A man wearing a suit and sunglasses kneel on a wood floor. He is smiling toward the camera and holding the paw of a yellow lab in harness that is sitting on its hind legs. The background is black and has a quotation in white reading "Your most important sense is your sense of purpose."

Keynote Speaking

At Leader Dog, we are inspired by our clients every day. Now you can be too. Leader Dog clients travel the country sharing their inspirational stories at corporate meetings, trade shows, association events and more.

Our team works with meeting planners and executives to customize our presentations resulting in maximum impact every single time. To learn more about securing a Leader Dog speaker at your next event, please email Patrick Blake, corporate relations manager, or call at 248.659.5007

Jim Platzer

Jim Platzer is a former President of a distribution facility for a Fortune 500 company forced to an early retirement due to retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative condition that leads to blindness. After a challenging transition, Jim found Leader Dogs for the Blind, who matched him with a dog and trained them both to see the world in an entirely new way leading to a renewed sense of purpose.

“Jim changed the way we looked at our business. He inspired management, and in turn, he helped us to inspire the change we needed within our culture. For any organization hoping to do the same, Jim is a must see.”
—Jeri Ward, Executive VP Chief Communications Officer, Audi of America

“Captivating” & “Inspiring” are the words that comes to mind the most! “Limitless”—Jim gets you to think beyond boundaries, especially those self-imposed. Jim captivated our entire team by his every word. What an experience to share in Jim’s journey; he exemplifies what is incredible about the human spirit."
—Christine Geissler, Vice President, Human Resources, Nestle Purina Petcare Co