John Davis

Professor - , Corporate Action Hero
Akron, OH, United States

About John

Bio

John Davis is an internationally known Speaker, Comedian, Author and Action Hero. John resides in Akron, Ohio and is a Professor at Oberlin College where he teaches in the theater department. As an international entertainer, John has traveled extensively throughout the world speaking to audiences of all ages and backgrounds in 28 countries and over four thousand live performances. John encourages his audiences to set and reach their highest potentials and is often invited back as a personal performance coach.

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 John has dedicated a great amount of time bringing entertainment to the soldiers overseas. On six USO tours, John has performed more than one hundred shows and has taken his comedy to even the most remote bases in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He also attended the University of Delaware studying Architecture. John served as the Entertainment Director of four regional theme parks across the nation, where he developed a reputation for reversing negative trends. With John at the helm of both entertainment and marketing, the parks witnessed growths of up to 60% in a single year's time. Most recently he worked in partnership with Young Audiences of North East Ohio developing programs for schools on the subjects of Achievement, Bullying, and Shakespeare.

John is also highly respected fight director and is a recognized instructor with the International Order of the Sword and Pen, an organization that brings together instructors from around the globe who are renowned in both stage and film.
John is the owner of Corporate Action Hero where he provides keynotes, workshops, and coaching, for individuals and organizations. John is the proud father of his son Kynan and husband of his beautiful and talented wife Kelly. John has been featured on The Today Show and The Discovery Channel as well a dozen regional broadcasts and radio shows. He has authored the book “Signs Along The Path” and is about to release his new book, “Be an Action Hero NOT a Reaction Zero”

Areas of Expertise

Achievement, Motivating and Inspiring, Self Achievement

An idea worth spreading

Jesus, Mohammad, Buddha, Krishna, Moses and all the rest were right on some level.

I'm passionate about

I am Passionate about:
Our ability to change our world one person at a time.
Motivating people to set and reach their maximum potential.

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John Davis is an internationally known Speaker, Comedian, Author and Action Hero. John has traveled extensively throughout the world speaking to audiences of all ages and backgrounds in 28 countries.

People don't know I'm good at

The Bullwhip and the Nunchaku

My TED story

John Davis is an internationally known Speaker, Comedian, Author and Action Hero. Who overcame debilitating Spina Bifida to become a professional stunt man and fight director

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 John has dedicated a great amount of time bringing entertainment to the soldiers overseas. On six USO tours, John has performed more than one hundred shows and has taken his comedy to even the most remote bases in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

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