Speaking Programs:

Adapt & Overcome
Accelerate Your Success into 3-D: Desire, Dedication, and Discipline
Don’t Be Afraid to Be You: Acceptance of Body & Mind
Respect Yourself & Others: We Can All Learn & Grow from One Another
Plug in to your Potential: Spark Endless Possibilities through Goal-Setting
Have you asked the “Why Me?” Question before? Your Answer Comes by Facing Adversity Head-on with Optimism & Resilience
Pay It Forward: The Return is Priceless
ADAPT: Acceptance, Determination, Action, Positivity, Trust
POWER: Positivity, Optimism, Will, Effort, Resilience


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Theresa Brown, WME Speakers

(212) 903-1400

Recent Audiences:

Clinton Global Initiative University
Greater Louisville Association of Health Underwriters
JAFRA Cosmetics
Los Angeles County Jail
Do The Write Thing
RE-MAX Corporation
Phoenix Society
United States Sports Academy
Florida State University Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities
Air Force
US Army
Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America
Many Colleges & Universities
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
Santa Monica Public Library
McKendree University
We Day 2013
Texas Library Association
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
General Motors
West Coast University Commencement
National Points of Light Conference
George Washington University JROTC
American Optometric Association
International Association of Administrative Professionals

Galardi Group
Baton Rouge General Hospital
San Diego Association of Realtors
Honeywell, Inc.
Aegis EPIC
National Automobile Dealers Association
Al Udeid Air Force Base
Tidewell Hospice
Fort Bragg
Camp Lejeune
Hospital Association of Southern California
Fidelity Information Services
Wright State University
Wells Fargo
Securian Financial
Sprint Pinnacle Club
Angelo State University – Laura Bush Institute for Women’s Health
Diversity Alliance for Science
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Kaiser Permanente
Georgia Regents University
Young Presidents Organization
Central Association of College and University Business
Illinois State University
Caesars Entertainment Vertical Speaker Series
University of Missouri
We Day 2014

Hosting and Presenting Experience

American Friends of Magen David Adom Gala in Los Angeles (presenter at gala, host at the official afterparty)
Military Families Concert in Washington, DC (presenter)
Fifth Annual IAVA Heroes Celebration and Reception in Los Angeles (host)
Latino Food Festival Nutrition Panel (panel speaker)
Hoodie Awards 2012 (presenter)
Lady in Red Gala (host)
2012 Red Cross Spirit Award winner
2011 Ivy Bethune Award winner
3rd Annual IAVA Heroes Celebration Veteran Leadership Award winner
9th Annual National Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal
Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal 2012
10th Annual National Memorial Day Parade TV broadcast co-host
John Wayne Cancer Institute Benefit 2014 (host)
Stadium of Fire: the world’s largest land-based July 4th fireworks spectacular, attended by over 40,000 and televised around the world

I have known J.R. Martinez since 2007, and I have to say that I have met very few people who have not only recovered but have become hugely inspirational. The truth is J.R. should not have survived, but because of this miracle he is on a mission. Now he is driving down that road with amazing speed. Bob Woodruff, Journalist, ABC

Personal stories are powerful teaching tools. Learning how to overcome obstacles and challenges are especially useful for entrepreneurs as they work to grow successful businesses from the ground up. J.R. Martinez’s message to our 2011 National Conference attendees provided insightful, emotionally charged wisdom and lessons learned from his life experience. His message resonated with hope and the power of a positive attitude. Regardless of what circumstances or setbacks interfere with our life plans, J.R.’s encouragement inspired our attendees to not give up on their dreams. JAFRA USA

J.R. was a breath of fresh air to our campus. The students were left motivated, inspired and truly touched. After receiving a rousing standing ovation, J.R. was kind enough to take time out to speak to students individually. If you are looking for a speaker with the ability to motivate, captivate and invigorate your campus, look no further than J.R. Martinez. Lander University

J.R. Martinez is an outstanding advocate for service and change. We were honored to have him share his energy and optimism at our National Conference on Volunteering and Service. J.R.’s passion and enthusiasm captured the imagination of the 5,000 civic leaders in the audience. He is tremendously effective at communicating the struggles that veterans face and the opportunity we have to serve them. Points of Light National Conference on Volunteering and Service

Michelle Nunn, CEO

J.R. was great. He couldn’t have been nicer or more enthusiastic. Thanks for all that you and WME did to make the whole process seamless. I hope to get the chance to work with you again. Midwest Womens Health Care Expo

What an incredible man! Please tell me that he touched so many people at LearningTECH/Quest School’s event. I have had texts, calls, and face-to-face testimonials about the power of J. R.’s message. Our entire Quest School family and guests truly benefitted from his message and his sincere desire to communicate with people. He spent over three quality hours with our guests who were inspired and eager to let J.R. and your staff know that our wait was definitely worth it. Again thank you for your help. If you ever need a reference to promote J.R. as a person first and motivator second, please let us know. Learning TECH/Quest School

JR received very positive reviews! I heard nothing but good things about him. Our awards portion of the show went long and he just went with it and modified his talk a bit to end on time. He was very personable with everyone at the meet and greet. American Optometric Association

Martinez never quit on life, and there are many who are grateful he didn’t….Instead of hiding from his situation, Martinez became a beacon of courage for wounded warriors, helping them visualize the possibilities in life. United States Sports Academy

The effect you had on the audience was tremendous! It was the dose of reality they needed to put their work, lives and even their family in the right perspective. You vastly exceeded all of our expectations. You have a God given skill (treasure) to get in front of an audience and speak from the heart. That is so hard to find in today’s world. This may sound trite but when you speak, whatever mental ‘vacation’ someone is on, you bring them into your listening audience and they leave embracing your message…a message of hope, care, and compassion.”-Major General Anthony Przybyslawski, Air ForceYour message about overcoming adversity in the toughest of times permeated their hearts and souls that day, and you changed many of their lives forever. I remember that day well as we packed the theatre with about 1100 people and not seeing a dry eye in the house. I’m so very proud of you and for what you continue to do. You are a class act…and I’m thankful our paths have crossed.”-Chief Master Sgt. Stephen B. Page, Air Force U.S. Air Force Personnel Center

In the Emergency Services, we see and hear the worst – and we do all that we can to celebrate the best. J.R. walked away with a small piece of everyone of us that day – we came from all parts of the U.S., Canada and Malaysia. A room rich with cultural and spiritual diversity, and he captivated all of us. I came away with renewed spirit. Doesn’t get any better than that! National Emergency Number Association

J.R.’s message to our team of sales professionals, executives and operations leaders was incredibly powerful. The audience represented a diverse mix of roles and backgrounds, but to a person, J.R.’s message was heartfelt and it truly resonated. Each person in the audience was touched by his passion, humility and sense of humor when sharing his story. We went from tears to laughter, and then to an overwhelming feeling of empowerment. J.R. leaves his audience with the belief in themselves that the sky is truly the limit. . I would highly recommend J.R. Martinez as a highly-effective inspirational speaker. Raymour and Flanigan

The J.R. appearance went great. He couldn’t have been nicer or more enthusiastic. HCA Midwest Health System

His sincere, heart-warming message about facing adversity with strength and spirit was invaluable to students and adults of all ages. His presentation affirmed in a positive way that we often do not have choices about life’s challenges, but we do have choices about the manner in which we face those challenges. J. R. doesn’t speak to impress; he speaks to inspire. Learning TECH/Quest School

He was amazing and the perfect fit for our meeting. He was personable, funny, quick and delivered a message that everyone could embrace. It was nice fit for our conference. SC Workers Compensation Educational Association