Cory Johnson

Motivational Speaker on Overcoming Challenges Through Humour
Strathmore, Alberta

Why You Need Cory

Born with Cerebral Palsy and suffering a stroke at the age of 11 has not deterred Cory Johnson from living life to the fullest. He uses his life experiences, inspiration and education to overcome the barriers that others impose on him.

He encourages his audiences to see new possibilities within themselves and others. With his own perception on life, he’ll challenge you to remove some of your barriers.

Cory Johnson has been a professional speaker since 2007. Speaking to hundreds of groups to help them explore new possibilities within themselves and each other. He has been a semi finalist of Canada’s Next Top Comic and he owns 5 Canadian records in Track and Field.

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Why You Will Love Cory

“Listening to his speech I remember crying, laughing, and thinking wow if this guy can over come so many obstacles and live such a positive life so can I!!! “

Jody "Brook" Forsell
Board Member Kiwanis Club of Downtown Calgary

“I think that your presentation, Cory is a perfect fit for the conference and I am confident you will leave an impression that will last a lifetime; I find that I am still quoting you, or referring back to what you shared with us at the Dare to Soar seminar, your perspective entwined with your wonderful sense of humor makes for an unforgettable engagement!”

Mary Anne
Calgary Police

“Like everyone present, I really enjoyed Cory Johnson yesterday afternoon. Having reflected on the session, he is so much superior to us in many ways because he is able to laugh at himself , something that many normal people have difficulty in doing in this day and age. And also he still has a certain innocence honesty and simplicity.”

Century 21

“I just wanted to email to let you know how much I enjoyed your speech on Tuesday. While I always find you to be inspirational, I didn’t really appreciate the full power of your message until I saw the reaction of all of those “normally stoic” engineers. Let me tell you, there were more than a few dabbing their eyes and swallowing down the lump in their throats. I have to say I am unbelievably impressed with what you are doing with that project. Thanks for the invite. I am so glad I cut class for that. It was definitely worth it.”

Mike Webster
U of C

“Candid, comedic and vey self-reflective. A great way to start the conference. Thank you.”

“It was as real as it gets. Thanks Cory.”

“Information was all actual-experience. Excellent perspective from someone who can voice the issues behind a disability stereo type.”

“The presentation was excellent. Laughter is the best communicator.”

“What I liked most about the session was Cory’s sense of humour, how he got the message across that we all have our own disabilities and also what Alvin Law says about wanting to live a full life is a ‘normal’ thing.”

“It was awesome. I loved it.”

“It was perfect.”

Participants' Testimonials
2009 Vitalize Conference in Calgary


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