Resilience is Brillance!
On October 6, 2015, I suffered a stroke, followed by two cardiac arrests which flatlined me for 4 minutes! After miraculous CPR success, I had a tracheotomy and was put on a ventilator. Intensive care physicians offered no hope at all that I would survive. My parents were told I wouldn’t live 15 minutes after life supports were removed. They said the best case scenario was that I would survive, but live in a skilled nursing facility with 24 hour care.
One physician said I would certainly never speak again. But God spoke clearly and said, “Not now. I haven’t even started using you yet.”
I spent 9 weeks hospitalized at The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and Specialty Select Rehabilitation Center. I’m currently recovering in my parents’ Mississippi Gulf Coast home. I’m making a mad recovery, inspired by God-given instructions for how to spread the message that great strength comes from faith in God.
Please follow my progress. I hope that my story inspires you to examine your own inner strength or the inner strength of someone you care about. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter (@strengthcoach). I’m a changed man who feels like God is “dropboxing” detailed instructions on what I’m to do with the miracle of life. STAY TUNED!
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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