Senior Exec., Walgreens Boots Alliance & Author
Pemberton’s story is about defying the odds— overcoming abuse and neglect as an orphan in foster care to become a corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed speaker.
NYT Best-Selling Author & Motivational Leader
Acclaimed author Wes Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader.
Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor
On April 15, 2013, Marathon Monday in Boston, Heather Abbott set out on an annual tradition with friends: attending a Red Sox game, followed by a walk to the marathon finish line. She didn't realize this day would change her life forever.
Boston Marathon Bombing Hero & Author
A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and a national hero, Jeff Bauman shares his story in a presentation that will uplift and inspire.
Author & CBS Contributor
After ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was wounded in Iraq, he and his wife, speaker Lee Woodruff, penned the best-selling In an Instant to help others cope with crisis.
Olympic / Paralympic Games Medalist
Patrick “Blake” Leeper was born a bilateral below-the-knee amputee, but he was raised to believe the only disability in life is a bad attitude. Using prosthetics at an early age, he has overcome many obstacles.
Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate
Profiled on 60 Minutes & in the documentary Waiting for Superman, Geoffrey Canada is the former President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone which works to better the futures of inner-city youths.
ABC News Veteran & Host, What Would You Do?
John Quiñones shares moving presentations that focus on his odds-defying journey, celebrate the power of education, champion the Latino American Dream and provide insights into human nature and ethical behavior.