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The Power of One

John O'Leary

Inspiring Story of Overcoming Challenges

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About John O'Leary

In 1987, John O'Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given a 1% chance to live.

This epic story of survival was first showcased in his parents' book, Overwhelming Odds, in 2006. Originally printing 200 copies for friends and family, his parents have sold 70,000 copies, most in back-of-room sales at John's speaking events. It was this book that first invited John to embrace his ...

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The Power of One

Journey with John O’Leary as he powerfully celebrates the possibility of how you can serve, love and impact more profoundly in your own life. Personal accountability involves every aspect of our lives – our ...

The Power of One: How One Attitude, One Action, and One Person Can Change the World

Education Focused: Expected to die, John O’Leary now teaches others how to truly live. John was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his garage and ...

Ignite your Life!

In this presentation, John inspires audiences to look deeply within themselves, discover who they are, the talents they possess, the challenges they’ve endured, and their ability to grow through adversity. ...

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Overwhelming Odds by John O'Leary
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We expected a fun-filled accountability training; what John O'Leary delivered was a life-changing day. I have challenged myself and my team to do more for our customers. Customer satisfaction scores have risen and the interaction with my team has improved

Mark Harmon, Store Manager - LEGO

Our people are still talking about John and his message. John, keep doing what you're doing. It's your calling.

Richard Perko, President - Lee Company

I have helped put together national sales meetings for Stryker Biotech; we've had a variety of speakers. None had stories as compelling or personal as John's. I speak for the whole audience when I say that it was the most meaningful for all of us.

Kathy Beard, Director - Stryker Biotech

John was by far the best speaker we have EVER had!

Southwest Airlines

John’s generosity and genuine caring manner were very apparent, allowing us to feel the significance of his speech. We are honored to have met him.

U.S. Department of Justice, FBI

Every person in the group had both a tear and a laugh. That is a hard combo!

Pricewaterhouse Coopers
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Live Inspired Podcast: Have you had enough? (Addiction with Fr. Tom Hoar #134)

John O'Leary welcomes Fr. Tom Hoar to the Live Inspired Podcast to discuss overcoming addiction."You can't imagine your life without it, but you desperately want to let it go."This is addiction as defined by today's guest, Fr. Tom Hoar, President + CEO of Enders ...

The 5 Surprising Gifts of Struggle

John O’Leary shares five gifts that can be found during struggle.Heart-ache from isolation and not belonging.Intense grief in the wake of loved ones dying due to accidents, illness and suicide. Great tension from financial insecurity. Destruction of our family home to fire. Twice. Total loss of physical ...

Live Inspired Podcast: Monday Moments (Sneak Peek of Fr. Hoar ep. #133)

John O'Leary shares a sneak peek of Thursday’s Live Inspired Podcast guest Fr. Tom Hoar.Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration during Monday Moments. Each week, I'll cover a different topic that will spark you to live more inspired.Today, I share a sneak peek ...