Josh Sundquist

Paralympic Athlete, Cancer Survivor, Motivational Speaker

Internationally-Known Motivational Speaker

Josh Sundquist is a bestselling author, motivational speaker, and Paralympic ski racer. He has spoken across the world to groups ranging from Fortune 500 companies to inner city public schools to the White House.

Cancer Survivor

Josh's journey began at age nine, when he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and given a fifty percent chance to live. He spent a year on chemotherapy treatments and his left leg was amputated. Doctors declared Josh cured of the disease at age thirteen and he took up ski racing three years later. 

Paralympic Athlete

He trained for the next six years and in 2006 he was named to the US Paralympic Ski Team for the 2006 Paralympics in Turino, Italy. A multi-season athlete, Josh is the only person in history to ever have been named to both the US Paralympic Ski Team and the US Amputee Soccer Team.

Bestselling Author

Josh's memoir, Just Don't Fall, was a National Bestseller in hardcover and is now available in paperback and audiobook. It has been translated into German for a European edition and is also on shelves down under in an Australia/New Zealand edition, for which, as it turns out, no translation was required.

YouTube personality

Best known for his viral hit "The Amputee Rap," Josh has built a YouTube channel with over ten million views and one-hundred-thousand subscribers. In 2010 he was a winner of both the YouTube NextUp and YouTube On The Rise contests.

Doer of Good

Josh served a two-year tenure as the National Spokesperson for the Combined Federal Campaign, an effort that raises over $300 million dollars a year for charities. He has been featured on the back of Doritos bags nationwide for being the founder of LessThanFour.org. For the record, Josh would've preferred to name it GiveMeAHand.com, but that URL was already taken.

Media Attention Receiver

Josh has been featured on CNN, USA TODAY, and NPR, and in many other less-famous and important sounding media outlets.

Education

Josh received a degree in business from the College of William and Mary and a Master's in Communications from the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Attitude, Cancer, Humor, Inspiration, Motivation, Overcoming Adversity, Peak Performance, Sports, Youth

  • Travels From:

    District of Columbia

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

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TEDxPotomac - Josh Sundquist - 1MT1MT: One More Thing, One More Time

Internationally-Known Motivational Speaker

Josh Sundquist is a bestselling author, motivational speaker, and Paralympic ski racer. He has spoken across the world to groups ranging from Fortune 500 companies to inner city public schools to the White House.

Cancer Survivor

Josh's journey began at age nine, when he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and given a fifty percent chance to live. He spent a year on chemotherapy treatments and his left leg was amputated. Doctors declared Josh cured of the disease at age thirteen and he took up ski racing three years later. 

Paralympic Athlete

He trained for the next six years and in 2006 he was named to the US Paralympic Ski Team for the 2006 Paralympics in Turino, Italy. A multi-season athlete, Josh is the only person in history to ever have been named to both the US Paralympic Ski Team and the US Amputee Soccer Team.

Bestselling Author

Josh's memoir, Just Don't Fall, was a National Bestseller in hardcover and is now available in paperback and audiobook. It has been translated into German for a European edition and is also on shelves down under in an Australia/New Zealand edition, for which, as it turns out, no translation was required.

YouTube personality

Best known for his viral hit "The Amputee Rap," Josh has built a YouTube channel with over ten million views and one-hundred-thousand subscribers. In 2010 he was a winner of both the YouTube NextUp and YouTube On The Rise contests.

Doer of Good

Josh served a two-year tenure as the National Spokesperson for the Combined Federal Campaign, an effort that raises over $300 million dollars a year for charities. He has been featured on the back of Doritos bags nationwide for being the founder of LessThanFour.org. For the record, Josh would've preferred to name it GiveMeAHand.com, but that URL was already taken.

Media Attention Receiver

Josh has been featured on CNN, USA TODAY, and NPR, and in many other less-famous and important sounding media outlets.

Education

Josh received a degree in business from the College of William and Mary and a Master's in Communications from the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.

To book Josh Sundquist call Executive Speakers Bureau at 800-754-9404.

Every speech Josh gives is unique and custom made. Here's a sampling of several of of the themes and topics he can share with your audience.

1MT1MT: One more thing, one more time

Corporations, associations, and general audiencesJosh will give your audience a kick start of humor and motivation to inspire them to do 1MT1MT to increase their professional performance in areas like sales, customer service, and leadership.

Strong at the Broken Places: Overcoming Adversity in the Digital Age

Corporations, associations, and general audiencesYour audience is working in an uncertain economy and a world that is changing faster than ever. They are dealing with difficult customers, complex problems, information overload, and smart competitors. Josh will help them change the way they approach adversity by strengthening their sense of humor, sense of hope, and sense of possibility. 

The Difference You Make in a Day

Educators, non-profits, and fundraising eventsJosh has spoken to thousands of educators in school districts across the country. He’s also an in-demand speaker for banquets and other fundraising events. During his tenure as National Spokesperson for the Combined Federal Campaign, events at which he spoke raised an average of 30% more than they did the previous year. If you hire Josh as your speaker, your audience will feel connected to the mission of your organization as they listen to stories about coaches and teachers who helped him on his journey to the Paralympics. Audience members will leave the presentation refreshed and inspired to strive for new levels of generosity and commitment.

College

Laughing at Our Differences

Colleges and UniversitiesJosh uses humorous stories about his experiences as an amputee to share ten lessons about diversity and to promote understanding between individuals of differing backgrounds. You'll attract a large audience because students who would not otherwise attend an "awareness event" will come to watch a comedy show. Independent research has shown that after attending this event, students show a measurable and statistically significant decrease in negative stereotypes. More info about Josh's college program.

Teen

Believe to Lead Teen leadership conferences and high schools

Having appeared on MTV and built a YouTube channel with over 100,000 subscribers and 10 million views, Josh has a proven ability to speak to teens in their language. He helps young people make empowered decisions in the face of personal challenges like negative social pressures, learning disabilities, domestic problems, and disadvantaged backgrounds. They will leave Josh’s program motivated to set higher goals for themselves as students and to become stronger leaders in their communities. More info about Josh's teen program. 

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