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Bonnie St. John

Monday, February 1, 2021
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Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition, taking home a silver and two bronze medals. In addition to her success as a Paralympic athlete, she is a best-selling author and consultant who reveals quick, effective ways to build resilience and thrive in changing times.

St. John has achieved the highest levels of success in a variety of endeavors throughout her life. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in 1986, and won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, taking a Master of Letters degree in Economics. Upon her return to the United States, St. John was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a director for Human Capital Issues on the White House National Economic Council. In 2015, St. John was inducted into the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Hall of Fame.

Today, St. John travels the globe as a leadership consultant, keynote speaker and facilitator for international summit conferences for senior-level executives. The celebrated author of seven books, St. John’s most recent book, Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive and Energy, outlines a quick, easy, and immediately effective program of tools and techniques to give you a competitive edge in today’s dynamic world of changes and challenges. St. John has been featured extensively in both national and international media including: CNN, CBS Morning News, NBC News, PBS, the New York Times, to name just a few.