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Chad Hymas Biography
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. At 37 years of age Chad is the youngest ever to receive the CPAE award and be inducted into the National Speaker Hall Of Fame. As a member of the National Speakers Association Chad spoke at over 220 events last year. He travels as many as 300,000 miles a year. Last year Chad spoke in 5 new countries on 4 continents, 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.
Chad is married and he and his wife are the proud parents of four 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 is a member of the elite speakers Hall of Fame and at the age of 37 is the youngest speaker to ever be inducted.
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!
Doing What Must Be Done
Even limitations can be used to make life BETTER
In 2001, then-27-year-old Chad Hymas had everything -- a beautiful wife, two sons, two thriving businesses and parents and brothers who loved and supported him in everything he did. It seemed he couldn`t fail. Everything he touched turned to gold. And then a rushed decision to ignore safety in favor of getting home to see his baby boy take his first steps changed everything forever. A few minutes of caution could`ve kept his golden life on track, and he would live to regret his decision -- until he changed his mind about what his life was for. Ultimately, Chad Hymas spent many weeks in the hospital and in physical therapy.
The doctors determined that psychological therapy wasn`t needed, but Chad had another kind of help. He met Art Berg, another quadriplegic, who introduced himself without a word -- but with plenty of action. And Chad was paying attention. That was the day he began to change his mind about his life`s purpose. With desperation, dedication and determination, and the help and love of his family and friends, Chad set out to reinvent himself, take risks, and do things he never thought he could or would do, even when his body was whole and fully functional. He had plenty of "black" periods to work through, to let go of his old ideas about who he was supposed to be, and the anger and frustration of not being able to be that. It hasn`t been an easy journey, but it has transformed him into a man unlike anything he ever thought he could or would be. He`s dedicated his life to service for others who have lost functionality, or perhaps never had it. He became a living example of what is possible, if one is willing to invent different ways to do what has to be done. In order to teach others, he had to invent those new and different ways of doing things for himself.
He had to walk the talk. Now... He opens minds, eyes, hearts and doors for people just like himself. He helps people who have all their faculties to become more than they think they can be. He inspires children and adults alike, those with challenges and those without. He helps companies to work better by coming together, and teaches families and caretakers new ways to help those they care for. In the ten years since his accident, Chad travels the world, speaking to companies, kids in schools at all grade levels, families and individuals whose lives are being remolded by their own events. He has become the living demonstration of what is possible, if we find different ways of doing what must be done. His life changed forever -- and now, he changes lives.
Success And The Bird Next Door
How is it possible that someone else always finds success? What`s the secret to success that nobody told you? Don`t just sit on the sidelines as others live your dream... claim it for yourself!
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.
Get The Worm Faster: Succeed With A Bird`s 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`t you like your team to acquire those same skills?
Eagles Don`t Fly In Flocks, But Seagulls Never Get Lonely
How do you find the golden egg without ruffling people`s 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`re learning new ways of relating to one another and capitalizing on individual contribution. Understand your team players so that the entire team performs best.
Business of Managers Association (BOMA)
National Automobile Dealers Association
National Para Educators Association (NPEA)
International Facility Managers Association (IFMA)
Mining Safety & Health Association (MSHA)
Utah Healthcare Association (UHA)
National Association for Boards of Health (NABA)
Utah School Boards Association (USBA)
Lundberg & Associates
Federal Dept. of Agriculture (FDA)
Natural Resources (NRCS)
Utah State Senate
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Dept. of National Guard
National Dept. of Transportation
Dept. of Workers Compensation
National Association of Dentists
Intermountain Health Care (IHC)
Mountain Valley Regional Medical Center
Valley Mental Health
American Financial Group
Blue Cross Blue Shield