Lee’s objective every time he gets in front of an audience is to use himself as an example of what can result from an occupational injury so he can send everyone home safely to their families.He uses his unique story to motivate workers to develop or keep evolving the culture of safety they either already have or to develop the culture that is needed. Just reading the safety manual isn’t enough it’s having the desire to build better safety habits so tragedies like Lee’s wont occur and effect your life and the lives of others around you.
Although a traumatic injury occurred resulting in the loss of both hand when Lee came in contact with 12,000 volts of electricity he never lost the will to fight and carry on with his life. Lee lived to tell his story and knew from day one in the burn unit when his hands were amputated it was going to be a long hard uphill battle to come back, and rebuild his life but he never quit or gave up. Lee inspires audiences everywhere to understand that “never give up” attitude by his amazing attitude, positive outlook and outstanding determination. This message instills hope and courage in everyone Lee comes in contact with. You should never underestimate the power to help change another persons life or the impact you have on it.
As a conference speaker Lee can capture an audience as he relates the events of the most devastating day of his life. As he relates his life changing event audiences are captivated, entertained and left with a sense of optimism and encouragement. Attendees are on the edge of their seat through the entire presentation. Lee is very approachable and easy to relate to because he is one of the guys just like you.
Lee has been a keynote speaker at many events and conferences. His passion for safety in the workplace and educating attendees on the dangers of shortcuts, complacencies and distractions is unmatched by his desire for families to not suffer the injury or loss of a spouse, parent or child. Audiences relate to Lee because they realize they could be injured or worse just like Lee and have their lives and the lives of their families drastically affected.
As a Speaker, Lee Shelby Will:
Lee Shelby gives us a powerful hard hitting new way of looking at the primary messages: “We are each responsible for our own safety and the safety of those around us”, “Taking responsibility for our own actions” and “Leadership”.
Moving audiences to new levels of awareness, responsibility, and leadership, Lee has the ability to connect with people because of his genuine personality and his concern and care for every individual in the audience.
Lee’s message reaches and touches people at all levels in an organization from blue collar workers to the CEO and President. It is a universal message, and Lee dramatically change people’s attitudes and brings them to a new level of awareness.