How does a fat lazy low income 45 year old man living in a mobile home turn out to be a strong lean healthy 50 year old man living in a half-million dollar home? Author and motivational speaker Claude Viens tells the story, his own story in his conference speech “How to overcome man’s biggest obstacle”.
Claude Viens is a 52 year old Lighting designer and director but a storyteller who doubles as a Motivational Speaker – a personal dream since the age of 12. Having toured with so many renowned artists which are mostly comedians for the past 20 years; it is succinct to mention that Claude has been over-weight and as such consciously or unconsciously out of shape most of his life!
Unwarrantedly, his bad health had really gotten out of hand as at that time when he was in his mid-40’s as he had already turned into nothing but a low income man with no libido for effort or any ambition whatsoever. Thus, approaching age 50, he decided to turn things around by taking calculated control of his health and finances!
Interestingly, in his quest for searching out for a different solution to obesity and bad health behavior, Claude chose to concentrate on the psychological aspect of getting healthy; which invariably berthed the book he successfully wrote and titled: THE MOST POWERFUL WEIGHT LOSS DEVICE EVER MADE - THE HUMAN BRAIN.
“Without mincing words, may I say I am on a strategic mission to help others who may be caught up in a similar situation I had ignorantly put myself into.”
Of course, Claude humbly not claims to have any special training. “I am neither in any way a professional of any kind: a doctor, a dietician and a psychiatrist to mention but just a few nor a degree holder of sort. As a matter of fact, anyone who opined that I am not qualified to write about mental or physical health issues and that I have no credibility whatsoever is probably right to an extent.”
However, irrespective of the aforesaid non-existent academic paraphilia of his; Claude is here to share his personal experience with you or your organization which is an encompassing personal story. In the past, and present for that matter, he has not only been very inspired but motivated by reading about other people’s stories and experiences and wants to give some of it back to whoever may need it. Particularly, he strongly believes that at least a small part of his story may help other people fulfill their desires.
Claude’s motivation highlights therefore are:
He unequivocally tells his own story as one of a man who struggled against himself to overcome obesity and passiveness.
He explains in a humoristic and inspiring way how he went from being a fat lazy low income man living in a mobile home who didn’t care to make an effort to a strong lean healthy man living in a dream home.
He shares his unique view of the world, its obstacles and opportunities and how any great dream, wish or idea is attainable whether or not you have the will power, skill, talent or determination to do it.
Throughout the conference speech, he will be funny, touching, ironic and bitchy but mostly honest and authentic, always in a helpful and understanding manner using anecdotes, thoughts, experiences, emotions and jokes.
He is reaching out to regular everyday people who want to scale up their lives to the next level without necessarily wanting to become Olympic athletes or head of a multi-billion dollar empire.
The audience will take home a new philosophy that will help understand and better manage their own behaviors while having fun doing it.
Although, the idea of giving people advice has long been with us as humans, Claude would rather say let’s brainstorm together and work on what’s already inside our heads.
“”I am not some multi-millionaire who made a fortune out of selling “get rich quick” or “loose twenty pounds in thirty days” schemes. This is about reality, my reality. Life can be a tragedy or a party; it’s all in our interpretation.””