2016 Speaking Schedule

February 10, 2016


January 21, 2016 – Naples, Florida
Bayshore Memory Care & Ageless Grace
“Life with Parkinson’s”

February 6, 2016 – Tampa, Florida
Michael J. Fox Partners in Parkinson’s
“You, Your Loved One and Parkinson’s disease”

February 12, 2016 – Ft. Myers, Florida
Hope Healthcare Services Annual Parkinson’s Symposium
“Embracing Challenges and Living an Amazing Life Goes Well Beyond 14 Year Journey with Parkinson’s”

February 29 – March 2, 2016 – Washington, D.C.
Parkinson’s Action Network

March 19, 2016 – Falls Church, Virginia
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area Annual Symposium
“YOU have the power to influence the quality of your life”

April 5 – 6, 2016 – Manhattan, Kansas
Parkinson’s Program of Manhattan
“Moving Forward – Positively Un-shake-able”

April 12 – Naples, Florida
Bayshore Memory Care & Ageless Grace
“Life with Parkinson’s”

April 16, 2016 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Parkinson Society Saskatchewan
“YOU have the Power to Influence Your Experience with PD”

April 18, 2016 – Sun City, Florida
Ageless Grace
“Life with Parkinson’s”

September 17, 2016 – Summit, New Jersey
Overlook Hospital Hope Symposium
“Moving Forward – Positively Un-shake-able”


We all felt inspired and enjoyed listening to your presentation. Even though we are not living with Parkinson’s, we felt boost of motivation to continue helping those who are living with this disease. I am motivated to make more personal phone calls to people living with PD and asking how they are doing. Sometimes that “extra” bit of kindness truly makes a difference to someone. I am also motivated to research program ideas and partner with other organizations that may have similar values.

I learned that life is unexpected and that you cannot control it. What matters is your attitude!

-Great way to end the day, brave man, thank you very much!

-Good, excellent, great, outstanding speaker, very moving!

-Inspirational who just “gets it”

-Positive thinker and very funny!

-Honest speaker but also humorous!

Parkinson’s Society of Southwest Ontario, Canada, Symposium Keynote Presentation

“whatever hand life deals you, whatever life changing adversity you have to endure, you still have some control over it.” “You don’t have to just to live well,” he advises,” but live an Amazing Life.” The formula he proposes: Faith in yourself, discipline, determination, desire, intensity, and inner strength.


Yes, you touched every person at our conference, who will in turn change and impact so many others. The feedback from our participants was overwhelmingly positive. You are the only speaker to ever receive a standing ovation. Thank you for taking time to share, motivate and inspire. We are blessed to know you.


I will be honest. During the first 10 minutes of your presentation, I started reading work related material on my laptop. For surely, I had watched your You-Tube and seen your videos and knew what to expect. Surely, as a therapist I had studied this disease, the pathological components, the psychological components, the treatment alternatives……..Surely, I understand it.

Not so much. You caught my attention and I was enthralled. You were able to couple the impairments you experience with the emotions felt. You walked us through your life with the disease through “your eyes”. A perspective that a therapist/nurse rarely has the chance to hear. We get so busy telling patients how to deal with x, y and z, but our eyes are blurred by the science of it all most of the time.

You did it through truth, Through your humor, humility and determination to tell your story. One that most deservedly needs to be shared.

I will advocate to have you share your story. I appreciate your determination, diligence and dedication.