Leadership | Motivation | Empowerment
Wayne Heidle is one of the top facilitators and keynote speakers in his field of leadership, team building, inspiration and motivation. As an Assistant Professor in a postgraduate university, a nationally known keynote motivational and inspirational speaker, and a member of the National Speakers Association and Global Speakers Federation, Wayne will deliver on his promise to motivate, inspire and empower all audiences.
Known as the "Professor of Motivation and Inspiration", his goal is to make sure people consider the importance of their surroundings on a daily basis whether personal or in business. In addition, how important it is to study those surroundings in great detail, whether it is coworkers, managers or family members to learn best practices, proper interactions, and teamwork tips to survive in ever changing environments.
Life can change for anyone in a flash as it did for Wayne when vision loss occurred. Everyone needs to be ready for any life-changing event that can happen to any individual and everyone around them without a moment's notice. Wayne has the ability to take any circumstance and turn the negative into the positive as he did in his life. This special talk is for unique groups or businesses that is in need of motivation to improve sales, inspiration to improve teamwork and empowerment to improve leadership skills. Wayne's talk is also for organizations that needs the heart felt inspiration and motivation that Wayne provides.
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Wayne provides an experience that the audience never forgets. As a visually impaired person with a guide dog named Poncho and with Wayne's special focus on the audience's desires, he always makes any audience feel they are a part of the event and not just listeners. He empowers the audience to succeed in life as they listen and interact with Wayne.
His main topic is about finding his "Inner Super Hero" that he had to discover to survive after being hit with what he calls his three strikes. These career ending and in many cases life-ending strikes were (strike One) his loss of a valued career, (strike Two) his loss of sight and (strike Three) a federal indictment. All three strikes occurred all at the same time. When one of these situations occur at any age to anyone, many will easily give up on life. Not Wayne, at forty-eight he rebuilt his life with a new career as a Professor teaching in three colleges, a University Director, a nationally known Keynote Motivational and Inspirational Speaker and an award winning Humanitarian.
Join Wayne today to learn how finding "Your Inner Super Hero" not only changes your life but the lives of those around you. Wayne's talk on improving your personal outlook on life changes the lives of everyone a person encounters including coworkers, managers, customers, clients, and patients. Finding "Your Inner Super Hero" as an employee or manager will not only change a person's own financial bottom line but the bottom line of the business or organization one works with.
Find "Your Inner Super Hero" and make a difference every day. Wayne's humor, intelligence and wit combines into one amazing experience that you and your audience will never forget.
What clients are saying..................
He was bright, witty, and energetic! He was also able to think on his feet and captivate the audience with his timely jokes......................................... Lions Club International
We have asked Wayne to speak to approximately 200 corporate supporters from Microsoft at a Dinner held in Orange County. He did a wonderful job with his public speaking and was very well received................ Blind Children's Learning Center
Wayne G. Heidle
Keynote Leadership & Motivational Speaker
I am a member of sorority alumnae organization, Delta Gamma, whose mission is to help the blind. We have an annual breakfast for more than 500 women in Orange County and Wayne was asked to be our keynote speaker. He held the interest of all the women.......................... Delta Gamma
About Wayne As an accomplished storyteller, I believe in a strong lead story to captivate the audience's attention using motivation, inspiration, and humor. My personal story is about using emotional intelligence (EI) and self-empowerment (SE) combined as "Lead to Succeed" (LS) principles to overcome extreme vision loss, losing a valued executive career, and a Federal indictment. Using these practiced principles enabled me to reinvent my life and succeed as an assistant professor (without a degree) in a postgraduate university teaching in three colleges, a university director, and a nationwide motivational and inspirational speaker. As a leading facilitator and keynote speaker in the field of emotional intelligence, self- empowerment, leadership, and team building and nationally known as the "Professor of Motivational and Inspirational Speaking", my goal is to make sure people consider the importance of their surroundings on a daily basis whether personal or in business. In addition, how important it is to study those surroundings in great detail, whether it is coworkers, managers or family members to learn best practices, proper interactions, and teamwork tips to survive in ever changing environments. I always deliver on my promise to motivate, inspire and empower all audiences and provide an experience that they never forget. As a visually impaired person with a guide dog named Poncho and with my special focus on the audience's needs my goal is to empower all audiences to "Lead to Succeed" in life as I have. Join me today to learn how finding "Your