Greg Smith Keynote Speaker

Leadership Expert on Resiliency and Inner Strength – Greg helps leaders and teams “Go Full-Strength!” for maximum productivity.

(228) 424-3896

Arizona State University

Undergraduate Student Government Series Speaker at "Old Main," the oldest building on campus at my Alma Mater!

University of Tennessee

After I spoke to the Vols, they won the next game in 5 overtimes vs. Alabama, and the next 5 games to finish the season!


Another sponsor of the radio show. Spoke to staff of Microsoft Accessibility Group.

General Motors

GM sponsored my radio show and invited me to keynote at two regional sales meetings.

Social Security Administration

Delivered keynote in Los Angeles at annual conference about strength in diversity


Keynoted at National Disability Awareness Month event.

Resilience is Brillance!

Greg Smith is an expert and thought leader on resilience and inner strength. He teaches leaders and teams how to bounce back from life’s inevitable setbacks, adjust to changes, and “Go Full Strength” for maximum productivity.

Greg was born with muscular dystrophy, weighs just 65 pounds and sits in a power wheelchair, supported by metal rods that were surgically fused to his spine at the age of 13. All his life, he has had to make significant adjustments to compensate for increased limitations due to a body that has progressively become weaker. A professional member of the National Speakers Association since 2003, Greg has delivered hundreds of keynotes and workshops for industry and professional associations, corporations, colleges, government agencies and high schools.

He has far exceeded the life expectancy of medical professionals. At age 51, his lifestyle includes an active role as father to his three grown children. He drives an adapted mini-van and is a frequent flyer, traveling the globe.

Smith is the founder of On A Roll: Talk Radio on Life & Disability, a nationally syndicated radio show that aired on 70 stations from 1992-2006. He is subject and associate producer of the PBS documentary On A Roll: Family, Disability and the American Dream, which reached 2 million Americans in 2005. He is the author of On A Roll: Reflections from America’s Wheelchair Dude with the Winning Attitude.


Greg Smith is a very engaging, dynamic, funny, entertaining and inspiring communicator who has worked at the professional level for 17 years. Since graduating from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, Greg Smith has:

  • Served as Research/Sales Promotion Director at KTAR Radio in Phoenix, AZ
  • Hosted NFL Post-game show “Cardinal Talk” for 3 seasons
  • Become a professional member of the National Speakers Association
  • Started his own nationally syndicated radio program on disability issues
  • Authored two books
  • Been the subject of a PBS award-winning documentary film seen by 1.5 million people
  • Raised three children as a single parent

In his keynote address, Greg transcends the temporary “fired up” feeling that most motivational speakers deliver as a short-term solution. He leaves people inspired to work together as a productive team. People gain a lasting passion to do their important work while coping with and embracing change, and creating significant, competitive and desired outcomes on a daily basis.

Greg’s strategies and tactics for building inner strength are tangible and easy to follow. Based on consultation with you in advance, he will inspire people to do specifically what it is you want them to do.

Greg also offers his Avanoo follow-up systems and training programs to reinforce his message and ensure the highest return on investment after your people experience the first presentation.

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Very entertaining speaker; very powerful and touching. Bring him back. We all need inspiration!

Mr. Smith was wonderful. I would recommend him as a presenter. The presentation was interesting, informative, and enjoyable!

Wonderfully presented with appropriate topic and motivational subject; great humor, overall A+.

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