Inspirational “Me to We” Speaker, Best-Selling Author
After losing both legs from the pelvis down at the age of five, Spencer tackled challenge after challenge, learning to navigate a world set against those with disabilities. As a global speaker, he has captivated hundreds of thousands with his keynote address, Redefining Possible.
Spencer West is the author of the best-selling book Standing Tall: My Journey. He has shared the stage with luminaries such as former U.S. vice-president Al Gore, Dr. Jane Goodall, Rick Hansen, Mia Farrow, Martin Sheen, and Martin Luther King III. Spencer has been featured countless times in the media, including on 60 Minutes, ABC News, BBC, CNN, CTV and TMZ.
Spencer has accomplished amazing things on his journey to redefine his own possible. In 2012, he was the keynote speaker at the YPO/WPO Global Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro on his hands and in his wheelchair to bring global attention to the devastating drought in Kenya. In 2013, Spencer completed an epic 300 km (187 mile) trek from Edmonton to Calgary, Canada to raise awareness and money for Free The Children’s clean water projects.
Today, Spencer is an international leadership facilitator, teaching others how to transform lives where the need is greatest.