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One of the top peak performance speakers in the world, Colin's keynotes inspire growth and equip leaders with the mindset shift needed to achieve the impossible.

Colin shares his transformational method to surpassing personal and organizational goals, fostering resilience, and achieving peak performance in his keynotes. His strategies are grounded in real-world exploration and psychological resilience, offering leaders the tools to inspire, mobilize, and sustain high-achieving teams, while cultivating an environment where excellence is the norm.

11X

World Records

500K+

Audience Members

2.5B+

Media Impressions

2X

Bestselling Author

100+

Keynotes, 7 Continents

3MM+

TEDx Views

peak performance expert

ONE OF THE TOP PEAK PERFORMANCE SPEAKERS IN THE WORLD, COLIN'S KEYNOTES INSPIRE GROWTH AND EQUIP COMPANIES WITH THE MINDSET SHIFT NEEDED TO ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE.

Colin shares his transformational method to surpassing personal and organizational goals, fostering resilience, and achieving peak performance in his keynotes. His strategies are grounded in real-world exploration and psychological resilience, offering leaders the tools to inspire, mobilize, and sustain high-achieving teams, while cultivating an environment where excellence is the norm.

11X

World Records

500K+

Audience Members

2.5B+

Media Impressions

2X

Bestselling Author

100+

Keynotes, 7 Continents

3MM+

TEDx Views

Colin O’Brady’s story of triumph over unbelievable adversity shows the power of the human spirit.  I was deeply inspired by his courage and persistence.  After hearing him speak, I wanted to be better.

- George Lucas

Founder, LucasFilm

Colin O’Brady is a fountain of inspiration.

- Sarah Blakely

Founder of Spanx and named Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World

Truly amazed and inspired by your incredible talk. Thanks again for your contribution to our event and for making the retreat so memorable for everyone.

- Jeffrey Katzenberg

Co-Founder Dreamworks Pictures and WndrCo, Former Chairman of Walt Disney Studios

I just *loved* every word you shared with our students and, more than that, your *presence* and *emotion*

- Angela Duckworth

Founder and CEO, Character Lab, UPenn Professor of Psychology and NYTimes bestselling author of Grit.

"Inspiring on so many levels"

- Mark Parker

Executive Chairman and former President & CEO, NIKE, Inc.

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“I’ve never seen 1,000 people so quiet and rapt with attention before watching Colin deliver his talk to our team.”
Mereditch Gomez
SVP, Wells Fargo
“Inspiring on so many levels”
Mark Parker
Executive Chairman and former President & CEO, NIKE, Inc.
“Colin is a modern day superhero.”
Sara Blakely
Founder of Spanx and named Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World
“He had our leaders on the edge of their seats in rapt attention. If you want your team dreaming of taking on seemingly impossible challenges, Colin’s message does the trick.”
Cara Stein
SVP and Chief Talent Officer, NBCUniversal
“His engaging storytelling shares the perseverance and grit that carried him through the lowest lows in Antarctica to the highest highs (literally on Mt. Everest), and inspired our audience to start their own impossible.”
Christopher Reynolds
Head of Manufacturing & Administration, Toyota Motor North America
“Colin’s story is remarkable ― and his delivery on stage is top notch! He left our team feeling like they could conquer the world.”
Jennifer Leary
CEO, CliftonLarsonAllen
“Everyone left the event motivated, excited, and ready to take on some big goals in their professional and personal lives.”
Ryan McLagan
VP, Texas AirSystems
“Brilliantly inspiring demonstration of the limitless potential of the human spirit. Engaging, thrilling and inspiring.”
Quentin Roach
CEO and SVP, Merck
“I have all sorts of people present to my team, after Colin’s talk several members told me that Colin is by far the best we have ever had.”
Brian Gubernick
Chief Real Estate Officer, PLACE
“Immediately after Colin’s presentation I had more than 50 people from my team tell me that Colin is the best and most inspirational speaker they have ever seen.”
John Ziegler
CEO, Rent.com
"Colin is exceptional. He pushes us to define and pursue our passion in an inspiring way. Even though he's accomplished extraordinary things, his vulnerability makes him human and this makes people feel that they can pursue their own potential."
Roy Baladi
Head of Marketplace, SmartRecruiters
“Wow, wow, wow. Equal parts aspiration and inspiration, Colin O’Brady was absolutely dynamic when sharing his story with our team. In fact, multiple folks commented that he was the best speaker that we have ever had join us!”
Heather Helle
President and COO, BAYADA Home Healthcare
“Inspiring . . . Invigorating . . . Awakening . . . Collin O'Brady is one of the most dynamic, meaningful speakers I have ever heard. His life story and incredible accomplishments will thrill you and your audience. He will make you and your teams understand how mental toughness can improve your work/business performance and your life. You will get a rush of "I can do that!" Colin will sharpen your mind, body and soul.”
Sandy Schwartz
CEO, Cox Family Office
"Colin’s talk was a highlight of our conference. He’s a born storyteller…so raw, so real, and so uplifting. His message will leave you motivated and equipped to elevate your goals and redefine your success."
Kevin Brockman
former Global Head of Communications for Disney/ABC Television Group
“Colin O’Brady’s keynote was as inspirational as is his personal story. His Go Beyond method, along with his insights on resilience and mindset, resonated deeply with the audience and left a lasting impact. His high-energy, interactive presentation provided us with practical tools and strategies to enhance our performance and achieve better outcomes.”
Mark Paresky
Global Chair, YPO Health and Wellness; President and CEO, Crimson Peak LLC
“I’ve been a YPO member for 17 years. In that time I’ve seen some great speakers. One of the best is Colin O’Brady. Colin is a fantastic speaker. He has an incredible story of gratitude, resilience, and self accountability. What he did in Antarctica is stuff of legends. His story is not just amazing for YPO members, but for those of you that have teenage kids and young adults in your family. I highly recommend him for speaking gigs at your company or with your YPO group. You won’t be sorry!”
Rajeev Kapur
CEO 1105 Media, YPO Health and Wellness Board Member
“Colin's session sparked fresh motivation within our company. His compelling story and practical tactics on goal setting and risk-taking were truly inspiring, making it a favorite among many. We've gained invaluable insights applicable to both personal and professional aspects, empowering us to confidently pursue success, going beyond boundaries.”
Polly Gleneck
VP Customer Advocacy, Analyst Relations, Enablement, Syndigo
“If you want an outstanding motivational speaker, book Colin O’Brady today. I would give Colin an unqualified endorsement as among the best inspirational, uplifting presenters I have ever hired to motivate a group. His life accomplishments changed minds among my team regarding “what actually is possible.”
Bert White
Senior Vice President, Divisional Director- Western Division, Raymond James & Associates PCG

