Author, Entrepreneur, Athlete
Kyle Maynard is a motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur and athlete. Despite being born with arms that end at the elbows—and legs near the knees—Maynard wrestled varsity on one of the best teams in the Southeast; set records in weightlifting; fought in mixed martial arts; and became the first man to crawl on his own to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro—the highest mountain in Africa.
His story has been featured on ESPN, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, ABC's 20/20, Good Morning America, HBO’s Real Sports and as a cover story in USA Today. He continues to inspire as the author of his book, No Excuses, a New York Times bestseller.
There are no worthy excuses. No matter how challenging your difficulties may seem, everyone has the ability to overcome. Kyle Maynard will show us how.
Maynard was born with a condition known as congenital amputation that left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees. He will chronicle his life experiences and relate his emotions to the audience. His accomplishments as an athlete speak for themselves, but Maynard believes it’s a part of his mission to show others they’re capable of achieving greatness in their lives as well.
Mixing humor and hard truths, Maynard understands what it takes to teach perseverance, even when you’re hit with setbacks. We all have things in life we wish we’d do something about, instead of continuing to hesitate. Maynard’s words will inspire us to act!