Thank you for coming to West Palm Beach to meet with us last week. Our team from the City of Boynton Beach, including plan reviewers, inspectors, a Community Outreach Coordinator and an engineer enjoyed your presentation. It provided a deeper understanding of the importance of their job and ensures accessibility throughout our beautiful city.
There has never been a more important time to understand Americans with disabilities — their challenges, potential, rights and important roles in the world. Dr. Harding’s unique story is timely, relevant and inspirational. He speaks to all audiences (both young and old, professional, and trades). He addresses issues such as employment, diversity, advocacy, independent living, decision-making and workplace strategies – not just for disability groups, but also for employers, government organizations, colleges and universities, and community groups. The unique “JR story” provides lasting inspiration and education for audiences from all walks of life.
Dr. Harding is a natural story teller. He is the personification of balance, determination, and persistence. He unfolds his personal tale of triumph with a dramatic style based on his infectious sense of humor and zest for living. He has a charm that enables him to speak on very serious topics. Dr. Harding draws on personal narratives and experiences that punctuate his presentations with honesty, making personal connections to empower children, teenagers, parents, caregivrs, teachers and employers. He often stays after his presentation to facilitate these connections or address individual concerns at no extra cost. He’s motivated by empowering strangers to be captains of their own lives.
Dr. Harding has been speaking at public events for 25 years to over 250 diverse audiences – large and small (from a Rotary Club meeting to the Australian National Transportation Conference to the 2013 Boy Scout Jamboree with 20,000 scouts and volunteers.