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Spencer West

Spencer West

Keynote Speaker: Inspirational Adventurist; Social Activist; Expert on Overcoming Stereotyping & Bullying

Spencer West Biography

The life of visionary and activist Spencer West has been marked by both obstacles and triumph. After losing both legs from the pelvis down at the age of five, he entered a world that might have easily defeated him. Instead, he tackled challenge after challenge, learning to navigate in a world set against those with disabilities. His many accomplishments and lessons learned along the way, led him to discover the techniques business leaders, professionals, educators, and young people can use to redefine possible in their own lives and careers.

West is a global keynote speaker, content creator, and activist. He is known for summiting Mount Kilimanjaro on his hands and wheelchair, opening for Demi Lovato on a World Tour, starring in the documentary Redefine Possible: The Story of Spencer West, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, author of the best-selling book "Standing Tall: My Journey," his character role as Spencer, the window washer, in the "Murdoch Mysteries" and as a social media influencer with over 3.8 million TikTok followers.

He has appeared countless times in the media including, ABC News, Buzz Feed, 60 Minutes, CTV, BBC News, TMZ, CNN, Forbes, and The Globe & Mail, CBS This Morning, Bloomberg and was a featured guest on Season 2 of Karamo The Podcast, hosted by Karamo Brown.

He has spoken alongside luminaries and performers such as former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore, Mia Farrow, Martin Luther King III, Jennifer Hudson, and Natalie Portman to name a few.

West’s inspiring words have reached millions of listeners around the world, both virtually and in-person, including Virgin Atlantic, KPMG, Staples, Financial Institutions, Insurance, Microsoft, Universal McCann, Ministry of Education, Colleges & Universities, YPO/WPO, SickKids Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs, Healthcare Sector, Financial Institutions, and more.

Whether headlining corporate conferences, addressing university/college students, educators, members of non-profits/associations or mesmerizing audiences in 20,000-seat stadiums, West’s charisma and dynamism captivates all. West’s words and actions have encouraged millions to stand up, face challenges and embrace change, while instilling hope and empowering leaders to motivate others to create positive change. Everyone leaves with pertinent lessons they can apply to redefine their possible.

Infused with humor and humility, West’s thought provoking and genuinely enlightening experiences offer take-home tips and life-lessons on how to find opportunity in every challenge, while instilling hope and empowering leaders to motivate others to create positive change.

Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Spencer West and other top speakers and celebrities.

Spencer West Videos

Step of Pride: "I Didn't Want To Disappoint My Dad”
Spencer West Finding The Courage To Ask For Help
Spencer West

How to book Spencer West?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Spencer West for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Spencer West, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Spencer West or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Spencer West?

Booking fees for Spencer West, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Spencer West, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Spencer West?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Spencer West for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Spencer West for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Spencer West or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Spencer West or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Spencer West is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Overcoming Adversity and Disability. The estimated speaking fee range to book Spencer West for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Spencer West generally travels from Toronto, Canada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rudy Ruettiger, J.R. Martinez and Tom Voss. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Spencer West for an upcoming event.

Spencer West Videos

Step of Pride: "I Didn't Want To Disappoint My Dad”
Spencer West Finding The Courage To Ask For Help
Spencer West
Keynote Speaker Spencer West
Spencer West on Leveraging Talent With Different Abilities

Spencer West Reviews

  • The AAE Team was very professional, proactive, responsive, etc. Also, we appreciated how they helped arrange everything we wanted from Spencer West as our keynote speaker, e.g., phone interview and logistics call well ahead of our conference and VIP photo line. Spencer West was warm, personable, and relatable, and our audience found him very inspiring. He even made some of them cry (though granted, ours is an audience more sensitive than others).
    Association of Fundraising Professionals - Apr 15 2019

Spencer West Speaking Topics

  • No Can’t, No Won’t, Only How: Overcoming Obstacles to Make a Difference

    Keynote speaker Spencer West lost his legs from the pelvis down when he was just five years old and faced overwhelming physical and emotional challenges. Rather than give up or turning inward, Spencer learned that by connecting with others and working to make the world a better place he could transform his life.

    Alternating between walking on his hands and using his wheelchair, Spencer has accomplished a list of feats, including building schools in poverty-stricken villages in Kenya and India, and walking 186 miles from Edmonton to Calgary in Alberta, Canada. One of Spencer’s biggest achievements was climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for a global clean water initiative while raising awareness of the devastating drought in Africa.

  • Redefine Possible: Lessons for Tackling Mountains in Your Personal and Professional Worlds

    Spencer West invites audiences to experience the transformation that can occur when we “redefine possible”. With his trademark humor and humility, Spencer spins a spellbinding story of the challenges he faced after losing his legs from the pelvis down at age five, and the journey of discovery that ultimately enabled him to summit Mount Kilimanjaro using his hands and wheelchair.

    Spencer applies the insights gleaned from a lifetime of overcoming obstacles to help leaders and employees identify their own roadblocks and push past them. His inspiring message and tangible life lessons motivate audiences to believe they can tackle any goal, whether personal or professional.

    Spencer is the author of the best-selling book Standing Tall: My Journey, and star of the documentary Redefine Possible: The Story of Spencer West, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012.

  • Leveraging Talent with Disabilities Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA) – can be customized for LGBTQ+ themes

    Join Spencer West in this interactive, presentation/fireside chat where he will discuss not only why you should leverage talent with disabilities, but also how.

    The life of visionary and activist Spencer West has been marked by both obstacles and triumph. After losing both legs from the pelvis down at the age of five, he entered a world that might have easily defeated him. Instead, he tackled challenge after challenge, learning to navigate in a world set against those with disabilities.

    From climbing the workforce ladder to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Spencer shares his insights on how bringing in talent with disabilities can have a very positive impact on your employees and customers.

    *20-30-minute talk with video/pp followed by a 10-20-minute Q&A moderated by the host + 10-20-minute moderated Q&A with the audience.

Spencer West News

How to book Spencer West?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Spencer West for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Spencer West, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Spencer West or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Spencer West?

Booking fees for Spencer West, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Spencer West, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Spencer West?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Spencer West for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Spencer West for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Spencer West or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Spencer West or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Spencer West is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Overcoming Adversity and Disability. The estimated speaking fee range to book Spencer West for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Spencer West generally travels from Toronto, Canada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rudy Ruettiger, J.R. Martinez and Tom Voss. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Spencer West for an upcoming event.

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