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Inspirational Disabled Speaker - Chet McDoniel Motivational Speaker from Dallas, TX

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 8 Reviews
  • 12 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2008
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $3,000 per event

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Born without arms, Chet McDoniel has motivated tens of thousands and is a one of a kind keynote speaker. He will excite and entertain attendees at your event by using his excellent story-telling ability to tell about his upbringing. Through many stories, you will get to know Chet and his ability to live life to its fullest. Then, after you get to know him, Chet will tell you his secret to being happy. On January 5th, 1980, Chet McDoniel was born into this life with no arms and shortened legs. Though dealt a vicious blow in the delivery room, Chet's parents decided to raise him as they would any other child. They instilled a positive attitude in Chet that carries with him through to this day. Throughout Chet's life, he has faced many struggles. Chet remains positive throughout these obstacles, and believes that he has the secret to enjoying life to its fullest. Chet delivers keynote speeches on choosing to be happy, the incredible value of life, and how to overcome insurmountable odds. Chet graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Texas in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Radio, Television and Film production. As well as leading worship and speaking, Chet owns his own travel agency, Off to Neverland Travel – Disney Vacations. Chet, his wife, Joni, and daughter, Hannah, live in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area. Another option available when bringing Chet in for a special evening is to have his father, Dr. Jim McDoniel join him. The two present a special keynote entitled, "All He Needs for Heaven." The presentation is based on a book that Jim McDoniel wrote about Chet. Jim brings years of preaching ministry and first-hand experience regarding the earliest days of Chet's life. Be sure to ask about this presentation when you inquire. Having Chet and/or Jim at your event will guarantee that your attendees will be inspired and uplifted when they leave. Chet's goal in speaking is to help people to understand that happiness is a choice, and that living a happy life is the only way to live!


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Review by Tom D.

Community EventReviewed on January 21, 2010From Luverne, MN

Overall - he was amazing - It’s the little things in life that pass us by and Chet helps you realize that we choose to have a good attitude and make the most of our lives - It is an unbelievable feeling that you have with his presence is in your eyes, his voice entering your ears, and then his character enters your heart. Chet is an inspiration to everyone.

Review by Wade R.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on April 7, 2011From Raleigh, NC

We were very pleased with Chet’s presentation to our team. His message was clear and impactful, and his life’s story filled with examples of his faith, personal strength and positive attitude. It would be impossible to walk away from a meeting with Chet without realizing how truly blessed we all are, as well as how we can sometimes react negatively or in a petty manner when faced with challenges in our lives. What Chet faces in a single day, most of us never realize in a lifetime. He is a true inspiration and I would highly recommend him to others as a motivational speaker to other groups.

Review by Cathy M.

FundraiserReviewed on October 25, 2013From Lubbock, TX

Absolutely wonderful! Chet called as soon as he arrived at the hotel, came down to visit with us while we prepared for the evening, and stayed after his presentation for more of the program. His presentation was perfect for our group - from the heart and a "child's perspective" for our parents raising children's with special needs, Following his presentation, we raised $25,450 in a live Auction.

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Past Events

March 19, 2014 • Expo Square - Tulsa Fairgrounds
Wed6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Tulsa, OK
February 21, 2014 • Silver Legacy Resort - Grand Ballroom
Fri5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Reno, NV
January 29, 2014 • Monterey Peninsula College
Wed10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Monterey, CA
January 7, 2014 • Corporate Function
Tue12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Austin, TX
October 25, 2013 • Fundraiser
Fri7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Lubbock, TX
January 26, 2013 • Corporate Function
Sat12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Sun City, AZ
October 4, 2012 • Corporate Function
Thu10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Minneapolis, MN
April 10, 2012 • Event
Tue1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Duncan, OK
November 3, 2011 • Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport
Thu6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Coraopolis, PA
July 13, 2011 • West Side Church of Christ
Wed7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Russellville, AR
June 8, 2011 • Park Row Church of Christ
Wed7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Arlington, TX
May 22, 2011 • Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ
Sun9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Arlington, TX

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