Inspiration - Ranked Keynote Speaker

Through Blake’s various speaking engagements, he promotes disability awareness and motivation to overcome life challenges to a wide range of age groups. Below are keynotes and workshops that Blake offers. Based on his previous experience, most keynotes and workshops can be modified for use in Christian environments. Other customizations can be discussed and may include an additional fee.

K-12 Students & Educators

Higher Education


Blake will Inspire, Motivate & Empower Your Audience!

What They’re Saying

“Blake inspires students to reach their full potential through his personal testimony but also through classroom lessons on treating yourself and others with respect. He reaches students with his genuine care and kindness and encourages them to recognize opportunities to be helpful, supportive, and compassionate in the classroom, at home, and in their communities. Blake reminds kids and adults that a life with heart is a fulfilling life”

Elly Kendig4th Grade Teacher, Portland Public Schools

“For the last three years I have been fortunate enough to have Blake Shelley present, mentor, and co-teach with me to my upper elementary classroom. Blake presents from a perspective that is often silenced in the general education classroom. He has taught my kids about perseverance, personal best, empathy, and thinking outside the box as to not be limited by the things that make you unique. He has not only touched my students but also the staff members in my building. Leading staff trainings and brainstorming with teachers about how to meet student needs are only the beginning of what he has to offer. I feel so fortunate to have him as a partner in teaching the generation of the future.”

Katherine Wich4th and 5th Grade Teacher, Portland Public Schools

“Blake Shelley has been a good friend of mine for multiple years now. Last year he came and spoke to my exceptional learners class. As someone who has a passion for special education and the uniqueness of the individual, this was an unforgettable experience. Blake embodies someone who is up for anything, and this showed in his presentation to my class. This presentation changed perspectives for many students, and I believe Blake will continue to change the lives of the many people he comes in contact with.”

Bailey NewellUndergraduate Student ('17), Warner Pacific College

“Blake is by far one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. He uses his disability to show others that anyone can overcome anything- as long as they work hard and have a good attitude about it.”

Madison AdrianUndergraduate Student ('18), Western Oregon University

“Blake is very articulate in that he does not go for the easier road.”

K-8 TeacherPortland Public Schools

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