Chad E. Foster
High-Impact Keynote Speaker

Could your organization benefit from an inspiring keynote speaker who, after losing his eyesight in his late teens, went on to generate billions of dollars in the business world, develop software Oracle thought was impossible, and become the first blind person to graduate from the Harvard Business School leadership program?

Who is Chad E. Foster?

Can you imagine going blind as a teenager? When most people were preparing for the adventure of adult life, Chad E. Foster was watching the world he grew up with fade to black. But that didn't stop him from becoming the first blind person to graduate from the Harvard Business School leadership program and climbing the corporate ladder as a finance executive for a multi-billion dollar software company. With determination, ambition, and drive, he created what Oracle said would be impossible. He gave hundreds of millions of people the ability to earn a living by becoming the first to create customer relationship software for the visually impaired. With speaking invites from London to Beijing, and the Atlanta Opera crafting his journey for the stage, Chad inspires people to overcome their own blind spots.

Perspective is the key to life, and with his witty and engaging keynote, Chad dazzles audiences with humor while inspiring them to deliberately frame their perceptions as they learn how to more effectively achieve their goals.

Since losing his eyesight as a teenager, Chad has been shattering traditional notions of what people think is possible. As an entrepreneur, he innovates and challenges the impossible by doing what multibillion dollar corporations say cannot be done.

Chad demonstrates that a lack of eyesight doesn't mean a lack of vision. His thought-provoking framework for thinking and dealing with change is sure to connect with everyone. He lives an active lifestyle – downhill snow skiing, rafting, zip-lining, and waterskiing – this is not a joke, he really does this stuff despite us trying to convince him otherwise. His tough-minded and matter-of-fact attitude is sure to leave your audience inspired and ready for whatever life throws their way!

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Programs

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Blind Ambition

Chad will provide your audience with a framework for thinking that will enable them to:

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Focus Areas

  • Change Management
  • Customer Service
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Sales

Happiness is not a feeling, happiness is not an emotion, happiness is a decision that each of us make every single day when we wake up.

Chad E. Foster

Timeline

With speaking invites from London to Beijing, and the Atlanta Opera crafting his journey for the stage, Chad inspires people to overcome their own blind spots.

Chad E. Foster Timeline

Lost Eyesight

Lost eyesight and forced to switch college major due to blindness.

First Dog

Received first guide dog.

Dean's List

Relearned how to learn without sight and made the Dean’s List.

Graduated College

Graduated with straight-A's in College of Business Administration.

Promotion

Promoted to lead multibillion dollar commercial outsourcing deals in record time.

Software Developed

Developed software thought impossible by Oracle.

New Position

Hired to work on multibillion dollar sales strategy.

New Position

Hired to spearhead most strategic and complex deals.

Promotion

Promoted from Senior Pricing Analyst to Senior Director while capturing over $45 billion in contracts with industry leading growth and best-in-class margins despite tightening market conditions.

Graduated Harvard

First blind person to graduate from Harvard Business School Executive Education leadership program.

Harvard

Voted as graduating speaker for Harvard Business School Executive Education leadership program.

Career Milestone

Led a team that landed largest (9-figure) deal in company history.

Life without obstacles removes opportunity for growth.

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