagliardiLinda Monahan & Chris Gagliardi
    This dynamic mother and son duo are true survivors. Linda refused to listen to "experts" who told her to give up on her autistic son Chris. At the age of 15, Chris spoke his first words and has never looked back. He has spoken before Congress and supported his mom through her own battle with cancer. Together, they inspire and encourage others and are advocates for positive change for people with disabilities.
    [Linda/Chris bio]
    Rafael AddisonRafael Addison
    Growing up in the projects of an urban city with seven siblings housed in a tiny apartment, Rafael managed to remain focused on school and basketball. A high school star, who went on to attend Syracuse University, he fulfilled his dreams and played over a decade in the NBA. Always giving back, "Raf" returned to his roots to teach and coach in the neighborhood where he grew up. He is a shining example of how positive decision-making and persevering against the odds can result in success.
    [Rafael's biography]
    Joy RodinoJoy Rodino
    As a lawyer, meditator, and practitioner of healing modalities, Joy imparts to others, from her own experience, the power of stress management and optimal performance techniques, and how they can transform one's life. Ideal for parents, teachers, students, and corporate employees, Joy's heartfelt and dynamic programs inspire others to access their inner resources to achieve healthier, more productive lives.
    [Joy's biography]


    Greg BennickGreg Bennick
    Greg's own "Get Involved!" presentations blend comedy, juggling, fun audience participation, and a powerful message about personal transformation. Greg's clients include Fortune 1000 companies, associations, universities, and other groups worldwide. With over 20 years of professional entertainment and speaking experience, Greg is a guaranteed sure-fire hit. When you want to engage your entire group in a fun and unforgettable experience, look no further.
    [Greg's biography]
    Michael PatrickMike Patrick
    A health educator who has spoken to thousands of audiences throughout the country, Mike's inspirational programs help students overcome obstacles, creatively solve problems, and perform successfully - at school, at work and at home. He does not let his spinal cord paralysis sideline his life, and helps his young audiences identify solutions to obstacles that loom before them. Issues that - with the right attitude and desire - can be dealt with successfully.
    [Mike's biography]
    Robert LemonRobert Lemon As a renowned professional speaker, film producer, and television personality, Robert Lemon has risen to prominence by delivering a high energy message which inspires students to take responsibility for their lives and live up to their greatness. After serving his nation with honor in the U.S. Air Force, Robert was employed by the Postal Service and received outstanding awards for his skills and leadership. He has also written, produced, and completed a captivating documentary, "Vision To Victory Field Of Dreams," which shares his mentoring experiences with NFL and college athletes.
    [Robert's biography]
    Eugenie MukeshimanaEugenie Mukeshimana
    Eugenie is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. She was 8 months pregnant and living in Kigali when the genocide unleashed. After moving to the U.S. in 2001, Eugenie began to publicly share her experiences with students across the country to educate them about the dangers of hatred, inflammatory language, violence, and lack of concern for others. She uses her life story to inspire others to rise above personal setbacks and tragedies.
    [Eugenie's biography]

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