In the 2017 Collegiate Rugby National Championship, I broke my neck and my life changed in an instant. Immediately, I was told I would never walk or move my hands again. I didn’t accept that reality and willed myself to walk again, against all odds.
Whether our challenges are visible or not, the approach to overcoming adversity is universal. The skills I use to overcome quadriplegia can be used by all to optimally perform. My story and the tools I share to go from paralyzed to powerful inspire others to access their full potential and conquer their challenges no matter how daunting they may seem. Book me to motivate your group to rise above any obstacle.
Inspiring, moving, and brilliant. Those are just three of the words used to describe Rob Paylor’s moving keynote delivered as a fireside chat at our company virtual company kickoff. So moving were his words around “mindset”, “the mental diet”, “gratitude”, and “resiliency” that it moved me the CEO of the company to tears during the interview. His story as a top collegiate championship athlete paralyzed during a game, along with the years of hard daily work to defy the doctor’s predictions is one that will move any employee, especially sales team members. As a professional keynote speaker myself, I can say, he is one of the best speakers I have had the pleasure of seeing on stage. If you want to feel inspired to push yourself and employees to their fullest, contact Rob Paylor.
I’ve been organizing dental meetings for nearly 30 years. To say that Robert exceeded my expectations would be understating what actually happened. Some of the keynote speakers I have had in the past included Robert Vaughn (Man from Uncle), Coach Don Shula, Cal Ripkin Jr., and Leonard Nimoy (Spok). They were all amazing. However, without hesitation, I can say that my audience loved Robert more than any other keynote I’ve ever put on stage. I would urge you to consider Robert for your next event, whether medical, dental, corporate or other… every living breathing human being should hear Robert’s inspirational message!
Rob enthralled, challenged, motivated, and inspired a room full of hardened tech professionals who have sat through too many keynote speakers to count. His message "Paralyzed to Powerful" is one everyone should hear and from which they will all benefit. Rob's stature, presence, and command of the room belie his young years. Do yourself a favor - book Rob for your next event, whether big or small. When he implores you to face "What paralyzes you..." you'll see the power of his message.
Robert has told his story many times, but not once during my event did he seem rehearsed or insincere. From the pre-planning stages to the event itself, Robert's communication, generosity, energy, and kindness far exceeded all of my expectations. If you need a speaker who is amazing to work with and who cares about your audience as much as you do, I highly recommend booking Robert.
Robert is the embodiment of courage, resiliency, persistence and continued perseverance against the odds. His life story and learnings are impactful but delivered with grace, humility, humor and in a manner that any human can relate to. His insights on controlling mindsets and the message of, “compared to what”, are takeaways that made lasting impressions on our team and that we will continue to use and reference for months and years to come.
Robert’s optimism in the face of tremendous adversity serves as a beacon of hope and encouragement to everyone. Our team members were enthralled with Robert and many reflected on how they can use optimism as the fuel for overcoming their own adversity and challenges. Everyone should spend some time with this remarkable man. His strength, wisdom, and tenacity shine through and we all feel richer having had the time to meet him.
Robert is simply wonderful to work with and listen to. He’s the type of guy who makes you feel like you’ve known him your whole life – chatting with a friend, type feel. He does such a great job of inspiring others and making sure he can relate to anything anyone has going on at any given moment. He truly reminds you of how much there is to be thankful for each and every day. He left our team in awe, and everyone walked away with a more positive outlook on life and their current day-to-day struggles.
The room was silent as Robert shared his story, and the ways in which he overcomes adversity every day - he is a riveting speaker. He has an unbreakable spirit and mental toughness that is truly inspiring.
Robert Paylor spoke to my Learfield IMG College team which consisted of 155 industry leaders. He delivered a vital message that focused on the power of a positive mindset, gratitude and perspective. Robert provided personal learnings from his injury and relentless efforts to walk again. This was one of the most effective and important learning experiences that my team has received to date. There has been an enormous amount of feedback from my colleagues on their sincere appreciation for Robert’s message. Simply stated, Robert Paylor is incredible!
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Paralyzed To Powerful
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