Expected to die, John O'Leary now teaches others how to truly live. 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 one percent chance to live. He has since survived and thrived - as a college graduate, business owner, author, husband and father. John is proof of the power of the human spirit. As an internationally acclaimed speaker, John shares his message with an average of 50,000 people at more than 120 live events each year. John's clients include Southwest Airlines, LEGO, Verizon Wireless, Enterprise and many others. John's first book, ON FIRE: The Seven Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life publishes March 15, 2016 by North Star Way, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. With emotional story-telling and great humor, John reminds audiences of the significance of daily attitudes, the power of personal choices and the profound impact of our actions. He reawakens each audience member to realize the gift of today and the possibility of tomorrow.
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The Power of One

John O\'Leary

Playing with fire & gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his body. Given less than 1% chance of survival, John is proof of the power of the human spirit. His unlikely recovery meant a journey of pain and loss that could have easily been insurmountable.

But his experience wasn’t his alone. What makes John’s life story and this keynote so engaging is the intimate involvement of others. From a Hall of Fame sports announcer to a burn nurse (and countless others), every individual involved in this fire and its aftermath teaches us this truth – one person can make a profound difference in the lives of others.

John will use his fire story as a backdrop to inspire you to see the abundant possibility within your professional and personal challenges.

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  • Last up to one hour
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  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support