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Sean Stephenson        

Therapist, Motivational Speaker, and Self-Help Author, "How You(th) Can Succeed!" "Get Off Your 'But'"

Sean Stephenson may be three feet tall, but put a microphone in his hand and he becomes a giant. Born with osteogenesis imperfecta, which stunts growth and causes bones to break under minimal pressure, Stephenson has faced several challenges and overcome many obstacles on his path to becoming a successful author, respected psychotherapist, and popular motivational speaker.

Before his 18th birthday, Stephenson had survived 200 bone fractures. Confronted with the mental choice of accepting his disorder as either a gift or a burden, Stephenson found an inner strength to focus on what he could do instead of what he could not. Following his graduation from DePaul University, he went to work in Washington, DC for Congressman William O. Lipinski and interned for President Clinton. He later became a board certified clinical psychotherapist and has helped countless patients with breakthrough "immersion" therapy, an intense 12-hour session designed to transform a person's life. His best-selling book, Get Off Your "BUT," provides practical and compelling advice on overcoming self-doubt in all areas of life, from finances and friendship to dating and weight loss.

Stephenson has appeared on Oprah, Jimmy Kimmel Live, CNN, Discovery Health, WGN, and CBS News. A one-hour special chronicling his daily life, 3 Foot Giant, aired in 2009 on BIO. Stephenson has starred in a fitness video featuring Mr. Olympia and recently achieved his lifelong dream of throwing out the first pitch at a White Sox game. He proudly proclaims, "I've lived the life of a rock star."

A motivational speaker since the age of 17, Stephenson has addressed audiences around the world. He also discusses leadership development and how to move beyond communication to truly "connect" with others. With a mission to defeat insecurity and encourage people to maximize their potential for success, Stephenson's powerful charisma and inspiring story will help everyone stand up for their dreams.

Topics

Ending Self-Sabotage

Leadership Development

Moving Beyond Communication into Connection

Time to Stand

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