The Power of Mindset.

In a world brimming with challenges, Colin’s 'Go Beyond' method helps leaders and organizations build resilience and a limitless mindset, illuminating the path to excellence and unlocking potential within all facets of work and life.

Employees with a limitless mindset experience:

10X

World
Records

500K

Audience
Members

2.5 Billion+

Media
Impressions

500K

Audience
Members

Hi, I’m Colin

Hi, I’m Colin

At 22, I faced a near-fatal accident in Thailand, igniting a fire within me to surpass every limit set before me. From learning to walk again to embarking on the most grueling adventures across the globe, I’ve been on a relentless pursuit of pushing my own boundaries.

Since then, I’ve climbed the world’s highest peaks, walked across Antarctica solo, set 11 world records, written a New York Times bestselling book, hosted a television show, and produced a documentary. I've started and sold companies and been fortunate to share my journey of resilience and peak performance along the way.

My endeavors have inspired millions of minds across the globe, demonstrating that with determination and a limitless mindset, there are truly no limits to what we can achieve.

The Go BeyondTM Method

Embrace the 1s and 10s
Life is a spectrum of experiences. True growth comes from embracing both the highs and the lows. "Embrace the 1s and 10s" teaches us to appreciate the full range of our journeys—the challenges (1s) that test our resolve and the highlights (10s) that showcase our resilience. This principle encourages us to find value in every moment, understanding that each experience —good or bad, hard or easy— contributes to our overarching story of success.
Be Your Not
Redefine yourself by embracing change and the unknown. "Be Your Not" challenges you to step outside your comfort zone and redefine what you consider possible. It's about transforming the "I am not" into "I am"—turning doubt into confidence and potential into action. Discover how to unlock your true potential by daring to be different, by daring to be more than you thought possible at first.
Small Steps, Big Gains
Great achievements are the accumulation of small, consistent actions. "Small Steps, Big Gains" highlights the importance of setting incremental goals, celebrating progress, and maintaining focus on the journey. This principle encourages you to break down seemingly insurmountable challenges into achievable tasks, making every step a victory worth celebrating.
Winners Lose the Most
Embrace the lessons hidden in failure. "Winners Lose the Most" teaches us that each setback is actually a step forward, a lesson learned on the path to greatness. Colin’s journey shows us that the most successful individuals are those who have faced loss head-on and used it as fuel to drive them further. Learn to view setbacks as setups for eventual comebacks.
Strive Together, Thrive Together
True achievement is never a solo endeavor. "Strive Together, Thrive Together" emphasizes the power of collaboration and community in vying for a shared goal. By uniting in our efforts, we amplify our potential and reach new heights of success together. Discover how to build and nurture teams that are not just groups of individuals, but unstoppable forces for progress.

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