David Roche, inspirational humorist
David's face distinguishes him from all other presenters and speakers. What really makes David unique, however, is his remarkable spirit, warmth, wit and authenticity.
David has transformed the challenges and gifts of living with a facial difference into a compelling message that uplifts and delights audiences around the world. The story of his heroic journey from shame to strength has inspired standing ovations from the White House and Kennedy Center to Olympics Arts Festivals, from New Zealand to Moscow, London to Sydney, and across Canada and the USA. David presents keynote speeches and entertainment for corporate, association, disability and educational events of all kinds.
Love At Second Sight Video
Love At Second Sight is an educational video that transforms attitudes about appearance and encourages students to accept themselves and others. It's about difference and belonging, judgment and inclusion.
Save the Date!
Join us for an evening of video, music, storytelling and poetry to celebrate the premier of our new Love At Second Sight video.
Thursday, 8 September 2016
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Simon Fraser University's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
The Church of 80% Sincerity
In The Church of 80% Sincerity David shares his hard-earned lessons, providing an irresistible and unforgettable glimpse of his (and everyone's) inner beauty and offering profound encouragement in dealing with whatever life brings.
"‘The church of the title is not a formal organization but a concept – the church of choice for recovering perfectionists,’ Roche writes in a powerful little book that's part memoir, part inspirational handbook. ... A performer and motivational speaker, Roche is frank and witty and incapable of resorting to sentimental pap. He's well aware that people find him inspiring, but he doesn't try to hide his flaws, and that makes him more inspiring."