Dan Thurmon

Dan Thurmon

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How to Be your Best when it Matters Most

Throughout your life and career, you’ve been told to “always be at your best because every moment counts.” While this may sound like good advice, it isn’t really possible, or all that effective. And the truth is: Some moments count much more than others. For that reason, you must learn to be your best when it matters the most.

Dan will explain why some individuals are excellent in practice yet fail under pressure and why others seem to naturally rise to handle critical moments with ease and excellence. This isn’t an innate talent. It is an ability that can be learned and mastered. Dan calls this “Perform-Ability.”

The key to being able to “perform,” or deliver excellence when it matters the most, is to prepare properly and understand the mindset and methods of top performers. Dan will teach and demonstrates these elements in his signature high-impact style. Audiences will leave the session energized and ready to tackle their challenges with new tools.


Beyond Balance
How Work Life Integration Leads to Fulfillment

Everyone seems to recognize the difficulty of “balancing” the demands of work with the complexities of life. And yet, the present approach to addressing this challenge is entirely inadequate. In pursuit of “balance,” we are selling short our best efforts, burdening ourselves with guilt, and exhausting our energy. What we need is a new approach and an ongoing effort to infuse “life” in the workplace.

In this empowering program, Dan provides a new model for viewing work objectives not as separate or competing with life, but as a vital and connected component. He will provide practical, reality-based solutions to help leaders and employees support one another personally, as well as professionally.

Why Book Dan Thurmon?

  • He delivers a unique and entertaining performance using comedy, juggling and acrobatics.

  • His emotionally-charged programs on embracing uncertainty and change provide meaningful content for any audience.

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    Dan Thurmon is the author of two books, a renowned speaker, and a recognized expert in delivering peak performances – on stage and in the workplace. As president of Motivation Works, Inc., he has worked with hundreds of clients and delivered thousands of presentations worldwide. Dan helps organizations and individuals implement actions plans and move confidently through transitions.

    He began his performance career at eleven years old, crafting a one-man-show incorporating comedy, juggling and acrobatics. This enabled him to, at a very early age, develop a strong work ethic and learn fundamental lessons about performance excellence. Dan graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Marketing and Management. He has also extensively studied Personal Development and developed a unique methodology he teaches to audiences and clients.

    A recent inductee to the prestigious “Speakers Hall of Fame,”  Dan Thurmon delivers experiences that go beyond motivation, teaching concepts and skills in a highly engaging and entertaining manner. He incorporates his lifelong performance skills to create high impact events. His programs have educated and uplifted Fortune 500 companies, young audiences, and even the troops on the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Dan’s philosophy can be summarized by the title of his book, Off Balance On Purpose. He believes that we will never achieve “perfect balance” and should, instead, learn to embrace uncertainty and initiate positive changes that lead to growth. Also, we should go beyond the pursuit of “success” and enhance our life experiences and professional endeavors with purposeful, positive contributions.

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    "It was great, over the top! ...Over and over again attendees kept saying how he wove all of the problems, issues and everything else we deal with every day in our line of work into the talk but more importantly how to get through them... I must have heard 100+ times that day 'best presenter I ever heard'!!!"

    “All I have to say about Dan Thurmon is WOW!!!! He was absolutely incredible and a huge hit with our audience! His message was absolutely on target with ours and his acrobatics and juggling sent our folks off from the conference energized and ready to go help their clients. He definitely exceeded our expectations."
    --LPL Financial Services

    “Your unforgettable segment was the perfect way to conclude our Forum. You challenged us to use our gifts, and to take action when we have the chance. On behalf of everyone who attended, and all 72,000 members of the Raytheon team, please accept my deepest thanks and very best wishes.”
    --Raytheon Company

    “Dan was incredible!!!! The managers, staff and Owner Operators couldn’t stop talking the session. I was looking for learning and motivation in an environment that would not be boring .Dan delivered exactly that. The juggling, unicycle, acrobatics and the handstand on the podium were all tied to the learning. It was a home run!”

    “Your presentation was absolutely the highlight of our Leadership Summit!”
    --National Association of Realtors

    "If you want a WOW moment for your event, Dan certainly delivers on that. He is one of the best speakers I’ve worked with. He pays attention to the pre-conference questionnaire and conversation and uses what you tell him to relate to the audience. Highly entertaining, but more than just entertainment – his message is spot on."
    --Infinex Financial Group

    "Dan did a great Job of getting a good message across through engaging the audience. He is entertaining yet thought provoking. His Lean In and Off Balance on Purpose messaging provides insights into making people think differently. It is motivational yet practical. He did a great job!"
    --TDS Telecommunications Corp.