Introducing a different mindset. Earl Granville provides you with his ideas from his life experience of battling trauma, and the path to redefine your mind so that you can create the space necessary for important positive shifts in your life.
Earl Granville, was two weeks into basic training at Ft Benning, GA with his twin brother Joe, when 9/11 happened. He went on to serve nine years in the Army National Guard as an Infantryman, with deployments to Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. On his final tour, he lost his left leg through the knee to a roadside bomb while on patrol. He also lost his teammates Major Scott Hagerty of Stillwater Oklahoma and Specialist Derek Holland of Wind Gap Pennsylvania that day.
He is an undergraduate at the University of Scranton and works with many non-profits such as Operation Enduring Warrior, the Oscar Mike Foundation and WarriorStrong. These 501c3s help keep wounded and disabled veterans and law enforcement physically active after their injuries.
After the loss of his limb in combat and the passing of his brother Joe, who took his own life while he was serving on active duty back in 2010, Earl now spends most of his time traveling the country as a public speaker. Discussing healthy ways to battle adversity, through the positivity in his messaging, real life solutions from his own experiences and participating as an inspiration and motivating force through psychical fitness challenges and marathons across the country.
Earl has received numerous awards for his volunteer work and his speaking, including the 2018 Attorney General Heart So Big Award, the Junior Chamber International (JCI USA) TOYA Award for Personal Improvement and/or Accomplishment under the Class of 2017 and the 2018 Daughters of the American Revolution Veterans Volunteer Award.
Earl retired out of the army as a Staff Sergeant with numerous awards such as the Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
Kevin Bittenbender, PA
"SSG (R) Granville's presentation is not only motivating, but inspirational and covers the entire spectrum of mental health vitality. He speaks from the heart and from personal experience. He epitomizes the motto of Living a Life worthy of Their Sacrifice. After Earl giving his program, The Weight We Carry, I witnessed many of my correction officers reach out asking for professional & personal help. Earl puts vulnerability in a different perspective." - US Army Sergeant Major/USP Allenwood Discipline Hearing Officer
Brad Mason, FL
"Whether it's communicating with young men and women growing up in a neighborhood with high poverty and crime rates, or with donors and professionals, Earl's compelling message of teamwork and community resonates with everyone. After all, we all have one thing in common: we're all overcoming some kind of challenge." - Head coach of The Give Team