Personal Empowerment Motivator, Workplace Performance Expert, and Best-Selling Author
Dan Thurmon is the founder and President of Motivation Works, Inc, a company that helps leaders and their organizations move confidently through change and transformation, so they become, achieve, and contribute MORE.
His clients include Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Marriott, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Prudential, State Farm, and Walmart.
Dan is an expert speaker and performer. He’s delivered thousands of presentations across six continents for audiences including world leaders, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, educators, and even troops on the front lines of battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Speaker Hall of Fame
In 2011, he was inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame — and is one of fewer than 200 living speakers to have received this honor.
President of the National Speakers Association
Dan has served as the President of the National Speakers Association. During his tenure, he led the Board of Directors and the 3,000+ member organization through a critical transformation, which included new governance; new mission, vision, and values; higher member value; and greater financial accountability.
He is also a writer and content producer. He’s authored two books: Success in Action and Off Balance On Purpose.
Along with his speeches and books, Dan produces an ongoing, weekly video-coaching series and podcast in which he shares leadership principles and life-enhancement strategies in under three minutes.
Viral on TikTok
Dan and his teenage daughter, Maggie, have become social media sensations on TikTok. Several of their videos have been viewed more than 30 million times, and their personal channel has well over a million subscribers. Maggie and Dan’s creative and enthusiastic content resonates strongly with an audience that spans the world.
Dan built his first company, a live entertainment firm, in the late 1980s as a means of financing his education at the University of Georgia. There, he received his degree in Business. In the mid-1990s, Dan changed his firm’s focus, from live entertainment to corporate education, so he could more fully use his knowledge about peak performance and help businesses succeed at a much higher level.
He is a health and fitness advocate. In his 50s, Dan continues to train and perform advanced acrobatics, and enjoys hobbies such as golf, mountain unicycling and the flying trapeze.
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. 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.
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. 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 successful, 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! As a result of attending this program attendees will: • 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.