Passionate, authentic, determined to make a difference — these are just a few of the words that help paint the picture of who Brett Heising is. He is a highly acclaimed speaker who educates and inspires people around the world about living life with a physical disability.
Brett has mastered the art of talking about the sensitive topic of “disability” in a fun, open, and honest way. He creates a fun, safe environment that moves attendees to ask difficult questions and move beyond the superficial.
His programs provide applicable approaches to discussing disability and help organizations move toward true inclusion.
With more than 30 speaking appearances under his belt and numerous consulting engagements, Brett’s informed and enlightened audiences across the United States and around the world.
“Disability” and Diversity Equity & Inclusion
During this dynamic keynote, Brett presents DE&I and disability fundamentals in an engaging presentation that gives attendees an understanding of where disability fits within the DE&I framework. Specifically, he touches on what “inclusion” truly means from a disability perspective.
ADA compliance vs. True Accessibility
Brett understands, through more than four decades of lived experience, that there is a profound difference between ADA compliance and actual accessibility. In this powerful keynote, Brett shares personal experiences that illustrate why true accessibility is so elusive but doesn’t need to be.
The Economic Power of Disability
During this engaging keynote, Brett explains why he’s so passionate about travel and how examining the travel habits and trends of people with disabilities tells us so much about the economic tour de force consumers with disabilities represent.
Guest Interaction Training
Brett has spent the last decade perfecting this high-impact, training session. Specifically designed for the travel and hospitality sectors, this training teaches hotel, restaurant, and Destination Marketing Organization professionals how to respectfully interact with guests who have disabilities and turn this overlooked, unappreciated market into raving fans and repeat customers.
Know Your Property
Brett Understands that ADA compliance can be overwhelming. In this high-energy educational session Brett tours hotel properties with front-of-house staff to show them easy, inexpensive ways to make their hotel, restaurant or entertainment venue or corporate offices truly accessible.