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Chad Hymas

Motivational World-Class Wheelchair Athlete

When Chad rolls out on stage, your audience will have an immediate respect for his circumstance. His disability and what he is overcoming is a true example of, “set your mind to it and you can accomplish anything.” Through his unique sense of humor and his emotional story, your people will fly higher than they ever thought possible.

Stockton, Utah, USA


Prior to your event, Chad carefully researches the details, needs, and challenges of your audience and customizes his remarks to your group, making every program unique! With his matchless sense of humor and motivating stories Chad taps into your audience and inspires them to fly higher than they ever thought possible! The “Chad Hymas-experience” is unforgettable!

Success and the Bird Next Door
How is it possible that someone else always finds success? What’s the secret to success that nobody told you? Don’t just sit on the sidelines as others live your dream . . . claim it for yourself! With a humorous approach, Chad emphasizes the power in seizing current circumstances and opportunities, while holding tight to your vision until you soar!

Who Needs Legs When You Have Wings?
A motivating presentation must be accompanied with solutions that change and inspire lives.  Today more than ever, people are looking not simply for entertainment, but for direction and solid answers.  Chad Hymas has spent the last ten years developing solutions that transformed his life.  His stories are moving, his courage unprecedented and his insights are profound. His accomplishments provide a powerful litmus test to the validity of these dynamic principles! An incredible presentation ideal for corporate celebrations, after-dinner keynote addresses and broad audiences!

Get The Worm Faster: Succeed With a Bird’s Eye Perspective!
Life requires us to be problem-solvers.  Success requires us to be dreamers.  Chad Hymas is both a dreamer and a problem-solver.  In his personal life he has had to find new solutions to create mobility, strength and business success.  Wouldn’t you like your team to acquire those same skills? Awesome for businesses going through transition, mergers, or leadership reform! This presentation is ideal to inspire employee cooperation and productivity amidst change!

Eagles Don’t Fly In Flocks, But Seagulls Never Get Lonely
How do you find the golden egg without ruffling people’s feathers? Every person on your team has a unique personality. Each task therefore, creates a dilemma! In this presentation, especially for leadership, Chad teaches the four “flight” personality types that exist in every office, every corporation and even every family. Your team will laugh at themselves while they’re learning new ways of relating to one another and capitalizing on individual contribution. Understand your team players so that the entire team performs best. Especially motivating for business leaders, CEO’s, Corporate Officers, essential team-players and success-driven managers!


National Speaker Hall Of Fame

  • Your message on changing habit, changing routines and giving the gift of time truly inspired and lifted everyone in attendance. I have received wonderful feedback from our students about the impact you had on them. Additionally, the students found your stories, pictures, and videos very touching. You are a true example of how one person can change a life.

    - University of Utah
  • Chad’s life is a true example of heroism. A quadriplegic with wings! His message creatively weaved into our business objectives left our audience in absolute awe! The research he did for his ‘plug ins’ still have our people talking!

    - Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Your message of choice, hope, and achievement has already started to pay dividends. The outcome of our convention was exactly what we had hoped for. And thanks to you, the initial results are most encouraging! You were right on the money!

    - Broken Arrow, Inc.
  • In the past 10 years we have had a variety of safety professionals address our employees; however, no one has made such a lasting impression as you did in 90 short minutes. Thank you for emphasizing why we need to be safe at home and at work each and every day; for our families.

    - Kraft Pizza

Summary Profile

The Wall Street Journal calls Chad Hymas “one of the 10 most inspirational people in the world!”

Chad inspires, motivates, and moves audiences, creating an experience that touches hearts for a lifetime. He is one of the youngest ever to receive the Council Of Peers Award For Excellence (CPAE) and to be inducted into the prestigious National Speaker Hall Of Fame.

In 2001, at the age of 27, Chad’s life changed in an instant when a 2,000-pound bale of hay shattered his neck leaving him a quadriplegic. But Chad’s dreams were not paralyzed that day – he became an example of what is possible.

Chad is a bestselling author, president of his own Communications Company, Chad Hymas Communications, Inc., and is a recognized world-class wheelchair athlete. In 2003, Chad set a world record by wheeling his chair from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas (513 miles).

Chad’s speaking career in the areas of leadership, team building, customer service, and mastering change has brought him multiple honors. He is the past president of the National Speakers Association Utah chapter and a member of the exclusive elite Speakers Roundtable (one of twenty of the world’s top speakers).

As a member of the National Speakers Association, Chad travels as many as 300,000 miles a year captivating and entertaining audiences around the world. He has graced the stage of hundreds of professional and civic organizations including Wells Fargo, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AT&T, Rainbird, IHC, American Express, Prudential Life, Vast FX, and Merrill Lynch.