When you think of a senior citizen, an Ironman triathlete does not usually come to mind.  Add to that legally blind from birth and what do you have?  Charlie Plaskon, triathlete and motivational speaker.  

His life’s journey conveys a message of determination, commitment and perseverance.

Charlie uses his imperfect eyes as the perfect tool to show the importance of:



Setting Realistic Goals

Strategic Planning


His audiences walk away energized,  inspired and empowered.



Acumen Contracting Group – Houston, TX
American Legion Post – Bay Shore, NY
BAE Systems – Nashua, NH
The Boston Home - Boston, MA
Brookline Senior Center - Brookline, MA
Colonial Williamsburg Company – Williamsburg, VA
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind - Washington, DC 
Foundation Fighting Blindness/VISION Conference – Washington, DC
K-Swiss, Westlake Village, CA
Massachusetts Association for the Blind - Boston, MA
Morgan Stanley, Gathersburg & Bethesda, MD
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network – Richmond, VA
Physicians Regional Medical/Diabetes Management-Naples, FL
Plastics Pipe Institute – Irving, TX
Resort Food Executives Committee
Southern Inkeepers Association, Raleigh, NC
The Sanctuary At Kiawah Island, Kiawah, SC
University of Bologna/Center for the Study of Glaucoma and 
     Low Vision International Congress – Bologna, Italy
Veterans Association Hospital/Warrior Transition Unit – Augusta, GA


Angleton High School - Angleton, TX
Arlington Science Center, Arlington, VA
The Bridge Academy of New Jersey – Lawrenceville, NJ
Central Minnesota Christian Schools – Prinsburg, MN
Charleston County School District, Keynote Address at Teacher Development
     Day - Charleston, SC
Comsewogue School District – Port Jefferson Station, NY
Commack School District - Commack, NY
Connetquot School District – Bohemia, NY
Copiague Retired Teachers Association – Copiague, NY
Key Elementary School - Alexandria, VA
The Ivy Street School, Brookline, MA
New York Institute for Special Education – Bronx, NY
Pelican Marsh Elementary School - Naples, FL 
The Seacrest School - Naples, FL
Siwanoy Elementary School, Pelham, NY
St. John's High School, Charleston, SC
Tuckahoe Elementary School, Arlington, VA
United Nations International School, NY
Virginia Venom Travel Baseball - Williamsburg, VA
Wellesley College - Wellesley, MA
West Sedona Elementary School, Sedona, AZ