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Lloyd Bachrach    

Paralympian, Author & Motivational Speaker

Lloyd Bachrach was born in 1962 with a congenital bone deficiency which left his legs unusually small. Due to the severity of his disability, some doctors suggested there would be little or no hope for a normal life. Bachrach’s parents thought better. They took him home, nurtured and encouraged him.

At a young age, Bachrach’s parents enrolled him in sports programs — first swimming, then little league baseball. At age thirteen, Lloyd was faced with the challenge of wearing artificial limbs, and in high school and college Lloyd became a champion gymnast who competed against able bodied athletes. In 1996, he competed on the USA Paralympic sit volleyball squad. He is an avid downhill mono-skier and a certified SCUBA diver.

For over 10 years he worked on the trading floor of Chicago Mercantile Exchange, eventually reaching the position of a currency speculator. He has modeled for clients such as Sears, JCPenney, and Lands End. For eight years Bachrah has coached gymnastics for the Chicago Park District. He instructed all levels, from beginners to advanced, including the Special Olympic athletes.

Over the years, Bachrach discovered that people responded well to his encouragements. In 1995, he created Yes, You Can! Inc., an organization devoted to inspire and motivate others to reach their ultimate potential. Since its inception, he has delivered his message to a wide variety of audiences nationwide. Bachrach has also launched Premier Showcase and authored “50 Ways to Achieve Your Dreams and Desires.”


Over Coming Adversities
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Speech Topics

Over Coming Adversity to Succeed


"50 Ways to Achieve Your Dreams & Desires"

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