Format: Keynote Presentation Duration: 30, 60, or 90 minutes Program Summary This high energy sharing with the audience is great for an opening or closing keynote session. Wayne turns his amazing story into a life’s lesson about being hit with what he calls his three strikes. This message will resonate with your audience making them feel they too can succeed in life no matter what life throws at them. Also in the case of business, what they need to do to become a part of a team to not only help a business survive, but also grow beyond expectations. Strike One is now a Home Run "My career was over in my late forties due to a corporate failure where I was employed as a senior executive" I am now an award winning national keynote and motivational speaker speaking over ninety times a year throughout the United States. My audience is corporations and organizations seeking personal leadership, motivation, inspiration for their employees. Strike Two is now a Home Run "I had never graduated from college and had no degree to rely on to look for a new career and a new future" I am currently an assistant professor and technologist (without a degree) in a postgraduate healthcare university teaching in three colleges to future Doctors, Doctors of Pharmacy and Physician Assistants about technology, depression and resources. I have also been honored with an Honorary Doctorate from the same university. Strike Three is now a Home Run "All executives from the firm were facing an indictment because of the business failure" I now have received several community humanitarian and leadership awards and also have been honored with a Doctorate Degree from a university because of my community involvement. The indictment is far behind me in time and memory. Game Over is now a New Game (Won) "I was fighting an indictment, trying to return to college, attempting to figure out a new future and how to live as a visually impaired person" I am now a Professor and the public face of a healthcare university as Director of Community Relations and represent the university while traveling with my guide dog Poncho. As a visually impaired person I am also the Curator of Art for the university and I manage the largest Adaptive Technology Center for the blind and visually impaired in Southern California. My story is a personal leadership triumph turning career-ending events into a new future and a great new life. I am proud to say I found my "Inner Super Hero", not only to succeed against all odds, but also to improve the lives of others around me as I improved my own. My awards include a Marshall B. Ketchum University "Honorary Doctorate", the MBKU "Humanitarian "V “award", the Orange County Register "Every day Hero Award" and several other local and national honorary and writing awards.