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Spinal Cord Injury-Recovering Athlete & Motivator

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 Grant Korgan Biography

After sustaining a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down, adventurer Grant Korgan - who had never encountered a slope he couldn't ski or a jump he couldn't land on his snowmobile - refused to balk at his new condition because he still had a mission in store. Ten years prior, when his best friend and climbing partner passed away in an avalanche, his parents entrusted Korgan with their son's equipment, entreating him to continue climbing for him. Spurred by his commitment to his friend as well as the support of his wife Shawna, Korgan found the strength to rise from his wheelchair and reclaim his active lifestyle, becoming the first spinal cord-injured athlete to ski 80 miles in Antarctica's South Pole. Today, he is the emerging face of spinal cord recovery and heralds his message of choosing positivity through adversity so that we may all climb a mountain for someone we love.

Korgan chronicles his injury and road to recovery in "Two Feet Back," the first in a series of three autobiographies.

His South Pole expedition was filmed as part of noted director Steven Ziig's documentary "The Push: A South Pole Adventure." Korgan's challenge was intended to help raise money for the California-based nonprofit High Fives Foundation, which helps injured winter athletes recover and get back to their sport. It also supports the Reeve Irvine Research Center, a science research facility at the University of California-Irvine devoted to the study of the repair, regeneration, and recovery of function after spinal cord injury.

Most recently, Korgan launched a childhood obesity awareness campaign, for which he plans on climbing Yosemite's Half Dome along with a group of children selected through a video contest.

In enthralling multimedia presentations, Grant Korgan plunges his audience into his skiing, snowmobiling, and kayaking expeditions by sharing multi-angled, HD footage of his various experiences - including his fateful snowmobile accident. His keynotes are universally applicable to all individuals and organizations - from healthcare professionals to athletes to corporations - inspiring all to believe in the enduring power of the human spirit. "We are all survivors," Korgan says. "Although my body has been broken, my spirit never will be."

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Speaking Topics
  • Finding Your True North: Possibility Through Positivity

    While speaker Grant Korgan's story is one of overcoming a significant challenge, his message isn't about obstacles. It's about deciding what you want in life, focusing on what is working, and always choosing positivity through adversity. These are Korgan's "Three Points of Possibility"
    • the keys to meeting adversity head on and overcoming it joyfully. Teams and corporations across the nation find Korgan's outlook and inspiring words invaluable in achieving focus, endless drive, and motivation. With an emotional, uplifting presentation style that is at once inspirational and grounding, Korgan's words will impact listeners on many levels. Audiences will appreciate his choice to turn physical and emotional adversity into positivity and his words will have an incredible impact on individuals and teams as they strive to meet their own challenges. As Korgan says, "It's not about what I've done ... It's about what I'm going to do."

  • Standing in Your Truth: The Goosebumps of Life

    In this presentation, speaker Grant Korgan challenges his audience to picture the thing, place, person, or idea that excites them the most
    • something that, if it were to happen or appear right then, might just cause them to jump up and show off their best dance moves. If they do it right, Korgan says, they should notice goosebumps on their arms. These, he says, are the goosebumps of life. In this keynote, Korgan empowers his audience to listen to their inner voice, follow their passion, and consciously choose the direction they want to go in life every single day. By feeling the goosebumps of life, success will always come.

  • Two Feet Back: My Extraordinary Journey of Recovery

    Determined to not change a single goal of the past, the Korgans embarked on an unconventional, activity-based recovery plan that bucked the prognosis that Grant Korgan's long-cherished independence was gone forever. With a "glass-half-full" mentality, a rock-solid determination to overcome the challenge before him, and the constant support and love of his wife Shawna, Korgan began an extraordinary journey of recovery, the first year of which inspired his first book, "Two Feet Back." Fueled by a lifelong desire to make a positive impact on the world, Korgan now shares his inspiring words of empowerment and positivity to audiences around the country. His story of survival, love, endless gratitude, and the limitless power of positivity is one that applies to us all. Korgan says, "It's about living big, remembering and finding the greatness that lies within all of us, and living the highest version of yourself regardless of your circumstances."

