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 one percent 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 more than 60,000 copies, most in back-of-room sales at John’s speaking events. This book invited John to embrace his miraculous recovery and share it with the world for the first time.
John inspires 50,000+ people at 100+ events each year. He speaks to companies and organizations across industries, such as: sales, healthcare, business, safety, marketing, financial services, faith, education and insurance.
Consistently described as “the best speaker we’ve ever had,” John receives 100% of his engagements from referrals. His schedule is a testament to the power of his message and who he is as an individual. His emotional story-telling, unexpected humor, and authenticity make each of his presentations truly transformational.
John’s book "On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life,” was an instant #1 National Bestseller; 30,000+ copies sold in the first 3 weeks. John is a contributor for The Huffington Post and Parade Magazine website and has an online community of 75,000+.
John considers his greatest success to be his marriage to his wife Beth, their four children and his relationships with friends and family.
- The Power of One (one person can change the world – that person can be you!)
- Be Light: Shining with Faith
- John offers industry-specific messages on safety, healthcare, education, insurance/financial.
- Ignite your Faith! Discovering the Goodness of God in the Challenges of Tragedies of Life
- Ignite your Life! Discovering Five Keys to Unlock Passion, Potential, and Impact
- The Lens of Life: Perspective Changes Everything!
Motivation, Relationships, Goal-setting
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$10,000 - $14,999
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|"WOW, is all we can say. John engaged our audience from his first step on the stage. His message connected the audience and kept the momentum going the entire day. I heard his message carried throughout the day in other breakout sessions. That is unusual but a testament to the power of his words." - Ohio Association of County Boards|
"AMAZING!!!!! I never thought we would find someone as good as Larry Johnson, but people have not stopped talking about John. He is INCREDIBLE!! He needs to keep coming back to Ohio!" - ViaQuest, Inc.