Cam Calkoen

Dream big. Achieve more.

Cam Calkoen dreams of a world where everyone is inspired to embrace opportunity and where physical being is no barrier to succeeding in one’s dreams and aspirations.  It is dreams that have brought the world to what we see today and our aspirations that will propel it into the future. 


None of us can walk and talk at birth.  Some people like Cam, are presented with this likelihood for the rest of their lives.  He chose to defy the odds, and now has the opportunity to showcase what can be achieved when we see opportunity, clarify purpose, and live for awesome! 


Cam was born with Cerebral Palsy. He has progressed from people doubting he would ever walk or talk, to exceeding all expectations - both as a professional speaker and internationally competitive athlete.   Oh, and he climbed Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, in July of 2019.  (

Today he stands strong as Cam Calkoen, Inspirational Speaker, awarded the Certified Speaking Professional designation, earned by less than 2% of working speakers. He chooses to embrace the challenges he was born with, and harnesses his gifts to make life as awesome as it can be through the pursuit of excellence.   


He is a living example that life is what we make it, and the values needed to achieve awesomeness are simple - we need to believe!  In doing so, we leave no stone unturned.  Cam helps identify the unturned stones on the path, and inspires others by modeling what it looks like to dream big and achieve more.