With his unique speaking style, Sean takes you on a personal journey through life's obstacles, challenges, and hardships to instill in you the mindset and vision needed to accomplish nearly any goal imaginable. Sean reveals lessons learned through an unparalleled story as well as unique tools he personally used and continues to use in business and in life. He demonstrates and empowers listeners with unlimited potential through the seemingly impossible. Using his countless adventures to directly relate on a personal or business level, Sean shares the knowledge he has gained to help guide you to your definition of success. It all begins with one step. For Sean, it went from being bed-ridden for nearly a year to the summit of Mt. Everest.
With only one functioning lung, a prognosis of fourteen days to live, and being in a medically-induced coma for a year, Sean is the first cancer survivor to stand on top of the world...Mt. Everest... and the only person in history to asscomplish what he has. Sean has broken through defined human limitation in order to redefine the way the world views success.
Sean was diagnosed with two deadly, different, and unrelated forms of cancer, once at the age of thirteen and again at the age of sixteen. After an incredibly poor prognosis, and being read his last rites, Sean survived both these brutal diseases.
Sean uses his personal struggle to help others, and has topped the highest peaks in Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, Australia, Antarctica, and North America, thus completing the "7-Summits". With the completion of the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, and recently returning from an expedition across Antarctica to the South Pole, Sean continues to stand out among the world-class adventurers.
"His talk was the highlight of the weekend."
"We couldn't have asked for a better start to our program, and he put the icing on the cake."
"Sean is the first and only speaker from our annual meetings to receive all high ratings!!"
"This is, without a doubt, the most inspirational story I have ever heard."
World-renowned international motivational/inspirational speaker. First cancer survivor to summit Mt. Everest, 7-Summits, Hawaii Ironman, South Pole, NYC and Boston Marathons. Author. Founder: CancerClimber
“One of the most powerful speakers ever!” – Roche
“Sean Swarner is a real-life superhero.” – CBS Evening News
“Proof that miracles do exist. And he’s helping others do extraordinary things. WOW!” – Steve Harvey
“This is without a doubt, the most inspirational story I’ve ever heard.” – NBC
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Sean’s story is not just about surviving cancer, it’s about persistence, determination, and the relatable common thread of overcoming obstacles in order to achieve success. After cresting the summit of Mt. Everest with one lung, Sean decided to Keep Climbing and has since topped the highest peaks in Africa, Europe, South America, Australia, Antarctica, and North America, thus completing the “7-Summits”. Battling negative 80 degree temperatures, he has crossed both Antarctica and the Arctic, reaching the South and North Poles. In the interim, he has also completed the world championship Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii. As Sean continues to defy the odds, test his own endurance to inspire and motivate people around the world, he shares his message of healing, hope, and triumph through his non-profit organization, his published books, his Emmy-nominated film, and performance/executive coaching.