Randy Pierce, wearing a shirt and tie, sits on a grassy hill holding the harness of Swirl, a black Lab guide dog

A Community Conversation with Blind Entrepreneur, Adventurer and Philanthropist Randy Pierce

Randy Pierce has a unique perspective on breaking down barriers – from the world of work to mountain peaks and marathons

Reaching great heights

In this speaker series event, Brian Switzer, author, deafblind athlete and Training & Technology Manager for Career Launch @ Perkins, chatted with Randy Pierce, founder of 2020 Vision Quest and CEO/President of Future In Sight, about embracing adventure – at work and in life – when you have a disability.

The conversation covered a broad range of topics, including:

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