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John Davis - The Corporate Action Hero. Akron, OH, US

John Davis

The Corporate Action Hero | The Corporate Action Hero

Akron, OH, UNITED STATES

The Only Motivational Speaker with a Bullwhip!! Action Hero John Davis

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" John is like a combination of Tony Robbins and Indiana Jones! His Information was both Brilliant and Practical" ~Jason Hill CEO Hill Enterprises

~"John brought amazing value to our Reunion and his electrifying personality kept them fully engaged!"," Thanks John- you rocked the house!"
~Dina Dwyer Owens, The Dwyer Group and the Television show"Undercover Boss"

Born with a debilitating back disorder, John Davis wanted to live the life of an "Action Hero." By setting seemingly impossible goals for himself, John went on to become a Stunt man, a Fight Director, a College Professor, Artistic Director, Internationally known Speaker, Comedian, Author and yes an Action Hero on stage and in film. John has traveled extensively throughout the world speaking to audiences of all ages and backgrounds in 28 countries and over four thousand live presentations.

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 John has dedicated a great amount of time bringing entertainment to the soldiers overseas. On six USO tours, John has performed more than one hundred shows and has taken his presentations to even the most remote bases in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

John served as the Artistic Director of four regional theme parks across the nation, where he developed a reputation for reversing negative trends. With John at the helm of both entertainment and marketing, the parks witnessed growths of up to 60% in a single year's time.

John is a recognized expert in the "The Action Hero Mindset." His programs inspire audiences to create, "Vast successes one successful moment at a time."

John has been featured on The Today Show and The Discovery Channel as well a dozen regional network broadcasts and is about to release his new book, "Be an Action Hero NOT a Reaction Zero"

"Our Mr. Rooter franchisees were electrified by John Davis's presentation. They left with real world solutions and inspired to take action on those action items."

~Mary Thompson, President Mr. Rooter

Industry Expertise (7)

Corporate Leadership Motion Pictures and Film Management Consulting Events Services Entertainment Training and Development Performing Arts

Areas of Expertise (5)

Team Building Motivation Peak Performance & Personal Development Leadership Change & Uncertainty

Accomplishments (5)

Artistic Director (professional)

John served as the Artistic Director of four regional theme parks across the nation, where he developed a reputation for reversing negative trends. With John at the helm of both entertainment and marketing, the parks witnessed growths of up to 60% in a single year's time.

Entertainer (professional)

As an international entertainer, John has traveled extensively throughout the world speaking to audiences of all ages and backgrounds in 28 countries and over four thousand live performances.

USO Entertainer (professional)

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 John has dedicated a great amount of time bringing entertainment to the soldiers overseas. On six USO tours, John has performed more than one hundred shows and has taken his comedy to even the most remote bases in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Fight Director (professional)

John is a highly respected fight director and is a recognized instructor with the International Order of the Sword and Pen, an organization that brings together instructors from around the globe who are renowned in both stage and film.

Professor (professional)

Professor at the renowned Oberlin College where he taught Stage Combat in the theater department.

Education (3)

University of Delaware: BA, Architecture 1984

Society of American Fight Directors: Certified, Stage Combat /Fight Direction 1996

Life: Masters, Management/ Directing/ Entertainment 2013

Testimonials (8)

Dina Dwyer Owens, Co Chair | The Dwyer Group

"John brought amazing value to our Reunion and his electrifying personality kept them fully engaged!","Thanks John you Rocked the House!!"

Rusty Campbell, Account manager | CleaRESULT

"Mr. Davis provided an outstanding presentation during our annual year end event. I assure you that you have never experienced a motivational presentation quite like his. It was fun, entertaining, exciting, and inspirational. If you are in need of a keynote speaker and you do not hire him, you are doing yourself a disservice. It was an absolute pleasure for our company to have him at our event."

Elizabeth Rice, Human Resources Director | Akzonobel

"John was professional and engaging. Not only was it interactive with a purpose but also tailored to our needs. Thank you."

Jim Rhodes, President | Consolidated Graphic Communication

"Inspire and motivate a sales team to embrace changes in our business, and be willing to take the necessary risks to improve their performance, compensation and quality of life. John delivered a FIVE STAR performance in all areas, and our group still talking about is unique style and unforgettable Keynote!"

Ashley DeWitt, Director of Marketing | Englefield Oil/Dutchess Shoppes

"John joined our management group for our annual company picnic. He kept the audience fully engaged and delivered a fantastic message about leadership and team building. John's speech was relatable, motivating and exciting - something that many of us will never forget! If you are looking for someone who can deliver a strong message and have a lot of fun at the same time - the Corporate Action Hero is your guy!"

Angela Inks, Senior Account Executive | Signet Jewelers

"John did an amazing job for our team. He set the expectations and needs very clearly. His communication in organizing the event was timely and accurate. John's performance was memorable and a huge hit for those on stage and off! I would highly recommend John for any organization looking to find ways to inspire its members/employees to reach beyond their limits and become true action heroes."

Sarah Hartzler, President | South Central Michigan Works

"What an amazing and engaging presentation! Our staff are still talking about their experience with "The Corporate Action Hero". John was able to relate the training directly to our needs. Highly recommended!"

Jerry Quinn, President | NTP INC and Chemicals Consultant

"John is a dynamic and experienced speaker who can motivate audiences and show them what is possible within themselves. His work can lead to significant improvements in personal and business results."

Sample Talks (3)

Be an Action Hero Not a Reaction Zero

This Empowering Keynote mobilizes audiences to set and reach their potential. Using Unique physical demonstrations (Bullwhip, Nunchaku, and Trust exercises), as well as Real life stories of famous action heroes (Harrison Ford, Bruce Lee, and Oprah)Audience leave feeling charged and with a new sense of forward momentum.

Lead From the Trenches

Engage their Purpose, Empower their Potential John Davis has brought three theatrical production companies up from the brink of bankruptcy to increases in revenue of up to 60% in a single years time. This was achieved with a threefold plan: Connective Marketing, Demographic Positioning, and most importantly, Team Momentum. By engaging his employees to be "partners" in the success of the companies, John was able to build momentum and alter the business directions. This Keynote address inspires n

Fat, Bald, and Successful: Overcoming limiting belief

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I am Fat.
I am Bald.
I was born with Spina Bifida.
I have been to 28 countries.
I am a professional Sword fighter and stunt man.
I have a gorgeous wife and a really cool son.
I live in a beautiful home on 3 acres.

Limiting belief and self doubt are just choices. The most false statement ever spoken is, "I Can't."

In this inspiring, motivational Keynote, Your audience will break down the mental barriers holding them back from success and give them practical steps to alter the mindset of

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