Ethan Fisher | Keynote Speaker & Expert in Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Awareness
Keynote speaker and mental health advocate Ethan Fisher draws from his life experience to challenge, motivate, and inspire his audiences. From star high school athlete, to prison inmate, to the recipient of an MBA with honors, Ethan’s life is a lesson in accountability, passion and perseverance. Growing up in a family that did not speak openly about mental health, Ethan spent his teenage years secretly battling clinical depression while he publicly received accolades for his uncommon talent on the basketball court. He began to self-medicate, leading to a years-long battle with alcoholism and substance abuse that derailed his basketball career and ended in a 3-year prison sentence. Sober since 2004, Ethan went on to become the first athlete in Colorado to play college basketball on inmate status and was recognized as an All-Conference and Most Valuable Player (MVP). He graduated summa cum laude, was awarded the entrepreneurship student of the year award and was the recipient of the President's award. Ethan’s experiences became a catalyst for his devotion to inspiring others. He has spoken in hundreds of cities, motivating and engaging almost 75,000 audience members to take hold of their lives and pursue their dreams. A raw and passionate speaker, Ethan captivates audiences with his story of adversity and his techniques for channeling desire into purposeful action. A staunch mental health and substance abuse advocate, Ethan is the founder of non-profit to support education and prevention for students and student-athletes. He has been featured in a best-selling book, and interviewed for other books, newspaper articles, and numerous podcast, radio and television shows. FACT: ALCOHOL IN THE WORK PLACE The rate of drunk driving is highest among 26 to 29-year-olds (20.7 percent). Drunk driving costs the united states $132 billion a year. A first-time offense can the driver cost upwards of $20,000 in fines and legal fees. Every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash. An average drunk driver has driven drunk over 80 times before first arrest. 70% of Fatal Drunk Driving Statistics are 25 year old-UP. FACT: MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORK PLACE 7 out of 10 Suicides are middle aged males Suicide costs the US $51 Billion Annually. Alcohol and Substance abuse are used to self medicate. SPEAKING / KEYNOTES: ★ Life Consequences: A Tale of Redemption Overview – Ethan Fisher uses his own life story to illustrate the devastating consequences of mental health stigma and substance abuse, while spreading a message of accountability and self-care. Outcomes – Audiences will learn valuable life lessons and be inspired to reflect on their choices and decisions. ★ Pyramid of Purpose Overview – Ethan walked a difficult path to find his purpose in life. He has distilled his hard-learned lessons into an approachable framework for success. Outcomes – Audiences will learn seven steps to get out of their own way, overcome obstacles, and channel their desires into achievements. ADDITIONAL TOPICS FOR KEYNOTES INCLUDE: ★ Alcohol Abuse ★ Substance Use ★ Depression, Suicidal Thoughts WORKSHOPS: ★ Mental Health First Aid Training (8hour Certified Course or 2 (4) hour days) Attendees will be trained to the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, addictions and other mental health issues. This course can help increase workplace performance by created a “team” of employees who care for co-worker’s workplace mental health ** for full information on Ethan's client options and service range click to his website from this profile **
Ethan has changed my life.
Ethan Fisher's message of love, forgiveness, responsibility and second chances is a message that every high school and college age student should hear. Ethan has changed my life. And he will change yours if you hear his story.
I can tell you Ethan's message is powerful!
As a college speaker who has spoken to over 1 million students around the nation.
I can tell you Ethan's message is powerful and every athlete on every campus should hear the insights he has to share. Life-changing!
I would highly recommend him...
I would highly recommend him to speak at any D1 institution. His story is something that could happen to anyone of our students and often times could be prevented.