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Colin O'Brady: Change Your Mindset and Achieve Anything


Pro endurance athlete and 4x world record holder, Colin O’Brady, describes in vivid detail his journey to summit the 7 tallest mountains after suffering from severe burns. At every step, Colin was confronted with hardships, both internal and external. It was in the face of that adversity that he found that the impossible was possible.

In this inspiring TEDxPortland talk, Colin challenges the audience to change their mindset and demonstrates how ordinary people have the capacity to do extraordinary things. Find out what it takes to be a leader, to overcome self-doubt and closed-mindedness to reach peak performance, and how anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

Colin O’Brady is professional endurance athlete and a foremost expert on mindset. He is a four-time world record holder and former professional triathlete, Yale University graduate, and highly sought-after public speaker. Incredibly, his world records only came after his life was tragically derailed by a fire in Thailand, leaving him so badly injured that doctors warned he might never walk again normally. On December 26, 2018 O’Brady became a global media sensation when he crossed the landmass of Antarctica solo and completely man-powered, unaided by kites or supplies. He accomplished the feat in 54 days, covering more than 930 miles along the way. As one of America’s most experienced endurance athletes and an inspiring entrepreneur, O’Brady embodies what it means to overcome obstacles, dream big, set goals, conquer mindset, unlock potential, and never give up.

Explore Colin's speaker profile page to learn more about his speaking topics, his awe-inspiring adventures, and to see if he would be a good fit to speak at one of your upcoming events.

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Pro Endurance Athlete, 4x World Record Holder, and First Person to Cross...

  • Local: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US West: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Europe: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • Asia: $75,001 and up*
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Colin O'Brady is a professional endurance athlete who has achieved four world records. He grew up exploring the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and cultivated a passion for adventure in the outdoors. His success swimming in Oregon led him to Yale University. After years as a professional triathlete, he returned to his first love - the mountains. In 2016 Colin conquered the speed records for the Explorers Grand Slam and Seven Summits, a global mountaineering challenge to climb the tallest mountain on every continent including Mt. Everest and ski to the North and South Poles. In 2018 Colin shattered the speed record for the 50 High Points Challenge when he summited the highest point in each of the 50 states in just 21 days. On December 26, 2018 he became the first person to cross the landmass of Antarctica solo, unaided by kites or resupplies. He accomplished the feat in 54 days, covering more than 930 miles along the way, including more than 77 miles in the final 32-hour window where he went without sleep. Throughout the nearly two-month journey, O’Brady never took a full day off.

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