At 19, Jeremy Poincenot was your typical San Diego State University Sophomore. Friends, sports, fraternity and most importantly, perfect 20/20 vision. Then it happened, no warning, no time to prepare. Life began to blur. Over the next few months, I lost central vision in my right eye, followed closely by my left.
The diagnosis: a rare genetic disorder called Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), a disease that affects a mere 100 people in the U.S. each year with no treatment or cure in sight. At first, I thought losing my sight meant forfeiting my life. But I soon learned that with every challenge comes an opportunity for growth.
With hard work, dedication, and my dad as my guide, a year after losing my sight we were able to compete in and win the 2010 World Blind Golf Championship in England. We’ve since won 2 more World & 8 National Blind Golf Championships.
I am not your ordinary motivational speaker. With a powerful personal narrative, a little wit and a strong inspirational message, I provide perspective to audiences and open their eyes to see the power of interdependence.
Although I cannot see my audiences, I can help them see how to effect change and positivity in their own lives. My mission is to help people suspend judgment and focus on the good. My objective is not to dictate how to succeed in life; I speak from experience to convince individuals that independence is good, while interdependence is great.
How will you find the power of interdependence in your life?
Connect with me & let’s find out together!
Key Takeaways from “Together We Are Limitless”
As an Inspirational Speaker, I use my struggles and successes on the golf course to inspire players and non-players alike. I lead by example, showing individuals that with a positive mindset, a ton of patience and someone to help line you up every now and then, even obstacles that seem insurmountable can be opportunities for success.