A Mindset Of ‘YES’

Imagine if everyone in your organization was inspired to see themselves, and each other, as leaders. What if they no longer saw obstacles, but only possibilities? What if now they operated consistently as teams from a mindset of ‘yes’, we can do this.

What could you accomplish? How far could you go?

Alvin is a catalyst for businesses and organizations to change their cultures and to shift their negative patterns through his demonstration of personal accountability and leadership, and his refusal to make excuses for himself. From there, they go onto becoming more successful and building cohesive teams.

Audiences leave events after hearing Alvin’s keynote speech realizing that instead of focusing on the diversity in their organizations and around them, they can embrace the fact that we are all the same. We are all people facing life and problems, and we have the opportunity to take accountability for ourselves and to demonstrate leadership in our lives. We can choose not to be defined by labels.

Alvin takes people from noticing him for the wrong reasons, to admiring him for the right reasons. There’s more to Alvin than what’s missing. There’s more to all of us than what’s missing. He encourages people to ignore labels, to see each other’s similarities, not our differences — we are all the same. When people ask him if he has a list of things he can’t do, he asks them, “Do you?”

Although Alvin’s circumstances are unique, his story is universal. It’s easy for him to craft an experience that is relevant to your organization’s audience…so they walk away having heard the message you need them to hear.

What do organizations get when they hire Alvin?

A keynote speech and story of how we all have the opportunity look at life straight on, whether facing adversity or dealing with the never-ending issues of everyday living, and to make a choice about how we’re going to respond to it. Alvin’s presentations demonstrate to his audiences how to stop looking at what’s missing from their lives, and to stop making excuses. He challenges his audiences to change the label, and in fact, to discard the label — we are all the same.

Timeless, Alvin’s keynote presentations transcend all industries and walks of life and are most effective when scheduled as either the opening or closing keynote. He will tailor his talk to your audience and situation, and if needed, can give his presentation a title that aligns with your specific event.

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Alvin’s Programs

Although these are Alvin’s most requested presentations, please note that they are most effective when a) they are scheduled as either the opening or closing keynote, and b) when tailored to your audience and situation – these are never ‘canned’ keynotes! We’ll have a conversation about what you need thematically for your event, and Alvin will seamlessly weave it into his presentation (and yes, we’ll even change the title!)

Change The Label

Focus: team-building, employee engagement, employee appreciation/motivation
Format: opening or closing keynote; half-day workshop; breakout session

“We all have obstacles in life. It is ultimately the choices we make that determine whether they block our path to success, or strengthen us on our journey. We don’t need to be defined by past labels, we can change or discard them.”

After seeing Alvin deliver his keynote speeches, audiences come away realizing “All of us have something that handicaps us. We all have problems and issues we deal with everyday. It’s how we respond to these issues that counts. We need to focus on what we do have, not what we don’t have.”

In over 30 years of professional speaking, Alvin has never told his story exactly the same way twice. Although Alvin’s circumstances are unique, his story is universal. It’s easy for him to craft an experience that is relevant to your organization’s audience…so they walk away having heard the message you need them to hear.

Alvin will tailor his talk to your audience and situation, and can give his presentation a title that aligns with your specific event. We’re happy to work with you. Contact us, and tell us your story.

Yes, I Can: 5 Steps to Successfully Overcome Anything

Focus: team-building, employee engagement, employee appreciation/motivation
Format: opening or closing keynote; half-day workshop; breakout session

No matter who we are or what our job title is, one thing is true: we are all the leaders of our own lives. We are all creative problem solvers, and we all have unique value we bring to our personal and professional relationships. Thing is, we don’t always remember this about ourselves…or about our friends, family, co-workers, employees and team members. Caught up in the day-to-day grind, it’s pretty easy to forget.

Personal leadership? Responsibility? Resiliency? They are attitudes. And these attitudes can be learned by anyone. They can become habits we practice at work and at home, in our personal and professional relationships. And they can become tools we draw on to successfully face, and overcome, any challenge.

Combining lessons from his remarkable life of being born without arms with his unique insight into personal and workplace challenges, Alvin has developed a series of proven strategies for enhancing and sustaining attitudes of leadership, responsibility and resiliency both on the job and in your personal life. You’ll learn how to apply these time-tested techniques to spark your creativity, recognize your value and the value of those around you, and step into your natural role as leader in your own life.

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About Alvin

A professional speaker for over 30 years, Alvin delivers a no-nonsense, from the heart, keynote speech that doesn’t just inspire audiences when he’s in front of them, but reaches each of them on a deep, individual basis. The impression he leaves is lasting. Guests say later, they think of Alvin when faced with difficulties, and say to themselves, “What’s my excuse?” His story challenges people to change and discard the labels they have been defined by, to stop feeling like victims and to start making positive choices. Over 7,500 corporations, organizations and groups on five continents have used Alvin to ignite, engage and transform their people.

Read Alvin’s story Read Alvin’s Attitude Manifesto