- John O’Leary
- Tuesday, May 9, 2023
- 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
John O’Leary is a childhood severe burn survivor, speaker and a bestselling author who inspires audiences with his epic story of overcoming impossible odds with determination and resilience, and of paying forward the keys to his happiness and success. His inspirational story began at nine-years old, when he was playing with fire and gasoline at his family home and accidentally caused an explosion that left him with burns covering 100% of his body and scant chance of survival. Despite the overwhelming odds, John went on to conquer his barriers of physical damage and emotional scarring from the accident to lead an authentic life designed around helping others conquer their own unique barriers that may be preventing them from creating inspired lives. His emotional storytelling, unexpected humor and authenticity are unforgettable. In the wake of the global pandemic, John has expanded his talks from inspirational to transformational.
John’s award-winning Live Inspired podcast has more than 2.5 million downloads and features world-renowned guests like Brené Brown, Mitch Albom, and Shawn Achor. Plus, he is a two-time #1 National Bestselling author. His first book “ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life” sold over 250,000 copies and was translated into 12 languages. His second book “IN AWE: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning and Joy” was published in May 2020 to much praise for the timeliness of its central message during the global pandemic.