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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: Uncover the Power of Joy (SoulPancake ep. #126)

SoulPancake co-founder Shabnam Mogharabi shares the best tips to celebrate joy on the Live Inspired Podcast with John O’Leary. SoulPancake is an entertainment company with a mission to make the world a better place. How? By creating content that explores meaningful topics ...

Live Inspired Vlog 206: I'm the piece that doesn't fit.

John O’Leary discusses suicide prevention awareness on his weekly Live Inspired vlog. Good Morning, Friends! Thanks for joining me for Live Inspired vlog #206. I’m joining you after a really busy few weeks of travel. I hope you enjoy this quick burst of inspiration to start your ...

My Greatest Life Lesson to Date

How to choose love over fear, an excerpt from John O’Leary’s #1 National Bestselling book ON FIRE My greatest life lesson to date – the one that impacts everything I do, every relationship I have, every choice I make – is this: Fear and love are the two great motivators. While fear suffocates, love ...