Meet Chad

Life Coach, Trainer, and Keynote Speaker

 

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On April 3, 2001, Chad was involved in a serious accident, leaving him a quadriplegic. But Chad’s dreams were not paralyzed that day; as you can see below, he’s kept himself busy:

 • He started Chad Hymas Communications, Inc., a professional speaking company designed to motivate businesses and corporations to “use their wings and reach seemingly impossible heights.”

• The Wall Street Journal calls Chad Hymas one of the 10 most inspirational people in the world! Click here and read the article where Chad was featured.

• At 37 years of age, Chad is the youngest person ever to receive the CPAE award and be inducted into the National Speaker Hall of Fame.

• Last year, Chad spoke at 220 different events, traveling just over 300,000 miles and speaking on five continents and in four countries.

• Chad has shared his personal message and entertained many audiences from organizations such as Wells Fargo, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ford, IHC, Coca-Cola, and the Utah Jazz.

• He is a member of the National Speakers Association and is a CSP (certified speaking professional), a designation achieved by fewer than 8% in the speaking industry.

• He served as president of the National Speakers Association Utah chapter.

• Chad maintains his hobby and dream of managing a5100-acree elk preserve with his father, Kelly.

• He has raced in marathons and, in the summer of 2003, set a world record by wheeling his chair from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas (513 miles). Click Here to read more about this record-setting event.

• Chad participates in other wheelchair athletic competitions, including basketball, rugby, and officiating basketball (a dream come true).

• He spends many hours with other injured individuals in therapy, encouraging them to overcome their challenges, focus on dreams and make them a reality, and love life for all that it has to offer. To achieve the unachievable and to reach for the unreachable.

• Chad’s greatest accomplishment is that he remains a devoted husband to his loving wife, Shondell, and a proud father to their three children, Christian, Kyler, and Gracee! Click here to read more about Gracee.

 

“We do this particular kickoff event as a team each year and have done so for the last five years. Without exception, everyone said that your part of the meeting had the most positive effect on them of any session or speaker we’ve ever had.”

T-Mobile

T-Mobile

“In the years that I have been in this organization, I have never seen a standing ovation given to one of our speakers. It’s tough to impress or to move this group and when I saw the spontaneous eruption of applause while everyone got to their feet, I knew I was seeing something very special.”

YPO Florida

YPO Florida

“Wow, what a powerful presentation! I had one of our powerful CEOs approach me and say, ‘I haven’t cried in 25 years, and I was balling like a baby.’ In my profession, I have the privilege of listening to and entertaining some of the best speakers around. You were the very best. Thank you for being a real-life hero.”

Corporate Alliance

Corporate Alliance

“In the past 10, years we have had a variety of safety professionals address our employees. However, no one has made such a lasting impression as you did in 90 short minutes. Thank you for emphasizing why we need to be safe at home and at work each and every day: for our families.”

Kraft Pizza

Kraft Pizza

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Chad Hymas
Let’s think this through. If you need a supervisor’s permission to go on a ride, you probably shouldn’t even be in the line. Right? I notice a sign. It’s a sign from Heaven – a warning sign! “Welcome to the New York, New York Hotel. Home of the Manhattan Express, World’s Largest Roller Coaster. Peak Height 412 feet…”Then I read some more troubling stuff. “…Speeds May Exceed 70 Miles Per Hour.”Shondell and Brian lift me out of my wheelchair, carry me to the last car on this infernal train and plunk me down. They say it is the best place for me to sit. They say it will be more fun. They say it will be better for everyone – in case I throw up! Now, there is a confidence-builder!They strap me down with a seat belt and a shoulder harness so I won’t fall out. Unfortunately, they don’t think about the lower half of me. We exit the building and prepare for the steep climb. An intercom crackles to life and states: “Please keep your arms and legs inside at all times. Enjoy the ride.”And then it hits me. My legs don’t work. I have no more control over them than I do my life. How am I supposed to keep them inside? So I instruct my brother, who is sitting beside me, “Brian, you have one job: You hold my legs down. I don’t want them exiting this ride at seventy miles an hour!We fall over a vertical cliff and descend with rapidly increasing speed. We slam into the first loop. Remember what my brother’s job is? His only job? To hold my legs down, right? Well, he’s forgotten me entirely. He has thrust his arms straight up in the air – and is whooping and hollering like a twelve-year-old. It’s obvious that my safety is the furthest thing from his mind.My left knee smacks me on the cheekbone with the punch of a prizefighter; my knee doesn’t feel it, but my face sure does. My right ankle gets caught in the space between the seats in front of us. My brother, realizing what he has done – or rather failed to do – quickly leans over to help me, but it is too late.We have started up the second loop, and once again Brian flings his arms wildly into the air, whooping and hollering in unbridled joy.The ride ends with a series of hills and twists and turns, and then, stops on a dime. Like a blob of paralyzed Silly Putty, I slip-slide out from underneath that ineffectual shoulder harness. My seat belt now adorns my neck. Those next in line look around, probably wondering where the occupant has gone.My wife and brother quickly disentangle me and transfer me back to my wheel chair. They are laughing. I am not.Remember when I said, “Express means more than speed?” Well, it does. I realize, as the sign warned, that I am one who should never have been allowed on that ride. Not for my sake necessarily, but for the sake of the next thrill seeker taking my seat.Now it is my turn to have fun. The biggest thrill for me on that entire ride was seeing the face of the woman who was about to take my vacated seat. “Vacated” also has another and very apt physiological meaning: I do indeed have bladder failure! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today’s Belief- Cherish what makes you happy. ... See MoreSee Less
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