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January 16, 2015
Dr. Ben Carson made headlines with his keynote at the National Prayer Breakfast in February 2013. Standing just a few feet from President Obama, the neurosurgeon offered a common sense critique of liberal government, calling for a return to our historic culture of personal responsibility, free markets, and upward mobility. The speech instantly went viral; The Wall Street Journal even ran an editorial, “Ben Carson for President.” In this presentation based on his new book of the same title and following up on his #1 New York Times bestseller, America the Beautiful, Dr. Carson shares with audiences his bold plan to stop the country’s slide into fiscal and moral decay. Avoiding the political correctness of politicians and the animosity of Washington lawyers, he calls for respectful discussion and disagreement, with no subjects off limits. Applying the problem-solving skills he honed as a surgeon, he takes on tough issues such as education, health care, family values, race relations, taxes, charity, and the role of faith in public life. In his journey from poverty to the top of his field, Dr. Carson has lived the American dream. He shares with audiences how we can save that dream for our future generations, by restoring a moral, informed citizenry that will support “one nation, under God, indivisible.”
America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great
Based on his 2012 book, Dr. Ben Carson explores the critical historical characteristics of America that led to her rise to the pinnacle of nations almost overnight. Although some mistakes were made, Dr. Carson explores how we learn from them and questions if we are ready to discard our unique, but uplifting attributes for the sake of political correctness? The values and principles that produced outstanding characteristics like, honesty, compassion, hard work, innovation and decency are at least as important today as they were when our nation was born. There are many great things about America that should be celebrated and Dr. Carson shows us all how to use our God-given talents to improve our lives, our communities, our nation, and our world. He believes that America’s best days are still ahead, but to get there, as a nation we must address tough issues facing our country.
Dr. Ben Carson knows what it takes to beat the odds. During this biographical presentation, he shares the story of his remarkable life's journey from a frustrated, bad tempered inner-city youth to a world-renowned surgeon who revolutionized pediatric surgery and saved countless lives. His story is chronicled in the original TNT movie released in early 2008, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story which stars Oscar Winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. Dr.Carson shares his struggle with an aggressive form of cancer which opened a new chapter in his life. He draws on his own real-life anecdotes to demonstrate the impact of making the right choices when presented with the many dilemmas of life. This presentation can focus on a wide range of issues including: self-determination, overcoming adversity, diversity, patriotism and parenting.
Many people lack achievement in their lives because they are afraid to take risks. Others fail because they take too many of the wrong risks. As director of pediatric neurosurgery at an internationally renowned medical center, Dr. Ben Carson faces many challenging and risky cases every week. But achieving such a position, from the depths of the societal hierarchy, also included a life of risk-taking. Using his book, Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose and Live with Acceptable Risk as a Guide, Carson walks audiences through a method to successfully use risk both at work and home.
Dr. Ben Carson gives audiences an inspirational look at the philosophy that helped him meet life's obstacles and leap over them. He prescribes his personal formula for success and demonstrates that maintaining discipline and exhibiting good character are at the core of true success on every level - while stressing the importance of using personal success to benefit others as well. This presentation can be customized to fit your audience’s needs, focuses include: excellence and leadership, education, honesty and integrity, and community involvement on all levels.
Dr. Ben Carson is a patients’ advocate – he knows how difficult it can be for individuals to obtain the information that is truly meaningful and important to them. In this enlightening presentation, Dr. Carson gets at the hard issues surrounding the medical field, while sharing with audiences the warm and compassionate perspective that have made him a world-renowned surgeon. He draws upon his knowledge of both interventional and preventive medicines to discuss not only improvements in personal health, but how the passage of health care reform will potentially make life better for all Americans. He also shares his own struggle with cancer and his insights on living a balanced, healthy life. His healthcare presentations can include the following:
· Prescription for a healthy nation
· Future trends in medical science
· The wonders of the human brain
· Creating healthy minds in children
· Lifestyle changes to increase longevity
· Is ADHD really all that common?
Ben Carson’s remarkable journey from tough, inner-city youth to history-making neurosurgeon celebrates and illustrates the power we all have to excel and influence others.
As the son of a single mother in a tough urban neighborhood, Carson was running with the wrong crowd and failing in school-feeling as though he had no way out. He could easily have spiraled downward, but he chose another path. Driven by a passion for science and helping those less fortunate, Carson pursued medicine and he would ultimately become one of the most respected neurosurgeons in the world. Carson’s riveting presentation inspires audiences to take charge of their lives, no matter what obstacles confront them. Soft-spoken yet charismatic, Carson commands the stage. He captivates people with a compelling presentation that’s humorous, insightful and thought provoking-showing them the keys to turning great challenges into still greater triumphs. Carson had to take his own advice when an aggressive form of cancer struck and his focus turned to survival and recovery. It was just the one chapter in Carson’s amazing life proving the power of the determined mind. Carson's life was chronicled in the original TNT movie, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story starring Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. He has written six best-selling books including the New York Times bestseller, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great (2012). In his book, One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future (May, 2014) debuting at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, Carson shares how we can save the American dream for future generations. Carson is also the author of One Vote: Make Your Voice Heard (October, 2014) in which he urges every American citizen to exercise the power of their vote and provides the tools needed to become an informed voter. In June 2013, after 40 years of medical endeavors, Carson retired and today serves as Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University and is a syndicated columnist and former FOX News contributor.