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World's 1st Armless Pilot

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Born without arms, Jessica Cox graduated from college, learned to swim, drive a car, surf, scuba dive, fly an airplane, become a Taekwondo State Champion, and live independently using her feet in ways others who take their hands for granted can only imagine. She holds the title of the first person without arms to get a black belt in ATA Martial Arts and the Guinness World Record for the first pilot to fly with her feet.

Her keynote speech focuses on turning “impossible” into “accomplishment.” As a person who has never viewed herself as a victim of her condition, Jessica shares humorous stories of struggles and success living in a “twohanded” world. She provides critical insight on how best to approach a challenge, redefining the concept of innovative thinking. She helps people reconnect with their own inner strengths and aptitudes.

The doctors don't exactly know why Jessica Cox was born without arms. Sonograms and other prenatal tests did not reveal this rare congenital condition. However, from infancy her feet became her hands. Like all children, she went through the various stages of development. She learned to feed herself and write with her feet. Throughout childhood, she participated in many activities including swimming, gymnastics, and tap dancing. Jessica started Taekwondo when she was ten, earning her first black belt at fourteen in the International Taekwondo Federation. She rejoined American Taekwondo Association in college and earned a second black belt.

When first learning to drive, Jessica was encouraged to use special modifications. Even after her car was modified, she decided to remove them and drive without. She holds an unrestricted driver's license.

As an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, Jessica attended classes taking notes with her feet. At 25 words per minute, Jessica was able to type out her papers with a regular computer keyboard on the floor.

Jessica's greatest challenges are not the ordinary daily tasks required for her to live independently. Putting in contact lenses, washing and brushing her hair, and fixing breakfast in the morning are all tasks that come second-nature to her as they would to anyone else. Her greatest triumph in life stands far above any physical feat. It is her unrepentant regard for herself a whole person, her high degree of self-acceptance that gives her the freedom and power to insist that society accept her, too, just as she is.

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Books
Disarm Your Limits: The Flight Formula to Lift You to Success   and Propel You to the Next Horizon

Disarm Your Limits: The Flight Formula to Lift You to Success and Propel You to the Next Horizon

Speaking Topics
  • Innovation, Creativity, Motivation, Desire, Persistence, Fearlessness, Aviation, "Think outside the shoe"

News
  • This armless woman can literally kick your ass | New York Post

    Jessica Cox is more than just an armless pilot. She also is the first person without arms to become a black belt in the American Tae Kwon Do Association, ...

  • Apl, Jessica Cox honored for helping Yolanda survivors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Filipino-American armless pilot Jessica Cox and international entertainer Apl.de.Ap were recognized by the Philippine Embassy for donating their time and resources in helping in the recovery efforts in areas devastated by typhoon Yolanda. Cox received a plaque of achievement for her excellence in motivational speaking and her advocacy for the disabled. She has partnered...

  • Photos: Tucson woman Jessica Cox takes message of hope around the world

    A Tucson woman born with no arms is taking a message to impoverished and post-conflict countries, where people with physical impairments are often shunned and prevented from going to school. Jessica Cox, 30, traveled to Ethiopia this year as a guest of Handicap International, an aid organization that focuses on disabled children. Cox has been a full-time motivational speaker since...

  • Armless Woman Conquers the Unthinkable

    Jessica Cox was born without arms, yet triumphs over obstacles every day. While some would accept that playing piano is not in the cards for them, Jessica refuses to let her disability hold her back in any way. Putting in contacts, eating with chopsticks, and even using nunchucks all seem like unlikely tasks for Jessica, but she does them all, just with her toes. Defying all odds, Jessica took...

  • Jessica Cox: I used to be afraid to fly

    She has received global recognition for being the first woman to fly an airplane with her feet, but Jessica Cox, the Filipino-American who has been cited by Guinness World Records for her exceptional ability, yesterday admitted her skill was borne out of fear. According to Cox, she used to be afraid to fly. But with a strong faith in God, she challenged herself to face her biggest...

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Jessica Cox

World's 1st Armless Pilot

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Jessica Cox Biography

Born without arms, Jessica Cox graduated from college, learned to swim, drive a car, surf, scuba dive, fly an airplane, become a Taekwondo State Champion, and live independently using her feet in ways others who take their hands for granted can only imagine. She holds the title of the first person without arms to get a black belt in ATA Martial Arts and the Guinness World Record for the first pilot to fly with her feet.

