Simon Keith | First Athlete to Play a Professional Sport After Having a Heart Transplant

Simon Keith

First Athlete to Play a Professional Sport After Having a Heart Transplant

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Simon Keith

Simon Keith is a keynote speaker, executive coach, business turnaround expert, and successful serial entrepreneur who built and sold four different companies in four different industries over a 15 year period. 

A former soccer player, he was the first athlete in the world to play a professional sport after undergoing a heart transplant. Recognizing his passion for high performance, he turned his competitive spirit to the business world, growing and selling multiple companies, spearheading multimillion-dollar enterprise turnarounds, and tripling company growth. He is living proof of how much leaders and teams can achieve, win, and grow in business when they harness relentless determination and an unstoppable mindset. 

Today, he helps companies drive unprecedented growth by building great leaders who build great teams who build great organizations. Whether he is supporting individuals, working with leadership teams to build high-functioning cultures, or helping enterprises overcome performance limits, he is uncompromising in his commitment to unlock your full potential. 

An award-winning humanitarian, social entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Simon founded The Simon Keith Foundation in 2012, an organization that has raised millions of dollars for young people undergoing life-saving organ transplants. In 2015, he was named Canada’s Humanitarian of the Year. In 2022, he was awarded one of Canada’s highest civilian honors when he was named a Member of the Order of Canada. 

He has shared his remarkable story at the White House, at the U.K. and Canadian Parliaments, on ESPN, in his book, Heart for the Game, and with audiences around the world. He has been featured in The Washington Post, Sports illustrated, USA Today, FORBES, and in numerous other media outlets. 

Keith is married to Kelly and has three children: Sarah, Samantha, and Sean. He lives in Las Vegas, NV. 

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Featured Keynote Programs

Build Great Leaders

Studies estimate that the percentage of new managers with no leadership training in the U.S. and Canada ranges between 42 and a staggering 85 percent. In this energizing presentation, Simon shares the top leadership lessons he has learned from some of the world’s greatest leaders—in sport, business, and life.

This keynote is ideal for audiences who are:
•    Eager to evaluate and improve their current leadership abilities!
•    Passionate about driving success within their teams!
•    Dedicated to exploring their full leadership potential 

Audiences will learn:
•    The critical importance of developing strong leadership skills!
•    Leadership lessons from some of the greatest leaders in the world!
•    How to evaluate and massively improve your leadership abilities

Build Great Teams

If we want to achieve real results at work, every person on every team needs a personalized roadmap that pushes them to become the greatest version of themselves. In this inspirational keynote talk, Simon shares the #1 reason teams don’t crush their goals, what exceptional teams have in common, and how to drive your team to unprecedented levels of success.

This keynote is ideal for audiences who are:
•    Ready to learn what sets exceptional teams apart from the rest!
•    Eager to drive their team to reach unprecedented levels of success!
•    Determined to help their team achieve outstanding results!
•    Passionate about being part of a team that consistently exceeds its goals 

Audiences will learn:
•    What it actually takes to build great teams!
•    The role trust plays in achieving more, together!
•    The two unexpected qualities that always lead to better results!
•    The key to creating high-performance work cultures

Moments of Truth

If we want to achieve real results at work, every person on every team needs In our lives, we tend to define ourselves by moments that shape who we are and how we see ourselves— whether that’s the birth of a child, getting married, or receiving a big promotion. But how do you prepare for life’s unexpected moments? And why do some people seem more equipped to handle them than others? In this inspiring keynote, Simon shares how he found himself fat on his back about to have his heart replaced at 21-years old, and how that taught him to face the unexpected with courage, determination, and unshakable self-belief.

This keynote is ideal for audiences who are:
•    Curious about how unexpected life events can lead to profound personal growth!
•    Eager to build unshakable self-belief and confidence in their abilities!
•    Ready to learn how to face unexpected moments with courage and determination!
•    Determined to transform personal challenges into opportunities for growth 

Audiences will learn:
•    How life’s unexpected moments shape who we are!
•    What ability is essential for navigating challenging times!
•    Why some people excel when navigating unexpected moments!
•    How personal challenges can lead to massive personal growth

The Greatest You

After a heart transplant at the beginning of a promising soccer career, Simon Keith vowed to make an unprecedented comeback. Proving all his critics wrong, he went on to carve out an astounding career—first as a professional athlete, then as a talented consultant driving multiple multimillion-dollar business turnarounds. In this talk, Simon uses his incredible story to inspire the type of uncompromising commitment, unrelenting focus, and incredible discipline that it takes to become the greatest version of ourselves, so we can create great teams and great organizations.

This keynote is ideal for audiences who are:
•    Eager to adopt the mindset required to achieve peak performance!
•    Balancing personal ambitions with professional commitments!
•    Determined to transform setbacks into opportunities for growth!
•    Ready to cultivate unwavering self-belief 

Audiences will learn:
•    Why greatness is a choice you make, every single day!
•    How to overcome fear and seize success with both hands!
•    How to build the self-belief to take charge of your life and work!
•    The key to becoming the “Is this really me?” version of yourself

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Heart For The Gameby Simon Keith

Heart For The Game

by Simon Keith

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