"My juice in life is helping people succeed.
I am the push...and the pull...
that helps you get up the mountain."
- Shawn Anderson
With a life mission of empowering 1,000,000 people to lead a more passionate and purposeful existence, Shawn Anderson is a six-time motivational author, keynote speaker and success coach. His "go the extra mile" philosophy and ability to produce winning results have been praised by political leaders, Olympic Gold Medal and world record holders, and media outlets around the world.
An entrepreneur since the age of 8 when he started a business selling worms to fishermen, Shawn has continued by building businesses and organizing events that make a difference in how people think. In 2009, Shawn created the Extra Mile America Tour and rode a bicycle 4,000 miles across the country to demonstrate the power of the "go the extra mile" message. On the 90-day journey, he orchestrated events in 21 cities where he interviewed over 200 "Extra Mile Americans" -- people who had been pre-identified as either achieving something great by chasing their passions or by turning tragedy into triumph. At the end of the tour, Shawn personally gave $10,000 to the individuals whose extra-mile stories he found most inspiring.
In 2014 through his organization, Extra Mile America, Shawn Anderson led 527 U.S. cities to declare November 1 as “Extra Mile Day”...a day recognizing the capacity we each have to create positive change when we "go the extra mile."
His top-selling book titles include Amicus 101: A Story About the Pursuit of Purpose and Overcoming Life’s Chaos and Extra Mile America: Stories of Inspiration, Possibility and Purpose.