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Overcoming Adversity Speakers

Resilience & Triumphs: Stories on Conquering Challenges from Experts on Overcoming Adversity

List of Overcoming Adversity Speakers

The motivational speakers in this category know what it takes to overcome adversity and thrive during hard times. From life-altering injuries or sickness, dealing with trauma and systemic oppression, to simply navigating the everyday ups and downs of life, everyone has found themselves in times of stress, grief, or needing the right push to reach a difficult goal. These inspiring survivors, bestselling authors, business leaders, celebrities, and activists have overcome challenges in their personal lives and careers, and now empower others to do the same.

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Lauren Rich
(1 rating)

Former Department of Veterans Affairs Psychotherapist; Military PTSD Expert & Mental Health Advocate

Jake Olson

First Blind Football Player in College Football History; Entrepreneur & Motivational Speaker

Eileen Grubba
(2 ratings)

Award-Winning Actress, Writer, Producer & Disability Inclusion Advocate; Spinal Cord Injury & Cancer Survivor

Joe Delagrave

USA Wheelchair Rugby Head Coach, 2x Paralympic Medalist & Keynote Speaker

Deanna Singh
(4 ratings)

Social Entrepreneur, Change Agent & Author of "Purposeful Hustle"; Advocate of Inclusion and Belonging in the Workplace

Ash Alexander-Cooper OBE

Former Elite Military Unit Commander, Leadership & Resilience Expert

Amy Hess
(1 rating)

Chief of Public Services of Louisville Metro Government & Former Executive Assistant Director of the FBI

Brent Gleeson
(5 ratings)

CEO of TakingPoint Leadership, Navy SEAL Combat Veteran & Best-Selling Author

Dr. Kristen Lee
(6 ratings)

Award-Winning Behavioral Science Expert, Clinician & Comedian; Author of "Worth the Risk;" 2022 Next Big Idea Club Nominee & Nautilus Book Award Winner

Naomi Osaka

Professional Tennis Player & 2021 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year

Nicole Jackson

Real Estate Developer; Mayor; US Army Veteran

Chris Ruden
(1 rating)

Top Change Management & National Sales Meeting Speaker on Resilience; World Record-Holding Amputee Powerlifter; Season 1 NBC’s "Titan Games" & Bestselling Author; Globally Recognized Expert on Overcoming Adversity

Tom Voss
(4 ratings)

U.S. Army Combat Veteran, Mental Health & Holistic Healing Advocate; Featured in the Award-Winning Documentary "Almost Sunrise"

Rain Dove

Gender Non-Conforming Model & Activist

Anindya Kundu

Sociologist & Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Florida International University

Eric LeMarque
(1 rating)

International Best-Selling Author, Olympic World-Champion & Inspiration for the Movie "6 Below"

Sylvia Acevedo
(15 ratings)

Engineer, Rocket Scientist & Technology Leader; Inspirational Speaker; Corporate Director at Qualcomm; Former CEO of Girl Scouts USA