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"The only disability in life is a bad attitude."

Scott Hamilton, Olympic Skater

Julie Papievis is a dynamic speaker. She teaches, she entertains, she has inspired audiences around the country. She motivates.

"I never tell Julie what she can't do"

Dr. John Shea, Julie's neurologist

When Julie speaks, she establishes an emotional connection with the audience that few speakers achieve.

"Go Back and Be Happy takes you on an extraordinary journey. I finished her story inspired and grateful for the experience."

Nooshig L. Salvador, MD, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Edward-Elmhurst Health

Recovery from a horrific accident included six weeks in a coma and over ten years in rehabilitation. Despite her subsequent participation in a 5k race, a triathlon and her regular swimming schedule today, her physical challenges remain. 

Julie has spoken to a wide range of health care professional and hospice organizations and associations; fitness and wellness centers; Grand Rounds at hospitals; grade, middle and high schools; community groups and churches; law enforcement agencies; medical schools and other universities and colleges; financial institutions; author conferences; and has keynoted conferences including for W.I.N.G.S (Women in Need Growing Stronger) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

If you are in a business that regularly engages with people with disabilities and their families, Julie's story can change how you view and serve your clients. Julie's insights can help you increase sales and improve your bottom line, but more importantly, help your company provide improved, more compassionate, respectful service. As our population ages, greater business opportunities await those who can successfully work with aging clients who have (or will have) physical and cognitive challenges. Julie's message is tailor made for businesses that serve those clients.

If you have employees with disabilities, Julie can improve how you work with those employees helping ensure their careers will flourish with your company. 

Hire Julie to speak to your human resource and sales professionals, counselors, executives - anyone whose clients include those with disability. Julie can improve your business and help remind your employees what your business mission and vision truly is. 

Contact Julie to discuss her speaking and consulting engagements.

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