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Dan Thurmon

ASOA Opening General Session
Saturday, May 6
8 – 10 a.m.

Session Description

Dan’s transformational keynote centers on breaking your office culture out of the comfortable “box” of complacency. Replacing day to day doldrums and self-imposed limitations with creativity and innovation, this session is designed to reinvigorate your team, rekindle a commitment to excellence, and instill a passion to succeed that is without measure. Dan uses gravity-defying feats as his visual aids, delivering unforgettable messages with jaw-dropping style. Past attendees have said “this is inspiration for life!” You definitely won’t want to miss out!

Watch as Dan demonstrates the principles of Balance and Achievement in this awe-inspiring video.

Dan Thurmon headshot

Speaker Bio

Dan Thurmon is the author of two books, a renowned speaker, and a recognized expert in delivering peak performances – on stage and in the workplace. As president of Motivation Works, Inc., he has worked with hundreds of clients and delivered thousands of presentations worldwide. Dan helps organizations and individuals implement actions plans and move confidently through transitions.

He began his performance career at eleven years old, crafting a one-man-show incorporating comedy, juggling and acrobatics. This enabled him to, at a very early age, develop a strong work ethic and learn fundamental lessons about performance excellence. Dan graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Marketing and Management. He has also extensively studied Personal Development and developed a unique methodology he teaches to audiences and clients.

A recent inductee to the prestigious “Speakers Hall of Fame,” Dan Thurmon delivers experiences that go beyond motivation, teaching concepts and skills in a highly engaging and entertaining manner. He incorporates his lifelong performance skills to create high impact events. His programs have educated and uplifted Fortune 500 companies, young audiences, and even the troops on the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Dan’s philosophy can be summarized by the title of his book, Off Balance On Purpose. He believes that we will never achieve “perfect balance” and should, instead, learn to embrace uncertainty and initiate positive changes that lead to growth. Also, we should go beyond the pursuit of “success” and enhance our life experiences and professional endeavors with purposeful, positive contributions.

Sponsored by the Alcon Pharmaceuticals Franchise of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.



2017 Annual Meeting Highlights

More than 6,000 attendees arrived in Los Angeles May 5–9 for the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. Check out this video to view highlights from the conference.