Lowell Taylor: First visually impaired contestant on The Amazing Race

Sat Jun 03 2017 (54:53)

We all know that there is a constant push-pull between doing what’s safe and predictable and getting out of our comfort zone and turning our business’s and our lives into an adventure. But how do you get out of your own way? I mean there’s a lot of very good reasons to stay comfortable and simply accept your lot in life… right?... Well, our guest today might heavily disagree! Our guest on this episode is…Lowell Taylor. Lowell was the first visually impaired contestant in Amazing Race history where he completed alongside his wife, Julie. Lowell and Julie are an enthusiastic and dynamic couple who persevere through obstacles every day. Lowell suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and is legally blind. He has no peripheral vision, reduced central vision, and no vision in low light. Lowell has adjusted to decreasing sight his entire life, and has found passion in sports. He is currently training for Para-Triathlon and Para-Cycling (road and track) events with a dream to compete in the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020. His Paralympic dream is just one way his inspiring optimism, humour, and determination have turned tough times into positive experiences. Lowell is a Registered Psychologist working for Canada’s first and largest province wide, fully-integrated health system. He was hand-picked by management as an emerging leader early in his career . Lowell and Julie’s latest adventure has taken them into the world of - motivational speaking. Where from the stage they share their messages of turning obstacles into opportunities. They prove that positivity can outshine a disability – that negativity can be more debilitating than a disability. to Find out more about Lowell: http://livewithheart.ca To find out more about hiring the host as a speaker or consultant: http://FullMontyLeadership.com