Heather has inspired countless audiences with her story of courage, resilience and optimism. She has served in various speaking roles ranging from key note speaker to commencement speaker for a wide variety of audiences ranging from small groups to groups of over 20,000. Some clients Heather has worked with include:
Ernst & Young
John Hancock Corporation
Kimberly Clark Corporation
LPL Financial Corporation
Medical University of South Carolina
South by Southwest
University of Central Florida
US Department of Agriculture
West Virginia University
and many, many more!
Some themes of Heather’s speeches include:
Adopting three key life strategies led to living life again after suffering the amputation of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Hear Heather Abbott’s story of resilience following that tragic event—and learn how you can apply her life strategies to your daily living. You can “Live. Your. Life.” again, whatever your circumstances.
Beyond Medical Care: The Often Untold Story of Health Care Professionals’ Impact on the Lives of Trauma Patients
We expect our health care providers to be skilled, experienced professionals who know how to nurse our wounds and treat our illnesses. But what about the less-talked-about side of medical care—the “softer side” of health care? Hear Heather Abbott’s story of recovery and the major impact individual providers can have on a patient’s recovery, especially those who have suffered traumatic injury. Sometimes the road to recovery is marked by more than just medicine.
Disabilities in Today’s Workforce: How Trauma Shaped One HR Executive’s Business Practices
At the time of the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott enjoyed a high-powered career as a human resources executive with a Fortune 50 company. Key to her job responsibilities was a focus on equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and ensuring the hiring and retention of women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Little did Heather know that one day she would become the very kind of employee she was entrusted to protect. Learn how Heather’s professional views changed as a result of her traumatic injury, and how businesses today can benefit from her experience.
Paying It Forward: Finding the Purpose That Drives Your Life
Prior to the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott had a career she enjoyed, and the love of friends of family—yet something was still missing. It was, as Heather will tell you, a “passion” in her life—a “purpose” larger than self. Ironically, it would take something meant for evil to help Heather find true meaning to her being. Learn how you can uncover the purpose that will drive your life and change the lives of countless others.
Heather works with the Washington Speakers Bureau and the American Program Bureau. Please contact a bureau directly to book Heather for your next event.
American Program Bureau: 800.225.4575