What People are Saying
"Clark Roberts spoke for our disAbility Awareness “Nothing is Impossible” Event. Our employees described the event as “Awesome” and many are still talking about what they learned. In a short time Clark was able to bring focus and attention to what it means to face challenges head on whether in the workplace or in life. Clark shared how we all have potential no matter what type of visible or invisible disabilities we may have. Clark helped the event in its success by effortlessly sharing his story of overcoming adversity and living a life that is full. I would highly recommend Clark and his guide dog as a speaker for your corporate event at any level."
Eli Mendoza - Engineering Manager, Boeing. Kent, Wa
“Clark Roberts was a speaker at our recent 2016 Vision Banquet for Gateway Medical Alliance. He was very engaging and encouraging in his talk about finding hope when life is unexpectedly difficult. Clark connected with the audience through his story and inspired them to think more about what it means to have hope and to persevere through hard times. He had fun visual illustrations that furthered his message and allowed the audience to participate. Overall, the audience was very attentive and interested throughout the presentation. Clark was available and easy to communicate with during the preparation for our banquet. He understood what we were looking for and did a great job making sure that he was going to have relevant stories and insights specifically concerning our Vision Banquet. He was very professional, as well as friendly, even staying late to speak with some of the banquet attenders. Gateway Medical Alliance would definitely recommend Clark to anyone looking for an inspiring and engaging speaker. Clark’s presentation was rewarding for all who attended our banquet."
Greg Plett – Executive Director, Gateway Medical Alliance. Kent, Wa
"...I had the chance to see Clark present at our Newcastle Chamber of Commerce. It was a different presentation on overcoming diversity. I am extremely impressed with Clark as a presenter. He is able to cater a talk and make it relevant to any audience and any age. Clark is doing an amazing job reaching out to organizations to share his story. The more people that hear Clark and learn about his life the more he will encourage them to live life to the fullest... Everyone needs to hear Clark’s story to learn, be inspired, and develop empathy and understanding..."
Vicki Heck – Newcastle Library. Newcastle, Wa
"...We found Clark's story to be most compelling. He shared details of his extraordinary life and ability to overcome adversity in a message of inspiration, hope, and transformation. His easy speaking manner was most appreciated by the audience as they instantly identified with this man's physical and psychological challenges that few, if any of us, will ever face in our lifetimes. Clark engaged his listeners in a way that helped everyone feel at ease with an area which for many is otherwise uncomfortable to face – blindness. ...His story of overcoming overwhelming despair to lead a complete, fulfilling life, is one that everyone should hear. I found Clark's message of inspiration to be appropriate for not only our group, but all age groups and all meeting types. ...Clark's story of overcoming adversity provides an apt metaphor for overcoming any number of life's challenges, big or small. I sincerely recommend Clark Roberts as a qualified speaker for your event.
Randall H Ohlendorf - President, Newcastle Chamber of Commerce. Newcastle, Wa
STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS:
"Your message of TRUST and your delivery style kept the attention of every student, which is not easy with high school juniors sitting on hard aluminum bleachers. I’m sure that our students and adult company advisors will look at the UNCERTANTIES they face with a different perspective and more commitment and confidence to overcome them."
Greg Hamilton – Chairperson, Okanogan Omak Business Week. Omak, Wa
"The AVID class is an elective college preparatory program that prepares students to attend a four-year college upon high school graduation. The class focuses on academic success in rigorous courses, making good choices for self-improvement, and servant leadership development. Students are required to go beyond comfort and to take calculated risks in order to better another’s life, a group of people, or a community. To be fulfilled and successful in their academic and personal lives, students are encouraged to set goals that touch and improve others’ lives.
...I strongly recommend Mr. Roberts for any class, club, or group as he adjusts to diverse age-groups and interests with ease. He is a perfect speaker on themes of seeing challenges as opportunities, teamwork, taking calculated risks, perspective, seeking out opportunities, and enjoying life. My students were enlightened and inspired; I hope that many more students can learn from Mr. Roberts.
Mary Ingraham - A.V.I.D. Tillicum Middle School. Bellevue, Wa
“Clark is good at keeping a vision alive inside of himself and sharing hope for others to do the same. He lets you know that you can succeed.”
Karla Busenbark – A.V.I.D. teacher, Chinook Middle School, Bellevue, Wa
Mr. Roberts and his guide dog, Arby, spent the day with us at Everett High School sharing his story, wisdom, and inspiration with our AVID students. Our kids enjoyed his sense of humor and appreciated his philosophy and approach to overcoming life’s tragic obstacles. Mr. Roberts is a perfect example of how people can learn to deal with adversity and, as he puts it, “turn rocks into stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks.”
Byron Lewellen – A.V.I.D. & English teacher, Everett High School. Everett, Wa
IN THE CLASSROOM:
"Mr. Roberts spoke to our third, fourth, and fifth graders about perseverance, courage, and honor and to never give up no matter what the challenge. During his talk, Mr. Roberts had captivated all age groups prompting many very wonderful questions of curiosity.” “It is very clear Mr. Roberts has the ability to help our young and young adults be aware of an ability we all hold whether we are disabled or not.”
Kitty Chadwick (Counselor) Skyway Elementary. Coeur d’Alene, Id
“Clark’s message and approach to the students gave them a sense of strength and hope that they can make a difference in their futures.”
Chris Hammons – Principal, Lakes Middle School. Coeur d’Alene, Id
“…Clark Roberts demonstrates celebrating differences, helping students recognize challenges as growth opportunities, and supporting students to take on their challenges as personal growth objectives.” “.…Clark has a compelling story and can share his emotions as well as the struggles he encountered moving from a life of sight to a life of blindness. His story, and his willingness to share it, helps students put their own day-to-day challenges into perspective.”
Judy Buckmaster – Principal, Tyee Middle School. Bellevue, Wa