At the age of 27, Chad Hymas' life changed instantaneously when an accident left him a quadriplegic. Since that time Chad has been recognized by the state of Utah as the Superior Civilian of the Year. He is the president of his own communications company and an internet marketing company. As a member of the National Speakers Association Chad travels as many as 150,000 miles a year speaking to hundreds of professional and civic organizations such as Wells Fargo, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AT&T, Rainbird, IHC, American Express, Prudential Life, Vast FX, Zion Securities, and others.
When Chad rolls out on stage, your audience will have an immediate respect for his circumstance. His disability and what he is overcoming is a true example of, "set your mind to it and you can accomplish anything." Through his unique sense of humor and his emotional story, your people will fly higher than they ever thought possible.
When Chad was in the hospital and learning to balance his body again, his three-year-old son told him "to use his wings" because he no longer had use of his legs. Chad delivers this message to thousands, and will convince your group to "stretch out their wings, take off with confidence, and not worry about where they're going to land!"
Chad prepares for each event separately and incorporates his story and life experiences with the specific needs of the target audience. He will know the theme of your meeting and relate his circumstances to it. Chad enjoys studying the audience prior to speaking so that he can align his message with the personalities in your group.
The impression Chad leaves with those who hear him is genuine. They will have a knowledge of achieving what some say is unachievable! His words are heartfelt, sincere, and honest. Let Chad's story impact your group to "fly high!"
Chad is married and he and his wife are the proud parents of three children. They currently reside in Rush Valley, Utah on a 200-acre wildlife preserve. Chad is a world-class wheelchair athlete enjoying basketball, wheelchair rugby, hang-gliding, and snow skiing. In July 2003 Chad set a World Record by wheeling a personal marathon of over 500 miles from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas. Chad is also the author of the regionally best-selling book Soaring to New Heights.
Chad Hymas will not only inspire, motivate, and move your audience... He will create an experience that will touch their hearts for a lifetime. Chad's topics focus on the areas of Leadership, Teambuilding, Customer Service, and Mastering Change!
Who Needs Legs When You Have Wings?
All of us, at times, feel paralyzed in our lives. Whether it be physical, emotional, economic, spiritual, or otherwise, paralysis makes us feel trapped, unable to believe or create a future for ourselves. In this motivating program Hymas illustrates that we can fly higher than we ever though possible. Through the principles of accepting, adapting, and acting on change, audiences learn how to conquer the emotional paralysis that robs vision and momentum, how to turn obstacles into incredible opportunities, and how to tap into unseen personal power and inner strength to accomplish seemingly impossible dreams.
Fail Your Way to Success
With his inspirational and humorous approach, Hymas touches the audience by sharing the failures and successes he has experienced while attempting to relearn how to use his body. Through his personal experiences, he teaches listeners that regardless of our current circumstances, we have the power to change our own future. By accepting responsibility, taking risks, and being willing to fail we can go through pain with the enthusiasm necessary to reach our ultimate goals!
Therapy for a Disabled Attitude
Audiences are amazed as Hymas shares the power of having a positive attitude. Despite going through incredible change in his life, he illustrates that the experience of a broken neck has helped him understand that a disabled attitude is more destructive than a disabled body! As we begin to change our way of thinking, we realize that a positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes, affecting the results we achieve in our lives.