Do you want an inspirational, mesmerizing keynote speaker who
understands the theme of your conference and will bring focus
and power to your corporate or health care convention or church
Kate Adamson delivers!
This is not just a “feel good” motivational speaker.
Kate’s experience is unique. She inspires audiences from
coast to coast to overcome personal and organizational paralysis
with simple techniques which combine professional focus and spiritual
Against one-in-a-million odds, she overcame total paralysis from
a devastating double brainstem stroke. Today she brings audiences
to their feet in enthusiastic appreciation and moves them to action
with focus, determination and courage.
What challenges do you face? What goals is your organization
is trying to reach? What is stopping you? What are you doing about
Kate inspires corporate, medical, educational and religious leaders
to overcome the paralysis that keeps their organizations from
advancing to the next level of accomplishment. She proves that
we can achieve the impossible by simplifying issues and focusing
on what we have, not what we don’t; what we want, not what
we don’t; and what we can do, not what we can’t.
CORPORATE CONVENTIONS AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS-One Hand
Clapping: Appreciation before Accommodation. Accommodate
disabilities by appreciating the unique strengths from overcoming
What will your leadership team accomplish when they focus on
employees’ abilities, not their disabilities – on
what they can do, not what they can’t? What if they saw
assets where others saw liabilities?
There are legal requirements involving accommodation, but are
there also practical advantages to accommodating the disabled?
What challenges do you face? What goal is your organization
trying to reach? What stops you? Is that a form of paralysis?
What are you doing about it? What caliber of employee will help
your organization overcome the paralysis that keeps you from
moving to your next level? Could disabled workers help provide
some unexpected answers? What qualifies Kate Adamson to speak
to this issue?
In 1995, against one-in-a-million odds, Kate overcame Locked-in
Syndrome from a devastating double brainstem stroke. She was
completely and total paralyzed, on life support, unable to move,
speak, or even blink her eyes. Today she inspires audiences
from coast to coast to overcome personal and organizational
paralysis with professional focus and personal discipline.
Her simple but profound presentation, “One Hand Clapping”,
demonstrates that corporations as well as individuals can achieve
the improbable by focusing on what we have, not what we don’t;
what we want, not what we don’t; and what we can do, not
what we can’t.
She encourages employers to respect and appreciate the disabled,
not by assuming that every disabled person is a good worker
but by recognizing that good employees who overcome disabilities
often develop extraordinary approaches to ordinary problems.
MEDICAL AND MEDICAL ASSOCIATION CONVENTIONS-One Hand
Clapping: Paralyzed but not Powerless. Medical miracles
are possible through effective relationships between patients,
medical professionals, and caregivers.
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS-One Hand Clapping:
Paralyzed but not Powerless – with the help of
the All-Powerful. Accomplish the impossible by doing the improbable.
SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS
One Hand Clapping: Disability Awareness and Appreciation.
Helping kids understand and appreciate disabilities.
NON-PROFIT- Pink Pumps and Green Gatorade: From Paralysis
It's an amazing, amazing story! -- Bill O'Reilly
You met all the objectives for our conference- education,
empowerment and enrichment. Your words were an inspiration to
me and the entire audience. You exude such a positive attitude
despite your challenges in life. This demonstration of perseverance
inspired me to put my life in perspective.
Patricia Flaagan, Co-Chair, National Association of Insurance
Your visit to Erie, PA affected so many lives within the medical
community as well as the general public. I received such positive
feedback to your presentations. You were professional, genuine
and appealing to all. The presentation you shared with the 500
women at Hamot’s Healthy Women Seminar was spectacular!
Your informal meeting with the stroke group was fabulous! The
same message of spiritual intervention met our medical community
as well. There are times in medical treatment where a reliance
on an individual’s faith is inadvertently sidelined. Comments
I received from the medical conference evaluation forms included
some of the following. “The speaker has phenomenal strength
and courage” “what a moving and motivational speaker!”
“Very good for health care professionals to hear such a
realistic and patient view.” “Excellent – tough
act to follow!” Medical professionals really do benefit
from reality, not just research.”
Ann Sokoloff, RN BSN, Stroke Educator, Hamot Medical Center, PA
You were our number one speaker at our conference. Our rating
scale goes from 1 to 5 – 5 being the highest. Evaluations:
"Kate is awesome", "a phenomenal woman" “strength
and passion" "walks the walk" On a scale of 1-5
Kate is 6+” I admire your energy, enthusiasm, persistence
and excitement… Your message is a strong one and you have
touched many lives while saving lives.”
Barbara Armstrong, RN, CDMS, CLCP, CCM, NC Association of Rehabilitation
The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce honored Kate Adamson
as our Heart and Soul recipient. She spoke to our audience of
over 600 people at the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce Women
in Business Conference. She was not a wonderful speaker, touching
the heart of every person in the room. Kate is an amazing person
and an amazing presenter for any type of event. If you want someone
to motivate your attendees to know you can overcome anything that
is thrown your way, Ms. Adamson is the one to do it. If you want
them to laugh, Kate is the one. If you want them to cry, Kate
is the one. If you want them to think, Kate is the one. Kate Adamson
makes you grateful for what you have and I proud to know her.
Helen Duncan, Executive Director, Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce,