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Kate Adamson

Fee Range: $5500 - $7500

Triumphed over one in a million odds and teaches your audience to do the same. An inspiring motivator featured on Bill O'Reilly Factor, Larry King Live and more


HealthcareInspirationWomen's Health


California, United States


Kate Adamson

Triumphed over one in a million odds and teaches your audience to do the same. An inspiring motivator featured on Bill O'Reilly Factor, Larry King Live and more

Kate Adamson, Author and Keynote Speaker

Kate is an inspirational, mesmerizing keynote speaker who understands the theme of your conference and brings focus and power to your event. Her versatile repertoire allows her to tailor her presentation to your event. The presentation can be tailored for your audience to focus on one of three areas:

  • motivational/inspirational
  • disability issues, and
  • a powerful presentation of her story that inspires and acknowledges members of the healing profession.

One Hand Clapping: Paralyzed but not Powerless

This powerful presentation engages your audience and lets them experience what it is like to face million-to-one odds and still prevail. Once considered dead – her life not worth saving – Kate recovered from locked-in syndrome (total paralysis while conscious) and is now a professional author and speaker. Kate’s presentation shows her audience that the techniques she used to overcome her paralysis can help them overcome professional and organizational paralysis. Kate’s story demonstrates that there is nothing you cannot accomplish with the right attitude and the right tools.

One Hand Clapping: Appreciation before Accommodation

This presentation focuses on disability issues including human resources and compliance issues. Kate shows that employees and executives who have had to persist in spite of disabilities tend to develop uncommon creativity, determination, and resourcefulness that can lead to extraordinary contributions in the work place. Accommodation held in this context becomes a wise business move and a pleasure for all. Kate is determined to shift the attitude and approach of businesses and government agencies regarding disability accommodation. She shows employers how to shift the burden of straight jacket regulations, policies, procedures and legal requirements the government forces upon them into an opportunity to increase efficiency and productive in their work place.

Kate’ Story: The View from the Other Side of the Bed

This presentation gives healthcare professionals and patients’ advocates a chance to see the view from the other side of the bed. Kate shares her experience of being a critically ill hospital patient, unable to communicate but fully aware of the work going on around her. She speaks about the contribution that doctors, nurses, physical and vocational therapists, hospital administrators and even insurance companies made in her recovery. Kate’s husband, attorney and patient advocate Steven Klugman, is available to participate in breakouts and panel discussions and share valuable insights into the role of an advocate. Her experience powerfully illustrates the miracle of healing and the opportunity for healthcare professionals at every level to bring about that miracle.

Kate’s story has been featured in various national magazines, including Redbook, Vim & Vigor, Caregiver, Keeping Well, Prevention and The Female Patient. She has done numerous national and local radio and TV interviews, including Larry King Live, The Bill O’Reilly Factor, The Abrams Report, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, NBC and the 700 Club, Coral Ridge Ministries, and Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN). She has been featured on Lifetime TV’s ‘Speaking of Women’s Health.’ Kate was one of five national finalists in Prevention magazine’s ‘Picture of Health’ competition. She is a published author of Paralyzed but not Powerless.

The “I” in Team

Have you ever wondered why some people win against overwhelming odds, when almost everyone else loses in the same circumstances? What makes a winner? What makes a hero?

This exciting new speech provides the audience with a detailed road map that explains step by step how Kate managed to go from virtually dead to vibrantly alive. Kate explains how she was able to find the inspiration and inner strength to create a team to help her do the impossible, and how you can do the same in your life. Kate’s lessons and her system for breaking through against hopeless odds teach us all how we can overcome the challenges that keep us from moving forward in our lives and achieving our goals. This inspirational program will empower your group to create exceptional results in both their personal and professional lives.

Kate’s presentations send audiences back to work motivated and inspired – with wonderful memories of a great convention!

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