David Powell spoke to our entire student body at one of our monthly R.O.C.K. Rallies. He spoke about two of our character education traits: having a “Can Do Attitude” and doing “Our Personal Best”, despite one’s circumstances. He did a wonderful job of speaking to all students, K-5, with material that was very age appropriate. The students were very interested and engaged. We all wish that he could have spoken longer!Shirley Luce,School CounselorCoronado Elementary School
I’ve had the privilege of watching this young man aggressively chase after his passion for reaching people and making sure that their past story (no matter how negative it may be) does not define their future success.David, fearlessly, shares his story in a way that captivates his audience. When people first meet him they are taking aback because they can’t understand how someone with no arms can be so happy. Then just like that; he thrills them with letting them know that nothing is impossible to those who work hard and believe in themselves!
David spoke to a group of our Xcel middle and high school students. Tears flowed and laughs exploded as he unfolded his life’s story. His resilience in the face of life’s adversities is an inspiration to all who will listen.Robert M. Cunningham
Director of Special Programs
“The City” Educational Programs
David brings authenticity and a gentle “in your face” reality that we are unstoppable and our only true barriers are ourselves. Because of his testimony he can reach people in a way that is undeniable.
If your or your group are looking to inspire others to be more and do more, this is an opportunity you will not want to miss!Rebecca Lewis-PankratzDirector of Learning CentersESSDACK
It was with great pleasure, our employees were able to hear David’s story during our annual training day. David was well prepared in organizing fine details leading up to his formal presentation. We found his talk to be engaging and captivating. His message that life is not always easy and you are going to get knocked down, but you have to pick yourself back up to endure and persevere. Our thanks for taking the time to talk to us about your life story.
Saline County Human Resource Director
I had the extreme pleasure of meeting David when he came to our Disability Mentoring Day event. We had 59 high school students arrive on the Butler Community College campus in El Dorado in sub-freezing temperatures for a day of employment workshops, business tours and an inspirational message from David.
It was apparent from the very beginning that David is a passionate individual who is not afraid to smash barriers in all aspects of his life. David shared his story with our students in a way that kept them engaged and wanting to hear more. I feel David summed it up when he told our students, “Never let anyone else tell you what you are not capable of doing, just try and find out for yourself!”
If you are looking for a speaker for your next event, you really need to consider David. He will provide a testimony of grit and determination that will inspire all in attendance.
Butler County Special Education Interlocal #638
I had the pleasure of hearing David share his story. He was extremely moving and inspiring. The things he has overcome and his no excuse attitude can be inspiring to anyone no matter what hardships they face. His presentation is full of charisma and moxie. Our attendees left the event with lots of positive energy and motivation! I personally hope I am able to see David speak again, as well as watch him grow in his speaking endeavors.
Disability Mentoring Day Local and State Coordinator