P.J. is an International Speaker and Resiliency Expert—who focuses on results! He has delivered more than 4,000 presentations in his lifetime and is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on overcoming obstacles. P.J. has been seen, and/or worked with people, in more than 35 countries.
Despite his disability, which was expected to take his life by 7, he chose to live, and live well! P.J. truly lives an extraordinary life: sailing, outdoor skydiving, indoor skydiving, trapezing, ziplining, hiking, mountain climbing, snow skiing, water skiing, aqua jetpacking, and the list goes on!
He's a former wheelchair athlete, international traveler, founder of two non-profit organizations and four disabled sports programs, a published author, watercolorist and acrylics painter, 10th degree black belt, martial arts and women’s self-defense instructor, and a meditation teacher.
Additionally, P.J. has been:
Inducted into the National Hall of Fame for People with Disabilities,
Awarded the distinguished “Gold Dragon Medal” from the International Bujinkan Dojo,
Recognized with the extremely rare “Communication and Leadership Award” from Toastmasters International, and was . . .
Nominated to carry the Olympic Torch through Tucson in 2002.