The expert opinions were bleak – “Don’t expect Joel to live a normal life.”
“Very rarely do you find wisdom, practical advice, and passion, all in the same place...” - Tom Ziglar, proud son of Zig Ziglar

The expert opinions were bleak – “Don’t expect Joel to live a normal life.”

The medical and trauma research gave an 80% chance of either winding up dead or in a vegetative state.

The unlikely return to childhood and life as I knew it, rocked the family, tested the caregivers, and challenged us all to stay in the fight.

Despite the grim prognosis and the “facts”, we pressed on.

The resiliency and resourcefulness of the human spirit is greater than any challenge, roadblock, or disappointment.

Oftentimes a fresh perspective and a new voice, is all that's needed, to trigger higher levels of creativity, innovation and action.

The long years of recovery from the childhood accident - involving an oncoming train, an unthinkable 30-foot fall, multiple skull fractures, and acts of sheer heroism, forever changed the way I would see possibilities, potential, and promise.

Your audience will walk away inspired, empowered, and equipped to reach new heights.

The story of survival and determination is a celebration of what’s possible when our backs are against the wall, and we decide, to never give up.

What Others Say

"Joel will entertain, inspire and educate your audience with great stories and practical action steps. With over 25 years of experience in planning events and hiring speakers around the world, I highly recommend Joel."

Garrett McGrath, Chairman and President, Association of Network Marketing Professionals

"Few people have the discipline and focus to do the work and stay on course. Joel HAS done it and is eager to show you the way. I've had the pleasure of being in Joel's audience. He has a great spirit and is an excellent teacher and guide. Follow his lead!"

Jim Cathcart - Hall of Fame Speaker, CPAE

"Very rarely do you find wisdom, practical advice, and passion all in the same place. I regularly quote Joel because of the truth found in his words and message."

Tom Ziglar - Proud son of Zig Ziglar

"Joel is the perfect combination of real world success and practical, easy to follow, advice. His unique way of presenting not only engages with the audience but ensures each attendee walks away feeling success is possible for them. Joel is a must have for any event."

Matthew Pollard - Founder, Small Business Festival

"Joel delivers a message that is not only full of great content, but delivered in a professional manor. If you ever get the opportunity to see you in person please take advantage of it. You don't want to miss out."

Gary Leland - Co-founder, Podcast Dallas

"Podcast Movement has been fortunate to feature Joel Boggess for three years in a row. Joel has participated as a panelist, workshop leader & PMx speaker. Joel always makes it easy on organizers. He always brings value that is mixed with a nice balance of entertainment and information."

Jared Easley - Co-founder, Podcast Movement

"As a Speaker Joel delivers very focused content for the audience he is presenting in front of. Joel also helps promote any event he is featured in which always helps get the word out."

Chris Krimitsos - Founder, Tampa Bay Business; Co-founder, Podfest

"Joel puts his all into every session that he leads, from the promotion before the event to the recaps after. And his cool and calm demeanor makes him someone that everyone can relate to, and feel comfortable learning from."

Dan Franks - C-founder, Podcast Movement

"Joel is an excellent speaker who knows exactly how to drive home his topic and get a crowd listening closely. He is great to work with and always willing to lend a hand to be as helpful as possible in both scheduling and at the event itself. Event organizers need to have Joel on their radar as a speaker for sure!"

Joe Pardo - Founder, Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference

"I love listening to Joel on his podcast, but seeing him live is something else. Joel brings wisdom, insight, and a genuine openness on stage. He's a great addition to any speaking lineup when you need your attendees to be wowed by the talent on stage and moved by the message."

Ramona Rice - emcee of PMx Talks

"Joel Boggess was energetic, passionate, informative, and most importantly helpful to the many in attendance. I can't wait to have Joel come back next year as I know he's going to add so much value to the conference again. He is fantastic on stage!"

Justin Stenstrom - Founder, Elite Man Magazine

"Your resilience is very impressive and you touched on several phases of inner growth on this new path of biz owner/entrepreneurship that I have gone through. Overcoming dyslexia, high school dropout, single mom, MS, cancer. The list of potential blocks are immense!

However... I can relate to the WILL to succeed, faith driven, and aiming for our highest potential.
Thanks for being inspiring and keeping it authentic!"

Jodi Withers - Founder, Carehop Austin

"Powerful. Engaging. Effective.

Joel leads with authority from the stage and delivers."

Kim Black, CEO/Founder, Dragonflymind, & E3 Events

"Joel is a dynamic speaker with passion. His life story is an amazing journey of perseverance, faith and determination. He makes sure that each member of his audience does not just hear a good story but takes it to heart and leaves the event a better person."

Bob Higley, CEO Upliftv

#1 Bestselling Author

Joel Boggess, bestselling author of Finding Your VoiceFinding your Voice hit the top spots on Amazon - success, happiness, and self-esteem; It was featured in "Success Book Summary" by editors of Success Magazine.

Award-winning Podcaster


ReLaunch hit the top spots in iTunes; it was awarded “Best Overall” in debut year and “Most Inspirational” two years running; 1 million-plus downloads.

Commonly Requested Speaking Topics

Never Give Up: The 3 part plan for bottom line results

Never Miss a Sale: The unconventional strategy for unbelievable results

Find your Voice: The three part path to empowerment, meaning, and impact

Media Contributor


Joel Boggess, media contributor, Huffington Post contributor, Success.com Contributor

Joel had 85-plus television and radio appearances; He is a contributor for Huffington Post, Networking Times, and Success.com.