Olympic Swimming Champion
Dara Torres is arguably the fastest female swimmer in America. She entered her first international swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympic Games a few years later in 1984.
Inspirational Athletic Team, Disability Advocate, Father
Dick Hoyt is one-half of the inspiring Team Hoyt, a father-son duo who have advocated for people living with disabilities and encouraged the belief that yes, you can, through their participation in numerous athletic events around the world. Since 1977, Dick has competed with his son, Rick, in over 1100 race events, including marathons, duathlons, and triathlons.
Olympic Skating Champion
Every four years the Olympic Games produce a new group of champions, but only rarely does one of these champions transcend their sport to completely capture our imaginations.
Professional Fun For Your Next Meeting or Event
Before receiving the prestigious College Instructor of the Year Award, Dr. Jermaine worked in corporate America for IBM, Keebler Cookies, and Frito-Lay in the areas of sales and marketing, leadership development, and employee engagement. Now, he is an award-winning Professor of Communication Studies at Century College, best-selling author, and an international speaker. Dr. Jermaine has authored and co-authored 10 books including, Get Up Off Your Butt and Do It NOW, Leading with Greatness, the Women's Quote Journal Series, and Be Diversity Competent.
Former CEO of Lawson Software and XRS Corporation, Author
Jay Coughlan has been a CEO, a keynote speaker, and a mentor to aspiring business leaders. He is also a convicted felon, and has spent time in prison. During this dark part of his life, he began developing a framework for dealing with the troubles that life inevitably brings.
Former Major League pitcher, Olympic gold medalist and motivational speaker
Jim Abbott's unique life has been an inspiration to audiences across the country. From his stellar high school and collegiate athletic career to the Olympics to his professional career in Major League Baseball, Jim's story is one of triumph over adversity, encouragement, and dreams fulfilled. Born missing his right hand, Jim learned to view his disability as an opportunity and worked to achieve extraordinary success as an athlete.
Chion NFL Quarterback and Sports Commentator
Since former NLF quarterback and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly retired from football, he has overcome incredible odds, surviving cancer, a plane crash and the loss of his nine-year-old son. He continues to leave a legacy off the field with his passion for giving back.
- Nominated for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award
- Shares the heartbreaking story of his childhood and describes how magic helped him overcome tragedy
- Featured by HBO, FOX Sports, ESPN and E! for his inspirational triumph in the face of adversity
- Master magician who finished third in season 11 of America’s Got Talent