Isaac Lidsky

Isaac Lidsky


Speaker: Isaac Lidsky

Visionary Entrepreneur, Author Of New York Times Instant Best-Seller, “Eyes Wide Open”, Child TV Star

Speech Topics Include:

  • Eyes Wide Open
  • Leadership & Teams
  • Motivation & Achievement
  • Change
  • Entrepreneurial Endeavor


Keynote speaker Isaac Lidsky shares his vision for obtaining success and happiness in life and business – by changing how we perceive and respond to fear, mental roadblocks and new challenges.

“Isaac Lidsky may possess the most eclectic resume in entrepreneurship,” describes Inc. Magazine. He is the CEO of ODC Construction, an industry-leading construction services business; a former U.S. Justice Department lawyer who argued more than a dozen appeals in federal court on behalf of the United States – never losing a case; and a former law clerk for Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He is also a former child television star, co-creator of an Internet startup that sold for $230 million, and founder of Hope for Vision, a nonprofit that funds treatments for blinding diseases.

Most remarkably, Isaac was born with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a rare degenerative disease of the retina, and lost his sight by age 25. He shares his incredible story in his book, “Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can’t See Clearly,” and on the TED stage, where his talk has garnered more than two million views. Isaac inspires others with his visionary outlook on leadership and entrepreneurship, and big-picture takeaways on overcoming challenges and creating your own reality.

Eyes Wide Open

You create your own reality, and you believe it. Isaac will prove it to you, sharing his eye-opening perspective of sight itself as an example. You’ll gain the vision to shape your life deliberately, with awareness and accountability.

Leadership & Teams

To lead is to listen. True leadership is the alignment of intentions and effort, and true success a byproduct of common purpose. We accomplish nothing alone, and we accomplish little if we cannot listen to each other. Isaac will talk you through it. Listen to him and you’ll learn to conduct a harmonious team.

Motivation & Achievement

In every moment you choose who you are and how you want to live your life. With this empowerment comes responsibility, complete and inescapable. When you’re beset by challenges, you’re tempted to plead with your heroes, blame your villains and surrender to your limitations. This is a temptation to relinquish your choice, to abdicate your control. Isaac will inspire you to make a better choice. Your heroes, villains and limitations are fictions you perceive as reality. Choose to see through them. Choose to let them go.


Fear is a powerfully destructive force in our lives. Above all else we fear the unknown. Yet to thrive in transition we must find empowerment in uncertainty. Isaac will show you how to deconstruct fear’s oppressive tunnel. You’ll learn to embrace the expansive possibilities of the undefined and uncharted.

Entrepreneurial Endeavor

Effort without purpose is entropy. When we labor without a goal we are destined to fail. Using his 3 successful startups as examples—an internet advertising technology company in New York (sold for $230 million); a nonprofit to fund scientific research in Washington, DC ($0 to $5 million in 5 years); and a construction services business in Florida ($15 to $150 million in 5 years)—Isaac will show you how success is a matter of definition. You’ll learn to reinvent yourself and create the organization that expresses achievement as you see it.



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