Chad Crittenden | TV's Survivor Contestant, Challenged Athlete, TEDx speaker

Chad Crittenden

TV's Survivor Contestant, Challenged Athlete, TEDx speaker

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Current: TEDx: Creating Positive Outcomes

Time 18:06

Discover The Will To Survive

By telling audiences his story from surgery to Survivor, Chad helps them understand that overcoming obstacles is a normal part of life.

Chad illustrates his story and outlines the tools that helped him overcome adversity, survive cancer and excel on CBS' Survivor. While discussing the importance of utilizing our own circumstances, taking risks, and discovering new opportunities to grow, Chad relays his message and personal experiences to relate important life lessons in perseverance.

His realistic optimism, confidence, and self-assuredness serve as an example to individuals from varied backgrounds. Treat your group to this inspirational talk, as Chad shows them how to "Discover the Will to Survive."

The First Year Experience
Getting Off On The Right Foot (Even If You Don't Have One!)

From adjusting to college life to overcoming obstacles and achieving, Chad relates his experience on Survivor and shares skills he learned as University student to help Freshmen survive their First Year Experience. Using clever strategies he calls "Conceptual Tools", Chad outlines in detail the important concepts of Steps, Circumstances, Optimism, Risk and Experience to form S.C.O.R.E. - an acronym that provides students with something tangible to take with them into their first year and beyond.

Acknowledging Diverse Minds, Bodies, And Spirits

Chad Crittenden uses his "Survivor" experiences to supplement his own reality regarding the stereotypes and preconceived notions of those with physical challenges. This hands-on breakout involves the audience with intriguing questions and hopefully answers regarding this under acknowledged segment of the student body and society in general. Through his work with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, Chad has worked to break down the stigmas associated with disabilities and physical challenges.

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