Sebastien Sasseville: Why I'm glad I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes
Adversity leading change: Sébastien was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2002, but it hasn’t stopped him from pushing through his pain to achieve amazing accomplishments! His unique journey allows him to convey true, strong and thoughtful messages to your organization.
Sébastien will be dependent on insulin for the rest of his life. But he hasn’t let it stop him from reaching for his dreams: in 2008, he reached the summit of Mount Everest. He then completed six Ironman races and the mythical Sahara race. In 2014, he faced the biggest challenge of his life: a solo run across Canada from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Vancouver, British Columbia: 7,200 km, or 170 marathons in nine months.
Sébastien was also at the forefront of the 2008 Beijing Olympics Inspiration television commercial produced by Johnson & Johnson which aired throughout Canada. In 2012, he became the face of the “Human Face of Big Data” campaign, deployed globally by computer giant EMC Corporation. In 2014, he entered into a partnership with the Biotherm Homme brand as part of the “Living Exceptionally” campaign.
Transformed by his achievements and already a veteran speaker, Sébastien leads his audience to deep reflections calling to action. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications.