At 27, Chad’s Life Changed Instantaneously When An Accident Left Him A Quadriplegic. The Wall Street Journal Hails Chad Hymas As One Of The 10 Most Inspirational Speakers In The World.
Chad Hymas didn’t let a work accident stop him but he offers a cautionary tale of safety and care. His energetic presentation inspires all who hear it and leaves people wanting to get started on implementing changes.
He has an authentic approach and practical humour. Chad was named by The Wall Street Journal one of the 10 Most Inspirational People in the World.
His life changed at 27 years old when a 2,000-pound bale of hay shattered his neck, leaving him a quadriplegic. He became an example of what is possible.
Chad is a best-selling author, president of his own communications company, and recognized world-class wheelchair athlete. In 2003, Chad set a world record by wheeling his chair from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas.
He served as president of the National Speakers Association Utah chapter and is a member of the elite Speakers Roundtable.
Chad travels as many as 300,000 miles a year, captivating and entertaining audiences around the world. He has graced the stage of hundreds of professional and civic organizations, including Wells Fargo, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AT&T, Rainbird, IHC, American Express, Prudential Life, Vast FX, and Merrill Lynch.
Success And The Bird Next Door
How is it possible that someone else always finds success? What? the secret to success that nobody? told you? Don? just sit on the sidelines as others live your dream… claim it for yourself! With a humorous approach, Chad demonstrates:
How to stick your neck out and fly in the face of fear of rejection and overwhelming discouragement! The value of personal accountability and bold-faced tenacity! How to turn jealousy, envy and blame into powerful tools of change! The secret to turning even failure into immediate success! How to go out on an emotional limb and defy gravity! How to take risks that seem completely impossible-and become a winner!
Chad emphasizes the power in seizing current circumstances and opportunities, while holding tight to your vision until you soar! Essential for success-driven individuals, powerful network marketing events and highly motivated sales people and entrepreneurs!!
Who Needs Legs When You Have Wings
A motivating presentation must be accompanied with solutions that change and inspire lives. Today more than ever, people are looking not simply for entertainment, but for direction and solid answers. Chad Hymas has spent the last three years developing solutions that transformed his life. His stories are moving, his courage unprecedented, and his insights . . . profound. His accomplishments provide a powerful litmus test to the validity of these dynamic principles! In this presentation Chad will teach your group to:
Conquer the emotional paralysis that robs vision and momentum. Turn obstacles into incredible opportunities. Harness the power of change and rise above to progress. Tap into unseen personal power and inner strength to accomplish seemingly impossible dreams!
An incredible presentation ideal for corporate celebrations, after-dinner keynote addresses and broad audiences!
Get The Worm Faster: Succeed With A Bird? Eye Perspective!
Life requires us to be problem-solvers. Success requires us to be dreamers. Chad Hymas is both a dreamer and a problem-solver. In his personal life he has had to find new solutions to create mobility, strength and business success. Wouldn? you like your team to acquire those same skills?
With humorous stories and innovative concepts, Chad will teach your group to:
Look outside the box for new and better ideas that propel you to higher returns and bigger profits! Create new mental images of success, innovation and progress! Anticipate changing needs and new opportunities in the marketplace! Get a bird? eye perspective of current circumstances and make long-lasting, effective changes! Sprout wings and fly faster and further than you ever thought possible!
Awesome for businesses going through transition, mergers, or leadership reform!
This presentation is ideal to inspire employee cooperation and productivity amidst change!
Eagles Don’t Fly In Flocks, But Seagulls Never Get Lonely
How do you find the golden egg without ruffling people? feathers? Every person on your team has a unique personality. Each task therefore, creates a dilemma! In this presentation, especially for leadership, Chad teaches the four “flight” personality types that exist in every office, every corporation and even every family. Your team will laugh at themselves while they?e learning new ways of relating to one another and capitalizing on individual contribution. Understand your team players so that the entire team performs best. See how:
The ostrich personality is best at focus. The chicken personality brings stability. The seagull empowers the team. The eagle inspires leadership.
Especially motivating for business leaders, CEOs, Corporate Officers, essential team-players and success-driven managers!
Chad Hymas is considered by many to be the most dynamic motivational safety speaker in the country. He has presented as a safety speaker to hundreds of companies, thousands of employees and all levels of management, which he has helped to shape, change and forge their safety cultures.
Chad’s “I’ve got your back” presentation is a unique, fast paced, highly motivational safety presentation that will change the attitudes of all who attend. Chad’s sense of humor, audience participation and story of his own accident impacts audiences on every level. His presentations produce positive and immediate outcomes.
Chad Hymas will change the way your employees view safety for a lifetime.
* create a positive safety attitude in all attendees
* convince everyone to take responsibility for their own safety
* have your employees looking out for each other
* convince all attendees that an accident free workplace can be achieved
* create an environment that makes your safety practices and procedures easier to implement and maintain
* be a major step in helping you reach your goal of an accident free workplace
“How A Split-Second Decision Can Change Your Life”
“Accidents don’t happen to me. Accidents happen to someone else.” With the audience on the edge of their seats, Chad drives home the importance of following safety procedures. Everyone wakes-up to the high cost of an accident not only to themselves, but to their family.
Participants will learn:
-Understand cost of injuries to them
-Realize importance of complying with policy
-Recognize responsibility for their own safety
-Visualize how their lives would change
-Learn to encourage safety among fellow workers
-Leave with a lasting impression
“Why Personal Responsibility Is A Matter Of Life And Death”
Who is responsible for workplace safety? Executives, supervisors, safety department staff, or you? Participants learn the critical importance of taking personal responsibility for safety. If you want to create an environment of trust where everyone is responsible for safety, this program is for you!
