Justin has a unique ability to capture and captivate his audience with stories calling on reserves of courage, determination and self-belief in order to succeed and sometimes to simply survive. He offers his audience an extraordinary experience by sharing life lessons and translating his life experiences into an entertaining and motivational keynote that is relevant to his audiences from academic and government to corporations world-wide.
Justin has led an extraordinary life and found himself learning vital lessons from his unique circumstances. Growing up with a 90% hearing loss is hard for anyone, but being the son of Merrill Osmond, the lead singer of the world-renowned Osmond Family, made deafness an even bigger challenge for him.
Diagnosed at the age of 2 with a 90% hearing loss and after 12 years of intense speech and listening therapy, he can now speak with passion and through modern-day technology, hear with conviction.
Considering the fact that he was a couple years behind his peers, he has shown through intense dedication, mental and physical exertion, that nothing can stop him from going after his dreams. There were many obstacles and challenges that represented stumbling blocks, despair and lack of hope. But his will-power, determination, desire, and hope surpassed all hurdles that stood in his way.
Despite living with a profound hearing loss and even after being told by teachers and professionals that he would never play a musical instrument, he went on to play the violin, viola, piano, and drums. He has received numerous awards such as the prestigious sterling scholarship in music, academic scholarships, honorary achievements, and many athletic titles in soccer, football, basketball, and track. He is also proud to represent the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout, and he currently has his Master’s in Business Administration.
Due to Justin’s desire to help everyone that may be struggling with hearing loss, he launched the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund in honor of his late grandmother Olive. As Founder and CEO of the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund, Justin has one goal: to bring music to the ears of men, women and children living with hearing loss around the world. Recently, he challenged himself to an "impossible" feat of running 250 miles in just 7 days in order to raise awareness in honor of his Grandmother Olive, and to help raise funding for hearing devices for 25 deaf children. It's been his hardest challenge to date, but also the most rewarding.
This is what makes Justin extraordinary. Overcoming many communication challenges, he became an award-winning musician, dedicated his life to working with the deaf and hard-of-hearing and inspires everyone who hears his amazing story.
Having shared the spotlight with the likes of Kevin Costner, Oprah, Billy Crystal, Garth Brooks, Susan Boyle and many other distinguished and respectable individuals, Justin's unique style inspires and motivates his audiences. Justin has spent over 15 years traveling the world helping the deaf and hard-of hearing in underdeveloped countries as well as throughout the United States. Justin continues to travel the world inspiring those living with a hearing loss by sharing with them his experiences and stories of hope and perseverance. Justin touches the hearts of not only those living with a hearing loss, but everyone he comes in contact with and encourages any person who has a dream to live it.
In his recently published book “Hearing with my Heart,” he shares his story with the world in order to help everyone understand the struggles of living with a hearing loss and how to overcome it. He lives every day by his personal motto: “I may have a hearing loss, but that hearing loss does not have me.”
Nothing gets him down and he loves inspiring others to go after what they want in life and that NOTHING is impossible.
Merrill Osmond, lead singer of The Osmonds, has spent nearly 60 years in show business. The lessons Merrill has learned along the way are absolutely priceless and worth sharing. He's made it his personal mission to spend the rest of his life passing on these valuable tools with audiences around the world.
Justin Osmond, the 2nd son of Merrill, has "overcome" a 90% hearing loss and though he was constantly told he couldn't, he's proved them wrong and has gone on to run several successful businesses & charities. He knows that the work ethic, persistence, positive attitude and goal-oriented skills he's developed have been crucial in his life and he enjoys sharing these messages with others.
Merrill and Justin have teamed-up for an epic presentation of inspired messages and music designed to help audiences take their business and personal lives to the next level, with no excuses. The program, Sound Advice, is a journey of over 60 years of unique experiences lived by two generations. They share an inside look to the many lessons they've gathered throughout the years. They also share personal and professional advice from friends such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Chuck Norris to name a few.
Merrill and Justin use their personal experiences to show each person how they can face their fears and challenges, discover and focus on their strengths, have a positive attitude, work with difficult people, and achieve their full potential. Each presentation is customized to align with the meeting message and theme.
"The school of hard knocks has taught me that life can be tough—no matter who you are. It takes courage and hard work for the average person to be great. Then there's Justin who goes beyond the norm. Despite his adversities, he has become an inspiration to so many people. You will be inspired by Justin and his undying ability to be optimistic, determined, and successful."
"Having been with Justin at missions for children and adults with hearing disabilities, I saw first-hand the caring and empathetic way he involves his heart and mind to deliver support and reassurance. A True Humanitarian."
"I am truly lucky to know Justin Osmond. Whenever he walks into a room, the whole room lights up. His smile is infectious. His heart is so warm and an inspiration to us all, as he is to me."
"If you've ever felt like giving up,The examples from the life of Justin Osmond show that anything - and I mean anything - is possible."
"Justin commanded the stage and engaged our audience with his authentic passion and motivation to inspire others to overcome their challenges. He even brought the crowd to their feet with a standing ovation at the end of his speech!"
"Justin Osmond was perfect. He exceeded all of our expectations for a motivational speaker. He was gracious, professional, patient and made everyone in our organization and in the audience feel special and inspired. He had a great multi-media presentation that was warm, fascinating and inspiring. He wove his message with ours so that our audience not only fell in love with him, but also with us even more. Everyone fell in love with him and gained insight into the world of overcoming challenges through his remarks. He also was super easy to work with, cheerfully adapting to last minute changes and doing everything he could to put us at ease and contribute to the success of our event."
"I continue to be amazed and inspired by Justin. His sense of duty to others, his optimism, his positive approach to everything he does, and the smile permanently formed on his face speak volumes about him. He simply doesn't let anything drag him down."
"Justin provided one of the best presentations we have had for our inspirational luncheon. Not only is he personable and engaging, he brings a life experience and perspective that challenges the audience to go beyond what seems possible as he certainly has proved can be done. Justin combines a positive outlook with humor and wisdom and would be an outstanding addition to any groups speaker schedule."
"Justin has an amazing ability to identify with his audience while making his listeners feel completely comfortable. He is a top-notch speaker (educational and entertaining) and is an effective communicator whether he is speaking to an audience of 15 or 5000!"
"Without a doubt, Justin Osmond was the most engaging, motivational, and inspirational speaker we have ever had at Hear Here Hartford, and we have had many speakers over nine years! Recently, at another event, a parent approached me and said she attended the event with Justin and thought he was the best speaker she had ever heard anywhere! This is well deserved high praise for a speaker who captured the mind, emotions, and spirit with his most powerful words and violin performance that moved us in ways we had never experienced before. He shared his life story brilliantly by tapping into all senses with words, pictures, and music that still resonates with our entire audience. He connected with every member of our audience as he signed books after his presentation and once again illustrated his genuine, kind, and charismatic personality. I would highly recommend Justin to be your next inspirational speaker."
"The presentation you gave at USHA was by far the BEST keynote that I've experienced! I've listened to lots of keynote speakers from CSHA, ASHA, and ISTE, and so many more! Wow is all I have to say. I'm going to order your book too. Thanks again for sharing!"
KEYWORDS: Overcoming Challenges, Discovering your Strengths, Hearing Loss, Humanitarian, Inspiration, Overcoming Fears, Best-selling author, Producer, Speaker, Motivation, Influence, Osmond Family, Overcoming adversity, Changing habits, Overcoming self-imposed limitations