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Alvin Law

Motivational Speaker & Former Radio Broadcaster Born Without Arms

Motivational Speaker & Former Radio Broadcaster Born Without Arms

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Alvin Law Biography

A victim of the infamous morning sickness medication, Thalidomide, Alvin Law was born without arms in 1960. By five days of age, his own family abandoned him, leaving him in the hospital in the care of a social worker who was the only person who didn’t write him off.

What happened next is the riveting story Law has shared with over 2,000,000 people on five continents in over 7,500 events, from the youngest to the oldest people alive. He also has extremely rare credentials.

A Certified Speaking Professional is a designation owned by less than seven percent of professional speakers worldwide. He is a best-selling author of "Alvin’s Laws Of Life… 5 Steps to Successfully Overcome Anything!" He is actually in not one but Two Halls of Fame. The Canadian Professional Speakers and the Canadian Disability Foundation each inducted him for his remarkable achievements and the epitome of resiliency and determination.

Law loves to use his story as proof that “Attitude” is so much more than an overused word. As another cliche goes… It Is Everything! In fact, science is even acknowledging that it changes our internal body chemistry and is the key to winning the battle with mental health that has become such an important issue in our world. Law should know. He began his life with the odds stacked completely against him.

He has an Emmy award for a short feature film on ABC-TV in America. He played a credited role on the hit TV show "X-Files" and a film by renowned director Harmony Korine called Julien…Donkey Boy (Yes, it was weird). He’s also appeared on over 100 telethons and, since 1976, has been directly involved in raising over $225,000,000 for charity.

In Canada, he’s been the subject of several award winning, nationally broadcast documentaries. And a remarkable new highlight: A feature on the fastest-growing personal development platform on the internet, Goalcast, has over 40,000,000 views on Facebook alone. Entitled “What’s Your Label?”, it focuses on what Law believes was his biggest life challenge…stigma. Not only did Law “Change His Label” from Victim to Victor, but is described by critics as being one of the most Relatable Speakers in the Industry!

Law uses his incredible true story to challenge every audience on a personal level. People who actually heard him as long as forty years ago describe him as the most memorable speaker they’ve ever experienced. But most important, he’s completely effective at getting audiences to rewrite the negative stories they tell themselves about themselves; to stop feeling like victims seeking blame and becoming accountable for their own outcomes. To stop making excuses and start making new choices.

His unique fusion of storytelling, musical performances (he’s a world-class multi-instrument player), and down-to-earth humor connect with audiences at an intimate, intense, and individual level.

Law and his wife and business partner, Darlene, live in beautiful Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Alvin Law Speaking Topics

  • Overcome Anything

    No matter who we are or what our job title is, one thing is true: we are all the leaders of our own lives. We are all creative problem solvers, and we all have unique value we bring to our personal and professional relationships. Thing is, we don’t always remember this about ourselves…or about our friends, family, co-workers, employees and team members. Caught up in the day-to-day grind, it’s pretty easy to forget.

    Personal leadership? Responsibility? Resiliency? They are attitudes. And these attitudes can be learned by anyone. They can become habits we practice at work and at home, in our personal and professional relationships. And they can become tools we draw on to successfully face, and overcome, any challenge.

    Combining lessons from his remarkable life of being born without arms with his unique insight into personal and workplace challenges, Alvin has developed a series of proven strategies for enhancing and sustaining attitudes of leadership, responsibility and resiliency both on the job and in your personal life. You’ll learn how to apply these time-tested techniques to spark your creativity, recognize your value and the value of those around you, and step into your natural role as leader in your own life.

    Alvin’s humorous, high-energy, emotionally uplifting and unforgettable presentation is suitable for any organization from the boardroom to the factory floor, to any association or group looking for a unique and unforgettable keynote and life changing experience.

    Always highly customized to the event, Alvin’s presentation is perfect for an Opening or Closing Keynote; Customer or Employee engagement and appreciation events; or helping your team prepare mentally and emotionally for team building or upcoming organizational changes. Alvin also rocks at Awards Ceremonies and Convention Luncheons and Evening Banquets.

    And of course, in every presentation Alvin illustrates how to go beyond limits by performing his signature (and hugely popular) snare drum and piano musical performances.

Alvin Law Videos

  • You're Not Your Label | Alvin Law | Goalcast
    Speaker and musician Alvin Law challenges you to live your life undefined by labels. ► Watch all Goalcast inspirational videos:...
  • Drummer Alvin Law: Superhuman Stories
    Meet the man who can do more with his feet than most can with their hands. Download the track at from Sat 16th...
  • Alvin Law inspires with his feet and words
    Fifty years ago Alvin Law was a baby with no arms, born to a mother who took Thalidomide. Today, not only is he a successful motivational speak but...

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    Alvin Law is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Disability, Virtual Speakers.
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Alvin Law is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Overcome Anything. The estimated speaking fee range to book Alvin Law for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Alvin Law generally travels from CalgaryCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Brandon Farbstein, Montel Williams, W. Mitchell, Roger Crawford and Jeff Allen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alvin Law for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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