Speaking to Engage, Connect, and Inspire

Graham is the perfect choice for your next speaking engagement. He helps organizations and the people working in them overcome their greatest challenges by being joyfully resilient. He engages the audience by helping them understand their choices and behavior. He connects with them by seeking to be an agent of change in their life. He inspires through powerful stories and content rather than powerpoints full of bullet points.

He is easy to work with. Having worked as an event planner for 5 years, he understands the work involved in selecting the right speakers for an event. He is very responsive to client needs and requests, as he is aware of all the details that go into planning a high-quality event.

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Video Sample of Blessing Choice Keynote Talk

Most Requested Topics and Seminars

Graham’s most frequently-requested topic is his Blessing Choice Keynote but he has the ability and expertise to present on other related topics as they are pertinent to your company, organization, or group’s needs.

He has delivered talks for conferences, church groups, and for corporate events. Please see a description of his keynote and other talks below.

The Blessing Choice Keynote

Blessings have typically been viewed as things that are given or bestowed. Graham believes that we can all make the blessing choice to transform our burdens into blessings. When he had a daughter born with special needs, he made the choice to view his daughter as a blessing and he shares how this changed everything for him.

In this talk you will learn:

  • What the blessing choice is and how it can change your organization and its people
  • The mindset required to change your perceptions and beliefs
  • How to overcome your greatest challenges by being joyfully resilient
  • The importance of changing your habits for lasting change

Your Needs Are Special Too

Graham has a heart for helping people in organizations that provide special care because of his experience with his daughter with special needs. He knows and understands the challenges that go into managing care every day. He wants them to know how important they are and remind them that taking care of themselves is important too.

In this talk you will learn:

  • Why the care you provide matters
  • The importance of self-care when working in fields that manage care
  • How to maintain proper boundaries
  • The key to joyful resilience in the face of challenges

Keeping the Catholic Faith in Crisis

Graham is a passionate apologist for the Catholic faith. He shares the story of how his faith was tested when he found out he would have a daughter with special needs. For him, saying yes to her life was a yes to God.

In this talk you will learn:

  • How times of crisis can actually deepen our faith
  • What the purpose of suffering is
  • The beauty and depth of Catholic teaching and tradition
  • Why what you believe matters

Organizations Graham has Worked With

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Testimonials

  • “Graham did an excellent job not only presenting but facilitating brainstorming and conversation around who we are and who we want to become as an organization. It was a celebration as well as a time for dreaming, and it helped to connect us as an entire agency. I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback since the workshop.”

    Kelli Jo Hazen
    Director of Operations for First Steps Child Development Center

  • “Thank you for the presentation! As a trainer/facilitator for over 30 years, I connected so easily with your message and truly appreciated the depth of thought you provided. Your Blessing Choice gave me a perspective I have needed for personal growth.”

    Cindy Zwickel
    Catholic Business Women's League

  • “Graham did an incredible job speaking to my swim team of children and adults with special needs. He inspired and listened to them. My team responded so well to Graham, and they left feeling ready to work together as a team!”

    Megan Kelly
    Executive Director of the Nashville Dolphins Swim Team

  • “Everyone really enjoyed Graham’s presentation. It was so motivational and inspiring, and getting a first person perspective and success story along with it made the session that much more meaningful.”

    Amanda Hardin
    Human Resources Manager for Martin & Zerfoss