Top-Rated Speakers Bureau and Entertainment Booking Agency for Corporate Meetings and Business Events. Book an AAE Speaker Today.
Top-Rated Speakers Bureau and Entertainment Booking Agency for Corporate Meetings and Business Events. Book an AAE Speaker Today.
Click to Open Search Bar

Chad E. Foster

Harvard-Educated Executive Dealmaker & Billion-Dollar Generator; Resilience Leader & Blind Black Diamond Skier & Author

Harvard-Educated Executive Dealmaker & Billion-Dollar Generator; Resilience Leader & Blind Black Diamond Skier & Author

Travels From Travels From:
Atlanta, GA, USA
Speaking Fee Speaking Fee:
REQUEST BOOKING INFORMATION

Chad E. Foster Biography

Read Chad E. Foster’s resume, and you know he’s a rainmaker. A billion-dollar revenue generator, a job creator, a tech innovator. What’s not so obvious? He’s blind. And when he speaks to audiences, he shares a powerful message: His loss of eyesight as a young adult didn't hold him back. Instead, he embraced obstacles as opportunities.

Foster became the first blind executive to graduate from Harvard Business School's leadership program and did what Oracle said couldn’t be done, becoming the first to create CRM software for the visually impaired. Turning adversity into advantage, he thrived at a Fortune 500 company, directing financial strategies that resulted in billions in revenue, industry-leading growth, and best-in-class margins despite hypercompetitive market conditions.

Today, Foster teaches this same overcomer mindset to companies around the world. He breaks down the anatomy of resilience using his tried-and-tested tools to empower people to emerge from setbacks stronger, sleeker, and resolute to succeed. He believes in helping others turn their challenges into opportunities, a mission that he values even more than his eyesight.

Connecting inspiration to implementation™, Foster provides a roadmap for overcoming obstacles and achieving the impossible. His keynotes are a blend of heartfelt stories, entertaining delivery, no-fluff truth-telling, and practical strategies tailored to empower individuals and teams to transcend their limitations. With Chad, audiences receive actionable insights on fostering a mindset of growth and resilience, driving them to redefine their boundaries.

His keynotes are not just talks; they are transformative experiences that ignite change, inspire action, and unlock potential. When you invite Foster to your event, you’re securing a catalyst for positive transformation, leaving your audience motivated, equipped, and eager to tackle their challenges with newfound vigor.

His direct and confident style, combined with a go-for-it inspiring belief system — he is an avid downhill skier and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner (that’s not a joke), has made him a high-impact keynote speaker for leaders at companies such as Google, IBM, Salesforce, GE and Microsoft. He’d be honored to inspire actions that drive outcomes at your next event.

Chad E. Foster Speaking Topics

  • BLIND AMBITION: How to Go from Victim to Visionary™

    In this signature keynote, Chad will entertain, inspire, and move your audience, while teaching them how to shift their mindset from victim to visionary. Going blind at 21-years-old and facing a life with seemingly limited opportunities, Chad had to reinvent himself before even having a shot at success. Turning obstacles into opportunities, he became a Harvard-educated rainmaker, created countless jobs, and now he teaches teams how to cultivate resilient mindsets, adapt and thrive in change, and set ambitious goals with the right mindset to achieve them.

    This program gives your people the tools and inspiration to overcome difficult circumstances and create a promising positive future. More than just a motivational talk, this session connects inspiration to implementation.

  • NO MORE COMFORT ZONES: Growth Through Adversity

    Life without obstacles removes opportunity for growth. For any of us to grow, we need to step outside our comfort zones. In this powerful keynote, Chad teaches how the obstacles that lie in front of us can propel us towards our goals. Every organization finds itself face-to-face with problems that can seem insurmountable. Beyond Chad’s personal path of overcoming overwhelming odds, his business track record for moving through challenges and improving results gives a unique perspective on how comfort zones hold us back.

    Chad will talk about how he’s not successful in spite of being blind. He is successful because he’s blind. He embraced his problem and turned it into a solution. In this session Chad will teach your teams how to realize exponential growth through adversity.

  • DIVERSITY: The Engine for Innovation

    Chad was born part of the mainstream majority, but after going blind in college, he was treated differently as a disabled minority. After living over 20 years in both social groups, his unique vantage points of both worlds allow him to equip your teams to think differently about Diversity and Inclusion (DnI) in the workplace. Chad goes beyond just valuing each person. He will show how DnI drives business innovation. We know that diversity of thought creates change, and when harnessed correctly, change drives innovation. How can we create a culture that invites diversity of thought to have a welcomed seat at the table so each individual feels valued to contribute? This session shows how you can unlock the value of DnI in your workplace to power the innovation your business needs to thrive.

  • VICTIM TO VISIONARY ™: Resilience Workshop

    In this workshop Chad will lead you through the steps you can take to improve resilience. He teaches the practical tools you can apply to any situation in order to move your mindset from victim to visionary. During this session you will map out your resilience journey. After setting out your own personal vision of greatness, you will see your life more clearly than you ever have before. It can set you free to discover the amazing advantages that your disadvantages offer. You can then seek your own gifts that are disguised in terrible wrapping paper and see how the unique perspectives you’ve gained from those disadvantages contribute to your vision of greatness. Nothing in life is permanent. Everybody and everything changes. The only certainty is change. The key is figuring out how you will adapt.

Chad E. Foster Videos

  • BLIND AMBITION™: CHAD FOSTER KEYNOTE SPEAKER REEL
    Learn the anatomy of resilience from a top change management keynote speaker. As a top sales keynote speaker, leadership keynote speaker, and...
  • Les Brown in Conversation With Chad E Foster Sizzle

FAQs on booking Chad E. Foster

  • How do I book Chad E. Foster to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Chad E. Foster for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Chad E. Foster, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Chad E. Foster or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Chad E. Foster

    Speaking fees for Chad E. Foster, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Chad E. Foster are for live events and for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Chad E. Foster, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Chad E. Foster speak about?

    Chad E. Foster is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Change, Disability, Diversity, Health, Innovation, Leadership, Motivational, Personal Growth, Sales, Success, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Chad E. Foster travel from?

    Chad E. Foster generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. For more details, please contact an AAE Booking agent.
  • Who is Chad E. Foster’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Chad E. Foster for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chad E. Foster for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Chad E. Foster or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Chad E. Foster is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as BLIND AMBITION: How to Go from Victim to Visionary™, NO MORE COMFORT ZONES: Growth Through Adversity , DIVERSITY: The Engine for Innovation and VICTIM TO VISIONARY ™: Resilience Workshop. The estimated speaking fee range to book Chad E. Foster for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Chad E. Foster generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jim Davidson, Eric Boles, Allison Massari, Cassandra Worthy and Jessica Cox. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chad E. Foster for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

  • Customized Service

    Our agents find the right fit for your event

  • Unparalleled Database

    Full access to all speakers & celebrities

  • One Stop Shopping

    A reliable and unbiased point of contact

  • Logistics Management

    Your personal Logistics Manager who takes care of all event details

Speakers Similar to Chad E. Foster

related speakers Users also viewed these speakers:

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

TOP