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Dan  Thurmon

Dan Thurmon

Peak Performance Coach & Work/Life Balance Expert


Dan Thurmon is the author of two books, a renowned speaker, and a recognized expert in delivering peak performances – on stage and in the workplace. As president of Motivation Works, Inc., he has worked with hundreds of clients and delivered thousands of presentations worldwide. Dan helps organizations and individuals implement actions plans and move confidently through transitions. Read More >

He began his performance career at eleven years old, crafting a one-man-show incorporating comedy, juggling and acrobatics. This enabled him to, at a very early age, develop a strong work ethic and learn fundamental lessons about performance excellence. Dan graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Marketing and Management. He has also extensively studied Personal Development and developed a unique methodology he teaches to audiences and clients.

A recent inductee to the prestigious “Speakers Hall of Fame,” Dan Thurmon delivers experiences that go beyond motivation, teaching concepts and skills in a highly engaging and entertaining manner. He incorporates his lifelong performance skills to create high impact events. His programs have educated and uplifted Fortune 500 companies, young audiences, and even the troops on the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Dan’s philosophy can be summarized by the title of his book, Off Balance On Purpose. He believes that we will never achieve “perfect balance” and should, instead, learn to embrace uncertainty and initiate positive changes that lead to growth. Also, we should go beyond the pursuit of “success” and enhance our life experiences and professional endeavors with purposeful, positive contributions. Read Less ^

Speech Topics

Peak Employee Performance & Focus

In today’s landscape, if an organization is standing still, it’s moving backward. Success depends on surpassing limits, embracing change, and outshining the competition. Read More >

But it’s easy to stay in a comfortable “box”—for complacency to replace creativity and innovation to stagnate. “Good enough” might just become the norm. Dan Thurman reinvigorates audiences with action-packed messages that instill a passion to succeed that you just can’t put a price tag on.

Dan’s keynote performances help create a culture of continuous improvement by shattering self-imposed limitations, rekindling a commitment to excellence, and fostering mastery of change. Leaders get fired up and focused. Teams improve their execution. Employees scale the heights to peak performance.

Dan doesn’t just talk about peak performance. He personifies it.

He uses gravity-defying feats as his visual aids, delivering unforgettable messages with jaw-dropping style:

  • He demonstrates work-life balance with podium handstands.
  • He illustrates performing under pressure by juggling sharp objects.
  • He visually amplifies the principles of navigating change by weaving through the crowd on a six-foot unicycle.

And unlike traditional peak performance presentations, Dan’s message won’t start fading away as soon as the standing ovation dies down.

Dan infuses audiences with an immediate shot of adrenaline, sending them out the door with the confidence – and the tools – to begin implementing change immediately. Read Less ^

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