PUBLIC SPEAKING

GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT SPEAKER

Wesley Hamilton has a compelling public speaking resume. His journey after surviving multiple gunshots in his abdomen will inspire every human on the earth. His quintessential stories of courage, strength and perseverance resonates with participants long after any talk he’s ever delivered. Wes instills the essential tools of positivity, self-awareness, empowerment, resilience, and acceptance in the face of any challenge. He believes “the highest human act is to inspire” – and that is exactly why he profoundly affects human hearts of all ages, races, lifestyles and backgrounds worldwide.

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"Wesley Hamilton is a champion role model. If your organization needs a powerful speaker to inspire your audience, contact Wes today. He is a strong storyteller who offers practical tools to transform challenges into opportunities."
Julie Connor

TOPICS

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Despite the attempts for many organizations to embrace inclusivity, there is still a lack of disability awareness training. During this session, Wesley will provide a breakdown of common misconceptions people have around disabilities. He will also share a number of accessibility challenges he faces every day, which may be impacting your business without you even knowing it. By the end, Wes will help enable your team to develop a more empathetic and understanding culture by removing any barriers that may exist. In turn, it will also create a working environment for your organization that welcomes and accommodates new and existing employees with disabilities.

Wes wearing a light red long sleeved collared shirt with a pair of khakis sitting in his blue rimmed wheelchair with an American flag and balloons behind him on stage while leading a group discussion

Most people in life understand adversity but how many of us welcome it? In this keynote, Wesley will take you on a journey of how to overcome obstacles by truly embracing them. He will teach you how to accept things that may seem questionable; and how to find a positive lesson in all things. Our life is shaped by about 10% of what happens to us, and 90% of how we react to those happenings. In this incredibly inspirational talk, Wesley will also provide an understanding on how to value your life in a way that adversity becomes something we embrace because the rewards are endless!

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After the death of George Floyd in 2020, many organizations and institutions started taking accountability of the racial bias that has kept people of color hindered for so long. During this public speaking talk, Wesley shares his experience of what it means to grow up in the inner-city, as well as embodying all the stereotypes that are projected upon a black community. Wesley also shares his story of who he was before the accident and why he was so willing to accept a life of death or imprisonment due to the lack of leadership and opportunities available to those living in underserved communities. This powerful keynote is meant to educate and provide a perspective to those who may not fully understand what it is like.

Wes wearing a black Kansas City t-shirt and khakis with white sneakers in a multi colored spoked wheelchair smiling while giving an inspired speech during a public speaking booking.

Wesley Hamilton’s journey after surviving multiple gunshots in his abdomen will inspire every human on the earth. His quintessential stories of courage, strength and perseverance resonates with participants long after any talk he’s ever delivered. Wes instills the essential tools of positivity, self-awareness, empowerment, resilience, and acceptance in the face of any challenge. He believes “the highest human act is to inspire” – and that is exactly why he is profoundly affecting human hearts of all ages, races, lifestyles and backgrounds worldwide.

Wes wearing maroon pants, black shoes, and shiny black shirt, on a large stage with TED Talks logo and UMKC logo behind him and the words "be the change we wish to see in the world" from Ghandi on a big screen.

Are you ready to take control of your life? Become more aware of who you are? Learn better time management, and goal setting? This keynote is for you. Wesley takes his audience on a journey of learning who they are inside and out addressing wellness, nutrition, well-being and personal/professional development. Wesley shares his stories on how he started a successful non-profit organization; how he stays fit, even winning bodybuilding competitions; how he never lost hope or accepted failure – and teaches his listeners how to do the same. Wes also has a culinary passion, and shares his success secrets on how he lost over 100 pounds. This is a great keynote for all ages, and will leave you with key insights, tools & action steps so that anyone can master their full potential no matter their abilities or circumstances. People can relax and sit back, laugh, learn and feel supported. 

Wesley Hamilton wearing a gray Kansas City t-shirt and khaki pants seated at a red microphone with the words BBC Radio London on the side while in the studio giving an interview.

More than just public speaking, Wes has shared his story on countless media platforms at this point. From local outlets such as KCTV5, KMBC9, and more, to global outlets such as BBC Radio London, Good Morning America, and CNN, Wesley has inspired audiences around the world to take control of their potential. His transformative makeover with the Queer Eye guys still generates conversation. His CNN Heroes profile If your media organization is looking for unique perspective on people achieving with disability, issues around inclusiveness and intersectionality, or any of the other topics listed on this site, please don’t hesitate to reach out.   

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UPCOMING EVENTS

CalWORKs Association

Date: April 26, 2022
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: VIRTUAL

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Time: 6:00 PM
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A FEW OF WESLEY'S CLIENTS

LYFT | VMLY&R | US BANK | WADDELL & REED | SEVEN DAYS | TEDx | RESTORATIVE JUSTICE | AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION | KANSAS CITY MEDICAL SOCIETY | CENTRAL EXCHANGE | UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS | WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE | RUTGERS UNIVERSITY | AND MORE

A cut out of Wes in front of several of his speaking clients' logos, including Seven Days, VMLY&R, Lyft, US Bank, Washington State University, University of Kansas, Waddell and Reed, Kansas City Medical Society and more