Kyle Maynard is a record-setting mountaineer, weight-lifter, and martial artist. He has traveled the world extensively. He’s an ambassador for multiple non-profits, a best-selling author, entrepreneur, recipient of numerous awards, and speaker to Fortune 500 companies and recently to the United Nations. Not bad…How about doing it all before the age of 35 and having been born as a congenital quad-amputee?

“There are always excuses, but those excuses are opportunities that we can use to be able do something differently.”

– Kyle Maynard

Kyle shares how his parents enabled him for life, how repeated failures became a foundation for success, and a few of his favorite mindset tricks and mantras. Beyond the accolades, Kyle takes us into a deeper discussion on the future of society and humanity and why getting uncomfortable to grow should include the comfort zones of our belief systems.

“The greatest gift that we can give ourselves or to anyone else is to fundamentally restructure the way that we see the world.

– Kyle Maynard


Kyle Maynard is an entrepreneur, speaker, best selling author, award-winning extreme athlete, and the first man to bearcrawl to the top of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet), and the summit of Argentina’s Mount Aconcagua (22,838 feet), the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres.

Born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, that left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees, he learned early on to live life independently and without prosthetics. Kyle thrives on physical challenges and is a champion wrestler, CrossFit Certified Instructor and gym owner, competitive Mixed Martial Arts fighter, world record-setting weightlifter, and skilled mountaineer.

He is on a mission to make the world a better place and to inspire others to do the same by sharing his story and living by example. He travels across continents, speaking to thousands of executives and students, athletes and warriors, to share his “No Excuses” philosophy. He is a humanitarian who passionately supports numerous charities, and commits time and resources to work with wounded and recovering U.S. military veterans.

Kyle is the New York Times best selling author of his life story, “No Excuses,” and the focus of the moving ESPN documentary, “A Fighting Chance.” His story has been featured in countless television programs and editorials, which have been viewed by millions around the world.


  • Failure as a foundation
  • Next 3 feet, next 3 hours
  • Mountain of no excuses
  • Fear of future regret
  • Psychedelics or sobriety?
  • Follow bliss or shoulder responsibility?
  • Shadow side of fundamentalism
  • Interconnection of lives
  • Lessons from warrior cultures
  • Not dead, can’t quit




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