Dan Thurmon

Award-winning Hall of Fame Speaker, Best Selling Author, Peak Performance Coach, Work-Life Balance, Leadership, and Transformation Expert

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Dan Thurmon is the founder and President of Motivation Works, Inc, a company that helps leaders and their organizations move confidently through change and transformation, so they become, achieve, and contribute MORE.

His clients include Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Marriott, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Prudential, State Farm, and Walmart.

Dan is an expert speaker and performer. He’s delivered thousands of presentations across six continents for audiences including world leaders, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, educators, and even troops on the front lines of battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In 2011, he was inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame -- and is one of fewer than 200 living speakers to have received this honor.

Dan has served as the President of the National Speakers Association. During his tenure, he led the Board of Directors and the 3,000+ member organization through a critical transformation, which included new governance; new mission, vision, and values; higher member value; and greater financial accountability.

He is also a writer and content producer. He’s authored three books: Positive Chaos, Success in Action, and Off Balance On Purpose.

Along with his speeches and books, Dan produces an ongoing, weekly video-coaching series and podcast in which he shares leadership principles and life-enhancement strategies in under three minutes.

Dan and his teenage daughter, Maggie, have become social media sensations on TikTok. Several of their videos have been viewed more than 30 million times, and their personal channel has well over a million subscribers. Maggie and Dan’s creative and enthusiastic content resonates strongly with an audience that spans the world.

Dan built his first company, a live entertainment firm, in the late 1980s as a means of financing his education at the University of Georgia. There, he received his degree in Business. In the mid-1990s, Dan changed his firm’s focus, from live entertainment to corporate education, so he could more fully use his knowledge about peak performance and help businesses succeed at a much higher level.

He is a health and fitness advocate. In his 50s, Dan continues to train and perform advanced acrobatics, and enjoys hobbies such as golf, mountain unicycling and the flying trapeze.

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WORKSHOP: Off Balance On Purpose In Practice


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Off Balance On Purpose: The Future of Engagement and Work-Life Balance: Dan Thurmon at TEDxPSU
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One Thing Changes Everything
Approaching the Impossible
Better Words, Better World
Dealing with Disappointment
Escaping Mental Prison with Charlie Plumb


“Dan is, without a doubt, the most memorable keynote speaker we've had in the past ten years – a span that covers more than 250 events. And equally important to us, he is the most professional speaker we've ever met. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Dan and his team."

Jack Mortimer
Government Technology Events

“Your targeted, well-planned message with an entertaining spin landed the points our team needed to hear, and energized them!”

Bob Kubacki
Pella Corporation

“You challenged us to use our gifts, and to take action when we have the chance. On behalf of everyone who attended, and all 72,000 members of the Raytheon team, please accept my deepest thanks and very best wishes.”

William Swanson
CEO - Raytheon Company

“Well, once again you knocked their socks off! Your performance goes beyond motivation-you managed to stimulate everyone present.”

Jack E. Middleton

“The feedback about your presentation has been absolutely outstanding. You were the perfect combination of entertainment, personality with a strong and very relevant message.”

Sue Wolk
Nat'l Court Reporters Association

“The valuable strategies you were able to visually convey through your presentation gave our participants a strong image and affiliation with our goals and objectives.”

Pam Elledge
Director of Business Development, Delta

“Your lesson to let go of things that hold us back was exactly right for our members who face the daily challenges to make the right decision for their communities - it truly resonated.”

Ross King
Executive Director, ACCG

“Wow! What a fabulous job… taking what you heard and incorporating the themes into your presentation. People still stop me in the hall to tell me what a wonderful job you did. I’m appreciative of your effort in contributing to one of the best Forums we have ever had! We have been hiring speakers three to four times per year for the past ten years. Far and away, your presentation received the highest ratings ever!”

Bryan Kindred
President/CEO, DCH Health System

“Your session was the perfect end to a very successful day. I’m still getting positive feedback on your message four weeks later! Your session really hit home – as you are aware, my team has been struggling with prioritizing the demands of the new business sales, delivery on our existing portfolio, and their people management responsibilities. Your message and delivery really helped reinforce my priorities with my team.”

John Nyland
Managing Partner, IBM