A nationally renowned leader of the Wounded Warrior community, Justin Constantine is a widely acclaimed speaker with a captivating, entertaining, and inspiring message. A Marine officer, Justin deployed to Iraq in 2006. After surviving a gunshot wound to the head, he believes he now has a "second lease on life." Six years and dozens of surgeries later, Justin draws on his experiences throughout his recovery to share the valuable lessons he has learned. Through his journey of courage, injury, resilience and triumph, Justin demonstrates that people are stronger than what they think they are. Justin's military awards include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, and Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal.
As a veteran, Justin applied both theMarine Corpsleadership principals he learned and the survival strength he exerted during his recovery to successfully start two small businesses between 2008 and 2010. Based on his experiences, Justin was asked to serve as a member of the Congressionally-mandated Department of Defense Recovering Warrior Task Force and has been invited to the White House on several occasions. Justin's speech topics include overcoming adversity, teamwork, leadership, and the power of change. The audience will leave with the inspiration to overcome any challenges and the will to seek opportunities to excel at work and at home.
Justin shares his life’s lessons to prepare his audiences for the journey that lies ahead, enabling students to be truly motivated to succeed. He describes the power of the human spirit and challenges today’s graduates to use their time wisely, be active in their communities and care for others. This speech is an experience for both the students and their families; all will leave inspired and excited for the future.
- Power of the human spirit
- Challenges faced by today’s recent grads
Contributing to one’s community
Whether in your personal or professional life, nothing remains constant. We are continually changing, adapting and evolving. With one bullet, Justin’s life changed drastically and by all objective measures he shouldn’t have survived to be here today. Justin will inspire your audience to be prepared to thrive in a changing environment.
- The upside of change
- Change is opportunity – learn how to embrace it
- See the glass as half full
Justin draws on his experiences throughout his recovery to share the valuable lessons he has learned. At some time we all face adversity in our lives. Justin illustrates that through humility and a victorious spirit we can each overcome the toughest obstacles. He also shares with audiences the importance of teamwork and the value of asking for help. His personal story of recovery and success is a testament to the power of the human spirit.
- It is okay to ask for help
- You are stronger than you think you are
- Teamwork is critical for success
A Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, Justin certainly understands the value and challenges of effective leadership. Not many lawyers have the opportunity to lead Marines in a combat environment, but Justin has done just that. The Marines are trained to face hidden enemies, adjust to changing landscapes, meet short deadlines, and experience the fog of war. Justin teaches organizations how these same military principals when applied to the business world will help ensure an organization’s success in today’s market.
- Leadership starts from the ground up
- Taking care of your people is priority
- Everyone has a stake in a company’s success
- Abolishing micromanagement
A riveting story of a soldier saved form the battlefields to deliver the ultimate message of hope, inspiration and positive transformation.
Inspiring audiences to be prepared and how to embrace change and evolve to thrive in an ever-changing environment.
The power to motivate and inspire; teamwork, synergy, and the ability to achieve greatness through a united vision.