Dan Cnossen

Tagline: Inspirational Speaker

Talent Highlights

  • US Navy SEAL Lt. Commander
  • 6x Paralympic Medalist
  • Master of Theological Studies – Harvard University
  • Master in Public Administration – Harvard University

Keynote Topics

Overcoming Adversity

An astonishing story of survival, grit and resiliency in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity.
Dan’s personal journey from the battlefields of Afghanistan to the podium at the Paralympic Games is sure to inspire your audience to confront any challenge head-on.

Dan’s tone is that of a humble warrior who isn’t bragging about his remarkable accomplishments, but rather sharing his hard-earned lessons learned through some incredibly difficult life experiences.

When he shares the story of being dragged off a craggy, mountain peak in Afghanistan, through a live minefield, with his legs blown to shreds, racing to get to the evacuation helicopter before it runs out of fuel, it’s like listening to a Tom Clancy novel come to life… but this is not fiction.

It’s intense, inspiring and not soon forgotten.

Key Principles in Action

‘Servant Based Leadership’, ‘Constantly Improving Your Tactical Position’, ‘Succession Planning’ and the counter-intuitive, ‘Not Knowing Is A Position of Strength’ are some of the many principles Dan demonstrates in this presentation targeted to your company’s directors and team leaders.

Dan believes some leadership principles come naturally to certain people, other principles can be learned, and all principles can be continually developed.

Dan Cnossen considers being put in charge of a Navy SEAL Platoon, being directly responsible for the lives of other men, to be his most significant military accomplishment. The lessons he learned during his military career, both as a soldier and as a Lt. Commander, are the basis of this insightful presentation.

Workshops

Navy SEALs and gold medalist don’t tolerate inefficiency, excuses and mediocrity.
If you’re looking for a speaker to not only inspire your team, but to equip them with tangible steps to set and achieve far reaching goals while navigating any obstacle, this is the presentation you’re looking for.

Dan shares the mental tools that got him through the most grueling military training in the world and to the highest levels of athletic competition, and how those tools translate to business and life. Under Goal Setting, Dan takes a deep dive into how to formulate a long range plan for success, utilizing and breaking down the very same Personal Performance Plan he employed to win six Paralympic medals.

In Mental Toughness he defines and teaches the mental skills needed to weather the storms that inevitably accompany the pursuit of any meaningful achievement.

At Speakers Inc, we are honored to present Dan Cnossen, a remarkable individual whose journey exemplifies resilience, courage, and the indomitable human spirit. As an inspirational speaker, Dan captivates audiences with his gripping narrative of overcoming life-altering challenges and emerging as a decorated Paralympic athlete, a distinguished Navy SEAL, and a beacon of hope for […]

At Speakers Inc, we are honored to present Dan Cnossen, a remarkable individual whose journey exemplifies resilience, courage, and the indomitable human spirit. As an inspirational speaker, Dan captivates audiences with his gripping narrative of overcoming life-altering challenges and emerging as a decorated Paralympic athlete, a distinguished Navy SEAL, and a beacon of hope for countless individuals seeking inspiration.

Dan Cnossen Biography:

Dan Cnossen’s story is one of extraordinary resilience and tenacity. A former Navy SEAL, he faced a life-altering incident in 2009 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) during a combat mission in Afghanistan. The explosion resulted in the loss of both of his legs and profoundly altered the course of his life. Instead of succumbing to despair, Dan embarked on an awe-inspiring journey of recovery, self-discovery, and triumph.

Military Service and Adaptability:

Before the incident, Dan Cnossen served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy SEALs, where he demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication. The challenges he faced on the battlefield only fueled his determination to adapt and overcome. His transition from a highly skilled military professional to navigating life as a double amputee showcases his resilience and ability to confront adversity head-on.

Paralympic Achievements:

Following his injury, Dan Cnossen discovered a new avenue for showcasing his indomitable spirit – competitive sports. Embracing the challenge, he excelled in Nordic skiing and biathlon, earning a spot on the U.S. Paralympic Nordic Ski Team. Dan’s achievements include multiple Paralympic gold medals, World Championship titles, and recognition as one of the world’s elite Para Nordic athletes. His journey from the battlefield to the podium is a testament to his unwavering commitment to excellence and perseverance.

Inspirational Speaking:

As an inspirational speaker with Speakers Inc, Dan Cnossen shares his captivating story with audiences worldwide, leaving an indelible impact on individuals from all walks of life. His presentations delve into the power of resilience, the importance of adapting to change, and the transformative nature of overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges.

Themes Explored in Dan’s Keynote Speeches:

  • Resilience and Adaptability: Dan Cnossen’s narrative highlights the transformative power of resilience and adaptability. Through his experiences, he inspires audiences to navigate change, embrace challenges, and find strength in adversity.
  • Overcoming Adversity: Dan’s journey from a life-altering injury to Paralympic glory serves as a powerful example of triumph over adversity. His message encourages individuals to confront challenges with courage and determination.
  • Leadership and Teamwork: Drawing from his military background, Dan emphasizes the principles of leadership and teamwork. He shares insights on effective leadership, building cohesive teams, and fostering a resilient mindset within organizations.
  • The Human Spirit: Dan’s story celebrates the indomitable human spirit, showcasing the boundless potential within each individual to overcome obstacles and achieve greatness. His uplifting message resonates with audiences on a profound level.

Impactful Presentations:

Dan Cnossen presentations are not just motivational; they are transformative experiences that leave a lasting imprint on the hearts and minds of those in attendance. Whether speaking to corporate teams, educational institutions, or community groups, Dan’s authenticity and humility create a connection that transcends his remarkable achievements.

Conclusion:

At Speakers Inc, we are proud to represent inspirational speakers who bring powerful messages of courage, resilience, and triumph. Dan Cnossen stands as a shining example of the human spirit’s capacity to rise above adversity and achieve greatness.

His captivating story and impactful presentations make him an invaluable addition to any event seeking to inspire, motivate, and instill a sense of purpose and resilience in its audience. Book Dan Cnossen for your next event and witness the transformative power of his inspirational journey.

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