Motivational Speaker and Disability Consultant

As a child, Carol sustained speech and vision disabilities, as a result of
an auto accident. Instead of focusing on her injuries, Carol choose to focus on her abilities and strengths. By age 22 she had already proven that she was extremely capable, as noted from her former ophthalmologist; “You have proven the pessimists wrong, and the optimists right. I congratulate you!”

Carol Leish offers a special presentation to businesses, schools, hospitals, organizations and clubs. 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 there is always a way to get around a situation by improvising or accommodating to it. She is an eloquent speaker who deals with a sensitive subject in a way that inspires and educates the listener.

Carol Leish is a unique motivational speaker, writer and trainer, with over 10 years experience in teaching and working with Social Service agencies. Her programs offer the audience a unique insight to the world of the physically, mentally and learning challenged person, because Carol is speaking from her own personal experiences.

Previous Presentations

Ventura College Diversity in Culture Festival – Presented for students and staff – April 2018

Keynote at 11th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference –Chicago, October 29 – 30, 2015

Keynote for National Disability Employment Awareness Month Training: At Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, CA in, October, 2007 – – This talk included three sites across the U.S.: Virginia Beach, Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; and White Sands, New Mexico.

Boys and Girls Club

Boy Scouts

CA Lutheran University

California State Department of Rehabilitation

City of Oxnard

County of Ventura

CSU Channel Islands

Cypress Place Senior Living

Girl Scouts


Laguna Niguel Elementary Schools

Optimist Club of Camarillo

Pleasant Valley Schools

Rotary Clubs

Ventura County Behavioral Health

Ventura County Office of Education

Ventura Unified School District

If you would like Carol to speak at your next event, please contact Carol by emailing her at or call/text her at (805) 302-3197.