Bonnie St. John

For the last decade and a half, Bonnie St. John has entertained and inspired millions of people as a keynote speaker, consultant, or coach for over five hundred different organizations in the US and around the world.  Her clients include Pepsi, Pfizer, AT&T, American Express, Merrill Lynch, IBM, and even the Wits Business School in South Africa to name just a few.

Bonnie is perhaps most renowned as an international ski racing champion.  Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, she won a silver and two bronze medals in the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria, thereby becoming the first African-American ever to win Olympic medals in skiing.  For this achievement she has been honored at Nike Headquarters, the White House in 2009 for the Black History Month Celebration, and with a featured quote on millions of Starbucks Cups.

After the Olympics, Bonnie went on to graduate with honors from Harvard, win a Rhodes Scholarship, and earn her Masters degree in economics at Oxford.  Returning to the US, she won awards as a sales person for IBM and later was appointed as a director of the National Economic Council in the White House.

Bonnie has been featured on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CNN, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, People magazine, and many other national and international media outlets.

Live Your Joy, the most recent of her five books, is a funny and inspiring collection of modern day parables, a guide for finding joy in a hectic 21st century world.

Bonnie currently lives in Princeton New Jersey with her daughter.