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Are you a Champion of Choice?  Or are you living with the status quo - accepting your current circumstances as 'good enough'? Have you ever had an employee that does just enough to keep their job? A department that does just enough to be overlooked by annual reviews? A relationship, ailment, or annoyance that you choose to live with because you can't imagine living without?

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I will provide you with the tools, instructions, and inspiration to examine your circumstances and make your own Leap from Acceptable to Exceptional, tools I have gathered and mastered over a lifetime of experience.

In 1983, my doctors told me I would end up in a wheelchair. In 2006, I almost proved them right.

After 38 years of pushing my deteriorating left leg to keep up with its healthy right-footed twin, on both the beaten paths of outside sales and the hardwood of basketball courts, I woke up on a cold January morning, unable to walk.

In the next eight weeks, I was faced with choices I had never expected to have to make. On April 25th, I opted to amputate my lower left leg in favor of a titanium upgrade. 

By agreeing to let go of something I'd worked my lifetime to hold onto, I chose the unknown - the hope of a more active lifestyle - but no guarantee. My battered left foot had become a symbol of my persistence, and letting it go meant letting go of a piece of my identity.

I discovered there's nothing like That New Foot Smell!  Less pain coupled with greater agility and endurance. Sure footing that promised to keep me moving towards my goals as a husband, father of six, and occasional driveway basketball star.

By late August, I found myself upright and onstage competing for the title of  World Champion
of Public Speaking
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"...a speaker with strong themes and an entertaining style... Any audience could benefit from his experiences, ideas and enthusiasm."
                                               - Barb Bunkers, Human Resources, Principal Financial Group