- Overcame unbelievable odds and now shares his story to inspire others
- John inspires nearly 75,000 people at 100+ events each year
- He is also a bestselling author and the host of his own podcast
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 1% 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 70,000 copies, most in back-of-room sales at John’s speaking events. It was this book that first invited John to embrace his miraculous recovery and share it with the world.
John inspires nearly 75,000 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 nearly 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 first book ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life was an instant #1 National Bestseller; 120,000 copies have sold and it has been translated into 12 languages. John’s Live Inspired Podcast is a top 20 for business on iTunes & Inc. Magazine. His online community is 200,000 strong.
John considers his greatest success to be his marriage to his wife Beth, their four children and his relationships with friends and family.
In this presentation, John inspires audiences to look deeply within themselves, discover who they are, the talents they possess, the challenges they’ve endured, and their ability to grow through adversity. Through this program, audiences are ignited with a life full of possibility not yet even imagined!
Journey with John O’Leary as he powerfully celebrates the possibility of how you can serve, love and impact more profoundly in your own life.
Today’s world can seem so dark. We are too often reminded of the pain and disappointment in our everyday lives. Health, financial, and relational challenges impact all who live in this imperfect, fallen world.
The impact of John O’Leary’s message has a universal application and can be uniquely personalized for your organization.
As a former trauma patient and hospital chaplain, John O’Leary is a popular speaker choice for hospital systems, healthcare associations and medical/EMS conferences around the world.
As John O’Leary so intimately knows, one poor decision can dramatically affect the rest of your life. This poor decision not only impacts the life of the individual injured, it also impacts their entire family, organization and community.
From student assemblies to faculty in-service retreats, John inspires audiences to fully realize the possibility of how one can serve, love and impact more profoundly.
John and his family have experienced the incredible impact proper financial and insurance planning can have. John’s father, Denny, has been living with Parkinson’s disease for the past 25 years.
“John is well spoken, thought provoking, and inspiring. In addition to his phenomenal message he is a super nice guy and extremely easy to work with. I would highly recommend him.”
“John was our speaker for our kick-off and was simply amazing. There are not enough words to express how impactful his talk was.”
“Your organization name – John O’Leary Inspires – is an understatement! You connect, you educate, you encourage, you open the mind to the possibilities of living life fully….and you do you inspire. Thank you for sharing your story, your talent, your lessons, your energy, and your inspiration.” For a gathering of caregivers, you and your message were simply perfect.”
“The feedback from John’s presentation has been overwhelming awesome.”
“John was absolutely phenomenal. The response we’ve received from not only our clients but our staff has been amazing. Everyone has said that he really is the best speaker they’ve ever heard.”
“Words cannot express my gratitude for your contribution at our National Conference. I know you surely changed alot of lives that day!”
“John’s presentation was great. Expectations were high, and he exceeded them.”
“John absolutely set the tone for the our conference. It was all positive and upbeat. In my opinion, it was the best conference we have had in years, and I know that John played a major role in that.”