No Arms, No Legs, No Problem!
Craig Dietz is a dynamic speaker who inspires and motivates audiences with his extraordinary life story of resiliency and determination. Despite being born without limbs, Craig has always lived life to the fullest and is continuously seeking out new opportunities to challenge himself. He is currently a licensed attorney and, in his spare time, enjoys bowling, skiing, playing volleyball, hunting, fishing, jamming on his drums or tooling around the country in his van. Craig’s biggest passion is swimming. Among others, he has finished the 4.4-mile Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, the Midmar Mile swim in South Africa and the 1.5-mile “escape” from Alcatraz swim. Craig currently resides in Harrisburg, PA, with his wife, Christy, and their dog, Rocco.
Join Craig for an assembly address that is always Inspirational, Educational and Entertaining. His message of resiliency in overcoming life’s many challenges is applicable to both students and faculty. Craig’s audiences learn that if you are accountable for your own life and willing to take control of your circumstances, you can accomplish anything you want both personally and professionally. Craig’s audiences also will discover the importance of humor and being able to laugh at yourself in gaining personal and professional success. Craig’s story teaches the value of having the right support system around you, thinking outside the box, being openminded and not rushing to judgment when dealing with life’s many challenges. Everyone who hears his message will leave with a renewed appreciation for the gifts in their lives and determination to make the most of themselves.
Craig’s story has been featured by renowned sports columnist Rick Reilly, the Marie Osmond Show, Fox News, ESPN’s E:60, as well as numerous local print and television news media outlets. Craig has presented to both students and faculty at dozens of schools across the country. This is what one high school student had to say about Craig’s presentation: “Craig completely changed my view of life. I’ve never been the happiest of kids and have always felt that life was just one struggle after another. Today after hearing Craig speak, I had a total change of heart and mind. He inspired me to take control of my own situations and define my potential as a person. Craig will always be a great inspiration to me, and I will never forget what he has taught me.” While a school administrator said this about Craig’s presentation to his students: “Craig’ message is one of perseverance and persistence, of staying positive and refusing to let what others think dictate what you can and cannot do, and of finding the beauty and humor in each day regardless of one’s circumstances. Our students left the presentation inspired and strengthened, and I believe strongly that it was exactly what they