Larry Colbert

Larry Colbert

Author / Speaker

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.


By Roadtrip Nation

Larry Colbert


My road in life has been direct.
Was told he was going blind when he was 28 years old.
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?"
Went back to college at age 40; by then, he was completely blind.
Realized he would have to work two or three times as hard as other students in order to get by.
He couldn't write, so he'd tape his lectures, then go home, listen to them again, and transcribe them on his computer.
After graduating, he'd still run into instances where people would assume he couldn't do something.
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."
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.


High School
Arizona State University


Author / Speaker

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

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Las Vegas - Phoenix

Las Vegas - Phoenix

After arriving in Las Vegas, Nev., the Roadtrippers meet up with Rex Doty, a toy maker that creates toys for children in need, who inspires the team through his passion for giving. Next, the team heads to the restaurant Rick Moonen's rm Seafood to speak with none other than its charismatic chef and owner, Rick Moonen. Afterward, the team gets back on the road where-after taking in the picturesque scenery at the Grand Canyon-they head to Phoenix, Ariz., to speak with Larry Colbert, a blind motivational speaker and author. The Roadtrippers hear Larry's moving story of overcoming obstacles to do what made him happy, despite others not believing in him.