Dan Thurmon

Dan Thurmon

Peak Performance Coach

Success in life is not determined by circumstances, but by actions. Peak Performance Coach Dan Thurmon’s mission can be summarized by the title of his book, Off Balance On Purpose. He believes that instead of seeking “perfect balance”, we should learn to embrace uncertainty and initiate positive changes that lead to growth. Dan incorporates his incredible talents — from juggling, to performing amazing feats of balance — into his energetic presentations to not only entertain audiences, but to demonstrate what we are all capable of when we set our minds to it. Drawing on his years of research and practical experience, Dan is a valuable asset to individuals and organizations as they strive to adopt, integrate, and implement new action plans.

At an early age, Dan learned the power of performance. When he was eleven years old, he encountered a mentor who taught him some amazing physical skills, but also gave him a channel for his bountiful energy. He quickly excelled as a variety artist, comedy entertainer, and entrepreneur. After graduating with a business degree from the University of Georgia, he applied the lessons in sales, management, and marketing to his entrepreneurial ventures in real time.

Since that critical pivot of life and work, he has worked with organizations around the world, in every spectrum of business from Fortune 500 companies, startups, associations, troops on the front lines, students, teachers, and entrepreneurs. Through his presentations and workshops, Dan helps organizations and people to accelerate improvement, facilitate true breakthroughs, and enable and encourage greatness.

Inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame and a member of the illustrious Speakers Roundtable, Dan also served as President of the National Speakers Association.

Off Balance On Purpose

A common challenge for organizations today is helping their employees bring more energy to work and not only embrace change but see it as an opportunity to lead.

Dan Thurmon believes the reason that people struggle with change is they think they have to compartmentalize their life and keep everything in balance. What if we lived off balance on purpose? What if instead of resisting uncertainty, we leaned into it? And what if rather than bringing our “work-self” to the office, we brought 100% of who we are?

In this keynote, Thurmon excites his audience with an interactive performance while giving them a multi-dimensional view of success. He doesn’t stand behind a podium and talk about dealing with fear and change — he does handstands on the podium to demonstrate what being uncomfortable and living off balance on purpose actually looks like. Your audience will talk about this presentation for years to come!

As a result of attending this program attendees will:

  • Learn to take ACTION when it is uncomfortable.
  • Manage energy and time more effectively.
  • Adopt an “off balance on purpose” approach as a realistic and empowering way to excel at work and life.


It isn’t really possible to “always be at your best because every moment counts” — some moments count much more than others. That’s why it’s more important to be your best when it matters the most.

In this keynote, peak performance speaker Dan Thurmon explores the reasons why some individuals fail under pressure, and why others seem to naturally rise to handle critical moments with ease and excellence. This isn’t an innate talent — it’s an ability that can be learned and mastered. Thurmon calls it “perform-ability.”

The key to being able to “perform,” or deliver excellence when it matters the most, is to prepare properly and understand the mindset and methods of top performers. Thurmon demonstrates these concepts in his signature high-impact style that includes juggling, acrobatics, and even a unicycle. Audiences leave this unforgettable session armed with new tools and the enthusiasm to tackle their biggest challenges.

As a result of attending this program attendees will:

  • Understand the three aspects of an effective performance.
  • Recognize critical moments to perform and rise to the occasion.
  • Adopt the mindset and methods of peak performers.
  • Provide more rewarding experiences for team members and clients.

WORKSHOP: Off Balance On Purpose in Practice

Your people are your organization. When individuals perform well, the organization does too. For organizations to truly thrive, especially with a millennial workforce, they need to provide hands-on opportunities for personal development and create a culture of personal performance.

“Change is hard. Motivation is only valuable if there is ACTION that creates change. That is why I created this workshop — to help you deliver real change for your teams.”

– Dan Thurmon

This workshop is interactive (each participant gets their own workbook), introspective and personal. After the course, participants will be equipped to better integrate all aspects of their life so each area is strengthened and fully developed. Participants will also take stock of what they should stop/start/continue and create an action plan for themselves.

Enhancing personal performance is the new corporate strategy. Adding this workshop to Thurmon’s keynote on the same day will reinforce and solidify this year’s goals for your organization.

Leading Others Through Change

COVID-19 has forced many organizations to face massive change — to be off balance. Energy has suffered, productivity has decreased, and team members have felt stuck. During this virtual presentation, Dan Thurmon encourages a shift in thinking through providing strategies on how to transform the current disruption into your biggest opportunity for growth. He will also teach a very different and effective model for integrating a work-life balance that leaves people more fulfilled personally while they succeed professionally.

Coming to you from his broadcasting studio, Thurmon incorporates different sets for strategic learning — integrating live stunts, acrobatics and, yes, knife throwing to enhance your team’s engagement. He also encourages real-time interaction through comments, questions, and surveys.

Thurmon’s virtual presentation is completely customizable to help your team navigate through uncertainty, increase confidence, and drive results!

This virtual presentation can be a 60-minute keynote, with interactive Q&A, or turned into a 90-minute workshop. Content and length are customizable to meet your needs.