Past Speakers

Chad Hymas

Eagles Don't Fly in Flocks, but Seagulls Never Get Lonely

The Wall Street Journal has declared Chad Hymas “one of the 10 most inspirational people in the world!” In 2001, at the age of 27, Chad’s life changed in an instant when a 2,000-pound bale of hay shattered his neck leaving him a quadriplegic. But Chad’s dreams were not paralyzed that day – he became an example of what is possible.

Chad’s speaking career in the areas of leadership, team building, customer service and mastering change has brought him multiple honors. He is one of the youngest ever to receive the Council of Peers Award for Excellence and to be inducted into the prestigious National Speaker Hall of Fame. Chad travels as many as 300,000 miles a year captivating and entertaining audiences around the world, creating an experience that touches hearts for a lifetime. You can discover more about Chad at