Joe is the Founder & CEO of Spartan Race, and challenges over 1 million participants a year to leave their preconceived limits behind and test their physical and mental endurance against nature. But the lessons in leadership, teamwork, innovation and personal transformation Joe and fellow Spartans have learned apply to much more than just the obstacle course.
If there's something Joe has learned in nature and in the office, it's that conditions are never going to be perfect for guaranteed success. Whether it's the blistering sun, tricky office politics, or crippling self-doubt, there will always be hurdles before the finish line. Joe's talks offer audiences the perspective and frame of mind to understand who they want to be, and the timing, planning and communication tools needed to become that person.
Joe's athletic achievements are the stuff of legend—over 50 ultra-events and 14 Ironman events in one year alone. Furthermore, Spartan Race is present in over 17 countries, and participation is increasing to the point where obstacle racing is becoming one of the fastest-growing sports in American history. Joe is also the author of Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life, and reached #2 on the New York Times best-seller list.