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Change | Inspiration | Motivation | Parenting
Terry Hitchcock is a highly sought after motivational speaker. He is an author, entrepreneur, and consultant and has entertained various audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches schoolchildren, university students, business leaders, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph … and never giving up. In addition to motivational speaking, Mr. Hitchcock has authored the successful book, American Business: The Last Hurrah? and co-authored several books, including A Father’s Odyssey, upon which My Run and Pushing Life are based.
In 2009, Indiewood Pictures in associated with Destiny Pictures in Hollywood will immortalize Mr. Hitchcock’s life story with an award winning, highly acclaimed documentary called My Run narrated by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton to be followed by a feature-length film called Pushing Life. Both My Run and his book, A Father’s Odyssey, recently received the prestigious five-star DOVE Award.
Throughout Terry Hitchcock’s life, he believed that nothing was impossible and saw his dreams come true many times. He has an earned BS, MBA, DBA and JD, and is a recipient of honorary degrees. He established the largest business incubator in the United States and successfully established five start-up companies and three non-profit foundations. All in all, he created or helped establish more than 83 companies, creating over 1,500 new jobs, raising more than one hundred million dollars in investor capital.
Mr. Hitchcock, a veteran of the United States Air Force, helped establish a national holiday—Grandparents Day and received the Distinguished Medal of Merit and American flag from the Republican Presidential Task Force and President Reagan.
To honor kids and single parents, Mr. Hitchcock ran the equivalent of 75 marathons in 75 consecutive days—over 2,000 miles—arriving at the Opening Ceremonies of the ’96 Summer Olympics. He proved that nothing is impossible and that the impossible is possible.
Terry Hitchcock is married and has five children and two grandchildren. He and his wife live in Prior Lake, Minnesota.
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