"Joshua, we appreciate your willingness to share your personal story and allow it to inspire others. The conference evaluations are beginning to come in and so far they are showing that this is one of the best conferences we have ever had. The positive feedback is because of you and the part you played in making it such a success!"
Joshua's story will inspire you. Walk with Joshua as a four year old boy just diagnosed with cancer. Listen with him as the doctors say the chance of survival is zero and he has one week to live. Lie with him on the operating table as a little boy, not understanding what the doctors are doing to him. Stand beside him and watch as God heals him and ignites a passion in his heart to live out his mission. Listen to him talk about the possibilities and notice how he ignores the "limitations" because God is real and He can do above all we could ask or think.
As a terminal cancer survivor, a speaker, and an author of 4 books and numerous articles, Joshua has inspired audiences all over the United States. Whether speaking to a small group at a business luncheon, a church congregation on a Sunday morning, or to a crowd of 5,000 at a conference, Joshua always receives enthusiastic responses and standing ovations. People love to hear the story of a man who when faced with insurmountable odds, kept up the fight and through his faith in and personal relationship with Jesus Christ was able to overcome the obstacles that lay before him.
Joshua will challenge and inspire your audience to make a difference in this world and to be better people, better employees, and better at everything they do. You and your audience will not be disappointed. The people at your events need to hear the Joshua Goodling story!
When Joshua Goodling speaks on the subjects of Overcoming Adversity, Finding True Happiness, Making A Difference, and other topics, he's not just giving an opinion. He's been there! At the age of four, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given zero chance of survival. He spent several months on the borderline of death, and even stopped breathing once. Joshua survived the cancer, but it left him with his vocal chords partially paralyzed, his growth stunted, and numerous other physical problems and obstacles that would remain with him for life.
In the eyes of some people, Joshua's life was ruined. But, he determined that life is what YOU make of it, and set out to accomplish what others said he'd never do. His life-changing messages, publications, and inspiring story have been an encouragement to thousands of readers and listeners across the United States and around the world.
Whether inspiring cancer patients with his story of survival, challenging Christians to be better followers of Jesus Christ, presenting the keynote speech at a conference or convention, teaching those in a business meeting how to be better employees and managers, or encouraging a group of teens in a detention center to make something of their lives, Joshua works very closely with meeting coordinators in planning his topics and preparing content that is motivating and relevant to the group to which he is speaking. He constantly receives enthusiastic responses from his audiences.
Read Joshua's inspiring life story One Week To Live!
Joshua started sharing his life story about his daily struggles and encouraging others with his messages of hope and inspiration when he was only in the fifth grade. Since then, he has graduated from college, spent time traveling as a speaker, co-founded and co-pastored a small church in Tennessee, and worked at a Christian Camp and Conference center in Michigan. In the late 1990's he taught himself how to develop and build web sites and along with his speaking career, has worked in corporate America building some of the most visited sites on the web. He was a senior web developer with WebMD for 8 years before accepting a position as Director of Web Development with PGi, a position he holds today. Every place Joshua has been employed, he has sought to use his life to encourage and inspire his fellow employees and bring a smile to their faces on a daily basis. He learned long ago, life isn't about "self", it's about putting others first. Joshua's determination to continue on and make a difference in this world inspite of his difficulties, his faith in Jesus Christ, and his constant actions to reach out to others have made him an inspiration to people all over the world.
Joshua is certain to leave any audience with a lasting and life-changing impression. He has been speaking in churches, schools, camps, retreats, business meetings and conferences, and other events for over 20 years. He shares his life story and seminars/messages that impact and change lives. He has always received excellent responses to his speaking engagements, and is an encouragement and inspiration to those whom he comes in contact with at these meetings.
He speaks on many topics, including...
Bouncing Back When Your Chances Are Zero!
Finding True Happiness
Making a Difference
The Truth About Christianity
Co-Workers Are People Too!
Happiness in the Workplace
The Fight Against Peer Pressure
If you would like to contact someone for a reference about Joshua's speaking:
Joshua is available for Corporate Events, Conferences, Business Retreats, Church Meetings, School Assemblies, Camps and Retreats, Youth Rally's, Cancer and Health Related Events, and other speaking engagements. He is available anywhere in the world for speaking engagements, and travels out of the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for engagements outside the Atlanta area. Each client is responsible for lodging (in a reputable, clean hotel) and ground-transportation, as well as airfare (when traveling outside Atlanta area). Any speaking fees are negotiable per event.
To book a speaking engagement, request more information, or just send a note, you can contact Joshua at: