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’s life experiences and his perspective on them will give anyone a renewed sense of possibility and hope. Armed with these, action is an inevitable next step! I can only begin to describe how powerful we found his delivery, message, and impact! I don’t believe there was a dry eye in the room during the standing ovation at the conclusion of Nathan’s message. More importantly, dozens of listeners shared with me how inspired they were to take action and grow in their businesses as well as in their personal lives. Nathan will be heartily welcomed back to speak again! We will continue to recommend him as a phenomenal and impactful speaker!”
President – Synergy Solutions