Roaring standing ovations.

Stacks of heartfelt thank-you letters and emails.

One audience leading to the next. Every time.

There are thousands of speakers around the world with worthy messages and incredible achievements. How does John O’Leary compare? He doesn’t. As a nine-year-old boy, John defied death. And from this unparalleled experience, he received the gift of a perspective that allows him to truly live.

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Wake up from accidental living.

Through emotional storytelling, great humor and a genuine spirit, John reveals a brighter vision for what is possible and inspires his audiences to transform their lives, one action at a time. John is masterful at conveying the truth that no obstacle is insurmountable and leaves every audience full of joy and motivation.

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Every keynote is one of a kind!

From high-energy kickoffs to dramatic closers, John’s personal keynotes bring emotion, excitement and purpose to every guest at every event. Take a look at the keynotes below.

John’s story has something for everyone.

John partners with each of his client to tailor his message in a way that complements their industry, accomplishes their goals and supports their audiences.

Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership

John believes corporate leaders have the ability—and responsibility—to make lasting impacts on their employees. In his keynotes, John discusses how a transformative, organization-wide movement starts with a single executive who chooses to work inspired.

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Sales & Marketing

Sales & Marketing

Employers everywhere are struggling with declining employee engagement and rising pressure to meet financial goals. John’s keynotes emphasize team accountability and personal responsibility to transform professional culture and improve business results.

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Education

Education

John’s message appeals to students, educators and administrators as he celebrates individual uniqueness, the power of everyday heroes and the importance of character and integrity.

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Safety

Safety

As John knows so well, one mistake can dramatically affect your life and those around you. Where many safety programs focus on what NOT to do, John’s keynote focuses on what TO do and challenges audiences to improve safety through personal accountability.

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Faith

Faith

Today’s world feels dark sometimes. But as John knows, even when we feel our worst pain, there is a loving God to share in our burdens, celebrate our joys and lead us forward. John reawakens his audience’s faith and illustrates the power it will have in their lives.

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Associations

Associations

In a world that often feels like it divides and isolates us, John reminds us that we’re stronger together. He speaks with professional organizations to build invaluable skills in communication, empathy and responsibility.

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Read John’s books.

John’s inaugural book On Fire: 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life was an instant #1 national bestseller and continues to add significant long-term impact and value for clients and audience members alike. His highly anticipated second book In Awe: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning and Joy is newly released, as his second instant #1 national bestseller.

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