Courage / Heroism Keynote Speakers

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Courage and Heroism keynote speakers are legendary in commanding a room with hope and resiliency. They live beyond their own limits which inspire others how to rethink how to live an optimal life. Courage and Heroism keynote speakers are adventurers, paraplegic athletes, entrepreneurs, and global activists.


Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Joan Brock Featured

Author of More Than Meets the Eye

Joan shares her inspiring story of the sudden loss of her sight then the loss of her husband to cancer. Joan will captivate your audience while sharing the importance of making positive and productive choices in this world of change and challenge.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 11

Nando Parrado Featured

New York Times Bestselling Author, Rugby Legend, Hero and Inspiration for the Movie, Alive

His is a story that many will recognize, but few have an opportunity to hear first hand. Nando Parrado recounts the extraordinary tale of how he and 15 of his teammates survived for 72 brutal days after their plane crashed into the frozen Andes Mountains nearly 50 years ago.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Mike Schlappi Featured

If You Can't Stand Up, Stand Out

When Mike Schlappi takes the floor, a dazzling smile greets you. Then, you notice the wheelchair. Mike is defined by what he can do, instead of what he cannot do. Following a tragic accident, Mike has proven that just because “you can’t stand up, doesn’t mean you can’t stand out”!

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Regina Calcaterra

New York Times Best-selling Author / Speaker

Regina is a NYT best-selling author, speaker and recognized trauma informed attorney.  She co-founded Calcaterra Pollack LLP, a diverse 100% women owned firm early in the pandemic. As a survivor of childhood sexual and physical assault she represents adult survivors of childhood sexual assault and other abuse survivors.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 8

Kathryn Childers

Women's History Trailblazer: One of First Five Women Special Agents in United States Secret Service

Kathryn Childers was one of the first five women hired into the Secret Service in 1971 protecting Presidents, dignitaries, as well as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her children. Journalist, philanthropist, and author/publisher followed. Through it all, she became an expert at being scared fearless and shares that courageous journey.  

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 13

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine, and Bestselling Author Arming Leaders to Confront Disruptive Change and Win

Experience counts! Fortune veteran Geoff Colvin gives audiences critical information and insights they need to win. The rules have changed. Winning demands courage to confront reality faster than the competition. Transformation, innovation, and reinvention are on every leader’s mind. Colvin identifies what top companies and leaders are doing to adapt.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Stephanie Decker

Inspiring Mom: Lost Both Legs Saving Children From Tornado, Founder of the Stephanie Decker Foundation

Stephanie Decker is the inspiring mother who lost both legs saving her children during a tornado. She also founded the Stephanie Decker Foundation which helps children with missing limbs take part in sports camps.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 1

Joe Pistone, Billy Queen, and Eddie Follis

Three Undercovers

Retired Special Agents Joe Pistone, Billy Queen, and Eddie Follis come together from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration with diverse, rich, and intriguing career experiences for "A Night Undercover." 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Captain Chad Fleming

Retired U.S. Army Captain, Highly Decorated War Hero, Amputee

Captain Fleming has been deployed overseas six times with the U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his TEN deployments overseas Captain Fleming has been wounded in combat on THREE separate occasions (Gun shot wounds and hand grenades).

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 10

Lovern J. Gordon

Founder and President of Love Life Now Foundation, Inc.

Lovern is the Founder of Love Life Now Foundation which promotes year-round awareness against DV. She witnessed abuse growing up in her home and is an adult survivor of a 2yr relationship. She has appeared on CBS This Morning, Huff Post Live, Security Brief TV and local TV appearances. 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 10

Jason Harris

No Fail Trust | Leadership & Trust | USAF Special Operations Pilot | USAF Academy Instructor

Jason Harris is a motivational speaker, consultant, and certified character coach who values dedication, service and excellence. As a decorated combat veteran, Jason brings unique perspectives gained from his battlefield experience to your organization, empowering you to unleash the untapped potential of your employees. 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Jose Hernandez

Retired Astronaut & Business Man

Jose Hernandez's talk is an effective motivational talk where individuals leave so inspired, they re-evaluate and upgrade their personal and professional goals in life. He shares a simple yet effective recipe that serves as an effective tool in the empowerment process.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Shari Karney

"Roar as One" Founder Social Innovator on Resilience, Change, Adversity and Triumph–Speaker for Women's Empowerment

Shari specializes in helping people transform their lives to feel happier, inspired, listened to, respected and understood. You will experience profound results. Devloped a campaign, #Menwithyoutoo  - #MeToo Campaign  is not slowing down anytime soon. Time for good men to stand with your wives, sisters, daughters, co-Wworkers, and friends

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Trish Kendall

Inspirational Speaker, From the Pit of Despair to the Peak of Success

As a little girl, Trish’s ability to trust and love were destroyed by the person who daughters trust and love the most. Now, she is proof that true success—enduring success—is choosing, every day, to give all your love and to receive all the love that others give you.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Janine Latus

Speaker on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Her NYT bestseller, If I Am Missing or Dead, is both a love letter to her sister and a call to break the cycle of abuse. Her talks are built on their story, and full of practical action items that help listeners save lives -- maybe even their own.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 0

Erica Miller

Motivational Speaker ● International Best-Selling Author Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology ● Entrepreneur ● Holocaust Survivor

When Dr. Erica Miller shares her stories and wisdom, people can’t help but listen and take them to heart. A five-foot tall dynamo with an effervescent spirit, she has overcome challenges through her life that are difficult to fathom.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray

I'll Push You — 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair

Push Inc. founders Justin Skeesuck, and Patrick Gray guide organizations and individuals toward their full potential through the power of relationships. Overcoming life's challenges requires acknowledging our weaknesses, inviting others into our story, and embracing the fact that we cannot do it all on our own.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Jeremy Poincenot

World Blind Golf Champion

Jeremy advises organizations on making key shifts with overcoming adversity. Jeremy inspires audiences all over the country, spreading his story of overcoming adversity and encouraging others to gain perspective in their own lives. Through losing his eyesight, Jeremy learned the importance of interdependence.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 9

Patrick J. Sweeney II

Fear Guru, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Ultra-Athlete, Cancer Survivor

Innovation is a rarity; so is a speaker who is a combination of Tim Ferris and Richard Branson. A world-class athlete who applied sharable principles to business, dominating his field and changing lives. In more than 20 talks for Young President's Organization he's rated 9.7 out of 10. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Stosh Walsh

Inviting Individuals and Organizations to Greater Courage

Most people and organizations see the world as it is and react. This impactful presentation redefines courage as an invitation to envision the world as it could be, then create it Stosh's presentations invite individuals and organizations to live with greater courage and create the best world they can envision.

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