  • Caregiving: The Greatest Gift

    Grant Korgan's wife Shawna is his soul mate, his "true North," and as Korgan likes to say, "This is a woman who stood by her man in a time when her man couldn't stand for himself." In this inspirational presentation, Grant and Shawna discuss the world of giving, the concept that we are greater than our own understanding, and the idea that being of service to another human being is the greatest gift we can ever receive.

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Grant Korgan

Spinal Cord Injury-Recovering Athlete & Motivator

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Grant Korgan Biography

After sustaining a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down, adventurer Grant Korgan - who had never encountered a slope he couldn't ski or a jump he couldn't land on his snowmobile - refused to balk at his new condition because he still had a mission in store. Ten years prior, when his best friend and climbing partner passed away in an avalanche, his parents entrusted Korgan with their son's equipment, entreating him to continue climbing for him. Spurred by his commitment to his friend as well as the support of his wife Shawna, Korgan found the strength to rise from his wheelchair and reclaim his active lifestyle, becoming the first spinal cord-injured athlete to ski 80 miles in Antarctica's South Pole. Today, he is the emerging face of spinal cord recovery and heralds his message of choosing positivity through adversity so that we may all climb a mountain for someone we love.

Korgan chronicles his injury and road to recovery in "Two Feet Back," the first in a series of three autobiographies.

His South Pole expedition was filmed as part of noted director Steven Ziig's documentary "The Push: A South Pole Adventure." Korgan's challenge was intended to help raise money for the California-based nonprofit High Fives Foundation, which helps injured winter athletes recover and get back to their sport. It also supports the Reeve Irvine Research Center, a science research facility at the University of California-Irvine devoted to the study of the repair, regeneration, and recovery of function after spinal cord injury.

Most recently, Korgan launched a childhood obesity awareness campaign, for which he plans on climbing Yosemite's Half Dome along with a group of children selected through a video contest.

In enthralling multimedia presentations, Grant Korgan plunges his audience into his skiing, snowmobiling, and kayaking expeditions by sharing multi-angled, HD footage of his various experiences - including his fateful snowmobile accident. His keynotes are universally applicable to all individuals and organizations - from healthcare professionals to athletes to corporations - inspiring all to believe in the enduring power of the human spirit. "We are all survivors," Korgan says. "Although my body has been broken, my spirit never will be."

Grant Korgan Videos

  • Stand in your Truth: Grant Korgan at TEDxUniversityofNevada ...
  • The Power of Unlimited Thinking: Grant Korgan at TEDxYouth ...
  • The Goosebumps of Life: Grant Korgan at [email protected] ...

Grant Korgan Books

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Grant Korgan Speaking Topics

  • Finding Your True North: Possibility Through Positivity

    While speaker Grant Korgan's story is one of overcoming a significant challenge, his message isn't about obstacles. It's about deciding what you want in life, focusing on what is working, and always choosing positivity through adversity. These are Korgan's "Three Points of Possibility"
    • the keys to meeting adversity head on and overcoming it joyfully. Teams and corporations across the nation find Korgan's outlook and inspiring words invaluable in achieving focus, endless drive, and motivation. With an emotional, uplifting presentation style that is at once inspirational and grounding, Korgan's words will impact listeners on many levels. Audiences will appreciate his choice to turn physical and emotional adversity into positivity and his words will have an incredible impact on individuals and teams as they strive to meet their own challenges. As Korgan says, "It's not about what I've done ... It's about what I'm going to do."

  • Standing in Your Truth: The Goosebumps of Life

    In this presentation, speaker Grant Korgan challenges his audience to picture the thing, place, person, or idea that excites them the most
    • something that, if it were to happen or appear right then, might just cause them to jump up and show off their best dance moves. If they do it right, Korgan says, they should notice goosebumps on their arms. These, he says, are the goosebumps of life. In this keynote, Korgan empowers his audience to listen to their inner voice, follow their passion, and consciously choose the direction they want to go in life every single day. By feeling the goosebumps of life, success will always come.

  • Two Feet Back: My Extraordinary Journey of Recovery

    Determined to not change a single goal of the past, the Korgans embarked on an unconventional, activity-based recovery plan that bucked the prognosis that Grant Korgan's long-cherished independence was gone forever. With a "glass-half-full" mentality, a rock-solid determination to overcome the challenge before him, and the constant support and love of his wife Shawna, Korgan began an extraordinary journey of recovery, the first year of which inspired his first book, "Two Feet Back." Fueled by a lifelong desire to make a positive impact on the world, Korgan now shares his inspiring words of empowerment and positivity to audiences around the country. His story of survival, love, endless gratitude, and the limitless power of positivity is one that applies to us all. Korgan says, "It's about living big, remembering and finding the greatness that lies within all of us, and living the highest version of yourself regardless of your circumstances."

