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CABW 041: A Message of Courage and Grit with Lance Allred, the First Deaf Basketball Player in NBA History

In this episode, Dr. Natalie Phillips spends time talking with Lance Allred, the first deaf player in NBA history, international and online keynote speaker, TedX speaker, leadership consultant, visionary, motivator, and best-selling author. 

Lance was born legally deaf, with 80% hearing loss, into a fringe polygamist commune in rural Montana, where he and his family lived until managing to escape when Lance was 13. With his characteristic courage and grit, he eventually overcame tremendous odds and obstacles to join the Cleveland Cavaliers, making the NBA at the age of 27. 

"Perseverance is the ability to adapt." ~ Lance Allred

Lance founded Courage & Grit, a non-profit organization using sports, the arts, and motivational speaking to inspire overlooked and underserved youth, including: deaf/hearing impaired, First Nations, refugee, immigrant, inner-city, rural, low income and/or special needs, by giving them opportunities to attend sessions and camps facilitated and organized by world class athletes and artists at no charge. The goal is for these students to take what they’ve learned and in turn, help coach special or other-needs kids, engaging in environmental stewardship as a form of giving back and learning the power of service and gratitude, which are foundations for their future success as leaders in their own communities. 

"Abundance is limitless. It is service to others. We must all continue to walk in a heart-centered way". ~ Lance Allred

For more information about Lance Allred and Courage & Grit, please visit:

https://www.courageandgrit.org

http://lanceallred41.com

https://www.facebook.com/lanceallred41

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https://www.youtube.com/user/tetonia5099

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lanceallred41

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This show takes time to pause life to focus on social good, social entrepreneurship, and social impact. There are enough people tearing each other down and apart in relationships, business, and all over the world. It is time to STOP. Shift the focus...

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Natalie Phillips

Dr. Natalie Phillips is passionate about building deep relationships and authentic connections to help make a difference in the world together.  She is committed to assisting individuals and businesses to become more of who they are and to live out their brand.  She believes in creating environments in which people can connect on different levels to help their businesses succeed. 

She created and is Founder and CEO of Connect4Excellence, LLC, a company dedicated to guide individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses to connect to their own mission and culture, to connect to others at organized events, to connect to their own voice with a bigger audience on social media, and to connect to be able to give back and create social impact.  She is host of Connecting A Better World, a podcast aimed to connect people to listen, learn, and spark interest in how they themselves see what they can bring forth to make this world a better place.