Motivational Speaking




Danny Heinsohn has an eclectic speaking background that has inspired and motivated audiences from across the country.  Danny has spoken for national and regional conferences, athletes, sports executives, award shows, professional sports teams, college and high school students, health care professionals, real estate firms, investors, and entrepreneurs.   His three primary platforms include:



Danny's story of resilience is one that must be heard by everyone. Plans to backpack Europe were derailed after a brain cancer diagnosis upon college graduation at the age of 23.  After three craniotomies to remove a racquetball sized tumor, Danny endured severe seizure complications, memory loss, loss of motor functions, 12 months of chemotherapy, depression, and several years of social reintegration.  It was the kindness and support of his friends, family, and community where Danny discovered his calling - to endure, inspire, and overcome. 

Along the road to recovery Danny learned the keys to resilience can be found within the power of our communities. Your audience will be inspired by Danny's powerful message and the process of overcoming obstacles in the most demanding and difficult of circumstances. 

2015 YPN Twenty Under 40 Award
2014 SportsTravel Humanitarian Award
2014 OM Foundation Award
2010 USA Triathlon All-American


"Not only is Danny’s story inspiring, but he also hammered the point home about giving back to others and making sure you are utilizing each day to its fullest capacity. His enthusiasm for life is contagious and his mindset of helping others to achieve their goals is something many should aspire to." 

Chris Boline - Reno Bighorns, Account Executive




(Training - Groups and Individuals)
No matter what industry you work in, your ability to forge confidence and memorability will have a direct correlation with the amount of sales you generate.  Sales success is achieved through consistent effort, structure, relentless execution, fortitude, and a value proposition to differentiate from the competition.  

Could your team benefit from an action plan that yields 25% to 75%+ growth?  Does your team need help in overcoming sales objections or getting unstuck?  Do you wish to widen your referral pipeline?  Is your team ready to take their game to the next level?

If the answer to any of these question is yes, then I'd love an opportunity to share my knowledge and proven methods of how I was able to break through barriers to work with the biggest names in sports, entertainment, and corporate sponsorship.  Sample learning objectives:

  • Position your personal brand as a thought leader in the media, among your team, and within your community
  • Accelerate the closing process through intuitive listening and collaborative feedback
  • Streamline your efforts through effective time management
  • Leverage social media to develop credibility and brand equity
  • Communication strategies to keep your prospects engaged

"Danny is a reliable coach, sincerely interested in a variety of people and skill sets. He does not push advice on anyone, but is there to give it upon request. Danny is diligent about providing training opportunity and knows hard work gets results. He leads through example."

Stephen Oaks - President, Pacific Management Partners


(Keynote or Breakout Session)
With over 12 years experience of selling in the sports and corporate sponsorship industries, Danny has built several prestigious and sustaining relationships with 10 principles of success.  The New York Yankees, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Blackhawks, Southeastern Conference, Arkansas Razorbacks, Texas Longhorns, Nevada Wolf Pack, MillerCoors, Nike, and Red Bull are a few properties on his short list. When you understand the principles of selling, you will have a fundamental advantage over the competition.


"You're an excellent speaker and you gave me a lot to think about. I'm going to overhaul my business plan and sales activities with your 10 principles to sales success. Also a special thanks for your book!"

Mike Dostal, Sierra Nevada Properties





"Danny spoke to our students about the importance of overcoming obstacles as being a key to success. It's a great message for rising graduates, especially through the details of his incredible story. The story is impressive enough on its' own -- and a must-listen/read if you haven't heard it -- but Danny's abilities as a caring, interested mentor stand on their merits as well. Danny has many talents that separate him from others in the industry, but I like being around him because I enjoy his company and his conversation. I'm inspired to do more in my business, to connect better, to keep things in perspective after spending time with him, and that's a rare feeling in this business indeed."

Josh Mora /  Program Director, Sports Marketing & Media /  Full Sail University


 A few featured appearances include...








"I had the privilege of interviewing Danny on my podcast, Straight Shot Health Talk. Danny is one of those rare individuals who has both an amazing story and a gift of communication. Talking with him was engaging from the start...and continued through the interview. His story of how he was diagnosed with cancer (right before his "dream" trip) and the struggles he went through during treatment were heartfelt. And his eventual conclusion (*spoiler alert* it has a happy ending) was inspiring."

Kevin Cuccaro /  Straight Shot Health 





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Resilience begins with a reason