In a world full of inspiring and motivating messages, delivered by an endless stream of enigmatic
personalities, Craig MacFarlane stands alone as a beacon of character, reputation and integrity who
brings the most compelling story of success, happiness and satisfaction.
Since becoming totally blind at the age of two, Craig has often been quoted saying, “I had to walk my
talk before I ever knew what my talk was,” and in walking that talk Craig has overcome what many
consider to be the greatest tragedy a man could suffer. Using his “Inner Vision” to find the mental
toughness needed to ignite and fuel his internal flame, Craig learned, and applied, the principles of
success, often before he understood what those principles were. The result is an amazing journey that proves anyone can accomplish whatever they set their mind to do.
Often referred to as the World's Most Celebrated Totally Blind Athlete, Craig’s list of athletic accomplishments is lengthy, if not impressive. He has won more than 100 gold medals, the majority
against sighted competition. He has won multiple national championships in two countries. He has
represented two countries internationally and won on the world stage too. He has set records, and then exceeded them. He has even performed as a professional athlete, being the only totally blind person to ever achieve such success.
More amazing, this extraordinary athletic success is little more than the backdrop to an even more
astonishing life in the world of business. This modest yet motivated man, in a classic example of Triumph over Tragedy, has built a remarkable family life and impressive business career, on what most consider an enviable scale. He took the lessons he learned from his experience and applied them in the most dramatic ways. The result has been an impressive 35 plus year, post athletic career, as an internationally renowned Keynote Inspirational Speaker and business advocate.
Treating his total loss of eyesight as nothing more than a minor inconvenience, Craig has demonstrated what can be achieved through persistence and perseverance, with a healthy dose of focus, desire and discipline. He learned the principles of success on the front lines of the battle, refined them by listening to and learning from the preeminent business leaders and successful athletes who he has had the privilege to network with throughout his life, and perfected them by teaching others, delivered from the unique perspective only he can bring, and presented in the charismatic and disarmingly engaging style that makes him an unforgettable character in the minds of all who meet him.
Once you’ve heard Craig MacFarlane talk about the POWER of WHY, your desire to hear the rest of his wisdom will be irresistible, and your life will be changed forever.
The Power of a Self-lit Flame