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Josh George

World's Best Wheelchair Athlete

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 Josh George Biography

Arguably the best wheelchair athlete in the world, Josh George is a remarkable paralympian, ESPYs finalist and world record holder. Considered by many to be unstoppable on his path to greatness, he has been recognized worldwide in the sports of track and field, marathon racing and basketball.

Falling from his 12th story bedroom window at the age of four and surviving, George was dubbed a “living miracle” by physicians. After his accident, his parents treated him like any other child, instilling in him the notion of independence and a “can do” attitude. Empowered by this concept, at the age of six George told his parents that he was an athlete and wanted to play sports.

Since then George has won gold and silver at the Beijing Paralympics in the 100 and 800 meter races. He has held world records in the 100 meter and 800 meter races, four gold medals at the 2006 World Championships in the Netherlands, three Chicago Marathons, two bronze medals at the 2004 Athens Paralympics and brought home gold for the United States basketball team as a starting guard at the 2008 Parapan Games in Brazil. His outstanding achievements have led to George being conferred the 2008 Arete Honors for Courage in Sports Award and cover story profiles in The New York Times and The CBS Evening News.

George’s accomplishments also extend to the classroom. In 2007, he graduated with honors from the University of Illinois with a degree in Journalism and continues to concentrate on writing projects while training full-time and participating with his alma mater’s wheelchair racing team as a volunteer assistant coach.

George's incredible life story makes his inspirational keynotes unforgettable. From personal growth, disabilities, and fitness, to empowerment and motivation, George's speeches leave audiences energized to overcome any trials they may face.

Topics

Focus On Your Abilities

There is no such thing as a life without adversity. No goal is reached without struggle. But when obstacles present themselves, are you focused on the problem or the solution?

In this inspirational keynote, George explores what it means to focus on the solution. By putting your energy towards solving a problem, you are being proactive in exhibiting a positive attitude and a great mindset – two things that will set your organization up for success in achieving its goals. From this program, you will learn:

  1. To focus on your abilities and strengths, not your disabilities and weaknesses.

  2. What you can’t do is not going to help. What you can do will.

  3. How to use what you can do to overcome what you can’t.

  4. How to take steps to enhance your abilities and strengths, while minimizing your disabilities and weaknesses.

Goal Setting...and Resetting

How can you get what you want if you don’t know what your want is? How can you achieve your goals if they are not clearly defined? One of the most frustrating matters in life, the inability to identify and communicate our exact desires – and therefore to pursue them – begins in early childhood and follows us well into adulthood.

In this presentation, George teaches your organization the importance of not only defining goals, but constantly reviewing and reevaluating the goals that have been set. By doing so, success will be realized. He imparts four basic points:

  1. Set goals; then set goals to meet those goals. A runner does not embark on a career in running with the only goal in mind being to “win a gold medal at the Olympics.” Set short term goals that act as stepping stones to larger, long-term goals.

  2. Check your goals frequently and reevaluate their relevance; some may need to be adjusted to the current situation.

  3. Learn from the goals you set and don’t attain on the first or second try. Look at why you may not have achieved a goal and ask yourself what you might need to do differently to accomplish what you want.

  4. Your job isn’t finished when you’ve accomplished a goal. Keep resetting your goals to meet the next challenge.

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Speaking Topics
  • Focus on Your Abilities

    There is no such thing as a life without adversity. No goal is reached without struggle. But when obstacles present themselves, are you focused on the problem or the solution? In this inspirational keynote, George explores what it means to focus on the solution. By putting your energy towards solving a problem, you are being proactive in exhibiting a positive attitude and a great mindset
    • two things that will set your organization up for success in achieving its goals.

  • Goal Setting...& Resetting

    How can you get what you want if you don't know what your want is? How can you achieve your goals if they are not clearly defined? One of the most frustrating matters in life, the inability to identify and communicate our exact desires
    • and therefore to pursue them
    • begins in early childhood and follows us well into adulthood. In this presentation, George teaches your organization the importance of not only defining goals, but constantly reviewing and reevaluating the goals that have been set. By doing so, success will be realized. He imparts four basic points:

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  • HOW TO BOOK Josh George?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Josh George 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 Josh George, 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 Josh George or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Josh George?

    Booking fees for Josh George, 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 Josh George, 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 Josh George?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Josh George 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 Josh George 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 Josh George or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Josh George 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.
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Josh George

World's Best Wheelchair Athlete

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Josh George Biography

Arguably the best wheelchair athlete in the world, Josh George is a remarkable paralympian, ESPYs finalist and world record holder. Considered by many to be unstoppable on his path to greatness, he has been recognized worldwide in the sports of track and field, marathon racing and basketball.

Falling from his 12th story bedroom window at the age of four and surviving, George was dubbed a “living miracle” by physicians. After his accident, his parents treated him like any other child, instilling in him the notion of independence and a “can do” attitude. Empowered by this concept, at the age of six George told his parents that he was an athlete and wanted to play sports.

