The MVP Workshops

MVP award. A Golden badge with a red ribbon.

What do you want out of your life and where are you going? What do you want to become? Where do you want to live and what types of things do you want to experience? 

Whether you are planning for that top career – or have other desires in life – you will need a plan to get there successfully. You are invited to join Amerability’s Murray Elbourn in exploring your future and what it takes to get to that next step on your journey.

Highlights of the MVP Workshops include:

  • Interactive activities to establish short, medium, and long-term goals and develop a plan of action for success with professional mentors.
  • Activities that identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to your action plan.
  • Explore your plans with 1-on-1 conversations with Amerability mentors. 

In developing the Most Valuable Plan for you, we will explore your own vision for the following vital areas in your life and set goals to maximize your best self.

  • Relationships with friends, family, and others.
  • Health and Well-being.
  • Community Interests and Independence.
  • Self-Advocacy and Accessibility.
  • Financial Planning.
  • Careers, Education and Training

Speaker Information

Murray Elbourn is a former Paralympian and former CEO of several successful high-level organizations spanning two continents and has found vast success in life as someone who is Blind. The foundations of his success are found in determining what actions you must take and setting goals to get where you want.


This workshop is for students, ages 14 to 21, who are Blind, Low-Vision or Deafblind, who are active participants of DSB services. 


There is no cost for participants of DSB VR Services and for participants of our Pre-ETS program. 


You may choose to complete the MVP workshop in-person or virtually in a 1-on-1 session. Please make your selection in the registration form and we will reach out to book your session.

Contact Information

If you would like more information on attending this workshop or the other workshops in the Vision to Victory Series, please reach out to the Pre-ETS Specialist in your area to schedule an appointment or for more information and resources.
•    Spokane Region: Ryan Scott –, 509-407-7136. 
•    Tri-Cities Region: Jazmin Rials –, 509-306-8464. 
•    Seattle Region: Janet George –, 206-906-5530.
•    Tacoma Region: Emily Barahal –, 253-691-6525.  
•    Vancouver Region: Jen Scheel –, 360-999-3138.