Mindy Henderson is a disabled motivational speaker and writer. Her mission is to move and inspire people to live more productive and positive lives, to realize their potential, to roll with the punches and to stop making excuses.
Price Range: $1,500 - $4,000
Gig Length: 20 - 60 minutes
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What to Expect
WHO? Mindy Henderson is a disabled motivational speaker and writer. Her mission is to move and inspire people to live more productive and positive lives, to realize their potential, to roll with the punches and to stop making excuses.
WHAT? Show your audience a better way of thinking in hard times. By hearing Mindy discuss her personal challenges, they will receive important reminders about how fortunate they are, find new perspective on their own struggles, be moved out of victim mentalities, be inspired to handle challenges more constructively, and will learn the tools for how to be more effective in times of adversity.
WHY? Adversity is everywhere - our homes, our relationships, our offices, our bank accounts, our medical offices…and it will affect us all. When challenges arise, it’s important to look at them through a positive lens, with the proper tools to help us solve problems.
HOW? With emotional stories of lessons learned the hard way, humor and undeniable command of a room, Mindy will move and inspire your audience to reach for more.
Tailor-made keynotes and professional development presentations to fit your event/meeting’s message, audience and occasion
Over 30 years of public speaking experience
Brings to her audiences messages of hope, gratitude, determination & grit, acceptance & perseverance
Flexible presentation duration - can accommodate 20-60 minutes
Mindy Henderson began life as a happy and healthy baby. Then, at the age of 15 months she was diagnosed with a neuromuscular illness called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Her parents were told she would never walk and that she would not live to be three. Mindy beat the odds, and despite the sentence of life in a wheelchair, she now has on her list of credits:
1. A Bachelor’s and Master’s degree
2. A one-on-one battle fought and won with the government of the People’s Republic of China & a trip to one of the least wheelchair accessible countries on the planet to adopt her daughter
4. A successful career in software, leading teams of highly skilled professionals
5. Multiple singing appearances on national television
6. A CD recorded with George Strait’s guitar and bass players
7. A long list of public speaking credits, addressing thousands of volunteers of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), MDA staff and corporate executives for companies such as 7-11, Acosta, 7-Up and ERA
8. A passion for making the impossible, possible.
Mindy gave her first speech at the age of four as the Texas State Poster Child for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Through her work with MDA, she found her voice and learned that she had contributions to make. With great passion, Mindy writes and speaks to audiences in hopes of inspiring, teaching and entertaining. Her greatest wish is to bring hope to others and to show others through her story, how rich their own lives truly are.
Additional Booking Notes
Requires wheelchair accessible stage or area to speak from, a wireless lapel microphone and (for speeches over 30 minutes) use of screen/projector for presenting with slides.
Influences & Inspiration
Wheelchair access to stage - i.e., ramps, etc., wireless lapel microphone and (for presentations over 30 minutes) the use of screens/projection for displaying slides