One of the keynote speakers at the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo is not an occupational safety and health professional, the head of a safety organization or a representative of a safety products company.

Bonnie St. John is a medal-winning skier – who has only one leg.

St. John had her right leg amputated at the age of five. Despite this, she won a silver and two bronze medals at the 1984 Winter Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria – the first African-American ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition.

Skiing isn’t her only area of achievement. St. John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University, and won the Rhodes Scholarship. Upon her return to the United States, Bonnie was appointed by President Clinton as a Director for Human Capital Issues on the White House National Economic Council. She is a bestselling author, leadership consultant for Fortune 500 companies and a television and radio personality.

Her books include: Getting Ahead At Work Without Leaving Your Family Behind, Live Your Joy and How Great Women Lead. She co-authored her latest work, MICRO-RESILIENCE: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, & Energy, with her husband, former entertainment industry CEO, Allen Haines.

St. John will be speaking at the NSC Congress & Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 1 – 2 p.m. on the topic: “Normal is Overrated – Aim Higher!”