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John Register

  • Paralympic Medalist
  • Gulf War Veteran
  • Helps Clients Amputate their Fears and Embrace Their New Normal
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Maybe you have noticed that the world is full of uncertainty. Fear is running rampant and most people are in a state of crises. Are you in a situation where you are looking for clarity in crises or freedom from fear? Do you want your organization to be more resilient and embrace a positive new normal mindset?...

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Maybe you have noticed that the world is full of uncertainty. Fear is running rampant and most people are in a state of crises.

Are you in a situation where you are looking for clarity in crises or freedom from fear?

Do you want your organization to be more resilient and embrace a positive new normal mindset?

If so, then invite John Register CSP, an international keynote speaker, #1 Best Selling Author, to connect and inspire your team to dig deep and spark action in your organization. You WILL be more productive.

John’s in-person or virtual presentations are real because he has “lived experience.”

He also knows how to apply this experience to make your organization move from fear to freedom.

John’s personal inspirational stories make his audiences truly understand that it’s not about overcoming your shortcomings, or adversities, it’s about finding the courage to confront fears and then amputate what limits your life. It is all about embracing a new normal mindset. 

John helps professionals increase their productivity by seeing where to prioritize their greatest impact.

What’s holding you back from making lasting change? 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 solutions.

John’s story: From Olympic hopeful to amputee in a single week
On May 17th, 1994 at 5:29 pm, John was a four-time all-American collegiate track athlete, a two-time Olympic Trials Qualifier, and an Olympic hopeful in the 400m hurdles.

On May 17th, 1994 at 5:30 pm, John would never run another hurdle in his life.

While training to be an Olympic hurdler, one misstep in a practice session left him with a life-changing choice: Live the rest of his life in a wheelchair or amputate his left leg.

John chose amputation and was fitted with a prosthesis. For any other athlete, this would have been devastating. John found a way to create a new normal.

He rehabilitated by swimming. 22 months later he made the Paralympic swim team. It was at the Paralympic Games, in Atlanta, John was introduced to Paralympic track and field. Four years later, he won the Paralympic silver medal in the long jump in Sydney, Australia.

His keynote address, “Hurdling Adversity: Embrace the New Normal,” takes a deep dive into three areas which lead us from fear to freedom.

Inspiring others to change their lives
John has coined the phrase, “inspirational is the catalyst to motivation. Motivation causes action. His ability to pinpoint what paralyzes us to move beyond our fears and release us to action has inspired and transformed audiences across 4 continents.

John 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 also invited to give not just one, but two TEDx talks.

Consultant / Advisor for The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee
John founded the United States Olympic Committees Paralympic Military Sports Program, which shows wounded, ill, and injured service members how to use sports as a tool for their rehabilitation. His program was the impetus for the DoD Warrior Games and Prince Harry’s Invictus Games.

John was also called to help USA Bobsled manage a new normal in building positive team dynamics before the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Team USA faced many challenges before the games. John researched the unique challenges facing the Olympic team and brought a new perspective that united the team toward their common goal.

