Sean Stephenson (born May 5, 1979) is an American therapist, self-help author and motivational speaker. Because he was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, Stephenson stands three feet tall, has fragile bones, and must use a wheelchair.
When Stephenson was born, doctors quickly recognized the signs of the genetic disorder osteogenesis imperfecta, commonly known as “brittle bone disease”. Most of his bones had been broken during the delivery. He was placed in intensive care at Chicago Children’s Hospital, and doctors warned his parents that he might die very soon. He survived, but spent much of his youth in pain and experienced the stunted growth and mobility limitations common for people with osteogenesis imperfect.
Despite his challenges, he took a stand for a quality of life that has inspired millions of people around the world including Sir Richard Branson, President Clinton, and his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Dr. Stephenson has appeared on everything from Oprah to Jimmy Kimmel, in addition to online videos with millions of views. The Biography Channel did an hour feature on his life called “Three Foot Giant.”
Dr. Stephenson’s message has been heard at live events in over 15 countries and 47 states over the past 21 years. His latest book, Get Off Your But, has been released in ten different languages around the world.
As a board-certified therapist, Dr. Stephenson sees clients in a unique 12-hour session to enhance their confidence and speaking ability. He also hosts $10K Speeches, a live event and Mastermind, training professionals to command $10K+ speaking engagements.
Sean Stephenson began delivering motivational speeches at the age of 17. With the assistance of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, in 1998 Sean Stephenson met his motivational speaking hero, Tony Robbins. Robbins became his mentor and encouraged him to change his lifestyle to improve his health. While attending DePaul University, Stephenson worked as an intern for President Bill Clinton and for Illinois Congressman Bill Lipinski. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in political science in 2001, he published his first book, How You(th) Can Succeed!: Transforming Dreams into Reality for Young Adults, and returned to motivational speaking.
After his speeches, Stephenson found he was often approached by people seeking advice on personal issues. Feeling ill-equipped to advise them, he decided to go back to school and become certified as a therapist. He took courses at Bennett/Stellar University, a private institution specializing in neuro-linguistic programming and hypnotherapy, and at American Pacific University (since renamed Kona University). In March 2004, Stephenson began work on a Ph.D in clinical hypnosis at American Pacific. He operates a therapy practice from offices in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. He also continues to work as a motivational speaker, earning $15,000 to $30,000 per appearance.
His second book, Get Off Your “But”: How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself, was published in 2009. It was a self-help book that recounted his own personal story along with the stories of others, and provided exercises for readers to perform while they read. Tony Robbins provided a foreword. That same year, Sean Stephenson was the subject of “Three Foot Giant”, a television documentary that aired on The Biography Channel in November 2009.
I don’t published this story for you to read alone but for you to learn and get inspired. If Sean Stephenson can become a successful person then you too can become more successful. Even when all efforts fail to change your unpleasant situation….Don’t give up your faith in God nor give in to the situation…! Refuse to be what people tagged you but their predictions can empower you, don’t believe in them instead believe in yourself and stand up for your life to become a successful person and a blessing to humanity.
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