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Warriors Speak

The Warriors Speak® team travels the country, sharing their stories to raise awareness for the needs of post-9/11 veterans and caregivers. Their stories are truly inspirational. And your event could be their next stop.

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Warriors Speak is a group of wounded veterans and caregivers who share their motivational stories of service and sacrifice to raise awareness for the needs of this generation’s injured military service members and their families. These stories highlight the impact Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has had on each of their journeys and how advocating for other veterans and caregivers has transformed their lives.

By inviting a WWP™ speaker to your event, not only will you be inspiring your audience to create positive change in their lives, but you will also be helping us raise awareness for the military community so the public can better understand what these brave men and women — and their families — go through after they return from war.

 

Meet Our Speakers

Each Warriors Speak team member has a unique story of healing and growth that can bring insight, inspiration, and hope to a wide range of audiences.

Sal Gonzalez stands smiling in front of a colorful tile wall.

Sal Gonzalez

Wounded Warrior

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Caregiver Jennifer Jenkins leans against a handrail while smiling.

Jennifer Jenkins

Family Support Member

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Wounded warrior Dan Miller stands outside while smiling.

Dan Miller

Wounded Warrior

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Nick Morrison sits outside on a tiled stairway.

Nick Morrison

Wounded Warrior

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Wounded Warrior Jake Norotsky stands outside while smiling.

Jake Norotsky

Wounded Warrior

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Wounded Warrior Tonya Oxendine leans against a post outside while smiling.

Tonya Oxendine

Wounded Warrior

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Caregiver Cindy Parsons leans against a wall while smiling and crossing her arms.

Cindy Parsons

Family Support Member

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Caregiver Mary Tallouzi stands outside while smiling.

Mary Tallouzi

Gold Star Mother

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Wounded Warrior Danielle Green leans against a tree at the beach, arms crossed and smiling.

Danielle Green

Wounded Warrior

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How Warriors Speak Works

Hover over the sections below to get the basic who, what, where, and whys of the Warriors Speak program.

Where We Have Spoken

Our highly trained and sought after warrior and caregiver team members have spoken at a variety of events — from casual community gatherings to team building retreats to formal receptions for our corporate partners, and just about everything in between.

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The Reviews Are In

Hear from attendees who felt energized, inspired, and motivated by our speakers.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“On behalf of [everyone] that attended today’s presentation - THANK YOU for an incredible virtual event. We are so blessed to have met the both of you and collaborate.”

Accenture

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“While I cannot say it enough, I wanted to thank you for your time and telling us your story. One of my biggest takeaways that will stick with me for a very long time is ‘You cannot understand your purpose without struggling to find it!’”

Prudential

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“To say you are the talk of the community today would be an understatement! Community members stopped us on our walk to say ‘All our neighbors are talking about the amazing speaker!’ So, kudos for the wonderful way you have of storytelling that touched so many!”

Carolina Arbors Club

Frequently Asked Questions

Our spokespeople attend conferences and are offered continuing education opportunities to hone their craft and remain in the forefront of the business and professional speaking circuit. When not on the road speaking, these highly trained professional storytellers give back by sharing their knowledge and skills with WWP public speaking training classes.

Warriors Speak-led warrior-and-family-focused public speaking trainings provide healing by allowing attendees to get their stories off their chests in a safe, comfortable environment while focusing on high-level presentation skills. We also provide similar training to WWP staff and volunteers to increase presentation capabilities and renew WWP’s focus on the use of storytelling principles.

$0 — Wounded Warrior Project provides our spokespeople free of charge. If desired, donations to WWP are always welcome in lieu of payment. Travel reimbursement is also appreciated, but never required.

Our professional speakers attend most types of events, from golf tournaments, school assemblies, and car shows to major conferences and conventions. To see if a speaker is available for your event, please request a speaker.

Just fill out our speaker request form and our team will get in touch with you asap.

Yes, you may request a specific spokesperson. You may also specify whether you would prefer a warrior or a family support member. That said, we cannot guarantee availability — so the more open you are in your request, the higher the likelihood we’ll be able to provide a speaker. Regardless, our team will do our best to match your event with the speaker we feel is the best fit. 

We can accommodate in-person, virtual, or pre-recorded presentations.

Each speaker has a unique background and is an expert on a variety of topics. Our most popular topical speeches are leadership, building resilience, and overcoming adversity, but there is a long list of topics our team may be able to address. To find out if we can speak on another topic, please contact our team at warriorsspeak@woundedwarriorproject.org.

Wounded Warrior Project recognizes the importance of teaching the American public about the service, sacrifice, and recovery of our nation’s veteran population. Warriors Speak is 100% awareness-based — we seek to inform as many people as possible about the value of our veteran population and the impact WWP is making in their lives.

No. The Warriors Speak team is not a fundraising arm of WWP. We exist only to raise awareness for the organization's amazing impact on the lives of warriors and their families.

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Tell us about your upcoming event, the audience, and the message you’d like to convey. We’ll connect you with the speaker who can make a real connection with your audience.

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Wounded Warrior Jake Norotsky.

“I get to share my story and I get to help others transition from the soldier that is being carried to the soldier that's carrying.”

Wounded Warrior
Jake Norotsky

Making Headlines

Learn more about how our speakers help raise awareness about the needs of post-9/11 injured veterans and their families.

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Wounded Warrior Danielle Green stands at a podium and speaks into a microphone as her son stands behind her.

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Wounded Warrior Tonya Oxendine sitting in front of a grey background.

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