Surviving & Thriving: Adversity & Illness


Result: 14 Speakers Found

Padraig Harrington

PGA, Ryder Cup Captain and three time Major Champion

Golf Major Champion, Olympian and Ryder Cup Captain Padraig Harrington has a career total of more than 30 victories around the world, and has achieved great distinction in the sport,…

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Erin Andrews

FOX Sports Broadcaster

Erin Andrews has become one of the most recognizable and respected female sports broadcasters in the business. She currently reports for FOX Sports, serves as sideline reporter for their coverage…


Dusty Baker

Legendary Baseball Player and Manager

Dusty Baker’s record-setting career as a Major League Baseball manager is legendary- Dusty was the first National League manager to earn "Manager of the Year" honors three times.

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Tony Gonzalez

NFL Great and Analyst, Fox NFL Kickoff, Former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons All-Pro tight end

Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez is a former Kansas City Chief and Atlanta Falcons All-Pro tight end. He is currently a fixture on FOX NFL Kickoff, the FOX…


Yitta Halberstam

Co-Author of the Bestselling Series Small Miracles, With Two Million Copies in Print

Yitta Halberstam, co-author of the bestselling Small Miracles series with two million copies in print, is the daughter of a Chassidic Rabbi and scion of a famous Chassidic dynasty that…

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Cheryl Hines

Emmy Award-Winning Actor, Producer and Director, Activist and Philanthropist

Actress, producer, and director Cheryl Hines is a two-time Emmy nominee for her role as Cheryl David on HBO's Golden Globe Award-winning series Curb Your Enthusiasm. Heralded for her humorous…


Daniel Kish

Founder World Access for the Blind, "Real-Life Batman", "Activational" Presenter

Totally blind, Daniel taught himself a new way to see. Through World Access For The Blind he teaches individuals, educators and corporations a new way to see. Voted one of the top…

Michael Nutter

Michael Nutter

98th Mayor of Philadelphia

Michael Nutter served as the 98th Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, his hometown. He served 22.5 years as an elected official in Philadelphia, serving 14.5 years as a City…


Maria Sharapova

International Tennis Icon

Maria Sharapova is a world-class tennis champion and entrepreneur. Her passion for craftsmanship and detail is reflected in everything she does — both on and off the tennis court.

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Ben Sherwood Sherwood

Award-Winning Journalist and Best-Selling Novelist

A master storyteller and one of the top media executives in the world, Ben Sherwood served as Co-Chairman of Disney Media Networks and President of Disney|ABC Television Group from 2014…

Bryan Terrell Clark

Bryan Terrell Clark

Famed Actor, Singer, and Songwriter, Starred as George Washington in the hit Broadway play Hamilton, Philanthropist

Known for his starring role as George Washington in Hamilton: An American Musical on Broadway, Bryan Terrell Clark shares life-changing lessons from his career on Broadway and work in arts education and philanthropy to…


Ronan Tynan

Renowned Inspirational Speaker, Famed Irish Tenor and Recording Artist

Ronan Tynan is truly a modern day “Renaissance Man.” Faced with numerous challenges throughout his well documented life, he has persevered with enormous passion and determination.  He attributes his success…

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Serena Williams

Iconic Tennis Champion, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Founder, Serena Williams Fund, 23-Time Grand Slam Winner

Serena Williams exemplifies courage, beauty, power and style, and has overcome insurmountable odds to win 23 career Grand Slams, the second-most singles titles of record. Her remarkable tennis achievements, combined with…


Sahar Zand

Award-Winning British-Iranian Multimedia Investigative Journalist and Producer

A multimedia reporter and filmmaker with extensive experience in long-form current affairs and documentaries, Sahar has fronted and produced a range of award-winning stories from across the world, for the…