Wayne Heidle’s motivational and inspirational message inspires audiences throughout the United States. He maintains over eighty speaking engagements yearly as a keynote, motivational and inspirational speaker. As an award winning humanitarian and motivational speaker, Wayne’s signature speeches will engage, entertain and motivate any audience to achieve no matter what obstacles are encountered in life.
"Keep your focus on your passion
Use that passion and that focus to change your life and the lives of others around you
To better the lives of other is the true meaning of success
To better your own life at the same time is the reward for that success"
Wayne’s interactive format using humor and sincerity carries the audience’s participation to a new level as they find their own personal ways to motivate themselves and to inspire others. While Wayne’s journey is motivational and inspirational going from a corporate executive through great loss to becoming a university director, assistant professor and a thought leader in technology, his message is one that inspires others to “lead to succeed” in life. Wayne’s message is a very powerful dialogue about the importance of leading one’s way to success.
Due to severe vision loss, Wayne retired as a construction executive in 2004. Early retirement left Wayne without future goals and a plan for the future. As an answer to that need he made community volunteering his passion. He served as a volunteer for several organizations in Orange County, including Braille Institute of America as a support group facilitator where he founded a men’s support group. Also for Braille Institute he served as a computer teacher, support group facilitator, rights and resources teacher and a communication class teacher instructing people with visual impairments how to effectively communicate in public settings. For Blind Children’s Learning Center he brought much needed specialized technology to classrooms for children with visual impairments and other disabilities. He also volunteered for the Foundation Fighting Blindness where he is a past President and Vice President of the Orange County Chapter. Wayne is the past Vice President for the Foundation for the Preservation of Sight for Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU) and founded the Low Vision Council serving as Director for many years. During his years as a volunteer he served as a Technology Specialist for the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) seeing patients in the Walls Low Vision Center. During his volunteer years Wayne mentored over 30 young people with amazing abilities that were considered disabled. The mentoring of others reinforced the meaning of life for Wayne and was the prelude for a new life as a future nationally known public speaker, university director, assistant professor and thought leader in technology.
In 2010 he accepted a position as an Assistant Professor for SCCO where he continues to lecture on Individual and Family Depression, Technology for the Visually Impaired and Resources for the Visually Impaired. He is also a guest lecturer for the MBKU College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Studies Program. Leaving full retirement in 2015, Wayne accepted a position as the Director of Community Relations, Assistant Professor – Technologist for MBKU. Wayne’s main focus is public speaking and public interaction for the universities programs, colleges and clinics.
Wayne is also a motivational and technology speaker speaking over eighty times a year to organizations, corporations, colleges and universities throughout the United States. He has won several awards including the October 2015 Orange County Register Everyday Hero Award and the MBKU Humanitarian “V” Award as well as various volunteering and writing awards. He continues to serve the local community, most notably, for the Orange County Transit Authority Special Needs Advisory Committee (SNAC) and on the Membership Committee for the Orange County World Affairs Council.
To learn more about how Wayne makes a positive impact on lives as a speaker and corporate motivator, please call Wayne today at 562-713-4188 or email at email@example.com or Lanza Management and Marketing 832-229-1914 Lanzamanage@gmail.com.
- Orange County Register “Everyday Hero” honored at the OC Register Gala at the Montage in February 2015
- 2014 Humanitarian “V” Award at the 2014 MBKU Gala