Inner Super Hero" will improve your personal outlook on life. Follow my "Lead to Succeed" principles to change the lives of everyone a person encounters including coworkers, managers, customers, clients, and patients. Finding "Your Inner Super Hero" as an employee or manager will not only change an individual's financial bottom line but the bottom line of the business or organization where they work. Find "Your Inner Super Hero" and make a difference every day!!!!! Wayne Facts: Currently an Assistant Professor at Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU), a Post Graduate Healthcare University. Appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor in 2010 and Appointed Assistant Professor in 2015 Lecturers in three colleges, Southern California College of Optometry, College of Pharmacy, and School of Physician Assistant Studies for Marshall B. Ketchum University Awardee of an Honorary Doctorate in 2017 from MBKU Awardee of the Orange County Register Every Day Hero Award in 2016 Awardee of the MBKU Humanitarian "V" Award in 2015 Awardee of several One O.C. Awards and national writing awards throughout his career Since 2004, Wayne speaks throughout the United States as a motivational and inspirational speaker presenting over 90 empowerment talks yearly Currently serves as Director of Community Relations for MBKU Currently a Faculty Member for the Southern California College of Optometry Make judgments based on facts, not emotion .............. A Person must.............. Understand and appreciate themselves first before they will understand or appreciate anyone else Understand and appreciate their work environment and their organizations core values before success can be earned Understand and appreciate how friends, family and their home environment make a difference for success and failure in their lives and how the wrong influences brings only failure Understand and appreciate how making a difference for others will make an even larger difference in their own lives by finding their "Inner Super Hero" to succeed Understand and appreciate what a person needs to do to "Lead to Succeed" in their future, find empowerment and find success Program Takeaways.............. A person must empower themselves first (self-empowered emotional intelligence) before anyone else will empower them to succeed. Using my five basic "Lead to Succeed" principles of success, I take the audience on a journey of self-empowerment and self-worth to build self-esteem and self-confidence. Success is never given, only earned, a person must always self–evaluate and self-empower to succeed, especially in the workplace. Self- EIQ: What am I all about as a person and how will this hurt or help me (individual)................ Influencer EIQ: What do I need to do on the home front to succeed, is my family supporting me, are my friends the right friends (friends and family)....... Environmental EIQ: How do I become an effective team member at work and what makes this organization tick (organizational and workplace)...................... Altruistic EIQ: How can I make a difference in the lives of others while I make a difference in my own life, the key to success (community).................. Imminent EIQ: What do I want my future to be (plan importance) ................ Join me; learn how finding "Your Inner Super Hero" will change your life and the lives of those around you. "Lead to Succeed" in life and make a difference every day at home, at work, and in the community. What clients are saying.................. He was bright, witty, and energetic! He was also able to think on his feet and captivate the audience with his timely jokes......................................... Lions Club International We have asked Wayne to speak to approximately 200 corporate supporters from Microsoft at a Dinner held in Orange County. He did a wonderful job with his public speaking and was very well received................ Blind Children's Learning Center I am a member of sorority alumnae organization, Delta Gamma, whose mission is to help the blind. We have an annual breakfast for more than 500 women in Orange County and Wayne was asked to be our keynote speaker. He held the interest of all the women.......................... Delta Gamma
YOU KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK!!!!! You were FANTASTIC!!! You amaze me because you manage to keep making this presentation better and better. I don’t know HOW you do it!!!
We MUST have you again next year. WE must!!!! Eryn will get you the date for the next Spring Admissions Open House.
Thank you Wayne, really. You have such a generous and warm spirit. We are so blessed to have you speak at this event.
Jane AnnJane Ann Munroe, O.D. Assistant Dean of Admissions Marshall B. Ketchum University Southern California College of Optometry
Mr. Heidle was the motivational speaker for our recent district convention. I have never enjoyed a speaker more than Mr. Heidle. He was bright, witty, and energetic! He was also able to think on his feet and captivate the audience with his timely jokes.If you have not heard Mr. Heidle, I highly recommend inviting him to speak at your work or service organization.Judy Barr Lions Club International District L4L
I want to thank you for presenting at our District’s 5th Annual Classified Professional Development Day, “We Are Vista Everyday – 100 Years and Beyond” on January 13, 2017. We had over 800 classified employees attend sessions that day. The feedback surveys from our employees indicate it was an extremely beneficial day. I greatly appreciate you supporting our training day.
Thank you for sharing your expertise!
