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Todd Huston

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Inspirational Speaker, Author, World Record Holder, Amputee and Inventor

Todd Huston is an amputee, author, world record holder and inventor whose life is committed to inspiring others to be their best. With his journey of pain, persistence, and adventure, he will help your audience reach new heights of well-being, happiness, and success. “The Champion Over Adversity” – the Oregonian April 2014
Todd Huston inSpires success!


Todd Huston died twice at the age of 14 when a boat backed over him, sucking his legs up into the propellers during a fateful 4th of July family vacation. Though they resuscitated him, infection plagued his right leg until he was 21, when he lay wide awake on the operating table as they fired up the saw and amputated it. He went on to become a psychotherapist in Southern California to help others overcome their physical and mental challenges.

But he was not all talk. He took his inspirational message worldwide by attempting the impossible – he wanted to be the first leg amputee to climb the highest elevation in each of the 50 states. And he wanted to do it faster than anyone else.

He shattered the world record by 35 days! This made him the only disabled person in the world to break an able bodied world record in a sport.

Todd has appeared in thousands of newspapers and other media outlets throughout the world. His autobiography, More Than Mountains – The Todd Huston Story, was published and a movie screenplay has been written about his life. He has received numerous awards, including Ten Outstanding Young Americans. Henry Iba Citizenship Award, Energizer Hall of Fame, and the Red Cross Everyday Hero Award.

Todd is a positive and dynamic speaker with over 20 years of professional speaking experience for corporations, associations, education, and religious groups. He tells his amazing story with his interactive multi-media presentation that will inspire your audience to face and overcome their challenges so they can have personal and professional success.

Your audience will never forget the impact of Todd’s presentation, and will pass the story on to inspire others.

Speech Titles and Descriptions:

Todd Huston takes inspirational speaking to new heights!
This is a very powerful keynote presentation. Todd motivates and inspires everyone to believe they can overcome life’s many challenges. This presentation centers around Todd’s boating accident at age 14 where he “died” twice, had his leg amputated and then broke an able body world mountain climbing record.

Your audience will experience laughter, suspense, exhilaration, and awe as he inspires them to:

• Overcome ANY challenge
• Eliminate fear and doubt
• Turn obstacles into opportunities
• Be their best in ANY situation
• Make positive life changes NOW

Todd uses amazing slides and stories from his life and expedition. He moves the audience to explore their own challenges while offering solutions to reach the top of their personal and professional life.

You will travel to the highest and most dangerous mountains of North America, including the 20,302-foot Mt. McKinley. His talk will entertain as it teaches valuable insights into overcoming the mountains in your life.

No Excuses Safety
This presentation uses Todd’s story of being hit by a boat propeller, which nearly cost him his life and did cost him his leg, to breaking the world record in the most dangerous sport in the world, mountain climbing. He inspires audiences to realize the importance of having a safety attitude and culture. His ICE™ method helps people easily remember what they can do to avoid any accident.


• Teach your audience the ICE method for avoiding accidents
• Inspire them that they can have a ZERO accident workplace
• Decrease your incident rate
• Have employees take personal responsibility for their safety
• Have employees take responsibility for the safety of co-workers
• Show them the value of always thinking about safety
• Why their safety is important to everyone in their life
• Why there are NO EXCUSES for an accident

Todd knows the value of safety, not only because he was involved in a serious accident that caused him to be an amputee, but also because he used his “ICE” safety method to break the world record in climbing the 50 United States high-points, including the extremes of 20,320 foot Mt. McKinley, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Whitney. As the only disabled person to break an able body world record, he could never have achieved his goal without knowing and practicing the NO EXCUSES SAFETY ideas. Todd’s entertaining story is inspiring and educational and will leave your audience with NO EXCUSES!

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