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General Session: The Power of One

Wednesday, May 17
2:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Expected to die, John O’Leary now teaches others how to truly live. Playing with fire and gasoline at nine years old, he created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his body. Given less than 1% chance of survival, John is proof of the power of the human spirit. Surprisingly, this “survivor” story isn’t focused on John – rather, it is a celebration of heroes who intimately served him and his family. From a dedicated Hall of Fame sports announcer to a visionary burn nurse (and countless others), every individual involved in this 1987 fire teaches us this truth: One person can make a profound difference in the lives of others.


John O'Leary  John O'Leary

John O’Leary’s epic story of survival was first showcased in his parents' book, “Overwhelming Odds,” in 2006. It was this book that first invited John to embrace his miraculous recovery and share it with the world. John's first book “ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life” was an instant #1 national bestseller; more than 200,000 copies have sold and it has been translated into 12 languages. John's “Live Inspired” podcast has more than 2,000,000 downloads. His second book “IN AWE: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning and Joy” was published by Penguin Random House in May 2020.