- Disability Awareness
- Team Building
- Embracing Diversity
- Overcoming Adversity
Kelsey Tainsh has been through more in her 28 years than most will endure in a lifetime. Successfully overcoming a brain tumor at only 5 years of age, Kelsey went on to be a happy, healthy kid and a champion athlete. 10 years later, at 15, it all came crashing down when the tumor returned followed by a crippling stroke. Her friends had disappeared, her right side didn’t function and she became paralyzed with fear and self-doubt. Despite her significant physical challenges, she worked hard to pull herself up and charged back into life graduating magna cum laude from the University of Florida and going on to work for one of the most recognized companies in the world.
Today, this remarkable young woman has become a champion for the rest of us. An acclaimed professional speaker, Kelsey travels the country speaking to colleges, organizations and corporations about the power of persistence and perspective. Her clients include: The Coca-Cola Company, Harvard Medical School, Automotive Training Institute, Society For Pediatric Anesthesia, INBOUND, HubSpot and more.
Kelsey Tainsh has also been featured in BYOU Magazine, Coca-Cola Journey, the Orlando Sentinel, Our Town Magazine and Home Magazine and National Speaker’s Association (NSA) Speaker Magazine.
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How shifting your perspective can dramatically boost your potential.
More than ever, organizations and their employees are facing increased stress from constant change, competition and disruption. But 27 year-old stroke survivor Kelsey Tainsh will remind you that your worst day is better than the best day for billions around the world. Armed with her quirky sense of humor, engaging stories and relevant message, Kelsey helps organizations and their people gain the perspective needed to overcome any challenge in their life and in their work. Audiences walk away with a resilient new mindset and a fresh appreciation for the gift of work, accomplishment and the relationships we all share.
Kelsey Tainsh delivers an uplifting and powerful message on how personal strength and perseverance can overcome incredible physical obstacles. She is a role model for all, and her personal journey and story is a great example how through extraordinary human spirit and hard work anyone can achieve their goals. Her inspirational message is something that we all will benefit from for years to come. –Joseph Tripodi, Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
If you’re looking for an amazing speaker who’ll open the hearts and minds of your audience and get them thinking and acting differently, Kelsey should make the top of your list. –Kraig Ward, COO & Data Specialist, RingLead, Inc.
Kelsey connected with our students in a way that was not possible with other speakers. Her story and message resonated with them, as they reflected on their own struggles and drew courage from understanding that they are not alone. Kelsey engaged our students and opened a dialogue that will help us grow as a community. She has inspired our campus in a truly powerful way. –Lydia V Stoye, Interlochen Center for the Arts
I had the pleasure of hearing Kelsey speak during her Bold Talks session at INBOUND15. I was blown away by her story, her energy, and her ability to connect with the audience.
I had the pleasure of hearing Kelsey speak during her Bold Talks session at INBOUND15. I was blown away by her story, her energy, and her ability to connect with the audience. –Jen Spencer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Allbound