025 Tricia Brouk

 

When difficulties happen, Tricia believes that it is not an end, but rather a beginning.  Also, if our map changes, we should trust and believe where we are being led.

In addition to working in the entertainment industry, Tricia Brouk applies her expertise as a director and writer for film, television and theater to the art of Big Talks and Keynotes. She nurtures speakers using the same techniques she does with actors by guiding them to become their most vulnerable selves in order to truly connect with their audience. She offers speakers a new point of view on what a Big Talk can be and how to achieve their goal, and often times, their dream, of taking a Big stage. She’s the Executive Producer of TEDxLincolnSquare has worked on Black Box on ABC, The Affair on Showtime, Rescue Me on Fox, and received a Golden Thumb award from Roger Ebert for her work John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes, where she worked closely with James Gandolfini and Kate Winslet. The series she directed, Sublets, won Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web-Festival, The I Love New York Award at The New York Web Fest and Official Selection at The LA Web Festival. She’s written two musicals, a play, a sitcom pilot, and is currently writing a show called Mothers and Daughters based on interviews she’s had with women from the ages of 12-90. You can listen to Tricia’s podcast The Big Talk on iTunes where she interviews people who talk for a living.

@yourbigtalknyc on Twitter

@Triciabrouk on Facebook

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022 Tanner Gers

 

After Tanner lost his eyesight, he was able to look inside himself and see his value and true potential. He believes that forgiveness allows us to break free from our past to create a new future.

Tanner Gers has earned 4 degrees, published multiple books, started businesses, became a professional athlete, national champion in three sports, and is now a disability advocate, highly sought-after speaker, and Executive Director of My Blind Spot, a nonprofit who hires people of all abilities to test and remediate inaccessible websites and mobile apps. Here’s the thing though. Tanner accomplished all of this after waking up in the hospital, at age 21, totally blind.

As a disability advocate, Tanner has helped develop software so he and other blind individuals can independently access calculus equations, helped make the state of Arizona’s job board accessible to users of assistive technology, and serves on the Arizona Governor’s council Employment Committee for Blindness and Visual Impairment.

Debated to be the greatest batter in the history of the National Beep Baseball Association as a 6-time NBBA World Series All-Star and 3-time MVP since 2008 (beepball is the adaptive version of baseball for the blind)

(All track and field here) 2011 and 2012 US Paralympic Track and Field National Team Member, 2011 ParaPan American Games gold medalist and 2012 trials gold medalist in the long jump, 2012 US Paralympian in long jump and 4X100m relay, 2013 World Championship US Track and Field long jumper

2015 and 2016 National Champion in track cycling. His athletic career opened the doors for his professional speaking career, with programs delivered at companies, universities, and associations across the US, from the National Speakers Association National Headquarters, to Dartmouth College, SHRM, Wounded Warriors, Ford and Toyota. For Tanner, it isn’t about adding up any number of achievements though. It’s about embracing his life and living it to the fullest by helping others recognize and achieve their true potential, regardless of circumstance.

http://tannergers.com/

Tanner@TannerGers.com

866-364-6421

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