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Dan  Thurmon

Dan Thurmon

Peak Performance Coach & Work/Life Balance Expert

Biography

A teacher of peak performance, an author of impactful books and presentations, and a lifelong student of success, happiness, and achievement, Dan Thurmon is on a mission. To encourage attendees’ uniqueness and contributions. To discover a sense of purpose and greatness. To have meaning at work, and in their lives. Read More >

At an early age, Dan learned the power of performance, on stage and in the various parts of our life. When he was eleven years old, he encountered a mentor who taught him some amazing physical skills, but also gave him a channel for his bountiful energy. He quickly excelled as a variety artist, comedy entertainer, and entrepreneur. Even in his high school years, the connection between business awareness, high level service, and self-improvement became evident and fascinating.

Graduating with honors, his entertainment business paid for his business degree at the University of Georgia. He applied the lessons in sales, management, and marketing to his entrepreneurial ventures in real time.

Since that critical pivot of life and work, he has worked with organizations around the world, in every spectrum of business: Fortune 500 companies. Startups. Associations across hundreds of industries. Troops on the front lines. Students, teachers, and entrepreneurs. Through his presentations and workshops, Dan helps these organizations to accelerate improvement, facilitate true breakthroughs and enable and encourage greatness.

Inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame and a member of the illustrious Speakers Roundtable, Dan also served as President of the National Speakers Association, leading their CEO, staff and 3,500 world-wide members in a profound transformation.

Dan believes deeply that the right words, presented in the right way, at the right time, can change everything. His lifelong study of language and presentation skills have enabled a mastery of landing the critical idea that will shift an individual...or an organization. His opening presentations enable more productive and transformational meetings. Or as a closer, he provides a call to action that elevates the experience and the ROI of a meeting investment.

Organizational change happens when people make breakthroughs. Dan’s presentations help organizations to become more of who they strive to be. When that happens, people become better. Companies become better. And the world becomes better. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Promo Video

Enhanced Workshop

Why Balance is the Wrong Goal

Lean Into the Uncomfortable

Slowing Down to Accelerate

The Measure of Your Influence

Speech Topics

Positive CHAOS

We're living in a time where "change" has become "CHAOS." Events that seem unpredictable and out of our control can create an environment of anxious overwhelming stress. Or, you can leverage today's CHAOS into breakthroughs of understanding and exponential future results. Read More >

Dan will teach you the truth about CHAOS. You'll gain insights and tools to transform your CHAOS from a negative state to a strategic advantage. Learn to see clear patterns in what now appears random, and take intentional action to shape them for your benefit!

  • Understand and use the principles of Chaos Theory in order to take more confident action during uncertain times.
  • Identify existing patterns within seemingly random or unpredictable events, or within consistent recurring similar situations and obstacles.
  • Shape those patterns more intentionally to create dramatically better future results.

At the end of this presentation, attendees are more resourceful, confident and comfortable in the midst of change, for themselves and those they lead. Read Less ^

Off Balance On Purpose: Improving Work-Life Alignment

The incredible challenges of COVID have impacted every aspect of how we live and how we work. It's now crystal clear that there isn't a "work life" and a "home life." You get ONE life, and improvement starts with handling what matters most. Read More >

Dan Thurmon believes we set ourselves up for failure trying to "compartmentalize life" or "achieve balance." Balance isn't what you get. It's what you DO. When we recognize what's necessary and initiate meaningful changes, you are living Off Balance On Purpose. You are also more sucessful, productive, and fulfilled.

This keynote will help you embrace lifelong learning and stretch into the next opportunity, leveraging your past experience into present action and future success. Dan amplifies his messages with exciting stunts and interaction, making the learning memorable. Your audience will talk about this presentation for years to come!

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  • Know how to act with confidence, even when it's uncomfortable.
  • Have a model to align personal growth to professional excellence.
  • Feel more excited and optimistic about what's to come, and their role in making it happen.

WORKSHOP: Off Balance On Purpose In Practice

It's one thing to leave a keynote energized and inspired. It's SO much more valuable, however, to IMMEDIATELY take action upon the inspiration! This powerful workshop helps attendees activate what they learned, leverage their newfound inspiration, and design improvement into their lives right away. Read More >

“Change is hard. Motivation is only valuable if there is ACTION that creates growth. That is why I created this workshop – to help you deliver MOMENTUM for your teams.” ~ Dan Thurmon

Each attendee receives a workbook that becomes their personal blueprint for growth. Participants will be equipped to better integrate improvement into all aspects of their life, unlocking greater potential, capacity, and unique contribution.

Enhancing personal performance IS the new corporate strategy. Adding this workshop to Dan’s keynote on the same day will reinforce and solidify this year's goals for your organization. It will also equip a team to better align work and life. Read Less ^

Leading Others Through Change

COVID19 has forced many organizations to face massive change - to be off balance. Energy has suffered, productivity has decreased and team members have felt stuck. During this live, virtual presentation, Dan Thurmon provides a shift in thinking plus strategies to transform the current disruption into your biggest opportunity for growth - to put you back on purpose. He will also teach a very different and effective model for integrating your work and your life so that you can be more fulfilled personally while you succeed professionally. Read More >

Coming to you from his broadcasting studio, Dan incorporates different sets for strategic learning - he integrates live stunts, acrobatics and yes knife throwing to enhance your team's engagement - and he encourages real-time interaction through comments, questions and surveys.

The beauty of this virtual session is that it doesn’t have to fit a specific format. It can be designed for what works BEST for you. Consider Dan's studio as your playground, your classroom and your virtual world of possibilities where together we create virtual programs that help your team navigate through uncertainty, increase confidence and drive results! Read Less ^

Perform - Ability

It isn’t really possible to "always be at your best because every moment counts" - some moments count much more than others. That’s why it’s more important to be your best when it matters the most. Read More >

In this keynote, peak performance speaker Dan Thurmon explores the reasons why some individuals fail under pressure, and why others seem to naturally rise to handle critical moments with ease and excellence. This isn’t an innate talent – it’s an ability that can be learned and mastered. Dan calls it "Perform-Ability."

The key to being able to "perform," or deliver excellence when it matters the most, is to prepare properly and understand the mindset and methods of top performers. Dan demonstrates these concepts in his signature high-impact style that includes juggling, acrobatics, and even a unicycle. Audiences leave this unforgettable session armed with new tools and the enthusiasm to tackle their biggest challenges.

As a result of attending this program attendees will: Read Less ^

  • Understand the three aspects of an effective performance.
  • Recognize critical moments to perform and rise to the occasion.
  • Adopt the mindset and methods of peak performers.
  • More rewarding experiences for team members and clients.