Resiliency The Ability to Overcome Life Challenges E7
Motivational Speaker and Author Steve Welker discussed with host David Steinmetz the concept of Radical Resiliency which he and his wife developed after a horrific automobile accident
The Radical Resiliency concept is ability to recover from difficult challenges and live the life of your dreams. He demonstrates this by utilizing a resiliency triangle: attitude, commitment, and support.
Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired has been empowering people with vision loss since 1947. Our highly skilled and experienced multi-disciplinary team of professionals offers individualized training utilizing state of the art technologies and proven rehabilitation practices.
ACBVI assists clients in coping with vision loss – with courage and dignity and a “Can Do” attitude. We are proud to provide the resources our clients need to achieve independence and a full participation in the spheres of life they choose.
We celebrate each and every blind and visually impaired person who develops the skills and a tenacity to go to work, go to school, and actively participate in society.
Steve Welker is a Motivational Speaker and Author who developed the Radical Resiliency training program. He has presented to dozens of groups and organizations throughout the country over the last 15 years.
The program motivates and teaches audiences to be resilient and overcome any challenge.
The more resilient a workforce or team is, the happier and more motivated they will be in their private and professional life.
Author: ‘The World at my Fingertips- My personal story of triumph over tragedy’
Co-Author with Dr. Kristina Welker: ‘Radical Resiliency- Steps for climbing to
new heights regardless of life’s challenges’
• Motivational speaker and Resiliency Trainer- 20 years+
• Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired- Chair
• Guide Dogs of the Desert- Diplomat/ Advocate
Palm Springs, CA
• Lion’s Club- Board of Directors
• 2006 to present- Radical Resiliency- Founder and Owner
• 1996 to 2006- Valley of the Sun United Way- Volunteer Spokesperson
• 1996 to 2016- Universal Business Insurance of Arizona- Founder and Owner
Tempe, AZ, Phoenix, AZ
• 1993 to 1995- Schaefer/Smith/ Ankeney Insurance- Commercial Producer
• 1986 to 1993- Transamerica Insurance- Marketing Representative/ Manager
• 1982 to 1986- Westfield Insurance/ Commercial Underwriter, Marketing Rep Westfield Center, OH, Santa Ana, CA, Tucson, AZ, Phoenix, AZ
• 1980 to 1982- Arizona Financial Services- Branch Manager
• 1986- Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
• 1980- BS Business; Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
• Guitar, snow skiing, yoga, weight training, and walking my dog, Orbit
“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be”
About Your Host
As the manager of Community and Public Relations, David Steinmetz uses his expertise, education, and personal experiences to “change the perception of blindness.”
Diagnosed with RP, a blinding retinal disease, at the age of 19, David uses his personal story to drive change that leads to improved employment outcomes and community integration for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Mr. Steinmetz graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Economics. Additionally, Steinmetz has continued his education by graduating from the Business Management Training (BMT) program provided by Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia.
In 2008, David was the national recipient of the National Industries for the Blind Milton J. Samuelson Career Achievement award. This prestigious award recognized Mr. Steinmetz for his career achievements and community service work.
David Steinmetz is a member of the Governors’ Council on Blindness & Visual Impairments, is a Board Member at the Arizona Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired (ACBVI) and serves his community through the Chandler Lions Club.
About the Show
Changing the Perception of Blindness; One Conversation at a Time is dedicated to breaking down barriers, de-mystifying blindness and promoting real world solutions that empower people who are blind to live a full and inclusive life.
Host, David Steinmetz connects with organizations, industry professionals and thought leaders who are working to bridge the gap that creates a world accessible for all.
About Arizona Industries for the Blind
Arizona Industries for the Blind is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating employment opportunities for people who are blind. It’s employees, more than half of whom are blind, deliver a variety of products and services, including a full-service Warehousing and Distribution Center, confidential Digital Data Scan (DDS) services for private businesses and government and the operation of Base Supply Centers located at each of Arizona’s three military bases under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Labor’s AbilityOne program.