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Superior systems to move from paralysis to progress.
From a rising 20-something to instantly paralyzed, Nathan Ogden’s life came crashing to a halt. Nathan shattered his neck snow skiing leaving him a quadriplegic in 2001. Through intense therapy and pain over the next year he recovered nearly half of his body function and began working full-time again. Just as life seemed “normal” again Nathan experienced another devastating neck break that robbed him the use of his hands, triceps, and any regained movement from the chest down. By staring his excuses in the eye he found new legs to live life standing taller.
Today, he is a highly sought after inspirational keynote speaker, trainer and author of the book, Unfrozen. Nathan has taught thousands in business, organizations, nonprofits and schools how to conquer their fears and move from paralysis to progress through eliminating excuses in their professional and personal lives. Nathan instantly connects with his audience and delivers invaluable principles they can relate to and act upon.
Since his second neck break he has experienced snow skiing, snorkeling, skydiving, completing a half triathlon and most recently rappelling off a 150 foot cliff. Nathan resides in Boise, Idaho with his wife, Heather, and together they enjoy raising their four children. His courage and determination give hope and power to all who know and hear his message.
“Nathan Ogden came and spoke to our Construction Team and his message was spot on. He did an awesome job of relating his own stories with how our team can improve their daily life through standard practices and checklists. Nathan is personable, down to earth, and a great communicator!”
“Nathan Ogden will not disappoint! He is REAL and can connect with audiences large and small! Nathan has taught me SO much and helped me to realize that each of us live with considerable paralysis because of how we choose to think and view the world.”
“Professional presentation, excellent grasp of subject matter, sprinkle with doses of sad reality, interspersed with often self-deprecating humor, makes this a most inspirational hour. It leaves the participants determined to extract the utmost’s from any experience life throws at us.”