Spencer West is a successful global keynote speaker, content creator and activist. After losing both legs from the pelvis down at the age of five due to a genetic disease, Spencer tackled challenge after challenge, learning to navigate a world set against those with disabilities. Whether headlining, in-person or live-streaming virtually, at corporate conferences, inspiring audiences at employee/client appreciation events, or mesmerizing audiences in 20,000-seat stadiums, Spencer’s charisma and dynamism captivates all. He is known for summiting Mount Kilimanjaro using his hands and wheelchair, opening for Demi Lovato’s 2014 World Tour, starring in the documentary Redefine Possible: The Story of Spencer West, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, and author of the best-selling book Standing Tall: My Journey. Spencer’s experiences offer take-home tips and life lessons on how to find opportunity in every challenge.
Redefine Possible: Lesson for Tackling Mountains for Life
In this keynote, speaker Spencer West invites the audience to experience the amazing transformation which can happen when we ‘redefine possible’. With his humility and humor, Spencer shares his incredible story of the obstacles he faced after losing his legs at the age of five and the journey of the discovery which encouraged him to climb Mount Kilimanjaro using his hands and a wheelchair.
· Learn how to identify and push past your own roadblocks
· Tackle any goal, whether personal or professional
Leveraging Talent with Disabilities
Join Spencer West in this interactive, fireside chat where he will discuss not only why you should leverage talent with disabilities, but also how.
The life of visionary and activist Spencer West has been marked by both obstacles and triumph. After losing both legs from the pelvis down at the age of five, he entered a world that might have easily defeated him. Instead, he tackled challenge after challenge, learning to navigate in a world set against those with disabilities.
From climbing the workforce ladder to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Spencer shares his insights on how bringing in talent with disabilities can have a very positive impact on your employees and customers.
No Can’t, No Won’t, Only How : Overcoming Obstacles to Make a Difference
Keynote speaker Spencer West lost his legs from the pelvis down when he was just five years old and faced overwhelming physical and emotional challenges. Rather than give up or turning inward, Spencer learned that by connecting with others and working to make the world a better place he could transform his life.
Alternating between walking on his hands and using his wheelchair, Spencer has accomplished a list of feats, including building schools in poverty-stricken villages in Kenya and India, and walking 186 miles from Edmonton to Calgary in Alberta, Canada. One of Spencer’s biggest achievements was climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for a global clean water initiative while raising awareness of the devastating drought in Africa.
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