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San Diego

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California

Speaker Bio

Brandon Farbstein inspires millions of people across the globe with his universal message of living life on your own terms and building the framework for self-acceptance.

 

 

Born with an extremely rare form of dwarfism (metatropic dysplasia), Brandon has turned his life experience of suffering, isolation, and victimhood into empowerment, impact and influence. After a severe battle with cyberbullying in high school, he decided to share his story – to both offer hope and to enact change.

 

Brandon was the driving force behind two new pieces of legislation that were signed into law in Virginia, one on bullying prevention and the other requiring empathy and emotional intelligence to be taught in all K-12 classrooms across the state.

 

 

Whether sharing his message with thousands of students at a time, empowering readers with his books Ten Feet TallA Kids Book About Self-Love, or working with Fortune 100 companies like Meta, HP, and Marriott, Brandon consistently delivers tools to audiences of all ages to shatter limiting beliefs, elevate their mindset, and create an amplified life. He frequently advises foundations, boards, and large scale organizations on their DEI efforts, especially towards the disability community – the largest minority group in the world comprising 15% of the global population.

 

 

Brandon continues to break barriers and pave the way for people who often feel invisible. He was named Instagram’s #19under19 as one of the 19 most influential young people in the world with his mission to Elevate Empathy®.

 

 

In 2020, Brandon made his runway debut at NY Fashion Week wearing Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive and has become a sought-after voice for inclusion.

      • WeSpeak Global
        05/20/2022 at 5:06 pm

        “As the Executive Director of the NTA, I have had the honor to interact with keynote speakers for over 28 years and I can honestly say that I have never witnessed an outpouring of positivity and love as I saw both during and after Brandon’s keynote. Even now, I am still receiving comments about how much he touched the hearts and minds of our members. Brandon is a rare gift to the world and the NTA is so blessed that we were able to spend just a brief moment in time with this bright shining light.”

        DR. LUCY LAPEKAS
        EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL TUTORING ASSOCIATION

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      • WeSpeak Global
        05/20/2022 at 5:05 pm

        “Brandon’s commitment to empowering people is truly admirable. I am confident his advocacy has not only benefited the individuals he has represented, but also made our community a better place.”

        THE HONORABLE RALPH NORTHAM
        73RD GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA

        Keynote Talk - Live

      • WeSpeak Global
        05/20/2022 at 5:05 pm

        “I had Brandon speak at #Digital4Good Day Summit at Facebook HQ and he was fantastic! He has a heart of gold and connects to his audience no matter the age, shape, size, beliefs…empathy is real and Brandon makes you feel it. People walk away feeling inspired and empowered to elevate empathy!”

        KIM KARR
        EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, #ICANHELP

        Keynote Talk - Live

      • WeSpeak Global
        05/20/2022 at 5:04 pm

        “Thank you Brandon for bringing kindness and understanding to the universe.”

        MATT HIGGINS
        VICE-CHAIRMAN, MIAMI DOLPHINS
        GUEST SHARK ON ABC’S SHARK TANK
        CO-FOUNDER, RSE VENTURES

        Keynote Talk - Live

      • WeSpeak Global
        05/20/2022 at 5:04 pm

        “Brandon was the keynote speaker at our annual staff conference kick-off. Brandon’s powerful talk about his life’s experiences gave our staff a positive message on empowerment, leadership and growth. He was a true inspiration!”

        STACEY D. STEWART
        PRESIDENT & CEO, MARCH OF DIMES

        Keynote Talk - Live

      • WeSpeak Global
        05/20/2022 at 5:03 pm

        “Brandon Farbstein is a dynamic, engaging speaker who is wise far beyond his years. The message he shared with our students at The Gilbert School was inspiring, uplifting and courageous. From the moment you meet Brandon, you feel his passion, his kindness, and his generosity. Brandon changed lives the day he walked into our school- we will never forget how Brandon made EVERYONE feel ‘Ten Feet Tall’.”

        SUE SOJKA
        PRINCIPAL, THE GILBERT SCHOOL

        Keynote Talk - Live

      • WeSpeak Global
        05/20/2022 at 5:03 pm

        Brandon’s talk today captured the hearts and minds of not only our students but the faculty as well. His message gave each of us a rare moment to reflect and connect- with him and with each other. By the end of the assembly, students were cheering for not only Brandon, but for one another. He awoke the humanity in all of us.”

        ASHLEY M.
        HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR, WINSTED, CT

        Keynote Talk - Live

      • WeSpeak Global
        05/20/2022 at 5:02 pm

        “Brandon was an excellent speaker who exceeded our expectations. Right from the beginning Brandon was prepared and connected with the students on a personal level that ensured they hung on his every word. His message of the power of one, bullying, and overcoming challenges was truly inspirational. The teachers are quoting him in class, and he truly touched our student’s hearts to help our community become even better!”

        THE STEWARD SCHOOL

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