November 2013 Mid Year Conference Keynote Speaker

Steve Welker hasn’t always been blind…..  Lion Steve Welker

Most people have never been blind. So most people can’t fully understand Steve—but Steve Welker can understand them. That’s what makes his message so powerful. 

His story is about a tragedy that has been turned into a triumph of spirit in a world so many of us simply take for granted—but Steve Welker cannot.

When Steve was 35, he thought he had everything going for him. He had a great career, great wife and twins on the way. Steve was leading a charmed life, that was until April 30, 1994.  Then, in a matter of seconds, everything changed! In one seemingly senseless, unfathomable moment of disastrous  coincidence, just days before the birth of their twin boys, both Steve and Kristi were severely injured in a car crash, and Steve  lost his sight forever.

Seeing no other favorable options, Steve learned how to sharpen his resiliency skills and eventually build a new, rewarding life. He has gone on to become a successful businessperson, author, speaker, father and husband. Using his story, found on http://www.radicalresiliency.com as an anchor, Steve shares how the closing of doors in your life are signals to start looking for new doors. He explains, by example, how to look for the door knobs, not the locks.

Life is a rollercoaster: up, down and around. Those twists and turns are something we all face at one time or another. At this year’s Mid-Year Conference on November 2, 2013 in Prescott, Lion Steve Welker will tell us how he was able to overcome the misfortune of becoming blind. He will share the resiliency skills you can use in your own life. As Steve tells it, you do not need to have super hero strength to overcome major challenges. Anyone can do it. All you need are the tools.

Steve is a motivational speaker, member of the Ahwatukee Lion’s Club and Chairman Emeritus of the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix. He is also the author of the inspirational book, ‘The World at My Fingertips’.