David Hollingsworth is a full-time dad, technology executive, speaker and part-time athlete, constantly trying to challenge himself to grow and improve. He is a spinal injury survivor, having recovered from a severe accident in 2004. He had to learn to stand and walk all over again. Since then, David has moved from a wheelchair to walking, running, cycling and swimming. He ran a half-marathon, completed a triathlon and one of the toughest bike rides in the country. David also writes and speaks about overcoming obstacles and getting past fear to the fun on the other side.

Seat of Learning

Teaching can be one of the hardest jobs in the world…and it’s hard because of the students. Take 30 kids with lots of energy and put them in the classroom, and you’re going to get lots of activity, but not necessarily any education. I’m always impressed when a teacher can capture and hold the attention…

Tornado Alley

Part of growing up in Indiana is dealing with the unpredictable weather. There’s a saying that goes, “If you don’t like the weather, stick around for 5 minutes….It’ll change.” We’d have snow as early as Halloween, or as late as April, and sometimes have 4 seasons in one day. I got used to the unpredictable…

Good Dog

Despite having lived with 8 dogs and an indeterminate number of cats (along with a rabbit and even a box turtle), I have never had a dog that was ‘mine.’ I’ve picked out pets for family members, sure, and I’ve taken care of likely two dozen animals in my lifetime, but I’ve never chosen a…