Nathan Ogden has taught thousands how to conquer their fears and move from paralysis
to progress through eliminating excuses in their lives. He is a wheelchair athlete, co-
creator of the non-profit Chair The Hope, and author of the book Unfrozen and Resilience,
a #1 Bestseller. In 2001, Nathan broke his neck snow skiing leaving him paralyzed and
in tremendous pain. Regaining half of his body function over the next year brought new
hope to his young family that he would walk again. That quickly changed as he lived
through a second devastating neck break robbing him the use of his hands, triceps, and
everything below the chest. Facing fears and staring his excuses in the eye, he found new
legs to live life standing taller.
Nathan is a highly sought after international keynote speaker, trainer, and bestselling
author. He uses his unique life-changing experiences in overcoming challenges to train a
vast variety of groups, from high schools to business executives throughout the world.
Nathan instantly connects with his audience and delivers invaluable tools to be more
successful in business and life. His courage and determination give hope and power to
all who know him and hear his messages.
Nathan loves to live life and has experienced snow skiing, snorkeling, skydiving,
completing a half triathlon, rappelling off a 150-foot cliff, and most recently riding a
hand-powered bicycle 1,200 miles with his family raising money for, and personally
delivering wheelchairs needed in underdeveloped countries. Nathan lives in Boise,
Idaho and is married to a beautiful wife with four children.