Dale Spencer had a preventable accident at the age of 20 and was left paralyzed.
I interviewed him for my Journey To Success BlogTalkRadio show and was encouraged and inspired by his message.
Dale was leading the life of an average college student when at the age of 20, an unforeseen injury changed his life forever.
Left paralyzed, Dale had to adapt to new ways of doing everyday tasks, getting around, interacting with people, finishing college and entering the workforce. Dale has triumphed over adversity and risen to the top of his profession, he continues to give back to his community, grow and take on new challenges. By using simple techniques to keep his fear in check and his mind focused, Dale has been able to achieve his life goals. Now he is sharing his experiences and helping others to attain their goals and ambitions.
He is a specialist at aiding in the realization that each of us is already equipped with the necessary tools to achieve success, regardless of our circumstances.
Dale takes his audiences on a journey of real-life experiences and revelations. Together they identify obstacles, both professional and personal, which are common road blocks to achieving success.
“Dale Spencer delivers an inspirational personal story about living life after a spinal cord injury. In spite of a sudden and devastating loss of a young man’s dreams and goals for a bright future, Dale tells how he overcame the struggles, worries and doubts after his injury through courage, determination and continued inspiration he receives from others injured before him. Dale relates to his listeners with empathy and encouragement with a very personable and candid style of communication.”
Midge Willson RN WOCN
Manager, Clinical Education & Marketing, Hollister Incorporated
“We could not be happier to have had Dale Spencer as our guest speaker. Every year the Bartlett Rotary Club invites all the straight-”A” students from the local high schools to our “Honors Luncheon”. The event celebrates those who have achieved excellence in their high school years and introduces them to Rotary International. Because of the caliber of the guests, outstanding speakers are sought. Mr. Spencer does not disappoint.
His presentation titled “Overcoming Adversity and Fears” chronicled his accidental spine injury in college and his subsequent challenges and successes. He spoke frankly about the initial mental and physical hurdles which included depression and literally learning how to live within his new constraints. Rather than dwelling on the injury itself, Dale adroitly and with some humor relayed his minor achievements which led to his being totally self reliant.
Dale’s presentation was well prepared, easily understood, and riveting. He told his story with humility and humor. He obviously considered his audience in his preparation. Although his story is of such incredible adversity, the achievement of overcoming that adversity was the main message.
If ever you have a chance to have Dale Spencer as your guest speaker, do not hesitate. He is most cooperative in the scheduling process, arrives well prepared, and delivers a unique message. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation.”
Bartlett Rotary Club