Sheldon's Transformative Thinking
About Sheldon R. S. Crocker
Crocker has learned the importance of adapting positively to any situation despite being born with Arthrogryposis, (a neuromuscular condition that affects the bones which cause the lack of muscular development, contraction at most joints, designed unable to crawl and also unable to raise my arms above my chest and other mobility limitations.)
Doctors thought I would never walk on my own. As I had braces on my legs, and a bar between my feet connecting both shoes until I was about 5. I learned to walk by placing my back against the wall, and sliding along. The only way I could get downstairs was to sit on my bum and bop my way down. In his powerful talks, Crocker infuses his audience with his unique and unforgettable humor, inspiring them to live their dreams. Crocker has been interviewed on several national news programs and networks. He was also featured on the MerB’y Documentary and Calendar, making history as the first person with a physical disability to do so.
As a person who struggled with making friendships, he won the Human Relations Award during his Dale Carnegie training. He’s a chorister with Stella’s Circle Inclusion Choir.
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I offer a 50-minute ONLINE talk presentation for $300 or In-Person for $500. It will include talks covering either of my Three Core Topics that can be tailored for your audience, with a 10-minute Q&A at the end.
1. Servitude into Serenity
overcoming addiction and childhood trauma.
2. The Darksome Room
overcoming addiction and childhood trauma.
3. Keep on Walking
living with determination, courage and perseverance.
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For years, Crocker has lived by the motto, “stay positive, adapt, and make things work.”
While unable to crawl and raise his arms above his head because of Arthrogryposis (a neuromuscular condition), he has learned a valuable lesson about adjusting to life’s unexpected challenges.
Until he was about 5, doctors thought he would not be able to walk without help. He learned to walk by sliding along a wall. He had to sit on his bum and bop his way downstairs.
His love of pool led him to develop an unusual way to play the game using just one arm. He became The One-Armed Bandit.
In addition to competing in some of the world’s largest pool tournaments, Crocker has appeared on a number of national news programs.
Known for his distinctive style and memorable humor, Crocker inspires his audiences.
The first person with a physical disability to appear in the MerB’y documentary and calendar.
He won the Dale Carnegie Human Relations Award despite having trouble making friends when he was younger.
His home for 6 years has been Stella’s Circles’ Inclusion Choir.
His previous positions include Ambassador for Accessible and Vice President of Education at Iceberg Alley Online Toastmasters.
Besides AGMs, he speaks at special events.
Having successfully stopped his addiction 20+ years ago, he shares his experiences.
His most recent endeavor was speaking at a TEDx-style event organized by the Jewish Congregation of Newfoundland.
A published author of ‘KEEP on WALKING – A Transformative & Inspirational Journey,’ he considers this his greatest achievement.Crocker has presented, spoken, and inspired in more than 10 countries via the Internet.
He maintains an active presence on the international stage in his capacity as past president of the Positive Thinkers Club – St. John’s.
Through his passion for helping others and knowledge of engaging the masses, Crocker is a strong advocate for inclusion, integration, and diversity.
His view of disability is more like dis-ABILITY to challenge himself, and dis-ABILITY to empower others.
People who hear his talks take a closer look inside and become confident that consistent work will lead to positive outcomes.
As someone who has lived through the issues he discusses, he is passionate, compassionate, empathetic, and humble.
He hopes to make a difference in someone’s life because of the experiences he wished he could have had as a child.
He began speaking publicly about his life challenges six years ago.
Sheldon says, “I felt like I had no voice for much of my life and was too afraid to share my stories. But now, I tell my story so often that one day, people will get up and say fifteen simple, and powerful words.
“My name is ______, I have lived with a physical disability, (mental illness, extreme addiction or whatever group is speaking,) and I am joyful.”
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A Pathway of Poetry –
The Shimmer of the Silver Lining
Available in Paperback, Hardcover and eBook formats.