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United States

City

Santa Monica

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California

Speaker Bio

Josh Sundquist is a Paralympian and bestselling author who has shared his story at events across the world. His high-energy blend of humor and inspiration motivates audiences to adopt his ski racing motto 1MT1MT (one more thing, one more time) to elevate their performance in sales, customer service, quality improvement, leadership, and more. Josh is Executive Producer and writer of “Best Foot Forward,” an acclaimed family sitcom inspired by his childhood, now streaming on Apple TV+.

 

Josh studies your industry and organizational culture to create a customized keynote that reinforces your event’s theme and feels personally relevant to each member of your audience. He tells stories about losing his leg to cancer, ski racing in the Paralympics, and playing jokes with his artificial leg to help your group:

 

  • Be resilient during times of change
  • Maintain a sense of humor within stressful circumstances
  • Face adversity with strength and courage
  • Reverse negative trends and rebound from disappointment
  • Plan for the future with an expanded vision of what could be possible

 

 

His presentations blend clean stand-up comedy with soulful storytelling. Hilarious audience interactions are punctuated by moments of profound silence. Your attendees experience a roller-coaster ride of laughter, tears, chills and still more laughter.

 

Josh’s life story is a reminder of how all our stories are interconnected, how even our smallest actions and decisions impact the world around us. People walk away with a fresh perspective on everything they have to be grateful for, with resolve to overcome whatever challenges they may be facing, and with a commitment to do 1MT1MT to reach their fullest potential. They carry Josh’s empowering message of hope and determination in their hearts and minds long after the conclusion of your event.

Keynote Topic #1

1MT1MT

When Josh was training for the Paralympics, his motto was 1MT1MT (one more thing, one more time). What's the 1MT1MT you could do today to get closer to the future you are training for? What's that little bit of extra effort you could make to better serve your customers?

CHANGE IS OUR CHANCE TO GROW

Josh had to give up his childhood dream of playing for the local travel soccer team. But as a result, he discovered something even better: the dream of a Paralympic uniform. When we accept change—in our lives, our workplace, and our industry—we create the space necessary for new growth

YOU ONLY STRIKE OUT WHEN YOU QUIT

Josh went up to bat in a softball game a month after his amputation. He got three strikes in a row. But his friends let him keep swinging. It took more than twenty to get a hit. That game was a lot like life. In most endeavors, you only strike out when you quit. How many strikes are you willing to take

Keynote Topic #2

LEADERSHIP IS PUTTING YOURSELF IN THEIR BOOT

Josh's first ski instructor had two legs, but he took off a ski and balanced on one leg to give Josh an example to follow. Whether you are a business leader, a community leader, or a student leader, that's an illustration of how to be effective: put yourself in their boot. And leave a trail they can follow

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