The true story of a most improbable life…..
The world should never have heard of Devon Harris. He was raised in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica yet he graduated from the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England and served as an officer in the Jamaica Defence Force. He started off as a barefoot boy trying to win a track race and became a member of his country’s first Olympic bobsled team. Circumstances and others constantly told him it was impossible but at every step of the way, he kept on pushing and found a way to make it possible.
Since, his days on the bobsled slope, Devon has become a highly sought after international motivational keynote speaker and author, sharing his philosophy of Keep On Pushing and never stop dreaming with Fortune 100 companies across many industries. He is also the founder and CEO of the Keep On Pushing Foundation, a New York based 501 (c) 3 charity focused on helping children in disadvantaged communities receive a quality education. He has devoted time to visiting the troops in the Persian Gulf and around the United States and more recently assumed responsibility for developing the next generation of Jamaican bobsledders.
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Devon Harris was really fantastic today at our recognition event. Not only did he engage the crowd and keep them laughing, Devon also wove in a few key messages that we mentioned in our prep call. Good speakers come and inspire – GREAT speakers understand the objective of the meeting and personalize their message to fit. The extra work Devon put in customizing his presentation really reinforced the goals of the meeting and went a long way in making sure our guests could relate it to their own lives. After his presentation, Devon stayed for photos and was a real pleasure to meet and work with. I highly recommend him!
Your presentation far exceeded our expectations. Your delivery style and clear message took hold of our audience and held their undivided attention. It was clear too, that you took the planning conference call very seriously and modified your message to touch all the salient points that I noted as being important for the conference.
It was also amazing to see how almost everyone lined up for optional pictures with you after the event.-a clear indication of what a strong connection you made with the audience. Many of the conference participants made it a point to tell me that they thought your presentation was out- standing.
You are one AMAZING individual. Your story of personal achievement and accomplishment sets you miles apart from any other so-called ‘inspirational’ speaker because you truly lived the experience and, through your presentation, we travel that road with you. Working with you was a breeze – your grasp of our company, our culture and our business, and the ease in which you worked with the production group and emcee, all resulted in accolades, not just for you, but for me as well. You are generous in spirit and in heart and the time you gave us off-stage was immeasurable. Just about every attendee has a ‘Devon’ story – you managed to leave them begging for more.