Motivational Speaker Leigh Anne Tuohy is best known for being portrayed by Sandra Bullock in the award-winning movie The Blind Side. The movie is based on the real-life story of the adoption of her son Michael Oher who now plays football in the NFL. The only thing bigger than the box office success of The Blind Side is the Leigh Anne’s beaming personality that fills the room. Since the movie’s release in 2009, Leigh Anne has become one of the most sought after Motivational Speakers for businesses, universities and family events.
Motivational Speaker Leigh Anne Tuohy is an amazing writer. She wrote the best-selling book In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving with her husband Sean Tuohy. In the book she discusses how her goal has always been to raise her children to be cheerful givers and how she feels like she has succeeded with her children Collins, Sean Jr. and Michael. Leigh Anne authored another book in 2014 titled Making it Happen in which she details specific steps that people can take to become involved in their community and how to live a more fulfilling life through service.
A life of service inspired Leigh Anne to create her own foundation in 2013 called the Making It Happen Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to share in the care and support of underprivileged youth. She will never forget the impact Michael Oher has made as a member of her family and now it is her mission to help other underprivileged youth find joy in life through her foundation. Leigh Anne has also used her experience as an interior designer to help design homes and rooms on Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Leigh Anne travels the country giving motivational speeches on finding fulfillment in life.