Cam Calkoen dreams of a world where everyone is inspired to embrace their opportunity and where our physical being is no barrier to succeeding in our dreams and aspirations. It is dreams that have brought the world to what we see today and our aspirations that will propel it into the future.
No one can walk and talk at birth. Some people like Cam are presented with this likelihood for the rest of their lives. He chose to defy the odds, and now showcases what can be achieved when we identify a challenge, leverage our opportunities and uniqueness, and indeed live for awesome!
Born with Cerebral Palsy, Cam was told his biggest challenges would be the way he walks and talks. He dreamed big, becoming an athletic gold medalist, highly effective charitable fundraiser, social entrepreneur, and now a globally renowned inspirational speaker who ignites a connection and clarity between inspiration, dreams and people.
Through strength of human attitude and potential, he chose to embrace the challenges he was born with, and harnesses his gifts to live in the pursuit of excellence and make life as awesome as it can be.
He is a living example that life is what we make it, and the values needed to achieve awesomeness are simple – we need to believe! In doing so, we leave no stone unturned. Through charisma, stories and artistic flair, his presence sees people identify the unturned stones on the path. He ignites, inspires, enlightens and delights others by modeling what it looks like to dream big and achieve more!