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Carol Leish, MA
Disability Consultant, Motivational Speaker and Writer

Carol Leish, Disability Consultant

Carol Leish is a unique motivational speaker, writer and trainer, with over 15 years experience in teaching and working with Social Service agencies. Her programs offer the audience a unique insight to the world of the physically, mentally and learning challenged person, because Carol is speaking from her own personal experiences.

As a child, Carol sustained speech and vision disabilities as a result of an auto accident. Instead of focusing on her injuries, Carol choose to focus on her abilities and strengths. By age 22 she had already proven that she was extremely capable, as noted from her former ophthalmologist; "You have proven the pessimists wrong, and the optimists right. I congratulate you!"

Carol graduated from CSU, San Bernadino, with a 3.6 GPA, earning her Masters degree in Education and Counseling. She went on to teach at San Bernadino in City schools, and worked for a variety of non-profit organizations. She has spoken at a variety of places since 1997.

Carol realized the importance of educating adults and youth to become more accepting of others, and started her "Call Me Capable" in-service presentations, and developed the Call Me Capable GameTM. She inspires her audience with her humor and genuineness. She invites her audience to join her on her personal journey of coping with visual; coordination; speech; and, depression challenges most of her life. She enlightens people by focusing on the strengths that people with challenges have and demonstrates that there is almost always a way to get around a situation by accommodating to it. She makes us realize that we are all more similar than different.

"Through the lessons of life, I have realized my goal to help others. Remember the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'Life is a succession of lessons that must be lived to be understood.' I have, and continue to learn lessons of how to educate others to make them more aware of what I can do--what they can do too. Thus remember to Call Me Capable, and Yourself More Capable."

Learning Objectives for:
Call Me Capable Keynote & Call Me CapableTM Game:

To change attitudes people have towards people with challenges, because of the following:
The 25th Anniversary of the passage of the ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act), was on July 26, 2015. It has intended to protect people with challenges from discrimination and enables them to participate fully in the workforce and their communities.
The law has not changed attitudinal barriers.
To focus on inspirational quotes and on famous people succeeding even with having challenges that they cope/coped with.
To focus on the fact that we are all more similar than different.



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