Participants will learn:
-Why people get hurt and damages occur
-Where hazards come from
– How to recognize hazards
– What to do to control a hazard
– When to practice hazard recognition and control
“Safety is Not Just 9-5”
Do you wonder how to build an environment where everyone has safety on their minds, where safety is a natural part of the day-to-day thought process? Participants begin to view safety in a different way because they understand their personal accountability. This program challenges everyone to develop and maintain a safety mindset, the mindset of a safety professional, whether in the workplace or at home. At work or at home it is hard to stop and take the time to do an activity safely unless we consider the possible outcome. If we are:
– breaking the speed limit can lead to a wreck
– running can cause you to land in the hospital
– leaving spilled coffee uncontrolled can cause a co-worker to slip and fall
– tripping and falling down the stairs can put you in a wheel chair the rest of your life (not to mention all of the ruined donuts)
Participants will learn:
Your attendees will share a new respect for safety procedures, and gain an understanding of developing a 24/7 Safety Attitude
“Target Zero”-The Original
A risk-free environment will never exist. Therefore, employees must be self-motivated to develop a “personal safety culture” to reduce accidents. This content filled presentation is fun, lively, entertaining and highly interactive. The message will enable attendees to become self-motivated and embrace safety as a personal value to improve the quality of their lives. After hearing this message, unsafe behaviors are reduced and attendees practice “Safety 24/7.”
Participants will learn:
– Why We Must “Think Before We Act”
If You Notice a Dangerous Situation, Fix It Now!
The Ripple Effect Of Injuries
Why Unsafe equals Selfish
Why We Wear “PPE”
Accidents Aren’t “Just One Of Those Things”
That safety should be a 24 hour concern
Even a small fall can have devastating results
“In A Hurry?”
What would you do if you found yourself trapped under 2,000 pounds? Chad shares his personal account of how his life changed in an instant because he was in a hurry. How taking short cuts can change your life and the life of the ones you love.
Hurry is the most common cause of injuries I have reviewed, investigated and advised on. Hurry is the reason we forgot to “follow the safety procedure.” Hurry is the reason we:
– break the speed limit driving to the safety meeting
– run to the safety meeting
– walk past spilled coffee in the hall thinking, “somebody should clean that up”
– trip climbing the stairs because we have an armful of donuts
We hurry when we are trying to catch up. Feeling rushed takes up space in your brain and can lead to a mistake. The control for this easily, but seldom dealt with, hazard is to slow down. If you are late starting a job, it is likely going to take you the same amount of time. In other words, recognize that you cannot make up the lost time. Being late on jobs continually may mean you are continually late getting started (imagine that). Some people feel rushed because the boss has pushed the deadline for a job up and now it sounds like he or she is telling you to hurry up even though it may mean that you get hurt, but that’s not true. Schedules get pushed up for many reasons, but when it comes to doing a safe and quality job, the ‘squeezed’ deadline might not be met. The reality of hurrying through any job is that it leads to mistakes. Mistakes lead to injuries and an inferior product.
Are you A Rescuer Or A Responder?
A risk-free environment will never exist. Therefore, employees must be self-motivated to develop a “personal safety culture” to reduce accidents. This content filled presentation is fun, lively, entertaining and highly interactive. The message will enable attendees to become self-motivated and embrace safety as a personal value to improve the quality of their lives. Who is responsible for workplace safety? Executives, supervisors, safety department staff, or you? Participants learn the critical importance of taking personal responsibility for safety. If you want to create an environment of trust where everyone is responsible for safety, this program is for you!
What participants will learn:
– Leadership is demonstrated, not announced in a zero harm culture
– Must give way to fear of communication
– This is what ‘standing up’ looks like
“Hi Chad! I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for sharing your purpose, passion, and perspective! All three came shining through in your presentation today. You captured the attention of over 600 of our workers today and helped us frame up our session and resonate on our key messages that aligned nicely with your story. Thanks for your passion, you are a remarkable individual and have left a lasting impression on me to strive to do better in this space. Safe travels!”
“I would like to extend my personal appreciation for the great messaging today. You knocked it out of the park! Feedback has been tremendous and has a lot of people doing some serious reflection as is the intent. Looking forward to the even bigger event May 4th, GREATLY APPRECIATED. Take care and safe journeys.”
“Hilariously moving! All eyes, ears, and a couple of tears! Your ability to captivate your audience with humor and humility is truly amazing!”
“Chad’s life is a true example of heroism. A quadriplegic with wings! His message creatively weaved into our business objectives left our audience in absolute awe! The research he did for his ‘plug ins’ still have our people talking!”
Blue Cross Blue Shield
“We have been hiring speakers for over 17 years to speak at our annual national convention in front of groups exceeding 1,000 people. We have been fortunate to have always had excellent motivational speakers, but you exceeded all of them! Following your speech, Duro-Last personnel had more people approach them and express more positive feedback than ever before in the past. Our post seminar surveys report the same. We think you are definitely a pearl!
“Incredible! Truly Amazing! You took us on an emotional roller coaster! Your example, your story, and what you have accomplished in your life has inspired all of us to ‘fly higher!’ Can’t wait to see where you’ll be in ten years. We look forward to having you back soon.”
“Your message of choice, hope, and achievement has already started to pay dividends. The outcome of our convention was exactly what we had hoped for. And thanks to you, the initial results are most encouraging! You were right on the money!”
Broken Arrow, Inc.
California Grocers Association
Ohio Farm Bureau
Florida Bankers Association
Wells Fargo (6X)
Salt Lake City Dept. Airports (2X)
Avalon Health Care, Inc.
National Association of Dentists