John Register

Paralympic Medalist, Change Management and Performance Expert

John Register is a top inspirational speaker and Paralympic medalist. Just 27 months post-amputation 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 Register`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects John Register`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Colorado, USA

  • John Register`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects John Register`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Colorado, USA

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Hurdle Adversity: Creating Life's New Normal

How does one bounce back from being an Olympic track and field hopeful and Army Officer Candidate one day and becoming an amputee the next? John Register knows the answer to that question all too well because, well, this is John’s story. “It is all ...

How does one bounce back from being an Olympic track and field hopeful and Army Officer Candidate one day and becoming an amputee the next?

John Register knows the answer to that question all too well because, well, this is John’s story.

“It is all about employing one’s resilience,” says John Register

Despite John’s devastating setback, he hurdled his adversity and succeeded over it. Within 23 months he competed in Paralympic Games (games for athletes with physical disabilities and visual impairment) as a swimmer.

Four years later he returned to his first love of track and field and in Sydney, Australia at the 2000 Paralympic Games, John won the silver medal in the long jump and set the American record in the process.
John is the first to say that overcoming any obstacle no matter how great or insignificant one thinks it is, begins with having a resilient mindset.

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?

Can you learn to be more optimistic? The answer is yes.

OUTCOMES:

This highly interactive presentation empowers attendees to plan past their setbacks in order to be more productive.  Just as a hurdle race has 10 barriers that must be overcome for a successful race. John’s will guide you through the core elements to succeed over setbacks.

Attendees will learn techniques to empower their environment.

These outcomes are benchmarked at 30, 60, and 90 days through either self-identified, self-guided and/or, company guided inspirational plans.

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The Corporate Advantage: Disability - The "D" in Diversity

You probably know that the American with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment. So, why then is there an over 80% unemployment rate for people with disabilities in the United States? You also probably know that ...

You probably know that the American with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment. So, why then is there an over 80% unemployment rate for people with disabilities in the United States?

You also probably know that extracurricular athletics are an important component of an overall education program and lead 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 We Do Not Overcome Adversity,” discusses the problem of attitudinal barriers that hinder hiring an available and trained labor force as well as some of the key indicators that may play a role in those outcomes.

He focuses on the fact that 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 skills 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.

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Reach your Peak: Create the Winning Mindset

Citius, Altius, Fortius. These three Latin words are the foundation of the Olympic movement. 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...

Citius, Altius, Fortius. These three Latin words are the foundation of the Olympic movement.

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.

By the end of this presentation your team will learn:

• 3 Olympic training techniques to outperform your competitor
• insights into leveraging your competitive advantage
• how to set your dogma to push through adversity

Your company will be in a better position to win and sustain the competitive advantage after this dynamic high powered presentation.

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About Keynote Speaker John Register

People have the courage to change their lives after hearing John’s presentation.

Guaranteed to be one of the most authentic, riveting, edge of your seat, presentations, that will inspire you and your team to create the new normal.

John’s authenticity means your team will not be listening to a talking head who shares stories and examples from other peoples experience; it will be 100% John.

John also couples his presentation style be not being a talking head, as he puts it, “I’m not the talking head expert, I am the facilitator of the brilliance already in the room. Together we discover what is greater.” – John Register

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 is one of those rare individuals who makes everyone believe anything is possible.” -Melissa Stockwell, United States Army, 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 of 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.

Testimonials

“What a privilege to have John Register as our keynote speaker for Disability Employment Awareness Month at Southwest Airlines! Not only did John candidly and powerfully share his own story, but he also challenged our employees to think critically about everything from the opportunity around employing People with Disabilities to the various ways to create mindset shift and advance the conversation. He is truly a change management expert in the space of disability. Close to 85% of our employees rated John’s keynote as ‘outstanding’ and 100% of employees rated it either ‘valuable’ or ‘of significant value’. John Register’s voice is an important one and his passion and critical engagement around diversity will do much to advance our shared vision of creating a more inclusive world.”

LT

Senior manager of Diversity and Inclusion, Southwest Airlines Company

“I have seen my share of motivational speeches in corporate America over the last 20 years. None was so moving and humbling as was John’s message of overcoming adversity and capitalizing on the “New Normal.” For our corporate message he taught that everything we do is tying and linking to a vision of where the company is going, and those are our “New Normals” that we are after. I highly recommend John for your organization’s motivational and event speaker needs!”

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