Jim Stovall

Jim Stovall has overcome the challenge of blindness to become a reknowned International speaker.


Civic Organizations, Finance


Attitude, Diversity, Humor, Motivation, Success, Vision/Purpose

Full Bio


Jim Stovall has been a National Olympic weightlifting champion, the President of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network, and a highly sought after author and platform speaker.  He is the author of the best selling book, The Ultimate Gift, which is now a major motion picture starring James Garner and Abigail Breslin.

Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes magazine, says, "Jim Stovall is one of the most extraordinary men of our era."    

For his work in making television accessible to our nation's 13 million blind and visually impaired people, The President's Committee on Equal Opportunity selected Jim Stovall as the Entrepreneur of the Year.  He was also chosen as the International Humanitarian of the Year, joining Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa as recipients of this honor.

As a highly sought after keynote speaker, Jim Stovall tells how he overcame every obstacle including failing eyesight and eventual blindness to reach his personal destiny. But more importantly, he shows each audience how to overcome their own personal "blindness" and begin living a new dream and vision for their life. He has been featured in major publications and television, Good Morning America, CNN, Reader's Digest, TV Guide and TIME Magazine.

Jim Stovall has shared the stage as a keynote speaker with:

-General Colin Powell
-Christopher Reeve
-Tony Robbins
-Dr. Denis Waitley
-Barbara Bush

Jim is the author of Books:

-You Don't Have to Be Blind to See

-The Ultimate Gift

-The Ultimate Life

-Ultimate Productivity

-Today's the Day

-The Lamp

-Success Secrets of Super Achievers

-Wisdom of the Ages

-Keeper of the Flame

Clients include:

American Council of the Blind
Association of Life Underwriters
Million Dollar Round Table
National Restaurant Association
Nat'l Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

Oklahoma Association of Realtors
Society of Professional Engineers
U.S. Jaycees
Von Hoffman Press

Speech Topics:

Change your life by changing your mind.
Turn your dreams into reality.
Be the best you can be.
Take action starting today.
Find and fulfill your destiny regardless of your circumstances.

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