Motivational speaker Sean Stephenson may be one yard tall, but put a microphone in his hand and that he becomes a giant. Born with osteogenesis imperfecta, which stunts growth and results in bones to break under minimal pressure, Stephenson has faced several challenges and overcome many obstacles on his road to becoming a successful author, respected psychotherapist, and popular motivational speaker.
Before his 18th birthday, Stephenson had survived 200 bone fractures. Confronted with the mental choice of accepting his disorder as whether gift or a burden, Stephenson found an inner strength to focus on what he could do instead of what he couldn't. Following his graduation from DePaul University, he went to work in Washington, DC for Congressman William O. Lipinski and interned for President Clinton. He later was a board certified clinical psychotherapist and it has helped countless patients with breakthrough "immersion" therapy, a powerful 12-hour session made to transform a person's life. His best-selling book, Get Off Your "BUT," provides practical and compelling suggestions about overcoming self-doubt in all parts of society, from finances and friendship to dating and weight reduction.
Stephenson has appeared on Oprah, Jimmy Kimmel Live, CNN, Discovery Health, WGN, and CBS News. A one-hour special chronicling his everyday life, 3 Foot Giant, aired in 2009 on BIO. Stephenson has starred inside a fitness video featuring Mr. Olympia and recently achieved his lifelong imagine throwing out the very first pitch at a White Sox game. He proudly proclaims, "I've lived the life span of a rock star."
A motivational speaker because the chronilogical age of 17, Stephenson has addressed audiences around the world. He also discusses leadership development and the way to move beyond communication to truly "connect" with others. Having a mission to defeat insecurity and encourage people to maximize their potential for success, Stephenson's powerful charisma and galvanizing story will help everyone fully stand up for his or her dreams.