Gregory Burns is a seasoned motivational speaker, having presented to dozens of corporations, schools and private organizations over the past 20 years. Throughout the U.S.A. and Asia, before audiences of up to 3,500 guests, Mr. Burns has shared his life's experiences, molding his unique message so as to address the specific needs of his listeners. Sharing the trials and tribulations of capturing a half dozen gold and silver medals at the Barcelona and Atlanta Paralympics, Mr. Burns' message encourages listeners to look within themselves and adopt a winning attitude for dealing with life's challenges.
By compiling background information, Mr. Burns ensures that his talks are crafted around the theme and messages of his client's conferences. As such, he works closely with conference organizers in order to address the specific objectives of the conference. It is Mr. Burns' ambition to inspire and motivate his audiences to achieve their goals and be the best that they can be. Besides bringing a motivational message to his listeners, Mr. Burns encourages audiences to look towards their inner strengths, whatever they might be.
Going Beyond Limitations
Sharing frank and personal experiences as a Paralympian and entrepreneur, Gregory stresses the winner’s mindset that challenges the status quo while being deaf to doubts which might dissuade us from pursuing what we know is right. He insists that what defines and distinguishes people is how they leverage and make the most of their limitations and maximize what they do have. Gregory acknowledges both mental and physical well-being are critical and shares his strategies to achieve them. In life, as in business, naming and taming issues while asking for support can be key.
Fueling Passions, Recharging Life
Learn the secrets of Gregory’s success as a Paralympic Gold Medalist and internationally acclaimed contemporary painter. See first-hand how sports and arts are effective grounding tools, that helped him build inner strength and actualize his best self. Discover the creative process behind bespoke artworks created specifically for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Exploring a holistic view of ones activities both personally and professionally, Gregory shares how he manages the trials of keeping his body, mind and spirit in top shape. He challenges us to identify our core rituals, which generate energy in our lives and help each of us deal with the tests we face daily.
The Hero’s Journey
Referencing Joseph Campbell’s seminal writings on the ‘Hero’s Journey’, this presentation identifies 4 stages of life that all humans transition through as they reach their highest potential. Knowing where we are on our own Hero’s Journey helps us know where to go next and feel confident with the pattern and purpose that drives our lives. As Campbell advises, “The cave we fear to enter holds the treasure that we seek”.
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