Legendary Leader

John O’Leary

Motivational Speaker
Class of 1995

A victim of a fiery explosion at age 9, John O’Leary was not expected to live. But he fought through the odds–and hundreds of surgeries–to reach his true purpose: inspiring others to find their true spark of happiness. Today, his following circles the globe and he partners with dozens of companies to spread a message of hope–one that thrived from connections made at De Smet early on.