Devon Harris, Olympians

Devon Harris

  • Member of first Jamaican Bobsled Team
  • Featured in hit Disney movie "Cool Runnings"
  • Keep on Pushing Foundation & School Runnings
Biography

Born on Christmas Day, 1964, the world should never have heard of Devon Harris. He was raised in one of the most violent slums of Kingston, Jamaica yet he graduated from the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England and served as an officer in the Jamaica Defence Force. He started off as a barefoot boy trying to win a track race and became a member of his country’s ... VIEW MORE

Speaker Media

sample video
Cool Runnings Trailer
Significance of Teamwork
Meet Devon Harris
Interview with Brian Lord
TedxJamaica: From Olympic gardens to the Olympic games
Speech Topics
  • Keep On Pushing

    The Entrepreneurial Mindset of an Olympic Athlete As a three-time Olympian, Devon Harris knows that it takes more than ... View More

  • Hot Lessons from Cool Runnings - Coaching for Sales and Personal Success

    Suitable for a kick-off or closing presentation, this motivational program draws from the powerful experiences of the ... View More

  • The Power and Magic of Teamwork

    This program is also suitable as an event kickoff. As the Captain of the Jamaican Bobsled Team and a former ... View More

  • An Olympic Athlete's View of Diversity in the Workplace

    A fresh look at how diversity in the workplace is not just a legal mandate or corporate ethic - it is fundamentally ... View More

Text Reviews
  • I asked you to try to inspire these young men and women as they begin their careers in health care, and you certainly did that. Your life story is remarkable and the positive reflections you make are very empowering.
  • Dr. MaryBeth Mandich, Assoc. Dean - Professional Programs - West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • We truly enjoyed having Devon as the speaker for our event. His warmth and passion really engaged the audience members. Most importantly, he was able to tie his expertise (athletics and sportsmanship) to what's important to our audience.
  • Aviva Belsky - Association of Medical Publications
  • Devon Harris spoke to our church prior to our participation in a medical/dental mission trip in rural south Jamaica. His personal story, with his energetic and engaging speaking style, greatly increased the focus and personal ownership of the work.
  • Bill Todd, Christian Formation Director - Woodcrest Chapel

Devon's Blog

Jamaican Bobsled Team 2014: 2-Man...
Written by Nick Forrester A lack of initial funding hasn't stopped the famed Jamaican Bobsled Team from returning to the Winte...

Keynote $8,500.00
International $12,500.00
Devon Harris travels from New York, NY and requires Coach class for one (1), ground transportation in event and speaker's city, hotel, and meals; please inquire for international or transcontinental air

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