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A quadriplegic since 1983, Art Berg's theme is that the impossible just takes a little longer.


Art Berg,  CSP

  • President, Invictus Communications
  • Computer Salesman
  • Wheelchair Athlete
  • Author

 

 
Tuesday, February 19, 2002

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Art Berg, CSP, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame unexpectedly passed away today. He became ill last evening and died in his sleep early this morning from what appears to be a possible reaction to medication.

His passing leaves a void that will not be easily filled. His unconquerable spirit and his love for life will be with us and inspire us forever. INVICTUS!

We appreciate the caring and love of his speaker family.

(Message posted from Art's family)

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me
Black as the Pit from pole to pole
I thank whatever gods maybe
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishment the scroll
I am the Master of my fate
I am the Captain of my soul.

-- William Earnest Henley (1849-1903)

 

 

On December 26, 1983, at the age of 21, Art Berg broke his neck in a serious car accident, leaving him quadriplegic. Since then:

Art Berg has been recognized by three national sales awards as a computer salesman for a national firm and is president of Invictus Communications, Inc.  He has been named Young Entrepreneur of the year by the Small Business Administration.  Art is married and has 2 children.

Art Berg is a world-class wheelchair athlete enjoying a variety of sports.  On July 10th 1993 he set a world record by becoming the first quadriplegic to race in an ultra marathon of 325 miles.

The Impossible Just Takes a Little Longer
  • Art uses entertaining and inspirational personal examples from his life to illustrate that despite our circumstances, whether they be economic, physical, or otherwise, our dreams can be fulfilled and the impossible accomplished.. He emphasizes principles of responsibility, focusing on measurable goals, and taking consistent action.
Avoiding the Apple Syndrome: 
Keys to Unshakable Self-Confidence
  • As a quadriplegic from the result of a car accident that "wasn't his fault". Art uses personal examples of his life to share the keys to developing unshakable self confidence.  Utilizing proven principles, he puts the listener back in control of their life and work.
Becoming Indispensable in a Disposable World
  • Having massive change introduced painfully into his life, Art uses his personal experiences and humor to help the listeners understand the need for an effective process of successful change, despite the accompanying discomforts.
"His ability to engage and captivate an audience with his life-affirming message is truly inspiring.  I know from first-hand experience that he has changed the lives of thousands and his actions have moved many to create compelling lives, to stretch beyond themselves, and unleash the magnificent power that lies within.   He is truly an amazing example of human potential - a living treasure!"

Anthony Robbins
Motivational Speaker
Author: "Awaken the Giant Within."

"Art Berg didn't just hit a home run, he hit a grand slam!   Several senior IBM executives indicated that Art was absolutely the best, most outstanding speaker that they had ever listened to.  Anyone who receives a standing ovation with an IBM group has done a magnificent job."
   

 

 

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