Sean Stephenson was born with a rare genetic disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, commonly known as “brittle bone disease”. As most of his bones had been broken during the delivery, doctors predicted that he was unlikely to survive beyond 24 hours. Ever since, Sean has defied all predictions because he lives by the precept that we should not accept any prediction that does not empower us.
Despite his enormous health challenges, Sean has not only survived but thrived, becoming an inspiration to millions of people around the world including Sir Richard Branson, President Clinton, and his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
A board certified therapist, Sean uses humour and compassion to develop a fun environment where individuals open their hearts and minds for lasting empowerment to occur.
This highly entertaining yet powerful talk was given to inmates of the Ironwood State Prison. “I have a belief that has served me in my life, and that is that everyone is rooting for me to win—even those who do not know it,” he says as he shares three lessons that is sure to inspire you to transform your life in wonderful ways.
More about the speaker
Sean Clinch Stephenson is an American therapist, self-help author and motivational speaker. Because he was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Stephenson stands three feet tall, has fragile bones, and uses a wheelchair.
Sean has appeared on everything from The Oprah Show to online videos with hundreds of millions of views. The Biography Channel did an hour feature on his life called Three Foot Giant. His message has been heard at live events in over 16 countries and 48 states in the past 23 years. Sean’s latest book, Get Off Your But, has swept the US and been released in almost a dozen languages around the world.