John Register Profile
Guaranteed to be one of the most authentic, riveting, edge of your seat, presentations, that will challenge you and your team to create the new normal. People have the courage to change their lives after hearing John's presentation.
Testimonial: "John is one of those rare authentic inspirational catalysts who make you believe anything is possible. As the first female amputee of the Iraq War, it was John Register who totally changed my direction in life." He makes everyone believe anything is possible." -Melissa Stockwell, Purple Heart recipient, bronze medalist, 2016 Paralympic Games, Triathlon
What happens when a four-time all-American collegiate track athlete; 2 times Olympic Trials Qualifier; and United States Army Gulf War Veteran; suffers a career-ending injury and then subsequently has his left leg amputated?
Well, for John Register, just 27 months post surgery he qualified and made the Paralympic swim team. Four years later, after re-learning how to run on a prosthesis, John ran and jumped into the history books winning the long jump silver medal in Sydney, Australia.
John now uses the lessons he learned about change management, competitive advantage, and resilience to demonstrate to business leaders and sport collegiate professionals the process to hurdling Adversity and creating a new normal in life.
John has a unique ability to take the lessons he learned and make them relevant to each audience. His dynamic, authentic and engaging personality coupled with his expertise to facilitate real change during his presentation, makes him a highly sought after experiential speaker and trainer. It is probably why he was asked to give not one, but two, TEDx talks.
Testimonial: "One word sums up John Register, CSP: Wow! For business leaders wanting to energize their team(s) to deliver exponential results, John's amazing gift of experiential storytelling is authentic; his delivery style commands; and his message inspires and sticks. People are still talking about his message." - Gib Hedstrom, Program Director - The Conference Board
Hurdling Adversity - Creating The Winning Mindset, How Champions Sustaining Success, and The Resilient Rise, are just three of John's focal points from his keynotes speech, "Hurdling Adversity, Creating Life's New Normal."
John's courage in the face of uncertainty inspires international audiences. He has spoken on 4 continents and been featured on numerous television shows such as, PAX's "It's A Miracle," with host Richard Thomas; MSNBC's "Morning Blend" with former host Soledad O'Brien; NBC's "The Weekend Today Show" and FOX's "The Edge" with former host Paula Zahn.
In 2007 he was appointed by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as one of eight members to advise the Secretary on Foreign policy Issues regarding disability. He continued to serve in this capacity under Secretary Hillary Clinton. In 2016 he served as a U.S. Embassy Sports Ambassador to the country of Uzbekistan and in 2017 led educational change in the positive reporting of Paralympic sport athletes with news reporters, bloggers, and television personalities in the country of Kazakhstan.
Testimonial: "John delivers. I have hired him three times. John helps our bottom line because he changes the "mojo" in our sales people's confidence. John is the change catalyst that inspires my team to stand firm when facing objections. This is what sells more product." - Greta Schuler, Sr. Sales Executive Major Pharmaceutical Company
In 2016, John earned the Certified Speaking Professional CSP) designation. Only 11% of global speakers have achieved this status. But more than that the accolades and certifications, John is a dynamic speaker who commands his listeners' attention with absolute authenticity, and a fresh mix of humor, emotion, and enthusiasm. His style is bring out the expertise in the room through highly engaging interactive activities and his anecdotal stories are applicable to any audience. You will leave reaching for the medals in your own life.