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Shay Eskew Kona Inspired
Burn Survivor, Triathlete, Ironman, Kona Inspired.
IM Worlds 70.3 featured male amateur athlete

Shay Eskew

Childhood Burn Survivor, Ranked Top 1% Ironman Triathlete, Best-Selling Author and Motivational Speaker

About Shay Eskew

Shay is an All American / All World ranked triathlete, former black bear researcher, burn survivor with scars over 65% of his body, best-selling author and sought out motivational speaker. At the age of 8, Shay was set afire by a neighbor's child and credited with saving the life of his 7-year-old friend. Despite being told he'd never play sports again, enduring over 35 surgeries the last 36 years, Shay is a 4x IRONMAN, 4x member of Team USA, 25x IRONMAN 70.3 athlete, ranked top 1% of IRONMAN ...

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Setting life goals and formulating action plans

Overcoming unfathomable obstacles

Competing as an Underdog

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What The Fire Ignited by Shay Eskew
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Shay was fantastic! His story and message was challenging and inspiring. I would certainly recommend him to any group looking for a speaker for an event.

Paul, VP of Operations - Naples Hotel Group

Shay's story and presentation of the same is not only motivational, inspiring, or courageous, but also helps us to realize just how much we can do if we set our minds to it!

Patt Lowe, Director Business Operations - Texas Health Resources

We had the pleasure of having Shay tell his remarkable story to our global sales staff at our annual meeting. He was knowledgeable, fun and most importantly an inspiration to our team. I would recommend organizations of all types should consider Shay as a speaker. His story of overcoming challenges and balancing work, family and Ironman training is a great lesson.

Steve, Chief Sales Officer - Concerto Cloud Services

Shay gave a powerful and inspiring talk at the Catholic Business League meeting in Nashville. I would encourage business owners and conference directors to hire Shay to motivate their employees/participants. Shay has a strong message that is given with humor and grace. The CBL looks forward to having Shay back soon!

Jeremy, Associate Vice Presiden - Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley

Shay Eskew spoke at our Summer Institute in July 2018. He had the audience captivated from the minute he started speaking. He was entertaining, sincere, and left us all inspired. He was our highest rated speaker of the conference and the feedback from our attendees was that they wished he had more time to talk to the group. We may have to have him come back and speak again. He challenged us all to live a better life and live it to the fullest and he did it with humor and charisma. Thank you Shay for sharing your unique, incredible story.

Anne Adams, Controller - Chapman Foundations Management

Shay spoke at one my leadership retreats earlier this year. He shared an incredible message of perseverance and optimism. He left us motivated and ready to 'embrace the suck'. Highly recommend Shay for groups of any size.

Jason Hill, Chief Executive Officer - Parallon Shared Service
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What the Fire Ignited: Inspiring father of 10

Let 2019 be the year of opening your heart to new challenges: mental, physical and spiritual. This week's book recipient defines meeting an unfathomable challenge - adopting 7 siblings 2-12 years of age. Wilson Kanaday knew from an early age God wanted him to raise a big family...he never dreamed ...

What the Fire Ignited: Man to be admired

"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." I learned this from my dad. He grew up hard and extremely poor - lived in 1st government housing project in the US, even slept in a school bus with his brother (Uncle Steve) one winter. By the age of 9 he was working to support the family. He never ...

The power of changing ONE HABIT.

Situation:30 pounds overweight, working 60 hours/week, 1 income and job in jeopardy, 2 kids under 2, barely "making ends meet";, stress extremely high, "too busy"; to work out and often feeling overwhelmed. Situation sound familiar? What if changingONE HABITcould alter your life forever...in a good way? What ...