The expert opinions were bleak – Don’t expect Joel to live a normal life.
The medical and trauma research gave an 80% chance of either winding up dead or in a vegetative state.
The unlikely return to childhood and life as I knew it, rocked the family, tested the caregivers, and challenged us all to stay in the fight. Despite the grim prognosis and the “facts”, we pressed on.
The resiliency and resourcefulness of the human spirit is greater than any challenge, roadblock, or disappointment.
Oftentimes a fresh perspective and a new voice, is all that's needed, to trigger higher levels of creativity, innovation and action.
The long years of recovery from the childhood accident - involving an oncoming train, an unthinkable 30-foot fall, multiple skull fractures, and acts of sheer heroism, forever changed the way I would see possibilities, potential, and promise.
Your audience will walk away inspired, empowered, and equipped to reach new heights.
The story of survival and determination is a celebration of what’s possible when our backs are against the wall, and we decide, to never give up.
"THE WHOLE ROOM WAS SPELLBOUND. THEY WERE ENTHRALLED."
"THERE IS BREAKTHROUGH! THERE IS HOPE! ..."
"GET PEOPLE PUMPED AND INSPIRED."
"HE UNDERSTOOD THE AUDIENCE."
"I FOUND IT TO BE INCREDIBLY INSPIRATIONAL."
"GET BACK UP AFTER YOU FALLING DOWN."
"WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN INCREASE IN OUR BUSINESS"
"OH MY GOSH! HE WILL REALLY ROCK YOUR AUDIENCE!"
CAN'T MISS CROWD PLEASERS
Trusting your Voice Sort through the clutter and discover clarity, confidence, and direction
Leaders and teams often give up on their best and most innovative ideas, before they even start.
Fear, doubt, blame, lack of support and overwhelming feelings, can make even the most sure-footed, second guess their choices, hesitate at the most crucial moment, and pull back instead of push through.
And, when executives or team members throw in the towel, neither will develop the muscles to persevere, push past limits, and achieve their full potential.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Often, a fresh perspective is all that's needed to trigger higher levels of creativity, resourcefulness, and ingenuity.
Audiences will be reawakened and empowered to:
- Ignite their courage and take bold steps;
- Unify toward a shared goal and vision;
- Increase productivity and maximize bottom-line results.
"Joel will entertain, inspire and educate your audience with great stories and practical action steps. With over 25 years of experience in planning events and hiring speakers around the world, I highly recommend Joel."
- Garrett McGrath
Chairman and President, Association of Network Marketing Professionals
Resilience in Action: How to Break Through Obstacles, Stay the Course & Finish Strong
In life, we've all had our share of falls, challenges, struggles, and setbacks.
It's not personal, it's just part of being alive.
While the sting of a temporary defeat hurts, and causes some to back-pedal, lose heart and stop short of the goal, it doesn't have to define us.
In fact, with the right mindset, attitude, and action plan, challenges, delays, and disappointments, don't determine the outcome; our determination to never give up does.
Unfortunately though, in a culture of mixed messages and confusing values, without the right understanding and guidance, even the best of intentions, can go flat.
It doesn't have to be that way.
With the right mix of tools, resources, and strategies, the confidence to overcome the most unforgiving of career, business, and personal disappointments, can be discovered, harnessed, and mobilized.
Audiences will be empowered and equipped to:
- Commit to a higher goal;
- Take challenges head-on;
- Tune out the naysayers;
- Set performance records.
"Very rarely do you find wisdom, practical advice, and passion all in the same place."
- Tom Ziglar,
Proud son of Zig Ziglar
The Winner's Edge: The art and science of high performance
Originally conceived to be a companion to Joel's keynote programs, this workshop is flexible enough to be delivered as either a breakout or a bonus session, or as a stand-alone feature presentation.
Key areas Joel covers are:
Why mindset matters;
How to avoid the fixed mental trap;
Breaking free of beliefs and half-truths that are stifling professional growth;
Evidence-based strategies for developing, growing, and maintaining a growth mindset, even in challenging times.
"His life story is an amazing journey of perseverance, faith, and determination."
#1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR
Finding your Voice hit the top spots on Amazon - success, happiness, and self-esteem; It was featured in "Success Book Summary" by editors of Success Magazine.
ReLaunch hit the top spots in iTunes; it was awarded “Best Overall” in debut year and “Most Inspirational” two years running; 1 million-plus downloads.
Joel has appeared on 100-plus TV and radio shows. His motivational content, and practical how-to pieces, have appeared on Success.com. in Networking Times and in Huffington Post.