First & Only Blind Person To Hike The Appalachian Trail Alone
Climb to the Top with Bill Irwin
Bill was a keynote speaker who knew about challenge, change, courage, and success. Bill, with his Seeing-Eye dog Orient, was the first and only blind person to have thru-hiked the 2,168-mile Appalachian Trail, over 2,000 miles from GA to ME without human assistance, compass, or GPS. He proved to his audiences that no one can kill your impossible dreams! People climbed to the top with Bill Irwin.
The way our culture is today, many people are weary from the day to day demands of work, family and life. All this can be exhausting and very frustrating. Despite the circumstances and pressures we all face, it doesn't have to be that way. Many who attended a function where Bill Irwin helped people discover a renewed energy and commitment to face the obstacles of life differently; they would know that their life has been changed forever.
Corporate America Experience
Bill Irwin worked in corporate management for large company for 30 years, and he has been president of Irwin Associates, Inc. since 1987. He knows how to inspire all managers to motivate themselves. Learn why Bill says, "It is easier to lead a thousand than to push one". In his Leadership Management Workshops he has unique capabilities of instructing his audiences in team building, dispute management, and how to create an environment of trust and improved quality. This spells out success for all attending.
Mr. Irwin has quite a record in the corporate world. It starts out like this..... In the spring of 1964 Bill was at a cocktail party with some physician friends and they all started talking with him about starting up a clinical laboratory that would give the physicians it served, better service than they were currently getting from the large laboratory that had a monopoly on the market in Alabama. He listened carefully and called another meeting to gain their support. They gave him what he needed and Birmingham Clinical Laboratories, Inc. was born and Bill was its president at the ripe old age of twenty four years. The business grew and gained a substantial part of the Southern market and were on the way to becoming larger and better. In 1968 Bill merged his laboratory with another larger company that had its base in North Carolina. In a couple of years we had grown so much he moved to the corporate headquarters to join the upper level of management. Today that little clinical laboratory that began with just a couple of people with a vision has merged many times, acquired many other small and large companies, and is now known as Lab-Corp, the largest clinical laboratory in the world having over 200 locations throughout the world and 40 plus thousand employees, with annual revenues exceeding 5 billion dollars in 2006. Yes, it's the American dream come true! He was a successful speaker and business man and helped hundreds of thousands to reach their impossible goals and dreams.