John Ondrasik

Singer/Songwriter, Five For Fighting
John Ondrasik
  • Six major albums with over 2.5 million records sold
  • Active philanthropist who has given away five albums to the United States troops
  • Vice President at Precision Wire Products helping to oversee 300 employees and to maintain his family's business
  • Offers insights on storytelling and innovation while entertaining audiences with his most famous songs

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Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik has spent the past decade writing deeply personal songs that include social messages, invoke the human spirit and make an emotional connection. With the past six albums by Five For Fighting, the hockey moniker stage name under which he performs, Ondrasik has seen multitudes of successes. Five For Fighting's breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy-nominated song “Superman,” and John’s performance at The Concert For New York.

Ondrasik proceeded to become part of the American songbook with the iconic hit “100 Years,” "World," "The Riddle,” “Chances,” and “What If.” John’s music has been featured in over 350 films, TV shows, and advertisements ranging from The Blind Side to The Sopranos. In 2018 John was the musical voice for the CBS hit show Code Black.

John has also been deeply involved in supporting our troops. From USO tours, supporting several Veteran oriented charities, and distributing over a million “CD for the Troops” to servicemen and their families around the world. “At the end of the day, it really is about doing your part, each one of us. In whatever area we can. What kind of world do you want?”

Ondrasik is currently working on a Broadway musical, various television projects, and a new Five For Fighting album while giving keynotes across the country to corporations and various organizations.

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WHAT IF. Harnessing inspiration and creativity to design the World That You Want. Through exploration of the roles that work, family, and happiness play in your life, John brings his personal journey as a musician and business owner to life in this engaging presentation that features music, storytelling and inspiration.

Creativity, Storytelling, & Innovation. Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling singer/songwriter John Ondrasik, better known by his stage name Five for Fighting, offers audiences an intimate evening of storytelling, humor, and great music. He offers insights on the creative process and innovation from someone who’s lived it and done it while sharing stories and playing some of his most famous songs – like “100 Years,” “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” “Chances,” “The Riddle,” “Freedom Never Cries,” and “What If.” He also covers themes like learning from failure, work ethics, relationships, and teamwork. As the vice president of Precision Wire Products, a third-generation family-owned business, he also has ready ties to real business challenges. Ondrasik loves speaking and performing at corporate events and has done many with his band Five for Fighting, with a string quartet, as a solo artist (piano and guitar), and as a keynote speaker. He has lectured at a TEDx event, spoken at colleges, and in other motivational settings.

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