Motivational Speaking

Drawing off of my experiences as a Division-1 collegiate athlete, traveling internationally across six continents for an entire year, running 2,500 miles across the USA over the course of 60 days, and surviving 60 days alone in the wilderness of South America to conquer Discovery Channel’s The Wheel, I have a unique set of life experiences and skill sets from which to draw in creating the content of my speeches. I am excited by the opportunity to speak at schools, churches, conferences or any other type of event.

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“Adam inspired over 350 Illinois educators by sharing his life’s journey and career pathway from Bradley University to crossing the country on foot to reality TV stardom. His words and stories illustrated many of the important life’s lessons we strive to teach our students and remind ourselves – goal setting, determination, teamwork, and the many and diverse paths our lives take us. His keynote energized educators and set a can-do attitude for the day-long professional development.”

Cassie Blickem, Director, Valley Education for Employment System (VALEES)


“Your presentation was so interesting, funny, and engaging for all of our audiences, and your positive attitude and determination inspired not only our students but our staff as well. We also enjoyed hearing your tips about goal setting and the power of having fun while maintaining a positive attitude!”

The Students and Staff of Channahon School Disctrict #17


“Our audience of adult library patrons was fascinated by Adam’s story. He did a fantastic job sharing his journey, while adding anecdotes and providing inspiration along the way. He has a a very engaging presentation style. Everyone enjoyed meeting him and learning about his unique experiences.”

Roz Topolski, Community Engagement Program Coordinator, Vernon Area Public Library


“Top ten coolest guys we’ve ever met”

Pi Kappa Alpha Missouri, Zeta Chi Chapter


“Dynamic, humorous, and inspirational would be words to describe Adam Kimble as he captivates his audience. Adam is an example how ordinary people can do extraordinary accomplishments both in running and life by having faith in Jesus.

His message was spot on to our church’s mission, which provided encouragement to those present.”

Bill Ziech, Director of Discipleship at Cross Lutheran Church


“We could listen to him speak for hours. This is the type of leader we need more of.”

Andrew Whitney, Missouri State University Office of Student Engagement 


“Mr. Kimble spoke to the 4th – 8th grade student at the Cathedral of St. Raymond School.  His message was powerful and inspirational.  He encouraged our students to set goals and work hard while being grateful for the many blessings that they have been given.  While sharing his own journey of faith, our students were able to relate to a wonderful role model who inspired them to keep God at the center of all they do.”

Dr. Jennifer Groves, Principal at the Cathedral of St. Raymond School


“My school hosted an event themed around the concept of being kind towards others and always taking the opportunity to “say something nice”.  Adam came in and spoke to my small group about how being kind has helped him through many of his experiences and accomplishments.  He told his story of traveling around the world, as well as running across the United States, while tying in how characteristics of respect and appreciation played a big role in making these journeys possible.  He explained that just by acknowledging people and being kind, he was able to gain so many supporters and build positive relationships that motivate him to be the very best version of himself.  Adam did a great job of making his talk relevant to this age group (middle school), as well as answering all of their questions that they had.  The students were very intrigued by what he had to say and continued to ask more questions even after he had left!”

Kelly Papesh, Teacher at Troy Middle School


“The Bearded Sole came to our schools right before final exams to inspire and entertain us.  It was evident that we were listening to an intelligent, gentle heart with laser-like determination who easily related to our students.  Thank you Adam Kimble! We loved you!”

Diane Cepela, Superintendent Newark Grade School


“Adam delivered a powerful message about perseverance in a heartfelt and interactive manner to all 800 of our middle school students. For his many athletic accomplishments, Adam is humble and connects to students on a deeper level.”

Ruth Bowe, Teacher at South Middle School


“He rendered his time, talent, and his treasure during those 45 minutes. Not only was he speaking from the heart; he shared part of his magnificent journey with us all.”

MSU Faculty

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