Opening Keynote with John Foppe

Starts: 8:45 am | Ends: 9:40 am

Within Reach
John Foppe’s Signature Speech

John Foppe was born without arms, but he believes all things are within reach. As a child, he had difficulty doing the simple things most of us take for granted, and he led a life marked by dependency. At ten-years-old, John couldn’t put his own pants on. Today, he travels the world as an author and owner of a successful international training company.

In this fascinating, poignant, but ultimately inspirational speech, John recounts his transformation from victim to victor. But, more importantly, he helps you discover your own place in the world. Applying his own experiences and the special insights he’s developed as a trained counselor, John dispels these common motivational myth:

  • I can do anything.
  • I must stop feeling sorry for myself.
  • I must change my attitude.
  • I must overcome obstacles.
  • If it is to be, it is up to me.
  • I was born to win.
  • If John can do it without arms, then I can do it.

In addition, John reveals how to silence your internal self-critic, do more with less, and stay motivated. “All things are within reach, when you reach within.”




November 12th - 13th, 2018
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ET


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150 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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