Carol Leish offers special presentations to businesses, schools, hospitals, and clubs.

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She invites her audience to join her on her personal journey of coping with visual and speech challenges.

Carol enlightens people by focusing on the strengths that people with disabilities have and demonstrates that there is always a way to get around a situation by either improvising or accommodating to it. For example, because of visual challenges, she will take Amtrak to various places. She is an eloquent speaker who deals with a sensitive subject in a way that inspires and educates the listener.

Carol continues to gain recognition, and has received several awards for her community achievements in promoting mutual understanding and respect of others regardless of their differences.

Carol graduated from CSU, San Bernardino, with a 3.6 GPA, earning her Masters degree in Education and Counseling. She went on to teach at San Bernardino in City schools, and worked for a variety of non-profit organizations.

Carol realized the importance of educating adults and youth to become more accepting of others, and started her “Call Me Capable” in-service presentations, and developed the Call Me Capable™ Game. She inspires her audience with her humor and genuineness, and leaves them with an awareness that we are all more similar than different.

“Through the lessons of life, I have realized my goal to help others. Remember the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, ‘Life is a succession of lessons that must be lived to be understood.’ I have, and continue to learn lessons of how to educate others to make them more aware of what I can do–what they can do too. Thus remember to Call Me Capable, and Yourself More Capable.

Carol continues to gain recognition, and has received several awards for her community achievements in promoting mutual understanding and respect of others regardless of their differences.

Education

M.A.  Education/Counseling  California State University San Bernardino

B.A.  Human Development     California State University San Bernardino

Some of Her Awards Include

  • 1985 “Ruth Perkins Scholarship Award” – Camp Bloomfield in Malibu, CA
    • Received for:  Creating, Editing, and writing for ‘The Bloomfield Star’.  The camp, in Malibu, was initially under the, Foundation for the Junior Blind, in, Los Angeles, CA.  Now, it’s under the Junior Blind of America.
  • 1997-1998 “Spirit of Networking Award” – Ventura County Professional Women’s Network
  • 1998 “Top Outstanding Young American” – California Finalist – United States Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • 1998 “Outstanding Young Californian” – United States Junior Chamber of Commerce

Radio Interviews

Resilience and Persistence!
Dr. Bunny Vreeland talks to Carol Leish, MA, Sunday, March 4, 2018

Surviving an Accident and Living Positive
Dr. Bunny Vreeland talks to Carol Leish, MA, Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Disability Consultant, Motivational Speaker and Writer
Dr. Bunny Vreeland talks to Carol Leish, MA, Thursday, March 28, 2013

Capabilities NOT Disabilities
Carol Leish Interview with Dr. Karen McGraa, Host of Ventura County Professional Women’s Network Radio, Sunday, July 24, 2011