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Inspirational keynotes
by David Roche

David listening to his audience
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“As a keynote speaker, I invite audiences to enter their own hearts and to step into the present moment. As they do, they leave behind the things that separate them from one another and come to a realization of their common humanity. With a sense of enhanced community, they are then prepared to get the most out of the conference programs.”

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Popular keynote topics

Moments of Grace: Courage in the Face of Challenge
My most requested keynote is guaranteed to open hearts and minds to inspiration, courage and laughter. It will make your day – it may change your life – and it certainly will make your conference or meeting a success! Suitable for an opening or closing keynote.

Self-Esteem: The Key to Taking Risks
Valuable insights and tips on building self-esteem, delivered with delightful humor and powerful poignancy. I convey the essence of how I have learned to build and maintain self-esteem. Excellent for young people!

My Face is Unique, But My Experience is Universal
A positive, inspiring introduction to organizational diversity. My message will unite people coming from different places, cultures or life experiences.

Customized keynotes
While these are some my most popular topics, I will customize my talk to meet your needs. What is your audience waiting to hear?


Organizations most in need of David’s inspirational message often face financial challenges in bringing him to events and conferences.

A disability-related organization might want to offer scholarships to families who otherwise would not be able to attend. Or a school might be struggling with budget issues. This can make it difficult to hire David, even at a reduced fee.

You can support this vital work for a group of your choice. Contact David to find out how your organization can sponsor an event for a non-profit or school.

You can use the sample letters below (Word documents) to solicit a large company or local business to sponsor David’s appearance at your organization’s conference or other event.

How to hire David

To book David or inquire about his availability, please call or email him directly for a prompt response.

604-740-0465 (Canada land line) or 415-686-9347 (US cell) or email


American Anaplastology

Beyond Borders Diversity

California State Association
of Licensed Investigators

Clarion University, President’s
Commission on Disabilities

Hewlett Packard

Kaiser Permanente

Laughlin Air Force Base

Lawrence Livermore Labs

Lockheed Martin

National Organization
for Rare Disorders

Office Depot

Stanford University

UC Berkeley



University of Florida

World Institute on Disability

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See David featured:
CNN on national tv In a new documentary, 'Shameless', by Bonnie Klein (External link) In Anne Lamott's new bestseller, Plan B
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