Her keynote speech focuses on turning “impossible” into “accomplishment.” As a person who has never viewed herself as a victim of her condition, Jessica shares humorous stories of struggles and success living in a “twohanded” world. She provides critical insight on how best to approach a challenge, redefining the concept of innovative thinking. She helps people reconnect with their own inner strengths and aptitudes.

The doctors don't exactly know why Jessica Cox was born without arms. Sonograms and other prenatal tests did not reveal this rare congenital condition. However, from infancy her feet became her hands. Like all children, she went through the various stages of development. She learned to feed herself and write with her feet. Throughout childhood, she participated in many activities including swimming, gymnastics, and tap dancing. Jessica started Taekwondo when she was ten, earning her first black belt at fourteen in the International Taekwondo Federation. She rejoined American Taekwondo Association in college and earned a second black belt.

When first learning to drive, Jessica was encouraged to use special modifications. Even after her car was modified, she decided to remove them and drive without. She holds an unrestricted driver's license.

As an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, Jessica attended classes taking notes with her feet. At 25 words per minute, Jessica was able to type out her papers with a regular computer keyboard on the floor.

Jessica's greatest challenges are not the ordinary daily tasks required for her to live independently. Putting in contact lenses, washing and brushing her hair, and fixing breakfast in the morning are all tasks that come second-nature to her as they would to anyone else. Her greatest triumph in life stands far above any physical feat. It is her unrepentant regard for herself a whole person, her high degree of self-acceptance that gives her the freedom and power to insist that society accept her, too, just as she is.

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Jessica Cox Speaking Topics

  • Innovation, Creativity, Motivation, Desire, Persistence, Fearlessness, Aviation, "Think outside the shoe"

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  • How to book Jessica Cox?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jessica Cox for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jessica Cox, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jessica Cox or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jessica Cox?

    Booking fees for Jessica Cox, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jessica Cox, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jessica Cox?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jessica Cox for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jessica Cox for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jessica Cox or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jessica Cox or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jessica Cox is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jessica Cox for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Jessica Cox generally travels from Portland, OR, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, Story Musgrave, M.D., Jim Morris, Jim Abbott and Shannon Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jessica Cox for an upcoming event.

Jessica Cox Speaking Topics

  • Innovation, Creativity, Motivation, Desire, Persistence, Fearlessness, Aviation, "Think outside the shoe"

Jessica Cox News

  • This armless woman can literally kick your ass | New York Post

    Jessica Cox is more than just an armless pilot. She also is the first person without arms to become a black belt in the American Tae Kwon Do Association, ...

  • Apl, Jessica Cox honored for helping Yolanda survivors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Filipino-American armless pilot Jessica Cox and international entertainer Apl.de.Ap were recognized by the Philippine Embassy for donating their time and resources in helping in the recovery efforts in areas devastated by typhoon Yolanda. Cox received a plaque of achievement for her excellence in motivational speaking and her advocacy for the disabled. She has partnered...

  • Photos: Tucson woman Jessica Cox takes message of hope around the world

    A Tucson woman born with no arms is taking a message to impoverished and post-conflict countries, where people with physical impairments are often shunned and prevented from going to school. Jessica Cox, 30, traveled to Ethiopia this year as a guest of Handicap International, an aid organization that focuses on disabled children. Cox has been a full-time motivational speaker since...

  • Armless Woman Conquers the Unthinkable

    Jessica Cox was born without arms, yet triumphs over obstacles every day. While some would accept that playing piano is not in the cards for them, Jessica refuses to let her disability hold her back in any way. Putting in contacts, eating with chopsticks, and even using nunchucks all seem like unlikely tasks for Jessica, but she does them all, just with her toes. Defying all odds, Jessica took...

  • Jessica Cox: I used to be afraid to fly

    She has received global recognition for being the first woman to fly an airplane with her feet, but Jessica Cox, the Filipino-American who has been cited by Guinness World Records for her exceptional ability, yesterday admitted her skill was borne out of fear. According to Cox, she used to be afraid to fly. But with a strong faith in God, she challenged herself to face her biggest...

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