January 02, 2021

Keep On Pushing: Devon Harris OLY – inspiring leadership interview with Jonathan Bowman-Perks MBE

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He inspires audiences to KEEP ON PUSHING to fulfil their dreams professionally and personally. “Every desire, every worthwhile goal, every dream that you have in life is sitting on its equivalent of a 650lb bobsled.”

Raised in a violent ghetto environment in Kingston, Jamaica, Devon Harris is a graduate of the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England. He served as an officer in the Jamaica Defence Force, retiring as a Captain. He is a founding member of the first Jamaican bobsled team which competed in the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada. Their exploits inspired the Disney movie Cool Runnings. Devon also competed in and was captain of the 1992 and the 1998 Olympic teams.

He is a philanthropist, creating the Keep On Pushing Foundation which aims to support and enhance the education of kids in disadvantaged areas. At the heart of Devon’s message as a motivational speaker are the lessons he has learned of the power of persistence over all sorts of obstacles in order to live one’s best life.

International Motivational Keynote Speaker with clients in 15+ countries.

🇯🇲Founding member original Jamaican Bobsled Team 🇯🇲

Are you ready to take your game to the next level?

Motivational speaking dynamo Devon Harris can help!

“Every desire, every worthwhile goal, every dream that you have in life is sitting on its equivalent of a 650lb bobsled.”

In order to overcome inertia, and make audacious goals a reality, you must launch with maximum effort and then continue to push forward with deep intention, and focus.

As with a bobsled athlete, when you begin to make steady progress towards your goals you must maintain the intensity. This builds momentum and gives you the best chance to reach your full potential and beyond

For over a decade, Devon has been in demand as a speaker to businesses, foundations, government organizations and schools and universities.

Devon has taken his inspiring message to 5 continents.

His unique life experiences allow him to deliver a powerful, poignant message that is authentic, entertaining, and highly inspirational.

Keynotes:

* Pursuing the Dream
* Persisting in the face of adversity
* The Power & Magic of Teamwork
* Hot Lessons From Cool Runnings
* Diversity – Out of Many of Many we are One

Clients:

Fortune 100 companies including:

* Bristol Myers Squibb
* Charles Schwab
* L’Oreal USA
* Merril Lynch
* Ritz Carlton
* McDonalds
* Coca Cola
* Microsoft
* US Army
* Marconi
* Citibank
* Sandals
* Roche
* Merck
* IMEX
* P&G
* IBM
* GM

His keynotes and workshops on themes of pursuing the dream, persistence, diversity and teamwork to such Fortune 100 companies as Microsoft, Roche Pharmaceuticals and Charles Schwab, as well as to smaller organisations, have taken Devon around the world many times. His unique life experiences allow him to deliver a powerful, poignant message that is authentic, entertaining and yet highly inspirational.

THREE-time Olympian, Devon Harris was the captain of the Jamaican bobsled team in 1992 and 1998. Devon now sparks audiences of all ages to dream big and take their “game” to the next level.

At the heart of Devon’s message are the lessons he learned about the power of persistence to overcome obstacles.

He inspires audiences to KEEP ON PUSHING to fulfil their dreams professionally and personally.

Books:

Yes I Can!
Keep On Pushing: Hot Lessons From Cool Runnings.

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