Brian Wagner
Brian Wagner



The story about Brian


It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…”   ~Theodore Roosevelt


The inspirational quote above is one of Brian’s favorites. He’s an avid father and former IBMer that aspires to live out this quote as an inspirational speaker and leadership development coach. When he’s not busy speaking or writing, he’s spends his time at the Ohio State School for the Blind helping those with similar disabilities to achieve their goals or providing philanthropic help to Parents 2 Partners or A Kid Again. If not there, you can usually find him with his wife, Connie, spending time with their three kids.

Other key activities and attributes about Brian include:

  • John Maxwell Certified Life Coach
  • National Speakers Association President, 2021-2022
  • Board Member, Parents to Partners (2020-present)
  • Distinguished Toastmaster Award
  • Harvard University’s Business Insight Program Certification
  • Washington University Project Management Institute Certification
  • Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering – University of Toledo

A motivational speaker and leadership development and life coach, Brian is also the author of the book “Sometimes It DOES Take a Brain Surgeon” and leader of the development workshops BounceBack Academy. The book and his journey to start “A Radical Vision” is the result of traumatic series of events causing him to become Brian with one eye.


About Brian – His Unique Story

He was in technology sales when his whole world came to a screeching halt!

On March 4, 2011 Brian woke up in total darkness due to a genetic defect that caused him to have physical blindness for six months. Days later he had brain surgery in the hopes they could correct his condition.

During his time of total reliance on others, Brian swore that if he could get his sight back he would help others that are struggling in their own way to overcome their own obstacles, disabilities or if using his unique metaphor – their “blindness.”   While he stills deals with partial blindness, Brian keeps the promise that he made to help others.

As he puts it, “I lost my sight and ended up with vision”.

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