Larry's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Crazy Babbling Sunshine

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Phoenix, AZ

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 8

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 8

LARRY COLBERT

Author/Speaker
Driving Vision, Inc.

“If you go through life, just touching one or two people every now and then, and make a difference in their life, then you're a success.”

INTERESTS:

Education

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Support & Encouragement Confidence Individualism Courage Determination Perseverance Goals Exploration Fear Struggle

TAGS:

author, business, career, choice, divorced, driving vision inc, early, entrepreneurship, grades, happiness, job, marriage, mechanic, people, school, speaker, statistics, travel, university, volunteering

BIOGRAPHY:

One day in the '70s, Larry Colbert's life changed forever. Larry rode his motorcycle to his doctor's office where his doctor told him that he had to stop riding his because he was going blind. He was 28 years old. Larry faced the fear of not being able to support his daughter, while wondering what kinds of jobs he could hold and still be happy. At the age of 30, Larry went to college, determined to show that he could compete at the same level as anyone else. Despite that he had to do things differently to accommodate his condition, Larry graduated with honors. After graduation, Larry had his first interview where he felt the skepticism of others. His interviewer was apprehensive about giving him the job because of his blindness, although Larry did everything he could to prove he was capable. Since then, Larry decided to engage in motivational speaking, encouraging others with disabilities to not let anyone or anything get in the way of achieving their goals. Larry also began developing Driving Vision™, his speaking and consulting business. He is affiliated with the National Speakers Association and authored his first book Insights from an Out-of-Sight Guy.

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