Jeremy Poincenot

Life is a Blur

Blind at 19, World Blind Golf Champion at 20, Philanthropist For Life

Lots of inspirational, motivational speakers have a story of personal adversity, and Jeremy Poincenot has a pretty damn good one.

Jeremy is not your ordinary motivational speaker. With a powerful and personal narrative, a little wit and a strong inspirational message, he has made it his mission to help your audience rise up to their biggest obstacles and see them as opportunities for success. His objective when he steps in front of an audience is not to dictate how to succeed in life; it’s to convince individuals to be unafraid of failure, by changing limiting beliefs.


  • He connects with and is relatable to the audience.
  • Insights from his real-world experience with a devastating setback make his story relevant.
  • He creates positive change that lasts long after the event is over.
  • He provides a one-on-one experience, speaking with audience members after the presentation is completed.
  • My Life’s a Blur

“Jeremy has been an inspiration to myself and dozens of people I work with. He’s literally one in 3 million!!”
John Hancock Investments

“A huge thanks goes to you for doing such a great job with our group. We are still getting compliments on the quality of your presentation”
Honda Finance Group

“Jeremy is one of the most engaging, inspiring, and professional speakers I’ve had the honor to work with. He brings insight, wisdom, and perspective to the audience that motivates and encourages. Individuals who attended this event are stopping me to rave over his message and overall presentation.”
Huntington Hospital

Jeremy”s Client List Includes…

  • Aflac
  • East Texas Lighthouse (Golf)
  • Golf Fest San Diego
  • Honda
  • John Carroll University
  • John Hancock Investments
  • Mountain/Desert Leadership Summit
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of San Diego
  • Vistas for Children Golf Tournament
  • Wells Fargo
  • Xponential Growth Solutions
Travels From:  California
City: Southern
$5,001 to $10,000


AT 19, Jeremy was your typical San Diego State University Sophomore. Friends, sports, fraternity and most importantly, perfect 20/20 vision. Then it happened, no warning, no time to prepare. Life began to blur. Over the next few months, I lost central vision in my right eye, followed closely by my left. The diagnosis: a rare genetic disorder called Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), a disease that affects a mere 100 people in the U.S. each year with no treatment or cure in sight. At first, I thought losing my vision meant forfeiting my life. But I soon learned that with every challenge comes an opportunity for greatness.

WITH some hard work, dedication, and the support of the team he created around him, a year after losing his sight he was able to compete in and won the World Blind Golf Championship in England. Today, he strives to raise awareness of LHON, and along with the help of my friends, he has created the C.U.R.E. ride (Cycling Under Reduced Eyesight), an annual fundraising bike ride thats raised over $175,000 for LHON research. His goal is to raise a million.

NOW, he turns his attention to inspiring audiences all over the country, spreading my story of overcoming adversity and encouraging others to gain perspective in their own lives. He has had the privilege of being featured on ABC’s 20/20,, and MTV’s True Life and I have spoken for many prestigious companies including Wells Fargo, Aflac, Honda, John Hancock and many more. In each presentation, the message is: life is about making choices and if you choose to have a positive outlook, resolute purpose, and a hint of humor, anything is possible.

WHETHER with friends, on the fairway, or in front of a packed crowd, he is still your everyday guy with an extraordinary story to tell. If you or your company needs inspiration, whether speaking to a large group or just making a small, personal impact, I am the inspiration you are looking for.


Jeremy describes the dramatic experience of shifting from fully-sighted, happy-go-lucky college sophomore, to legally blind, World Blind Golf Champion in his engaging program, “My Life’s a Blur.”

While initially feeling depressed about his vision loss, Jeremy soon realized that he needed to focus on what remained possible, rather than dwell on what he had lost.

Through his honest and moving account of learning to not only accept but embrace his blindness, Jeremy delivers memorable insights the audience can easily implement to become more resilient in the face of adversity.

Hearing Jeremy speak will make everyone in your audience respond to life’s obstacles in a different way.

Areas of expertise

  • Motivational & Inspirational
  • Entitlement & Commitment
  • Being More Resilient
  • Against All Odds
  • Golf
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