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Larry Colbert
Larry Colbert

Larry Colbert

Driving Vision, Inc.

Phoenix, AZ USA

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

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Larry's work combines: Education, Writing, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life


I travel the world sharing humorous stories about dealing with change, overcoming adversity, and promoting diversity.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Arizona State University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Was told he was going blind when he was 28 years old.

  • 2.

    Had many fears, among them, "How am I going to take care of my kids?" and "Who's going to want to date a blind man?"

  • 3.

    Went back to college at age 40; by then, he was completely blind.

  • 4.

    Realized he would have to work two or three times as hard as other students in order to get by.

  • 5.

    He couldn't write, so he'd tape his lectures, then go home, listen to them again, and transcribe them on his computer.

  • 6.

    After graduating, he'd still run into instances where people would assume he couldn't do something.

  • 7.

    Became a motivational speaker to promote awareness of his disability; says he wanted to be accepted as a person, not just as a "blind person."

  • 8.

    When he heard his first "success story"-a man who'd turned his life around after hearing one of Larry's speeches-he knew he'd found his passion.