Category: Adversity
Find Texas Adversity Keynote and Motivational Speakers that have overcome adversity.

Adversity Featured Speakers

Linda Armstrong

  • Mother of Lance Armstrong
  • Texas Celebrity Speaker

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Jim Morris

  • Subject of the Blockbuster Film "The Rookie"
  • Texas Inspirational Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: San Antonio, Texas

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Todd Huston

  • World-Record Holding Disabled Athlete; Inspirational Speaker
  • As Seen in Sports Illustrated, L.A. Times, and on CBS, ABC & CNN

Traveling From: North Texas / Regional

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Eric Shanteau

  • 2008 Olympic Swimmer & Motivational Speaker
  • Known for delaying cancer treatment to compete in the Olympics

Traveling From: Texas

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Gerald Daniels

  • Turned his life around after serving 20 years in prison
  • Now a Successful Business Owner of a Construction Company

Traveling From: Texas

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Michelle Aguilar

  • Winner of "The Biggest Loser" TV Show Season 6
  • Texas Celebrity Speaker; Reality TV Star

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Jim Stovall

  • Faced with total blindness, Jim Stovall has gone on to accomplish the unbelievable.

Traveling From: Texas / Regional

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Aaron Peirsol

  • 7 Time Olympic Medalist; Texas Celebrity Speaker
  • Known as the best US Backstroker of all time

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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Dana Bowman

  • Special Forces Soldier & member of the U.S. Army's elite parachute team, the Golden Knights
  • Double-Leg Amputee and Inspirational Speaker

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Adversity Speakers

Sean Algaier

  • "Biggest Loser" Season 8 Finalist
  • Co-wrote Song Nominated for a Grammy Award

Traveling From: North Texas

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Charles Austin

  • Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Three Time Olympian
  • Patented Inventor / Creator of the Total Body Board

Traveling From: Austin or San Antonio, Texas

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Dave Barnett

  • Host of "Icons of Coaching"
  • Former Play-By-Play TV Announcer for the Texas Rangers & The San Antonio Spurs
  • Long time Member of the ESPN Family of Networks' Play by Play Announcer

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Dave Carey

  • Spent 5 1/2 years as a P.O.W. in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton"
  • Texas Veteran & Patriotic, Military and Motivational Speaker

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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Ram Charan

  • Author of the #1 Business Best-Selling Book: "Execution" & 12 other books
  • World Recognized Business Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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David Cook

  • David's best seller "Seven Days in Utopia" is now a movie starring Robert Duvall
  • Former Mental Training Coach for the San Antonio Spurs
  • Celebrity Performance Coach for PGA, NBA, NFL, MLB, & Olympic Players

Traveling From: San Antonio, TX

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Clyde Drexler

  • 10 Time NBA All Star
  • Contestant on Dancing With the Stars

Traveling From: Houston, Texas

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Tim Durkin

  • Health Care , Customer Service, & Management Speaker
  • Author, Award Winning Speaker, Helps both Doctors & Patients

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Ed Foreman

  • Former Texas Congressman
  • Humorist & Motivational Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Anne Grady

  • Business, Communication, Leadership, & Organizational Culture Speaker
  • Corporate Trainer & Communication Expert

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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Cliff Harris

  • Former Dallas Cowboy Appearing in Five Super Bowls
  • Named Sports Illustrated's "All Time Dream Team Free Safety"
  • Football Player Turned "Green" Businessman

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Dana Hee

  • Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Hollywood Stuntwoman
  • Motivational Speaker

Traveling From: Austin, TX

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Dave Lieber

  • Former Columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • Texas Celebrity Speaker, Business Speaker & Humorist

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Kerry Max Cook

  • Put on Death Row for a crime he didn't commit
  • Author, Lecturer & Lobbyist

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Vince Morvillo

  • Highly successful business consultant & entrepreneur
  • First blind man to win the prestigious National Ensign Sailing championship

Traveling From: Houston, Texas

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Terrence Murphy

  • Green Bay Packer
  • former Collegiate All-American wide receiver at Texas A&M

Traveling From: Texas

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Story Musgrave

  • Former Astronaut & Surgeon; Made Six Space Flights
  • Professor, Businessman, Landscape Architect, concept artist with Walt Disney Imagineering

Traveling From: Texas or Florida

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Robb Overholt

  • The Offbeat Plan to Unleash Your Potential
  • The Change Orchestrator

Traveling From: Austin, TX

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David Peplinski

  • Compelling Rise & Fall From Professional Athlete to alcohol and drug addiction
  • Making Peace With Imperfection

Traveling From: Wisconsin

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Jordan Pugh

  • Game Day Analysts for Pre-game Show 'Aggie Game Day'
  • New Orleans Saints NFL Player (2014)
  • NFL Player Since 2010

Traveling From: Dallas, TX

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Howard Putnam

  • Former CEO of Southwest Airlines
  • Celebrity Business Speaker
  • Author of "Winds of Turbulence"

Traveling From: California

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Lori Randall

  • Faith-based women's conference speaker
  • Mrs. Christian World 2002
  • Author of "What Shoe Are You?: Understanding Different People"

Traveling From: North Texas

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Eddie Reese

  • Head Coach for University of Texas & 3 Time Men's Olympic Swim Team Head Coach
  • One of the top swimming coaches of all time, has coached numerous Olympians

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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Karen Reisman

  • Einstein's Cousin
  • Speaker on Business, Change, and Presentation Skills

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Kevin Saunders

  • Motivational Coach for Kansas State during greatest college football turnaround in history
  • Three-time Paralympics Athlete and Champion
  • Inspired Kansas State's "Never Give up Award", created by Coach Snyder

Traveling From: Houston, TX

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Tina Slinker

  • Former Division I Head Women's Basketball Coach for University of North Texas
  • Author of For the Love of Mom: For Everyone Who Suffers Loss

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Gene Stallings

  • Former Texas A&M Coach & Secondary Coach for Dallas Cowboys
  • Lead the Dallas Cowboys to Super Bowl XII win

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Roger Staubach

  • Heisman Trophy Winner and Former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys
  • Successful Real Estate Businessman; Sold Company for $613 Million

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Greg Stephens

  • Twenty-five years of experience in business
  • Specializing in team building, conflict resolution, & leader development

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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Ralph Strangis

  • Play-by-play analyst for the Dallas Stars ice hockey franchise
  • Recovered Addict of 27 years
  • Successful Motivational Speaker

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Patricia Walsh

  • Visually Impaired Speaker; Learn to overcoming obstacles, living beyond excuses, & achieve
  • One of the 1st blind engineers at Microsoft; World champion triathlete

Traveling From: New York, New York

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Danny White

  • Former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback
  • Dallas Cowboy from 1976 to 1989
  • Former Utah Blaze and Arizona Rattlers Head Coach/GM

Traveling From: Arizona

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Tracey Yukich

  • Contestant in Season 8 of NBC's hit TV show, The Biggest Loser
  • From 250 pounds to 132 pounds!

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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