By doing the hard work and tirelessly visualizing his progression, he found the strength to rise and reclaim his active lifestyle by becoming the first spinal cord-injured athlete in history to ski 80 miles to Antarctica’s South Pole. Today, he is the emerging face of spinal cord recovery and heralds his message of choosing positivity through adversity so that we may all climb a mountain for someone we love.
Korgan chronicles his injury and road to recovery in Two Feet Back, the first in a series of autobiographies, aimed toward reminding us all, “that regardless of ability (or perceived dis-ability), every single one of us has the power to come to the awareness that you can achieve everything you desire in this life”.
“I believe that humanity’s natural state is one of positivity, greatness, and, ultimately, love,” begins Grant as he shares with others what he knows about the power of positivity, achieving goals regardless of circumstance, and the importance of remembering that life is happening right now, in this moment, with or without our permission.
- Caregiving: The Greatest Gift
Grant Korgan’s wife Shawna is his soul mate, his “true North,” and as Korgan likes to say, “This is a woman who stood by her man in a time when her man couldn’t stand for himself.” In this inspirational presentation, Grant and Shawna discuss the world of giving, the concept that we are greater than our own understanding, and the idea that being of service to another human being is the greatest gift we can ever receive.
- Two Feet Back: My Extraordinary Journey of Recovery
Determined to not change a single goal of the past, the Korgans embarked on an unconventional, activity-based recovery plan that bucked the prognosis that Grant Korgan’s long-cherished independence was gone forever. With a “glass-half-full” mentality, a rock-solid determination to overcome the challenge before him, and the constant support and love of his wife Shawna, Korgan began an extraordinary journey of recovery, the first year of which inspired his first book, Two Feet Back. Fueled by a lifelong desire to make a positive impact on the world, Korgan now shares his inspiring words of empowerment and positivity to audiences around the country. His story of survival, love, endless gratitude, and the limitless power of positivity is one that applies to us all. Korgan says, “It’s about living big, remembering and finding the greatness that lies within all of us, and living the highest version of yourself regardless of your circumstances.”
- Standing in Your Truth: The Goosebumps of Life
In this presentation, speaker Grant Korgan challenges his audience to picture the thing, place, person, or idea that excites them the most—something that, if it were to happen or appear right then, might just cause them to jump up and show off their best dance moves. If they do it right, Korgan says, they should notice goosebumps on their arms. These, he says, are the goosebumps of life.
- Finding Your True North: Possibility Through Positivity
While speaker Grant Korgan’s story is one of overcoming a significant challenge, his message isn’t about obstacles. It’s about deciding what you want in life, focusing on what is working, and always choosing positivity through adversity. These are Korgan’s “Three Points of Possibility”—the keys to meeting adversity head on and overcoming it joyfully.