- Paralympic ski racer
- Cancer Survivor
- Inspirational and challenging presenter
Josh Sundquist is a Paralympic ski racer and bestselling author who has been featured on CNN and in USA TODAY and has spoken across the country to groups ranging from Fortune 500 companies to inner city public schools to the White House.
His high-octane blend of energy and humor inspires organizations and individuals to adopt his ski racing motto, 1MT1MT (one more thing, one more time) as their new standard of excellence.
Josh shares stories about losing his leg to cancer, ski racing in the Paralympics, and playing jokes with his artificial leg to give motivation for overcoming adversity and reaching peak performance. Josh tailors his message for each audience, so his presentations are a one-of-a-kind combination of spectacular entertainment and practical, customized inspiration.
Audience members of all ages and backgrounds walk away from his speech with a renewed sense of hope for the future and a determination to do 1MT1MT to maximize their potential in work and life. They will carry Josh's universal message of courage, determination, and hope in their hearts and minds long after the conclusion of your meeting.
Josh's journey began at age nine, when he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and given a fifty percent chance to live. He spent a year on chemotherapy treatments and his left leg was amputated. Doctors declared Josh cured of the disease at age thirteen and he took up ski racing three years later. He trained for the next six years and in 2006 he was named to the US Paralympic Ski Team for the 2006 Paralympics in Turino, Italy.
Josh served a two-year tenure as the National Spokesperson for the Combined Federal Campaign, an effort that raises over $300 million dollars a year for charities. He has been featured on the back of Doritos bags nationwide for being the founder of LessThanFour.org, the world's largest social networking website for amputees.
Josh received a degree in business from the College of William and Mary and a Master's in Communications from the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.