I help people transform their lives

I use my painful childhood to inspire people to recognize they are more than their past. Our lives have a purpose and meaning. We do not have to hold onto past insecurities which limit us. Our pain can be the catalyst.


My audiences include corporations, trade associations, college students and incarcerated children.


                               and hundreds of newspapers worldwide

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what we do

John Harrell manages a successful business, writes a blog, and regularly engages in public speaking. His audiences include corporations, trade associations, college students and incarcerated children-truly a "captive" audience. He encourages all to pursue their callings and not trade their potential for the security of a paycheck.


Most men lead lives of quiet desperation, and die with their song still in them”

Henry David Thoreau


What Our Customers Have to Say

Mr. Harrell has a unique way of integrating humor, sincerity and compassion while sharing his heartfelt life experiences. Harrell's message was specific, thought-provoking and challenging. You will find strength and encouragement in his message; and yes, you will find inspiration, too!

Mark Lehman

“Using wit, humor and soul-stirring personal stories, John walks you through challenging life experiences you don’t want to miss. Compassionate, confident, yet relatable, you will be drawn in by his inspiring insights and form a strong connection with John. His love for people and desire to heal our divisiveness comes through”

Keri Newell
Los Angeles, California

“A good speaker will entertain you, a better speaker will get you thinking. A rare speaker will keep you thinking long after you have left their presence. That is what you’ll find in John Harrell. He captures an audience immediately and keeps them engaged through great storytelling, humor and solid statistics. John will make your event or conference unforgettable.”

Sandra Dee Robinson
Actress, Charisma Coach

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending

C. S. Lewis

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