David Miln Smith

David Miln Smith

Author of Hug the Monster: How to Embrace your Fears and Live Your Dreams

Speaker Categories: Adventurers/Explorers | Inspiring Lives | Motivation for Business | Resilience and Overcoming Obstacles | Peak Performance | Team Building

Travels From: CA, United States.

Speaker Fee Range: $5,000 to $10,000*

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A real-life "Indiana Jones," David Miln Smith is internationally renowned for taking on world-class physical and intellectual challenges. Trailblazer and innovator, he explores what is beyond social, psychological and physical horizons and provides a map to new uncharted territories. A master storyteller, Dr. Smith weaves from his own experiences to guide, motivate, inspire, and one of the biggest pluses, to entertain from tales of kayaking the Nile, of being the first person to swim from Africa to Europe, of solo trekking over the highest Atlas Mountains and of marathoning through the Sahara Desert.

For 20 years, Dr. Smith has addressed CEOs and senior management at Fortune 500 companies as a keynote speaker motivating courage to change. For 27 years, he worked with schizophrenic patients using yoga-based exercise, psychodrama and led 54 rigorous wilderness adventures on the Appalachian Trail. For 20 years, he has given over 400 four-hour presentations to ex-convicts motivating them to "get a job" instead of "do a job." He has also worked with convalescent senior patients in their last moments. Dr. Smith is the author of three books: The East/West Exercise Book, HEALING JOURNEY: The Odyssey of an Uncommon Athlete, and HUG THE MONSTER: How to Embrace Your Fears and Live Your Dreams.

As one CEO observed, "To hear David Smith speak is to fall in love with life all over again." Because he has literally put his life on the line many times, he is an authority on managing fear and overcoming self imposed limits. In “Blaze a Trail Through New Terrain”, Smith teaches how to convert the fear of change from an enemy to an ally.

The Anatomy of Risk and Power

Breaking the Barriers

The Joy of Risk: The Thrill of Reward

Don't Let Another Dream Pass You By

Relationship Mastery

  • HUG THE MONSTER: How to Embrace Your Fears and Live Your Dreams
    HUG THE MONSTER: How to Embrace Your Fears and Live Your Dreams Purchase Book
  • HEALING JOURNEY: The odyssey of an Uncommon Athlete
    HEALING JOURNEY: The odyssey of an Uncommon Athlete Purchase Book

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  • HUG THE MONSTER: How to Embrace Your Fears and Live Your Dreams
    HUG THE MONSTER: How to Embrace Your Fears and Live Your Dreams Purchase Book
  • HEALING JOURNEY: The odyssey of an Uncommon Athlete
    HEALING JOURNEY: The odyssey of an Uncommon Athlete Purchase Book

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  • “Challenge the Limits” was very well received. It is apparent that you provided training and insight, which will be a direct and lasting benefit.”

    Lawrence E. Stone
    Assessor, County of Santa Clara in Silicon Valley
  • “We could not have asked for more, and I would highly recommend this speaker to other colleges and universities.”

    Phil Ballard
    Chair, Lecture Series Committee
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