Dion Leonard has broken new barriers, achieved the unachievable and conquered the impossible, competing in the extreme endurance sport of 'ultra running' where race distances typically begin from 100 miles to 240 miles+ non stop throughout some of the planets most inhospitable locations including hot and dry deserts, wild jungles to high altitude mountain ranges and peaks.
The quest to push himself to 'Break Average', and test himself in the toughest ultra races and adventure expeditions in the world has formed and built Dion's mindset to control and adapt to the most unique, difficult and life threatening situations and Dion's ability to remain consistent in the face of challenges and quickly recover from setbacks and adversity has ensured his success in the sport whatever the situation.
Grit, tenacity, and a 'Don't Look Back' attitude has lead Dion to win on the race course and also as a corporate senior sales and marketing leader with over 2 decades of experience with innovative and award winning multi national companies. Dion's ability to interact his messages through business knowledge, entrepreneurial spirit, teamwork, persistence and perseverance through sporting prowess and life changing situations combined with touches of kindness and gratitude is truly unique.
Dion's resilience, drive and determination to succeed stems from an outcast childhood and abandoned upbringing to becoming a New York Times and International bestselling author of his memoir 'Finding Gobi' which has also resulted in an upcoming movie. Dion's roller coaster, heartwarming and life changing journey touches and connects with the audience that leaves them inspired, empowered and encouraged to achieve more.
Dion has been sharing stories of his incredible journey for many years and is a highly sought after public speaker. Dion has been invited to speak at empowering, inspirational and corporate events around the world ranging from hosting Duke of Edinburgh awards with Prince Edward, Speaking at the President of Slovenia Invite Gala Day, United States Air Force, US Soccer Federation to TedX France, hosting charity events and after dinner speaking.
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WHAT THEY SAY
"Dion's ability to share his knowledge of controlling the uncontrollable, adapting under pressure, changing mindset and attitude was a great help for our team to use in not just our business but our personal lives."
"Absolutely stratospherically positive and your motivation and the strength, determination and commitment to succeed under tough circumstances was something our business truly learnt from."
"Dion's travelled a crazy journey, one of grit, determination and inspiration which not only moved the conference participants but will have impacted and inspired for a long time to come."
"We laughed and cried with you, and flew back home with lots of inspiration – all of us had a lesson to take away and reflect upon from your life story."