Engagements

Norton healthcare – Louisville, Kentucky

  • 1,100 managers, supervisors, doctors and care providers
  • Highest rating since inception over 10 years
  • Only speaker asked to return for encore presentation

Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa – Miami, Florida

  • 60 attendees in two sessions
  • Motivated attendees to find the Discipline to Commit to the Pritikin Program
  • The CEO had me return for additional workshops

Michael J. Fox Foundation – New York, New York

  • 600 attendees in two sessions with Dave Iverson as moderator
  • Introduced humor into the program
  • Presented in St. Louis and then asked to present in Tampa

Neurological Disorders Summit, Los Angeles& San Francisco, California

  • 300 attendees in two sessions
  • Honored to be the only patient speaker
  • Was asked to speak in Chicago and New York City

Perak Parkinson International Symposium, Ipoh, Malaysia

  • 1,000 attendees
  • Provided the United States Approach to Parkinson’s perspective

Extensive positive newspaper coverage

Norton Healthcare Go Confidently Speaker Series, Louisville, Kentucky

  • 1,500 attendees for a morning and evening session
  • Provided the lessons learned from 16 years with Parkinson’s
  • Highest rating ever at the event

World Parkinson’s Program, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • 600 Gala Attendees
  • Motivated prospective supporters of the WPP
  • Rasheda Ali (Muhammad Ali’s daughter) was Keynote Speaker and complimented me on my presentation

QSEN College of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio

  • 550 nurses and hospital administrators
  • Attendees left saying they had a warm feeling of appreciation

Emotional event connected with the audience

US WorldMeds, Orlando, Florida & New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 75 attendees
  • A high voltage event pumping up these salespeople

Workshop Facilitator on Success as a Supervisor
Warehouse Markets, Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • 50 attendees
  • Explained my Twelve Action Steps
  • Brought back for a second round

Missouri Society for Human Resources Management

  • 550 attendees
  • Explained this successful novel approach to anti-harassment
  • Scored a 9 out of 10 on the evaluations

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • 500 attendees

Neuro Challenge Institute, Sarasota & Bradenton, Florida

  • Two presentations sold out with 700 total attendees
  • Only patient speaker

Michelle Haub, Meadowlark Facility, Manhattan, Kansas

  • Sponsored by a local family in memory of their father
  • 200 attendees
  • Return engagement to kick off 10th Parkinson’s Run/Walk
  • Sold out with 100 attendees
  • Individual created event: space and ads donated

Testimonials

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.

MARY SPREMULLI VOICE AEROBICS

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.

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

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.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER REHABILITATION HOSPITAL