Paul Stuart Wichansky, Ph.D, is an internationally-known motivational speaker who has triumphed over cerebral palsy and a hearing loss. Recognizing that these disabilities are gifts in disguise, Paul has worked hard to transform such obstacles into opportunities for self-improvement, and shows others how they can also do the same.
Since he was ten years old, Dr. Paul has hosted captivating presentations where he shares valuable insights that have allowed him to triumph over his challenges and reach a dream he had many years ago: to learn to walk. The objective is to help instill in his audiences the courage and inner strength that are needed to realize their own goals.
Nearly 35 years later, his inspiring story has reached hundreds of thousands of youth, teens, teachers, and professionals in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and nationwide. His presentations on leadership and resiliency highlight a unique philosophy: our challenges are among our greatest gifts.
When we see others with our hearts rather than with our eyes, we develop respect and admiration for the gifts we share. This is the reason why Dr. Paul has chosen to name his web site, JustTheWayYouAre.com. It's also the title of one of his favorite songs in Billy Joel's music catalog.