Since then George has won gold and silver at the Beijing Paralympics in the 100 and 800 meter races. He has held world records in the 100 meter and 800 meter races, four gold medals at the 2006 World Championships in the Netherlands, three Chicago Marathons, two bronze medals at the 2004 Athens Paralympics and brought home gold for the United States basketball team as a starting guard at the 2008 Parapan Games in Brazil. His outstanding achievements have led to George being conferred the 2008 Arete Honors for Courage in Sports Award and cover story profiles in The New York Times and The CBS Evening News.

George’s accomplishments also extend to the classroom. In 2007, he graduated with honors from the University of Illinois with a degree in Journalism and continues to concentrate on writing projects while training full-time and participating with his alma mater’s wheelchair racing team as a volunteer assistant coach.

George's incredible life story makes his inspirational keynotes unforgettable. From personal growth, disabilities, and fitness, to empowerment and motivation, George's speeches leave audiences energized to overcome any trials they may face.

Topics

Focus On Your Abilities

There is no such thing as a life without adversity. No goal is reached without struggle. But when obstacles present themselves, are you focused on the problem or the solution?

In this inspirational keynote, George explores what it means to focus on the solution. By putting your energy towards solving a problem, you are being proactive in exhibiting a positive attitude and a great mindset – two things that will set your organization up for success in achieving its goals. From this program, you will learn:

  1. To focus on your abilities and strengths, not your disabilities and weaknesses.

  2. What you can’t do is not going to help. What you can do will.

  3. How to use what you can do to overcome what you can’t.

  4. How to take steps to enhance your abilities and strengths, while minimizing your disabilities and weaknesses.

Goal Setting...and Resetting

How can you get what you want if you don’t know what your want is? How can you achieve your goals if they are not clearly defined? One of the most frustrating matters in life, the inability to identify and communicate our exact desires – and therefore to pursue them – begins in early childhood and follows us well into adulthood.

In this presentation, George teaches your organization the importance of not only defining goals, but constantly reviewing and reevaluating the goals that have been set. By doing so, success will be realized. He imparts four basic points:

  1. Set goals; then set goals to meet those goals. A runner does not embark on a career in running with the only goal in mind being to “win a gold medal at the Olympics.” Set short term goals that act as stepping stones to larger, long-term goals.

  2. Check your goals frequently and reevaluate their relevance; some may need to be adjusted to the current situation.

  3. Learn from the goals you set and don’t attain on the first or second try. Look at why you may not have achieved a goal and ask yourself what you might need to do differently to accomplish what you want.

  4. Your job isn’t finished when you’ve accomplished a goal. Keep resetting your goals to meet the next challenge.

Josh George Speaking Topics

  • Focus on Your Abilities

    There is no such thing as a life without adversity. No goal is reached without struggle. But when obstacles present themselves, are you focused on the problem or the solution? In this inspirational keynote, George explores what it means to focus on the solution. By putting your energy towards solving a problem, you are being proactive in exhibiting a positive attitude and a great mindset
    • two things that will set your organization up for success in achieving its goals.

  • Goal Setting...& Resetting

    How can you get what you want if you don't know what your want is? How can you achieve your goals if they are not clearly defined? One of the most frustrating matters in life, the inability to identify and communicate our exact desires
    • and therefore to pursue them
    • begins in early childhood and follows us well into adulthood. In this presentation, George teaches your organization the importance of not only defining goals, but constantly reviewing and reevaluating the goals that have been set. By doing so, success will be realized. He imparts four basic points:

FAQs on booking Josh George

  • How to book Josh George?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Josh George 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 Josh George, 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 Josh George or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Josh George?

    Booking fees for Josh George, 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 Josh George, 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 Josh George?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Josh George 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 Josh George 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 Josh George or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Josh George 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.

Josh George is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Josh George for your event is available upon request. Josh George generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Warren MacDonald, Roger Crawford, Mike Schlappi, Neal Petersen and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Josh George for an upcoming event.

Josh George Speaking Topics

  • Focus on Your Abilities

    There is no such thing as a life without adversity. No goal is reached without struggle. But when obstacles present themselves, are you focused on the problem or the solution? In this inspirational keynote, George explores what it means to focus on the solution. By putting your energy towards solving a problem, you are being proactive in exhibiting a positive attitude and a great mindset
    • two things that will set your organization up for success in achieving its goals.

  • Goal Setting...& Resetting

    How can you get what you want if you don't know what your want is? How can you achieve your goals if they are not clearly defined? One of the most frustrating matters in life, the inability to identify and communicate our exact desires
    • and therefore to pursue them
    • begins in early childhood and follows us well into adulthood. In this presentation, George teaches your organization the importance of not only defining goals, but constantly reviewing and reevaluating the goals that have been set. By doing so, success will be realized. He imparts four basic points:

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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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