Lex Gillette

Lex Gillette is a globally recognized Paralympic track and field athlete for Team USA. Competing primarily in the long jump, Lex has amassed 4 Paralympic medals, 4 world championship titles, and is the current world record holder in the event. He is the only totally blind athlete on the planet to eclipse the 22-foot barrier in the long jump. He is currently training for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games where he aims to bring back gold for the USA. Robbed of his sight during childhood, Lex Gillette was determined to not fall victim to a world consumed in darkness. With the aid of his mother, Lex was exposed to a diverse offering of resources and tools that would establish in his life, independent achievement. “Elexis, it does not matter what anyone says.

You decide what you can do, and no one else.” Those are the exact words spoken by Lex’s mother that have helped him succeed in transforming what was once a tragedy, into a triumph. Lex is highly sought-after inspirational keynote speaker who empowers his audiences to gaze beyond the horizon and see more that what is in front of their eyes. There is no need for sight when you have a vision®. In fact, Lex proclaims that is wasn’t until he became blind that he was truly able to see. As he writes in his book FLY!, “Vision gives you strength. You see what can be, and maybe what ought to be. Your focus shifts away from what’s in your way, to what lies beyond your current reality.” Lex’s presentation will make you laugh, cry, but most of all, you will be equipped with useful skills and insights, and you will be inspired to become a better version of yourself.

Watching Lex speak is mesmerizing. One moment, the room is so quiet you could hear a pin drop; the next, it is booming with laughter. Lex's talks are so powerful, the audience becomes like a single entity wanting only to follow where Lex leads. His stories and style are both inspirational and highly relevant for all of our lives and work.Dana Bird, Director Talent Management, Prudential Financial