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The Love Chromosome - Unique. Motivational. FUN!

Motivational Speaker from New York City, NY Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 16 Reviews
  • 27 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2011
  • 5 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
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Hiring Julie and Derrick will help make your event one that nobody will forget, everybody will love and all will be inspired by. Virtual or in person, there is no event like this. Julie and Derrick Tennant are a brother and sister team who have faced a lot of obstacles in their lives. Both have learned to transform them into opportunities, and they are excited to custom design a presentation with you that will hit a home run for each person involved. Derrick was an athlete that suffered a career-ending brain injury and Julie ( the REAL star, Derrick will say ) has Downs Syndrome. Downs Syndrome is caused by an extra chromosome. Julie's grandfather told her that she does not have an extra chromosome, but everybody else is MISSING it, and it's the "love chromosome". Julie's magnetic charm and positive outlook combined with Derrick's story ( and the fact that he is a nationally known stand up comedian, speaker and magician ) will help make your event one for the ages! From fund raisers to family fun nights and sales meetings to corporate celebrations Julie and Derrick have been engaging and empowering audiences worldwide. Online or in person, we can't wait to meet you. "I think you'll agree that Julie is a very wise and insightful person". Julies Love Chromosome is something she would like to share. "I wish everybody could have one", she says. As you get to know Julie, you will see countless ways this love chromosome affects those around her. Allow me to share one such example: Julie and her mom, Barb were at the grocery store together when Julie was 5. A man entered the door wearing a dirty, wrinkled, old trench coat. He was unshaven and disheveled. His hair was so greasy that it stuck in clumps. He probably smelled too, but Barb was not going to get close enough to find out. She thought how unnecessary this was as her town had one of the best Rescue Missions in the country. At least get some clean clothes and TAKE a shower! she thought. While checking out Barb took Julie out of the cart. Julie took off like a shot towards the man with both her arms outstretched. He bent down and picked Julie up as she nestled into his disgustingly dirty neck. Barb panicked thinking he would harm Julie and rushed to the man grabbing Julie back and saying (not so nicely) THIS IS MY CHILD! What happened next has burned itself into Barbs mind forever. The man looked at her with tears rolling down his filthy cheek. Lady, he said, I cant tell you the last time somebody wanted to hold ME. You see, Barb saw a man and she judged him. Julie saw a need and she hugged it. As for Derrick, he was a gifted athlete progressing in his dream for a career in sports when one evening in 1985 he laid down but did not wake up for three days. He had undergone what doctors would later term random bleeding from point x for an unknown reason. Paralyzed and in a coma, Derrick underwent brain surgery from which he became unable to move the left side of his body. It would take years of therapy to re-learn the basics like walking, talking and simple daily tasks. Derrick is still unable to use his left arm and he walks with a limp, but he has learned a lot through this process. With years of therapy and hard work, Derrick eventually was able to return to the court. In 1993, he played basketball overseas competitively. You should have seen me when I had two arms, he says. Derrick now travels the world sharing his story and encouraging others to use obstacles as opportunities. Now a minimalist, everything he owns is in 1 carry-on. No house, no apartment, just life. His motto is "Live simply. Love wastefully" Although his own personal experiences have been great teachers, Derrick will tell you that nothing has taught him more about LOVE than knowing his beautiful sister, best friend and hero Julie. You have a unique opportunity to get "two for the price of one" Julie says, when you hire The Love Chromosome for your next online or live fun, inspirational event.


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Review by Naira A.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on May 25, 2022From Whippany, NJ

Derrik and Julie were very much fun to be around and our public loved having them! However, we had only planned to have them for 30 minutes and we said it was OK to go over 5-10 minutes but it went much longer so we had to do some last minute program cuts during gala to fit it in which threw us off a little! They are a great duo for the right event but it is better if it is a solo performance and not part of a bigger evening. Their story is very touching and Julie is so smart and funny that she completes the show well! It was great to get to know them.

Review by Chantelle Z.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on January 18, 2022From Waterloo, ON

All of the attendees of our event had a fantastic time with Derrick and Julie. I would highly recommend their performance for any event. We laughed a lot which was nice in the dark time we are living in. There were many heart warming moments and everyone left feeling more motivated and inspired. Thanks Derrick and Julie <3

Review by Jessica M.

School AssemblyReviewed on December 10, 2021From Fairfield, CT

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Past Events

October 2, 2022 • Community Event
Sun8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Center Valley, PA
September 15, 2022 • Meeting
Thu11:00 AM - 11:45 AM New York City, NY
May 25, 2022 • Corporate Function
Wed6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Whippany, NJ
February 13, 2022 • Fundraiser
Sun5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sycamore, AL
January 18, 2022 • Corporate Function
Tue7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Waterloo, ON
December 17, 2021 • Corporate Function
Fri9:30 PM - 11:00 PM San Francisco, CA
December 10, 2021 • School Assembly
Fri10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fairfield, CT
November 15, 2021 • Celebration
Mon12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Danbury, CT
July 24, 2021 • Funeral
Sat12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Harrisburg, PA
June 4, 2021 • Celebration
Fri1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Belchertown, MA
June 3, 2021 • Celebration
Thu7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Atlanta, GA
May 12, 2021 • Celebration
Wed12:00 PM - 1:00 PM DuBois, PA

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