Keynote Speaker: Eldridge J. Broussard

Eldridge Broussard
Transformation – in a nutshell, that’s the core message of Eldridge J. Broussard, International Author/Speaker of the book The Challenge to Change.

His own transformation took him on a journey from being a ward of the State of Oregon’s foster care system, to its juvenile justice system, and to the Oregon State Correctional System, ultimately to becoming a respected community leader and business professional, sought out for his potent public presentations.

El is passionate about spreading his message of personal transformation. He especially challenges you to “Own Who You Are” while deeply exploring your relationships, starting with the most important one, the relationship with yourself.

El’s compelling and practical insights empowers individuals to reach new levels of success, while equipping and inspiring individuals to make positive and lasting life changes. He and his beautiful wife, Alicia, live in Portland, with their two sons, DaLontae and EJ.

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