April Holmes, MBA, ACC | Paralympic Gold Medalist | Inspirational Virtual Keynotes
Why April? Here's a snippet: ▪ 14x World Record Holder; 18x American Record Holder ▪ 2008 Paralympic Games- Gold Medalist (100 meters) ▪ 16x US Paralympic Track & Field National Champion ▪ US Paralympic & US Anti-Doping Agency Ambassador ▪ Assist First Lady of the US Michelle Obama on “Let’s Move” Campaign (Orlando & DC) ▪ Honorary coach for Inaugural Warrior Games for injured Iraq soldiers ▪ Inspiration behind Air Jordan 2009 Signature shoe with APT technology ▪ National Urban League 2012 “Woman of Power” Delighted keynote clients include Disney, Wal-Mart, AT&T, BMW, Hartford Insurance, BP, Deloitte, Dow Chemical and Aflac. April is a well-sought after corporate and motivational speaker and enjoys opportunities to share her life, medals and journey with others. She has electrified audiences with messages of motivation, diversity, leadership, and marketing. Some of her clients include Wal-Mart, Disney, Dow Chemical, Hartford Insurance, and BMW. April also assists companies in Olympic-themed sporting days to enhance the core values of teamwork, determination, discipline, and goal setting. Raised with a hard work ethic, which she has honed with a will of steel, April Holmes has redefined what it means to be disabled. April was involved in a train accident in 2001 that resulted in the loss of her left leg below the knee. While she lay in her hospital bed, a doctor told her about the Paralympic Games and three goals were firmly implanted in her mind. She desired to wear the USA uniform. She wanted to break world records. She was determined to win gold medals. Since her career in Paralympic track & field began in 2002, Holmes has continued to succeed, improving each and every step of the way. Over her astonishing career, April was honored to wear the USA uniform at every major championship between 2002-2016. She has put together several undefeated seasons, broken IPC World Records fourteen times and American Records eighteen times in the 100, 200, 400 meters and the long jump, won 3 Paralympic medals (1 Gold, 2 Bronze); and 5 World Championship medals. With a commanding lead over the growing field of competitors, Holmes had a way of captivating track enthusiast with her grace and style. KEYNOTE TOPICS [in-person and virtual keynotes available]: ▪ Stop Limping Thru Life, Start Running! ▪ Your Gold Medal Moment Awaits ▪ Communicate Your Greatness ▪ Get up! Get Going! Get Over It! ▪ Training for Your Transition ▪ 9 Ultimate Actions steps to becoming C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S. ★For full information on April's services and bespoke options click to her website from this profile★
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