JOHN REGISTER IGNITES A CHANGE MINDSET IN YOUR PEOPLE AND MAKES A LASTING DIFFERENCE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION.
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What’s holding you back from making lasting changes? Whether you’re struggling to renew the confidence of your sales team for an enormous ROI or implement effective disability inclusion programs, John Register delivers.
John’s personal inspirational stories make his audiences truly understand that it’s not about overcoming your shortcomings, or adversities, it’s about embracing a new normal.
John’s story: From Olympic hopeful to an amputee in a single week
He is a four-time all-American collegiate track athlete, a two-time Olympic Trials Qualifier, and a United States Army Gulf War Veteran.
But when training for his dream of becoming an Olympic hurdler, one misstep over a hurdle in practice left him with a life-changing choice: the fall hyperextended his left leg and blocked the arterial flow. The choice? Live the rest of his life in a wheelchair or amputate his left leg.
John chose to amputate his leg and be fitted with a prosthesis. For any other athlete this could have been crushing, but John found a way to create a new normal.
He rehabilitated by working out hard in the swimming pool and made the Paralympic swim team within a year. At the Paralympic Games, he was introduced to Paralympic track and field, and four years later, he won the silver medal in the long jump in Sydney, Australia.
Inspiring others to change their lives
John facilitates action. His ability to pinpoint resistance, fear, and turn it around to motivate action has inspired audiences across 4 continents and has been featured on television shows such as PAX’s “It’s a Miracle,” MSNBC’s “Morning Blend,” NBC’s “the Weekend Today Show,” and FOX’s “The Edge.” He was invited to give not just one, but two TEDx talks.
While professionally a keynote speaker, John is a facilitator at heart. He says, “As a professional speaker, I like to think of myself as a facilitator for the brilliance already in the room.”
- Secretary of State Colin Powell appointed him in 2007 to be one of an eight-member panel advising her on foreign policy issues regarding disability, and he continued to serve on the advisory panel under both Secretaries Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.
- He served as a US Embassy Sports Ambassador to Uzbekistan.
- He led educational change in the positive empowerment of Paralympic athletes and journalists in Kazakhstan.
- He earned the selective Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, which only 11% of global speakers have achieved.