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John O'Leary Author of best-selling book, On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life

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  • Be the Light: Christian, Faith-Based keynote
  • On Fire: the 7 choices to ignite a radically inspired life
  • Partnership Program: collaboration keynote
  • The Power of One: How One Attitude, One action, And One Person Can Change the World

Select Book Titles

  • 2016 On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
  • 2008 Overwhelming Odds (written by his parents, Susan and Denny O’Leary)

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


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