Kyle C. Ruggles, EdD
Director of Human Relations
and Certificated Personnel
The contracted speaker we had for our school district staff unemployment insurance seminar cancelled due to an emergency. We were so fortunate to have found Wayne. He was our lunch speaker. I have never seen people so engaged in a speaker during lunch. He held their attention the whole time he was speaking. He inspired us with his life experiences and motivational stories. He enlightened us with technology devices we had no idea existed. His humor was a definite plus. I would highly recommend him as a motivational or technology speaker. We hope to have him again in the future."?Michelle Carrillo Chairperson Unemployment Insurance Technical Subcommittee
“Mr. Heidle was engaging and relatabe. We enjoyed hearing his personal stories about his loss of vision and appreciated his openness about a subject that is so near to his heart. Mr. Heidle’s stories were funny and interesting, accented with Poncho’s (his guide dog) snores from the back of the room. Mr. Heidle also engaged the audience with innovative technology that offered a lot of room for growth and exploration. It was great hosting Mr. Heidle and Poncho on our campus!”
We also want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak with us. It was a great pleasure and we have had great feedback from the club!
Sincerely,Yen Sou OEP Club
I have had the pleasure of knowing Wayne Heidle over the last nine years. He has been a presenter at many of the on-campus events formatted to attract potential optometry students. I am pleased to write this recommendation on his behalf. In my role as Assistant Dean of Admissions, I routinely speak to various audiences about the profession. I make it a point to study other speaker’s style. Mr. Heidle is a speaker whom I have studied. He uses humor effectively with great timing, he conveys feeling in his presentation, and he is animated and personable as he speaks. But above all, he has a wonderful message and rich context as a result of his story and how he has triumphed over his circumstances.
Mr. Heidle is the permanent featured speaker at an event The Office of Admissions hosts every year, the Spring Admissions Open House. We routinely host close to 300 guests. Wayne is a big hit, which I have learned from post-event survey feedback and also, when attendees convert to applicants and write about their experience of hearing Mr. Heidle speak in personal statements, it is always with enthusiasm and compliments. I cannot recommend Mr. Heidle more highly.
Dr. Jane Ann Monroe
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Southern California College of Optometry
I have known Wayne Heidle for more than four years and can personally attest to his skills and eloquence in public speaking. Wayne has a vast amount of knowledge of the blind world. He delivers his personal testimony, as to how his life and priorities have changed, with wit and insight. We have asked Wayne to speak to approximately200 corporate supporters from Microsoft at a Dinner held in Orange County. He did a wonderful job with his public speaking and was very well received.
I am a member of sorority alumnae organization, Delta Gamma, whose mission is to help the blind. We have an annual breakfast for more than 500 women in Orange County and Wayne was asked to be our keynote speaker. He held the interest of all the women as he explained the scientific advances in the world of technology to help the blind. His humor and kindness were evident as he addressed the audience of volunteers, college students and philanthropists. Wayne is an excellent speaker and is very knowledgeable in the field of technology. I highly recommend him.
President and Executive
Director Blind Children’s
I have worked with Wayne Heidle for over ten yearsduring his capacity as a volunteer within the low vision rehabilitation clinical service at the Southern California College of Optometry/Ketchum University. When I first met Wayne he was my patient and he was in a dark place in life but something about him struck me - I saw such potential in him for inspiring and teaching others with vision loss. During one of his visits with me I told him that he must help me in the low vision clinic. I had no budget to hire him but I asked him to volunteer to help other patients – specifically teaching patients about technology and adaptive software. He began a journey then that is truly inspirational. His story of vision loss and his remarkable fortitude for life was an inspiration to me ten years ago and he continues to inspire me today.
What started as a volunteer training position quickly grew as Wayne demonstrated an incredible gift of inspiring others. Not only did he counsel people who were on a journey of vision loss, he started speaking to large groups of people and telling his own story. In the beginning, I would be fortunate to speak alongside Wayne in my classes as he would guest speak for 100 optometry students. Those early speaking engagements turned into audiences for faculty, for community leaders, for hospital physicians. Wayne could speak to any audience and engage them in a personal and direct way. He would have the audience laughing one minute and crying the next. All of these forums were not aimed at Wayne’s entertainment or to gain popularity, Wayne had a story to tell that burned inside him and when others heard it, they too were inspired to live life more fully. His story was that of hope…there are many versions and journeys of hope that Wayne can describe but it always comes back to seizing the moment, getting up off of a couch, and moving with purpose toward a positive path.
Wayne has supported individuals on the brink of suicide to reaching groups of 100 who were searching for answers about vision loss. As you can tell, I highly recommend Wayne for any opportunity to share his story of hope to broader audiences. No one has ever regretted asking Wayne to speak to their group. I am still inspired every time I hear him and I am honored that I had the opportunity to be in Wayne’s life at a pivotal moment that related to his own hope journey. You must hear him tell it.
Rebecca Kammer OD, PhD
FAAO, Diplomate in Low Vision
Founder, Kammer Consulting
College of Physician Assistant Studies
San Bernardino County officials