Kyle Maynard inspires audiences to challenge themselves and reminds them that there are no worthy excuses.
Born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation that left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees, he learned early on to live life independently, knowing that exceptions wouldn’t be made for him. He has lived his life striving to do more, learn more, push harder, go further – and to inspire others to do the same by sharing his story and living by example. His messages are centered on building a life driven by purpose and meaning, the importance of the undying pursuit of dreams, and the belief that no obstacle is too great and nothing can keep us from accomplishing our goals.
Kyle’s ideas and personal philosophies are extracted from his own life experiences, which he began to explore in the New York Times best selling book, “No Excuses,” which he penned at the age of 19. Since then, “No Excuses” has become Kyle’s mantra and his guiding principle. He travels across continents, speaking to thousands of executives and students, athletes and warriors, sharing and personalizing his journey for each group. Audiences are captivated as he takes the stage and become fully engaged as he shares his story, always connecting on a personal level with his relatable humor and universal hard truths.
"Know your limits, but never stop trying to break them."
Kyle Maynard is an entrepreneur, speaker, best-selling author, award-winning extreme athlete and the first man to bear crawl to the top of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet), and the summit of Argentina’s Mount Aconcagua (22,838 feet), the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres.
Born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation that left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees, he learned early on to live life independently and without prosthetics. Kyle thrives on physical challenges and is a champion wrestler, CrossFit Certified Instructor, world record-setting weightlifter and more. He is on a mission to make the world a better place and to inspire others to do the same by not only sharing his story but traveling across continents, speaking to thousands of people to share his "No Excuses" philosophy.FULL SPEAKER LIST