Jessica Cox: Turning The “Impossible” Into “Accomplishment”

Jessica Cox: Turning The “Impossible” Into “Accomplishment”

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Keynote Speaker, world record pilot, author, advocate, and mentor, Jessica Cox, is the fearless innovator. In this video, she explains how she believes in a future where people passionately pursue their dreams with the resilience to overcome any challenge. Described as a speaker “no one will ever forget," Jessica shows audiences around the globe how to inspire enthusiasm and build authentic confidence. With the goal of showing people how to go home from work every day feeling excited for tomorrow, she teaches how to courageously tackle new challenges with creativity and unrelenting drive.

Born without arms, Jessica is fascinated by the limitless ways the human body can adjust to a variety of circumstances. Jessica has utilized dormant physical traits to adapt and use her feet the way people use their hands. As she learned to conquer physical barriers, she developed mental skills that allowed her to go on to achieve the seemingly impossible in her own, unique way. Jessica is best known for becoming the first armless pilot in aviation history. Her achievement earned her a Guinness World Record medal and has been a trending topic on Facebook and featured on tv programs like Ellen, Inside Edition, Fox and Friends, Oprah Winfrey Network, CNN, CBS Evening News, and the BBC.

Jessica's other accomplishments include earning or becoming: - The first armless black belt and a state champion in ATA Martial Arts - A certified scuba diver - A sought after YouTube and social media influencer - One of Plane and Pilot Magazine's "Top 10 Pilots," Jessica is the author of the self-help/autobiographical book Disarm Your Limits. Jessica's unconventional views on how to overcome a challenge have earned her international invitations from companies such as Boeing, GE, Oerlikon, Nestle, State Farm, AT&T, NASA, US Air Force, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Smithsonian, AXA, and Mahindra. Jessica is also the subject of the award-winning documentary Right Footed that aired on National Geographic in more than 80 countries. Jessica enjoys taking on new challenges, the latest of which are slacklining and rock climbing. She gives back to the global disability community as the Goodwill Ambassador for the Nobel Prize winning NGO Humanity and Inclusion. As a personal passion, she mentors children with limb differences and their parents. 

World's First Armless Pilot, Inspirational Speaker, & Disability Rights Advocate

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Jessica Cox has famously eliminated the words “I can’t” from her vocabulary. Despite being born without arms due to a birth defect, she has never allowed that to be a limiting factor. While Jessica suffered from self-esteem issues and physical challenges, she managed to overcome and achieve by graduating from college, learning to swim, drive a car, surf, scuba dive, and fly an airplane, becoming a Tae Kwon-Do State Champion, and living independently using her feet in ways others who take their hands for granted can only imagine. Jessica holds the title of the first person without arms to get a black belt in ATA Martial Arts and the Guinness World Record for the first pilot to fly with her feet. Her keynote speech focuses on turning “impossible” into “accomplishment.” As a person who has never viewed herself as a victim of her condition, Jessica shares humorous stories of struggles and success living in a “two-handed” world. She provides critical insight on how best to approach a challenge, redefining the concept of innovative thinking. She helps people reconnect with their own inner strengths and aptitudes.