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John Robinson is a motivational/inspirational speaker. In the past two years, Robinson has been from Australia to the White House discussing the Obstacles he has Overcome! John Robinson has spoken to Fortune 500 Corporations to high school students. Robinson can speak to audiences about Overcoming Obstacles in Life, Businesses or Sales!
Robinson is President and CEO of Our Ability, Inc. Our Ability is a for-profit company that specializes in mentoring people with disabilities worldwide though video stories, social media and peer-to-peer connection. Our Ability serves people in education, entrepreneur and employment support.
In 2010, John Robinson started a not-for-profit organization/501(c) 3 dedicated to educating people in schools and businesses about people with disabilities titled Disability Education Forum of New York (DEFNY).
Prior to Our Ability, Robinson worked for 20 years for television stations in New York State from sales to management. He is a 1990 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
John Robinson is the subject of a national documentary shown on Public Broadcasting Stations titled Get Off Your Knees: The John Robinson Story and authored an autobiography Get Off Your Knees: A Story of Faith, Courage, and Determination published by Syracuse University Press.
John has been married for over fifteen years and has three children. In 2001, he was selected to carry the Olympic torch as it passed through Albany on its way to Salt Lake City for the 2002 games.
“John is a great human being. He is as caring and warm as he is courageous and persistent. A strong motivator, John has but one goal in sharing his life story as a congenital amputee – to dispense hope and inspiration to those who can use it most. John spoke to the leadership team of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield at a recent off-site meeting. The meeting was held shortly after the passage of the federal health care reform bill. The spirits of the leadership team were pretty low. John’s message of hope and the ability we all possess to overcome major obstacles in life resonated with the team. After hearing John speak, they felt a renewed sense of purpose and mission, ready to rise up and meet the challenge of reform, as well as other challenges in their personal lives. I would recommend John as a speaker to anyone in business, or to someone simply seeking hope and inspiration in life.” Douglas Wenners, President and General Manager Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield New Hampshire
“John Robinson is an inspiration to all. He has proven that if you continue to have faith in yourself anything can be accomplished. If you set goals for yourself and stay the course, you will achieve all things.”
- Donovan McNabb, NFL Quarterback
“There is no such thing as ‘it can’t be done’ in John Robinson’s inspirational story, one that should be on every book shelf as a glowing example of achieving one’s goals despite the obstacles we are born with or the hurdles we encounter along the way. In the face of adversity, he displays courage, conviction, and an unstoppable positive attitude. John Robinson is a true hero.”
-Dick MacPherson “Coach Mac” (Syracuse University College Football Hall of Fame Coach and New England Patriots Football Coach – Retired)