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Speaker Programs

HURDLING ADVERSITY: HOW TO AMPUTATE FEAR AND EMBRACE YOUR NEW NORMAL
How does one bounce back from being an Olympic track and field hopeful and Army Officer Candidate one day to an amputee the next? I know that question all too well because it's my story. ...more
How does one bounce back from being an Olympic track and field hopeful and Army Officer Candidate one day to an amputee the next? I know that question all too well because it's my story. I know how one life can change with one wrong step. While training for an upcoming competition, one misstep over a hurdle cost me my leg. Despite my devastating setback, I hurdled my adversity and began winning again. Within 22 months post-injury, I competed on the United States Paralympic Swim Team in Atlanta, Georgia and anchored both the 4x100 meter medley and freestyle relays. It was at those games in Atlanta I saw athletes with amputations running and jumping using prostheses. I knew I had to learn how to run on an artificial limb. I did so and four years later I returned to my first love of track and field and in Sydney, Australia at the 2000 Paralympic Games, I won the silver medal in the long jump setting the American record in the process. I am the first to say that overcoming any obstacle no matter how great or insignificant one thinks it is, begins with having a resilient and renewed mind. But how do you get it? Where does it come from? And, can it be taught and learned so everyone can respond better when facing adversity? Whether you are an executive, a middle manager, or front employee, your life can change with one wrong step, but your life can also change with one right step. In this presentation, I share with you the pathway and the steps to win, again. Go forth and inspire your world. ...less
REACH YOUR PEAK: LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM AN OLYMPIC PERSPECTIVE
What lessons can be learned from an athlete's journey to winning an Olympic medal? How can you harness the laser focus of the world's greatest athletes? What systems can be employed in reaching one's own ...more
What lessons can be learned from an athlete's journey to winning an Olympic medal? How can you harness the laser focus of the world's greatest athletes? What systems can be employed in reaching one's own podium in life? These questions and more are answered in this uniquely designed keynote that takes leaders inside the mind of an athlete. For example, did you realize that most athletes who make an Olympic team will not medal at the event? How then to those who do medal manage the distractions and stay focused on the task at hand? John walks you through his athletic journey, both Olympic and Paralympic and shares his insights on gaining the edge over competitors to always put him in position to win. The interactive activities and exercises the participants take part in will release the competitive champion spirit in your organization and position you to be a top your medal podium. ...less
REACH YOUR PEAK: TOP BUSINESS STRATEGIES TO PERFORM LIKE OLYMPIC § PARALYMPIC CHAMPIONS
Is your company struggling right now and trying to come to grips with sales in this new environment? Olympians and Paralympians have a championship mindset that focuses on the end game. How do they manage ...more
Is your company struggling right now and trying to come to grips with sales in this new environment? Olympians and Paralympians have a championship mindset that focuses on the end game. How do they manage in times of stress and uncertainty? We know all athletes will have challenges, but the champions...the ones who stand atop the medal podium are the ones who plan strategically for any ripple of disturbance that may cross their path. If Olympic and Paralympic athletes are training four years from today the way they are training today, they have already lost the gold medal. If your company sales team is trying to compete by playing it safe, then you are in danger of losing your goal as well. This presentation builds from the Olympic Motto Citius, Altius, Fortius. These three Latin words are the foundation of the Olympic movement and make up the performance mindset of Olympians and Paralympians. These three words, when translated into English (Swifter, Higher, Stronger), push athletes to endure the day to day drudgeries of dream pursuits. Notice the words are not written in the superlative. They are not written in the highest form of the word. But rather they are written with an "er" stem end. This means there is always room for growth. There is always room for growth. Athletes can be the fastest at one Olympics and be faster next. Your team can sell the most this year but can sell even more the next. Even in times of uncertainty athletes are always looking for the competitive advantage. In this presentation, your team will learn how to look for the opportunities in the obstacles faced in business and in life. John will help your team release the spirit of determination, resilience and resolve to win the medals in your personal and professional lives. Your team will extract lessons from the Olympic and Paralympic athlete journey and implement those lessons into your business culture and sales systems to reach the podiums you have set for your company. John's learning activities coupled with his power of storytelling releases the champion spirit in your team and position you to be at the top of your industry. ...less
DISABILITY INCLUSION: ELEVATE PAST THE ADA
2020 is the 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment. So, why is the unemployment rate for people with disabilities still over 70% in ...more
2020 is the 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment. So, why is the unemployment rate for people with disabilities still over 70% in the United States? You also probably know that extracurricular athletics are an important component of an overall education program and leads to socialization, improved teamwork, and leadership skills. So, then why are students with disabilities not being afforded an equal opportunity to participate? Might these two areas (sport and the ADA) be connected? In this highly interactive presentation, John Register, TEDx speaker on "Why Tolerance is Not Valuable," discusses the stigma of attitudinal barriers that continue to hinder hiring of a dedicated and dependable labor force as explores key indicators that may play a role in those outcomes. Disability cuts across all business resource groups or BRG's. John offers 3 solution-oriented points for consideration in order to overcome these areas of concern and foster a work environment that values the contributions of all citizens. Goal: To inspire your organization to attain greater victory by increasing the appreciation, talents and diverse skill sets, of all employees through the use of team-building techniques, storytelling, interactive collaboration, and accountability measures. Summary: Diversity takes on many forms. Even seeing the word written on a person can conjure up emotional ties. We may often think of diversity in a very conventional way but when we take a closer look we find that diversity is all around us. Not only can it be our cultural differences in values, beliefs, and norms, but it can also take on the form of job skills and specialties in the workplace. Understanding and appreciating the differences from one's own culture can lead to richer and better solutions to goals and challenges. ...less

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