Steve Mikita, 2001
Born with a muscular disease which was suppose to be terminal by the age of two, Steve Mikita demonstrates that he is a survivor. Inspired and motivated by his father, Steve excelled as a scholar and academic leader. Mr. Mikita was the first wheelchair freshman at Duke University and graduated magna cum laude in Political Science and Religion. He received his law degree from Brigham Young University and served as a law clerk for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. He currently serves as Utah's Assistant Attorney General and as an adjunct of law at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah.
As a motivational speaker, Steve delivers an unforgettable message about living and the transcendent power of the human spirit. He presents a program of "can do's," not "can't do's." As a speaker, he has been an inspiration and driving force to many - from college students to corporate executives.
Steve has received numerous awards, including Utah's Outstanding Young Lawyer and the 1993 Communicator of the Year for the International Association of Business Communicators. He recently completed his autobiography, The Third Opinion. Many have witnessed his power to communicate during his appearances on 60 Minutes, The Leeza Show, MSNMC, Court TV, and The Sally Jessie Raphael Show.