Ready. Set. Do It!
and other presentations that inspire hope and encouragement.
Rarely a speaker
comes along who inspires real change. Rarely can a speaker touch the hearts and minds of an audience with a personal story
about despair and devastation turned into hope and opportunity. Steve Harrington is one such speaker.
overcome two psychiatric disorders and has turned challenging experiences into a compelling story about recovery. His
message is meaningful to all audiences because it is a story about hope. Indeed, his listeners leave filled with that hope
and inspired to change their lives for the better.
Steve's story has touched audiences across the U.S., Europe
and Australia at conferences, business meetings and rallies. His approach is personal, honest, and direct. He inspires
listeners to challenge assumptions and tackle even very difficult problems. He details steps everyone can use to lead more
productive and positive lives.
The author of 12 books, Steve is most proud of The Depression Handbook,
You Can Recover!, and his newest book, Trees of Hope. His work has drawn critical acclaim from among the
country's top leaders in business, government and healthcare.
Audiences enjoy humorous anecdotes woven into a message
of motivation and compassion. Steve uses his experiences, such as drifting 1,700 miles down the Mississippi River on a log
raft, photographing polar bears in the Arctic and mountain climbing in the Rockies to keep listeners interested and enthralled.
He uses costumes and a variety of unusual visual aids to captivate audiences that leave inspired and talking and thinking
In addition, Steve makes presentations on creating recovery cultures in mental health organizations,
talking to the news media about mental health issues, using nature as a therapeutic strategy, peer support and peer specialists
program development. Steve earned a bachelor of science degree at Michigan State University, a masters of public administration
degree at Grand Valley State University, and a juris doctor degree from Cooley Law School. He is the founder of the
International Association of Peer Supporters.
What People Are Saying:
"We've found a jewel in Steve Harrington. He is intelligent, articulate, and unafraid to address the
difficult issues of mental illness."
Fred Frese, Ph.D.
"What a great presentation! I've never seen
such an immediate and spontaneous standing ovation at any other conference. You've touched us all!"
director, Assertive Community Treatment Association
"Your presentation was one of the conference highlights.
Our participants left the conference feeling valued, hopeful and more empowered to take an active role in improving mental
health services in their communities." --NAMI North Carolina State Conference
"Your name is quickly becoming
synonymous with recovery--and for that you can be especially proud."
--Paul Ippel, director Network180
For a complete speaker information package, contact Steve at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (616) 773-8866