John-OLearyMotivational Speaker, Author

No FOCUS session is complete without the inspirational and motivational talk by John O’Leary on the first full day of the program.

John delivers his message of “Rising Above” based upon his own tragic life experiences. When John was just 9 years-old, he was burned over 98% of his body with 3rd degree burns. Laying there in that hospital bed at 9 years of age, John was given little to no chance of survival, much less any prospect of a normal life.

However, John refused to give up fighting. With the inspiration and guidance of a loving family, caretakers like “Nurse Roy”, a little known hall-of-fame broadcaster named Jack Buck, and the Supreme Being, John O’Leary prevailed.

He rose above his injuries, and with dedication, hard work, and support, lives a full life today and has a beautiful family.

John’s message resonates loudly with our wounded warriors at each FOCUS session. It sets the bar for the remainder of the week by challenging our participants to “rise above” their own personal injuries to regain a positive perspective on their lives going forward.

Anyone that has the opportunity to hear John speak should definitely take advantage of such an occasion. John O’Leary is a critical part of FOCUS program, and an inspiration to us all.

For more information on John and his speaking schedule please refer to his web-site at