Biography

Josh Sundquist is a motivational speaker, comedian and bestselling author who has shared his story with audiences across the world, ranging from schools to the White House to Fortune 50 companies like Facebook, Walmart, Apple, Spotify, Google, CVS and General Motors. Josh is an in-demand keynote speaker for groups of sales people, educators, student leaders, and health professionals.

At age nine, Josh was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and given a fifty percent chance to live. He spent a year on chemotherapy treatments and his left leg was amputated. Doctors declared Josh cured of the disease at age thirteen and he took up ski racing three years later. 

Josh trained for the next five years and in 2006 he was named to the US Paralympic Ski Team for The Paralympic Games in Turino, Italy. Today, Josh represents the United States in international competition as a member of the U.S. Amputee Soccer Team.

On the internet, Josh is best known for his viral photos, especially his Halloween costumes. His videos have been viewed over 500 million times and he has over three million followers. People named him to the 2017 “Social Media Power List.” As a social media influencer, he’s worked with brands like Apple, Meta, Tommy Hilfiger, Chase, Chevrolet and  AT&T.

Josh is an ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and makes regular appearances at events and in the media to raise money for children’s hospitals across the country. He has been featured on the back of Doritos bags (specifically, Spicy Nacho flavor) for his work on behalf of amputees.

Josh has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, NPR and CNN. His first memoir, Just Don’t Fall, was a national bestseller and his second memoir We Should Hang Out Sometime was optioned for movie rights by a division of Disney. His debut novel Love and First Sight was published in 2017. Josh’s fourth book, Semi-Famous was released in 2022. His books have been translated into German, Italian, and Turkish and have been published in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Turkey, Italy, and Austria.

Josh is an executive producer and writer on the new television series, “Best Foot Forward” on Apple TV+. The series is inspired by his childhood. 

Josh received a degree in business from the College of William and Mary and a Master’s in Communications from the University of Southern California. He lives with his wife, Ashley near the beach in California.




Read More

Videos

Request Availability

Testimonials

Josh artfully made a connection between the Walmart story and his own. His first speech was so moving that we hired him to come back a second time!
– Julie Murphy, Executive Vice President of U.S. People – Walmart U.S.
He’ll make you laugh out loud and fill you with raw emotion, all while teaching you vital lessons in empathy, gratitude and resilience.
– Nada Stirratt VP, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook
Many people have said that Josh’s speech was the highlight of the event for them. He connected with the audience in such a meaningful way.
– Brittany Conant, Business Planning & Operations, HP Inc. Workstations
Josh is a wonderful, inspiring, and engaging speaker. The sign of a captive audience at Google is when all laptops are shut!
– Erika Choung, Google Talks Planner, Google
Josh is an extraordinary young man with a message that inspires and awes his audiences with his true life experiences.He is a must for your next meeting!
– Vinnie Tracey, President, RE/MAX International
More than 7,000 people heard Josh speak at our annual management conference. A miracle himself, Josh inspired us to make the most of our own lives.
– Mary Sammons, CEO, Rite Aid

Booksby Josh Sundquist

Semi-Famous

Love and First Sight

We Should Hang Out Sometime

Just Don't Fall

Blog Posts

Mastering the Art of Self-Talk for Success

💭 Your internal monologue is the soundtrack of your life, the constant companion accompanying your...

Read More

Networking Strategies to Improve Your Event’ Experiences

📝 Seeking to enhance event experiences? Discover networking strategies with Liz Lathan and learn how...

Read More

Are You Choosing the Right Keynote Speakers?

Want to leave a lasting impression on your attendees? Tune in as Jessie States discusses...

Read More

Why Meetings Matter: Unveiling Their Impactful Influence

🤝 There's no question about it. Meetings drive the global economy forward by fostering collaboration,...

Read More

Achieve Work-Life Balance by Setting Clear Expectations With Your Team

🙇‍♀️ Feeling overwhelmed by the demands of work and life? Discover how to set boundaries...

Read More

Embracing Balance: Tips for a Stress-Free Lifestyle

💆‍♀️ Want to live a stress-free life? Tune in to our insight from Eliz Greene,...

Read More

Related Speakers

We’ll secure a speaker your audience raves about for years

Schedule a Call

Nothing short of impeccable! From start to finish The Keynote Curators provided exactly what we needed. Bravo!

– Diana B.
Insurance Association

We had a speaker cancel at the last-minute. Without missing a beat, The Keynote Curators offered several options to choose from. The replacement hit it out of the park. We avoided a potential disaster and looked good doing it. Thanks to The Keynote Curators.

– Yvette S.
Credit Union

Everything that was promised was delivered and more. The VIP Meet & Greet that was arranged was the difference make for our sponsor. It could not have gone any better. Thank you to The Keynote Curators for being a true partner.

– Grace H.
Financial Services

For the last ten years we have worked with Seth in booking our speakers. Each year he outdoes the previous year. Excited to see who we have next year.

– Cecily R.
Medical Devices

We have used several different agencies, but The Keynote Curators is the one that goes the furthest in understanding our meetings’ goals and messaging. This is the difference maker for us and is the reason why we continue to work with them.

– Nancy M.
Agriculture Association

Here's how toCue the post-event celebrations

1. Schedule a call

We’ll connect so we understand your needs to curate a selection of great speakers.

2. Book your speaker

We’ll manage all the details so you will be confident with your choice.

3. Wow your audience

Inform & educate your participants to ideas that transform their work & personal life.

Hit the mark with the perfect speaker!

Schedule a Call