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Victor Marx is an expert martial artist, former U.S. Marine, filmmaker and a sought after speaker. Victor shares his inspiring journey from child abuse victim and troubled youth, to Marine, martial artist and ultimately advocate with groups across the country and around... View More

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September 9, 2006. It started as a normal college football game in Neyland Stadium. If anything, the event was an afterthought, dropped into the schedule at the last minute. For Inky Johnson, though, the game changed everything. A routine tackle turned into a... View More

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Lisa Song Sutton is a real estate investor and entrepreneur, holding ownership interests in several companies in the real estate, tech, retail and food & beverage industries, including Las Vegas' #1 alcohol-infused cupcake company: Sin City Cupcakes. Lisa currently... View More

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Irish Tenor Dr. Ronan Tynan is a modern day renaissance man. Raised on a dairy farm in Kilkenny, Ireland, his personal story of triumph and his impassioned singing inspires audiences. A natural born storyteller, and gifted with humour, Ronan’s message empowers audiences... View More

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Sarah Thomas is currently an official for the NFL. On April 8, 2015, Sarah Thomas was one of nine new game officials added to the NFL officiating roster for the 2015 season, becoming the first-full time female official in NFL history. Her history making game happened on... View More

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18 years old, with big dreams and high goals, Monika Kørra moved from her native Norway to Dallas, TX on a track scholarship with SMU. To represent a college track team was a dream come true, and it took her a step closer towards her goal of becoming a professional... View More

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Athlete, Olympic skier. Born on April 3, 1971, in Triumph, Idaho. Once one of the leading downhill skiers in the world, Picabo Street won several Olympic medals and championships during her career. She was known as simply "Baby Girl" for the first few years of her life... View More

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Robyn Benincasa is the founder of World Class Teams, a world champion adventure racer, a CNN Hero, former corporate sales expert and a full time firefighter who advises organizations on building World Class Teams of their own. One of the highest rated female speakers who... View More

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If you are ready to tackle your challenges without relinquishing the joy of today and the possibility of tomorrow, you have found the right place. Now is the time for you and your organization to boldly step forward. John O'Leary works with hundreds of organizations to... View More

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On April 15, 2013 Dr. Stavas approached the finish line of her fifth Boston marathon. Just blocks away she heard explosions, and she ran towards them. Arriving at the scene she went to work administering CPR, applying tourniquets and triaging the wounded. Following these... View More

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A 21-year veteran of the United States Air Force, Colonel Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) wanted to fly military jets from the moment she saw them at her first air show when she was five years old. She achieved that goal - and then some. A leader, a combat veteran, the... View More

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George Dennehy is capturing attention all over the world for his unique talents. Because he was born without arms, he sings and plays music from his heart using his feet. George has a very powerful message to share. Because George has overcome so many challenges in his... View More

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Kim and Krickitt Carpenter are the real life true story behind the #1 Box Office hit movie, The Vow. They are also the authors of the New York Times #1 Best Selling Book, The Vow-The True Events that Inspired the Movie. The Carpenter’s have shared their story to a... View More

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Josh Sundquist is a Paralympian and bestselling author who has shared his story at events across the world. His high-energy blend of humor and inspiration motivates audiences to adopt his ski racing motto 1MT1MT (one more thing, one more time) to elevate their performance... View More

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Mamie McCullough, Ph.D., has been influencing audiences for thirty years. She has overcome poverty and many other adversities, including cancer, to become one of the country's most popular motivational speakers. Mamie has a wide variety of experience in management, sales... View More

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Scott MacIntyre is an acclaimed speaker, singer-songwriter, scholar, and author. Since his introduction into the public eye as the first blind finalist on American Idol, he has inspired audiences throughout North America and beyond with his dynamic speeches on overcoming... View More

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How does one muster the courage to persevere in the face of sheer adversity? Do we all have the capacity to overcome tragedy? How does one keep going? You will be uplifted by the remarkable story of Beth Holloway. How does she stay strong? Imagine being able to apply her... View More

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In these days of uncertain outcomes, Jay Strack will inspire you to rise above circumstance and competition by focusing on what you must do instead of what might happen. He will fuel your confidence and potential from within and add resilience to your team with strategy... View More

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Travis Rosen continues the pursuit of athletic excellence and overcoming the seemingly impossible- all while pushing the limits of "perceived" age boundaries. A former All American gymnast at the University of Iowa, Rosen- now age 43- has spent the past nine years... View More

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Scott Burrows is living proof your life can change in an instant. By the age of 19, he was playing college football at Florida State University as a Wide receiver and a top-ranked kick-boxing champion, with his last fight broadcast by ESPN. On November 3, 1984, Scott's... View More

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The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely... View More

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"You don't get to pick your circumstances. It's your obligation to be your best no matter what you're asked to do." Lieutenant Colonel Greg Gadson Lieutenant Colonel Greg Gadson has survived the very worst of war, but this highly decorated American soldier has not been... View More

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Li Cunxin’s (Lee Schwin Sing) journey is simply remarkable. He was born into utter poverty in Mao’s communist China, and, at a very young age, he was selected to train in Madame Mao's Beijing Dance Academy. So began Li's journey. The seven years of harsh training regime... View More

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Jake Olson is 14 years old, a resident of Huntington Beach, California and an 8th grade student. When Jake was 8 months old, he was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer, retinoblastoma. The disease claimed his left eye before the tender age of one and in November 2009... View More

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Derek Clark is an inspiring motivational speaker and the author of Never Limit Your Life and the critically acclaimed I Will Never Give Up book series. Derek Clark spent 13 years of his life in the Alameda County foster care system and now shares his inspiring story of... View More