• Goal Settings
  • Team Building
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Think like a champion
  • Expect Success
  • Sports and youth in America
  • Living a healthy lifestyle

For the past 20 years Dan O’Brien has been a well sought after motivational speaker in the United States and abroad. Adopted at the age of two, and raised in a home with seven other children of racially mixed backgrounds – Dan has overcome many adversities throughout his life. And with a great deal of self-determination and commitment, he has become one of the most successful and dominant athletes in the history of sports. He has become an inspirational leader and motivational force for millions of people across the world. From school groups to Fortune 500 companies, Dan O’Brien has expressed his message of overcoming adversity, setting goals in the corporate world, and living like a champion.

  • Albertsons
  • AT&T
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Coca Cola
  • Crayola
  • Cox Communications
  • ESPN Rise Games
  • John Hancock
  • Junior Achievement
  • Mosaiic
  • 3m
  • Mass Mutual Insurance
  • Nike
  • Paddock Pools
  • PACT – National Organization for Adoption Alliance
  • School groups throughout the United States and abroad
  • Simplexity Health
  • USA Track & Field
  • United States Olympic Committee
  • Universal Technical Institute
  • VISA
  • Wisconsin Track Coaches Association
  • Corporate Retreat
  • Keynote Speech
  • Q&A
  • Autograph Session
  • Photograph Session
  • Corporate Challenge/Fitness Event

To contact Dan for appearances, speaking, and endorsements, please email at info@danobrien.com

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"My success on the track has taught me the lessons needed to be successful in life. Although I am done competing, the Olympic spirit is a constant inspiration for me each and every day.”

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Career Highlights

  • 5 time US Champion Decathlon
  • 3 time World Champion Decathlon
  • 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist-Decathlon
  • 1992-1999 World Record Holder Decathlon (8891 Pts.)
  • USATF Hall of Fame-Inducted 2006
  • USOC Hall of Fame-Inducted 2012
  • IAAF Hall of Fame-Inducted 2012
  • Motivational Speaking and Coaching: Overcoming Adversity, Learn from failure
  • Television and Internet: CBS sports, NBC Sports, ESPN, Yahoo Sports, CBS Radio to name a few


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