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Harnessing Adversity

Are you harnessing your adversity or is harnessing you?

Devastated by her sudden inability to see her family’s faces or maneuver the world around her, recently blinded NYT bestselling memoir author and personal storytelling coach Ingrid Ricks realized she had a choice: she could wallow in her grief, loss, fear and despair, or harness her adversity and channel it into something powerful. In this inspirational, action-provoking talk, Ricks takes audiences on her journey from darkness to light. She shares her struggles and the steps she continues to take to flip her adversity on its head and turn it into an asset. Along with detailing the mindset-changing tools she employs every day, Ricks challenges audiences to take a close look at the struggles in their own lives and ensure that they are doing what it takes to turn their adversity into a strength.

Upcoming Talks:

  • (In combination with Rethinking the Disabilities Label) Diversity and Disabilities Conference at Washington State University Vancouver, Vancouver WA November 21, 2019 
  • Visions 2020 Conference, Ann Arbor MI — May 13, 2020


Where I’ve Presented This:

  • Microsoft Team Building Event, Renton WA (July 2019) – listen below
  • Summer Institutes Educators Conference, Modesto CA (June 2019)
  • Youth Summer Challenge Awards Ceremony, Lynnwood WA (May 2015)