  • Caregiving: The Greatest Gift

    Grant Korgan's wife Shawna is his soul mate, his "true North," and as Korgan likes to say, "This is a woman who stood by her man in a time when her man couldn't stand for himself." In this inspirational presentation, Grant and Shawna discuss the world of giving, the concept that we are greater than our own understanding, and the idea that being of service to another human being is the greatest gift we can ever receive.

FAQs on booking Grant Korgan

  • How to book Grant Korgan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Grant Korgan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Grant Korgan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Grant Korgan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Grant Korgan?

    Booking fees for Grant Korgan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Grant Korgan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Grant Korgan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Grant Korgan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Grant Korgan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Grant Korgan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Grant Korgan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Grant Korgan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Grant Korgan for your event is available upon request. Grant Korgan generally travels from Reno, NV, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chris Herren, Neal Petersen, Juan Williams, Warren MacDonald and Herman Boone. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Grant Korgan for an upcoming event.

Grant Korgan Speaker Videos

  • Stand in your Truth: Grant Korgan at TEDxUniversityofNevada ...
    The Power of Unlimited Thinking: Grant Korgan at TEDxYouth ...
  • The Goosebumps of Life: Grant Korgan at [email protected] ...
    Grant Korgan - Korg 3.0 Sponsorship Video 2010 - YouTube
  • 1 Year Redemption | Grant Korgan on Vimeo

Grant Korgan Speaking Topics

  • Finding Your True North: Possibility Through Positivity

    While speaker Grant Korgan's story is one of overcoming a significant challenge, his message isn't about obstacles. It's about deciding what you want in life, focusing on what is working, and always choosing positivity through adversity. These are Korgan's "Three Points of Possibility"
    • the keys to meeting adversity head on and overcoming it joyfully. Teams and corporations across the nation find Korgan's outlook and inspiring words invaluable in achieving focus, endless drive, and motivation. With an emotional, uplifting presentation style that is at once inspirational and grounding, Korgan's words will impact listeners on many levels. Audiences will appreciate his choice to turn physical and emotional adversity into positivity and his words will have an incredible impact on individuals and teams as they strive to meet their own challenges. As Korgan says, "It's not about what I've done ... It's about what I'm going to do."

  • Standing in Your Truth: The Goosebumps of Life

    In this presentation, speaker Grant Korgan challenges his audience to picture the thing, place, person, or idea that excites them the most
    • something that, if it were to happen or appear right then, might just cause them to jump up and show off their best dance moves. If they do it right, Korgan says, they should notice goosebumps on their arms. These, he says, are the goosebumps of life. In this keynote, Korgan empowers his audience to listen to their inner voice, follow their passion, and consciously choose the direction they want to go in life every single day. By feeling the goosebumps of life, success will always come.

  • Two Feet Back: My Extraordinary Journey of Recovery

    Determined to not change a single goal of the past, the Korgans embarked on an unconventional, activity-based recovery plan that bucked the prognosis that Grant Korgan's long-cherished independence was gone forever. With a "glass-half-full" mentality, a rock-solid determination to overcome the challenge before him, and the constant support and love of his wife Shawna, Korgan began an extraordinary journey of recovery, the first year of which inspired his first book, "Two Feet Back." Fueled by a lifelong desire to make a positive impact on the world, Korgan now shares his inspiring words of empowerment and positivity to audiences around the country. His story of survival, love, endless gratitude, and the limitless power of positivity is one that applies to us all. Korgan says, "It's about living big, remembering and finding the greatness that lies within all of us, and living the highest version of yourself regardless of your circumstances."

  • Caregiving: The Greatest Gift

    Grant Korgan's wife Shawna is his soul mate, his "true North," and as Korgan likes to say, "This is a woman who stood by her man in a time when her man couldn't stand for himself." In this inspirational presentation, Grant and Shawna discuss the world of giving, the concept that we are greater than our own understanding, and the idea that being of service to another human being is the greatest gift we can ever receive.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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