A teacher of peak performance, an author of impactful books and presentations, and a lifelong student of success, happiness, and achievement, Dan Thurmon is on a mission. To encourage attendees’ uniqueness and contributions. To discover a sense of purpose and greatness. To have meaning at work, and in their lives.
At an early age, Dan learned the power of performance, on stage and in the various parts of our life. When he was eleven years old, he encountered a mentor who taught him some amazing physical skills, but also gave him a channel for his bountiful energy. He quickly excelled as a variety artist, comedy entertainer, and entrepreneur. Even in his high school years, the connection between business awareness, high level service, and self-improvement became evident and fascinating.
Graduating with honors, his entertainment business paid for his business degree at the University of Georgia. He applied the lessons in sales, management, and marketing to his entrepreneurial ventures in real time.
Since that critical pivot of life and work, he has worked with organizations around the world, in every spectrum of business: Fortune 500 companies. Startups. Associations across hundreds of industries. Troops on the front lines. Students, teachers, and entrepreneurs. Through his presentations and workshops, Dan helps these organizations to accelerate improvement, facilitate true breakthroughs and enable and encourage greatness.
Inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame and a member of the illustrious Speakers Roundtable, Dan also served as President of the National Speakers Association, leading their CEO, staff and 3,500 world-wide members in a profound transformation.
Dan believes deeply that the right words, presented in the right way, at the right time, can change everything. His lifelong study of language and presentation skills have enabled a mastery of landing the critical idea that will shift an individual…or an organization. His opening presentations enable more productive and transformational meetings. Or as a closer, he provides a call to action that elevates the experience and the ROI of a meeting investment.
Organizational change happens when people make breakthroughs. Dan’s presentations help organizations to become more of who they strive to be. When that happens, people become better. Companies become better. And the world becomes better.
A common challenge for organizations today is helping their employees bring more energy to work and not only embrace change but see it as an opportunity to lead. Dan Thurmon believes the reason that people struggle with change is they think they have to compartmentalize their life and keep everything in balance. What if we lived Off Balance on Purpose? What if instead of resisting uncertainty, we leaned into it? And what if rather than bringing our “work-self” to the office, we brought 100% of who we are?
In this keynote, Dan excites his audience with an interactive performance while giving them a multi-dimensional view of success. He doesn’t stand Behind a podium and Talk about dealing with fear and change – he does handstands On the podium to Demonstrate what being uncomfortable and living off balance on purpose actually looks like. Your audience will talk about this presentation for years to come!
Your people are your organization. When individuals perform well, the organization does too. For organizations to truly thrive, especially with a millennial workforce, they need to provide hands-on opportunities for personal development and create a culture of personal performance.
This workshop is interactive (each participant gets their own workbook), introspective and personal. After the course, participants will be equipped to better integrate all aspects of their life so each area is strengthened and fully developed. Participants will also take stock of what they should stop/start/continue and create an action plan for themselves. Enhancing personal performance is the new corporate strategy. Adding this workshop to Dan’s keynote on the same day will reinforce and solidify this year’s goals for your organization.
It isn’t really possible to “always be at your best because every moment counts” – some moments count much more than others. That’s why it’s more important to be your best When It Matters The Most.
In this keynote, peak performance speaker Dan Thurmon explores the reasons why some individuals 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’s an ability that can be learned and mastered. Dan calls it “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 demonstrates these concepts in his signature high-impact style that includes juggling, acrobatics, and even a unicycle. Audiences leave this unforgettable session armed with new tools and the enthusiasm to tackle their biggest challenges.
“It was great to have Dan at our leadership conference. He gave an
outstanding keynote – engaging, insightful and fun. He also mingled
with our group both before and after his presentation, connecting
with many of them individually and not showing a rush to leave
when his session ended.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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!”