March 23, 2023

From Underdog to the NBA 🏀 Center Stage: Lance Allred

At The Keynote Curators, we’re constantly curating fresh and exciting keynote speakers with ideas worth sharing. Today’s spotlight is on Lance Allred, the first deaf player in NBA history and an expert on leadership, perseverance, and grit.

“People have been telling me what I can and can’t do all my life. I simply choose not to listen – I can’t hear them anyways.” – Lance Allred

🙏 For anyone who’s ever felt a dream was just out of reach, Lance Allred will argue otherwise.

👤 The first deaf player in NBA history, Lance overcame adversity at a very young age. Born legally deaf, he could not play basketball with hearing aids when he was younger. His journey to becoming the first deaf player in NBA history at age 27 took seven years, but his perseverance and grit helped him achieve what many perceived as an unattainable goal.

🤩 Today, Lance is an inspiring speaker who delivers messages of accountability, adaptability, integrity, compassion, and leadership to audiences worldwide. Through powerful stories and anecdotes from his global experience at the professional sports/corporate level, he provides audiences with clear takeaways and action items.

📚 The author of five books, a TEDx star with almost 5 million views, and the first outside speaker the F.B.I. has ever hired for leadership development, Lance has spoken to corporations including Costco, Keybank, Coldwell Banker, and Coca-Cola. Lance will challenge your perceptions and invite you to look deeper at the psychological boundaries that shape your reality.

Interested in learning more about how this sought-after speaker can inspire your audience and help them identify their self-limiting beliefs? Check out Lance’s profile or drop me a DM to inquire about his fees and availability. 👇

Lance Allred, the first deaf player in NBA history and an expert on leadership, perseverance, and grit. He's wearing a blue shirt, holding a basketball over a white background.


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