2018 TEDxTacoma


Email me at Travis@TravisDaigle.com for more details on presentations. I travel from the Little Rock, Arkansas Metropolitan Area. See below for topics and testimonials. Click Here to see some of my other presentations.


My main three topics center on how we build resilience through 3 different problem-solving skills. I give individual presentations that go in depth on one skill and touch on all three. I use my personal journey as the case study, pulling stories from my childhood and military experience to show the universal nature of these skills:

Resilience – The ability to engage with complex problems and grow mentally and emotionally stronger as a result; The capacity to acknowledge and engage with difficult truths and maintain mental and emotional stability.

Resilience is created through the regular practice of 3 problem-solving skills:

  1. Cultivate Personal Responsibility – Regularly take personal ownership of both simple and complex problems throughout all of life.  This skill helps us identify and engage with factors in our lives that we control.  Over time, we gain increasing confidence that we have the ability to shape and influence our own personal outcomes and impact our environment.
  2. Create and Maintain a Vision – Regularly think through the life we desire to experience in the future.  This skill helps give context to the struggles we encounter as we go about the business of solving everyday problems.  Having context for why we are struggling gives us endurance in those struggles.  Having context for the vision we are trying to accomplish helps us confidently quit endeavors that don’t lead to that vision.
  3. Understand and Update Your Story –  The truth is often a moving target.  With time and effort, life will reveal the limits of our own ideas and unearth faulty assumptions we didn’t realize we were making.  The active pursuit of changing our behavior to realize a vision will bring new truth and new revelation, creating new problems.  New problems will reveal narratives and stories that we have lived by, that aren’t true.  Again, we will have the opportunity to look at the truth and take personal responsibility for the truth.


I just wanted to take a minute and thank you again for your presentation to our students yesterday. I appreciate your vulnerability and courage in telling your stories. What a powerful message of hope, focus and resiliency – a message that is so relevant for all of us!

Cari Harrison, Dean of Students, Bellarmine Preparatory School
2018 TEDx Tacoma

“Travis is a fantastic speaker.  His ability to connect with the audience and bring them into his story and motivational message is captivating.   Not only is he a phenomenal speaker that will inspire the audience – he is a joy to work with as a keynote speaker on the event planning side.  He is adaptive and responsive to any audience and I would highly recommend Travis Daigle and hope to work with him again in the future.”

Andrea Keikkala, Executive Director, Washington Business Week
2019 South Sound Small Business Summit

“I witnessed Travis address FBS football coaches and student-athletes at Indiana University with a story about courage in the face of fear.  Specifically, he spoke about overcoming his fear of water in the process of becoming a US Army Special Forces Soldier. His personal story is incredibly powerful and his ability to make that story relatable to his audience is phenomenal.”

Eric Kapitulik, Founder and CEO, The Program, LLC
2019 South Sound Business IDEA Awards

“I first heard Travis Daigle speak at the TEDx event held in November 2018; I was immediately captured by his humble and authentic style.  His approach is very engaging – he is real and likeable, and his message is powerful. We all need to overcome adversity at some point, and he provides you with the tools to be successful.”

Charlie Davis, President and CEO, The YMCA Pierce/Kitsap Counties
University of Washington – Tacoma Grit City Mondays

“Travis Daigle has all the traits that one might expect from the kind of motivational speaker who lays his personal trauma on the table, tells it like it is, and prompts his audience into at least several moments — hopefully longer — of deep introspection. … Travis exudes charisma, grace, warmth, and humility in all things. He is a phenomenal speaker and, generally, a delightful person to know.”  

Joanna Kresge, Assistant Editor, Premier Media
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