Jim Platzer

Motivational Speaker and Blind Pilot
Leader Dogs for the Blind
Jim’s business is helping others. His product is emotional innovation that will leverage your organization’s greatest tactical asset —relationships and perspective. Jim Platzer is a former President of a distribution facility for a Fortune 500 company forced to an early retirement due to retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative condition that leads to blindness. After a challenging transition, Jim found Leader Dogs for the Blind, who matched him with a dog and trained them both to see the world in an entirely new way leading to a renewed sense of purpose. Today, Jim is a keynote motivational speaker. His message? Your most important sense is your sense of purpose.


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Jim Platzer is a former President of a distribution facility for a Fortune 500 company forced to an early retirement due to a degenerative condition that leads to blindness. After a challenging
transition, Jim found Leader Dogs for the Blind, who matched him with a dog and trained them both to see the world in an entirely new way leading to a renewed sense of purpose.
The loss of sight has increased Jim’s vision 10 fold. This inspire keynote will help you discover how your most important sense is your sense of purpose. Jim will transport you to the world he
experiences each day. Through his true story and everyday experiences, Jim conveys a message of self-empowerment and hopes that will change how you communicate inside and outside
your organization. You will be amazed by the video of him flying a plane – relying on trust and communication – instead of vision.