The true story of a most improbable life…..
The world should never have heard of Devon Harris. He was raised in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica yet he graduated from the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England and served as an officer in the Jamaica Defence Force. He started off as a barefoot boy trying to win a track race and became a member of his country’s first Olympic bobsled team. Circumstances and others constantly told him it was impossible but at every step of the way, he kept on pushing and found a way to make it possible.
Since, his days on the bobsled slope, Devon has become a highly sought after international motivational keynote speaker and author, sharing his philosophy of Keep On Pushing and never stop dreaming with Fortune 100 companies across many industries. At the heart of his message are the lessons he has learned of the power of persistence over all sorts of obstacles in order to live one's best life. Whether he is speaking at corporate events, or just interacting one on one, his mission is the same---to bring this message of how everyone can keep on pushing and working for their dreams every day of their professional as well as personal lives.
He is also the founder and CEO of the Keep On Pushing Foundation, a New York based 501 (c) 3 charity focused on helping children in disadvantaged communities receive a quality education. He has devoted time to visiting the troops in the Persian Gulf and around the United States and more recently assumed responsibility for developing the next generation of Jamaican bobsledders.
He is the author of the motivational children’s book, Yes, I Can! and the semi-autobiographical motivational book Keep On Pushing: Hot Lessons From Cool Runnings.