About Chad Hymas - World-Class Wheelchair Athlete & Speaker on Overcoming Adversity:
Chad Hymas inspires, motivates, and moves audiences - creating an experience that touches hearts for a lifetime. The Wall Street Journal calls Chad Hymas “one of the 10 most inspirational people in the world!”
In 2001, at the age of 27 - Chad’s life changed in an instant when a 2,000-pound bale of hay shattered his neck leaving him a quadriplegic. But Chad’s dreams were not paralyzed that day - he became an example of what is possible.
Chad is a best-selling author, President of his own communications company, Chad Hymas Communications, Inc. - and a recognized world-class wheelchair athlete. In 2003, Chad set a world record by wheeling his chair from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas (513 miles).
Chad’s speaking career in the areas of leadership, team building, customer service, and mastering change - has brought him multiple honours. As a member of the National Speakers Association, Chad travels as many as 300,000 miles a year - captivating and entertaining audiences around the world. He has graced the stage of hundreds of professional and civic organizations including Wells Fargo, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AT&T, Rainbird, IHC, American Express, Prudential Life, Vast FX, and Merrill Lynch.
What Chad Hymas Talks About:
Success and The Bird Next Door
How is it possible that someone else always finds success? What’s the secret to success that nobody told you? Don’t just sit on the sidelines as others live your dream… claim it for yourself!
With a humorous approach, Chad demonstrates:
- How to stick your neck out and fly in the face of fear of rejection and overwhelming discouragement
- The value of personal accountability and bold-faced tenacity
- How to turn jealousy, envy and blame into powerful tools of change
- The secret to turning even failure into immediate success
- How to go out on an emotional limb and defy gravity
- How to take risks that seem completely impossible – and become a winner
Chad emphasizes the power in seizing current circumstances and opportunities, while holding tight to your vision until you soar!
Who Needs Legs when You Have Wings?
A motivating presentation must be accompanied with solutions that change and inspire lives. Today more than ever, people are looking not simply for entertainment – but for direction and solid answers. Chad Hymas has spent the last ten years developing solutions that transformed his life. His stories are moving, his courage unprecedented – and his insights… profound. His accomplishments provide a powerful litmus test to the validity of these dynamic principles.
In this presentation Chad will teach your group to:
- Conquer the emotional paralysis that robs vision and momentum
- Turn obstacles into incredible opportunities
- Harness the power of change and rise above to progress
- Tap into unseen personal power and inner strength to accomplish seemingly impossible dreams
Get the Worm Faster: Succeed with a Bird’s Eye Perspective!
Life requires us to be problem-solvers. Success requires us to be dreamers. Chad Hymas is both a dreamer and a problem-solver. In his personal life he has had to find new solutions to create mobility, strength and business success. Wouldn’t you like your team to acquire those same skills?
With humorous stories and innovative concepts, Chad will teach your group to:
- Look outside the box for new and better ideas that propel you to higher returns and bigger profits
- Create new mental images of success, innovation and progress
- Anticipate changing needs and new opportunities in the marketplace
- Get a bird’s eye perspective of current circumstances and make long-lasting, effective changes
Eagles don’t Fly in Flocks, But Seagulls Never get Lonely
How do you find the golden egg without ruffling people’s feathers? Every person on your team has a unique personality. Each task therefore, creates a dilemma! In this presentation, especially for leadership – Chad teaches the four “flight” personality types that exist in every office, every corporation and even every family. Your team will laugh at themselves while they’re learning new ways of relating to one another – and capitalizing on individual contribution. Understand your team players so the entire team performs best.
Chad will provide examples of how:
- The ostrich personality is best at focus
- The chicken personality brings stability
- The seagull empowers the team
- The eagle inspires leadership
Wow what a powerful presentation! Chad - thank you for being a real life hero!