April Holmes, MBA, PLY, ACC, CPCC

Co-Founder & CEO of HeroHangout

4-Time US Paralympian

Motivational Speaker

Performance Mindset Coach

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About me...

April Holmes is a remarkable sports trailblazer, empowering coach, and impactful leader. Despite losing her leg in a train accident, she defied the constraints of disability to achieve unparalleled heights in Paralympic track & field, breaking 14 IPC World Records and capturing three Paralympic medals.

Beyond the track, April's impact extends far and wide. She advocates for increased awareness and recognition of people with disabilities. As a sought-after corporate and motivational speaker, she inspires audiences with her messages on motivation, diversity, leadership, and overcoming obstacles. And as an accredited Executive Coach, she empowers C-Suite executives, athletes, and entrepreneurs to unleash their full potential.

April's legacy of resilience, empowerment, and excellence transcends the boundaries of sports, reshaping perceptions of disability and inspiring countless lives. She is a true champion, both on and off the track. A proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and now Chair of Board at US Center for SafeSport.

Clients around the world:

Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Paralympic Gold Medalist World & American Record Holder. Works with organizations ready to train for their transition, work inclusively, and win their Gold Medal.

Most requested topics:

  • The Power of Purpose
  • Stop Limping Thru Life, Start Running
  • Train for Your Transition
  • Your Gold Medal Moment Awaits
  • Unleash Your Inner Champion

Want to book April for your upcoming event?

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April is an executive coach and motivational speaker who helps people overcome their train moments and achieve their goals and dreams. She has coached hundreds of clients and spoken to thousands of audiences around the world.

April will help you:

  • Identify and overcome your train moments
  • Develop a performance mindset
  • Set and achieve your goals
  • Live your best life
  • Transform your self-confidence and resilience

Are you ready to run your life? Book coaching call now?

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Quotes from business leaders around the world:

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Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Fame, 6x NBA Champion

April Holmes is a tremendous athlete, but more importantly, she’s an incredible person. She has overcome so much, and remains one of the most positive people I’ve ever met. April’s strength of character and the motivation she provides to others are truly inspirational.

Trudy Hardy, VP Marketing , BMW North America, LLC

There are no words big enough, impactful enough or powerful enough to describe April Her remarkable energy, spirit and faith have to be experienced firsthand.

H White, VP Jordan Brand

To find someone that has lived it and beat the odds at every turn to have a life that is a positive reflection of her will. She is truly an inspiration to all and a shining light to me.

Daryl Butler, VP Electronics

She is one of the best ever; humble yet driven, professional yet personable. April’s God-given talents extend far beyond the track. She’s been an inspiration to so many globally.

Terri Hines, VP Global Sports Communications

Apriil is one-of-a-kind, an extraordinary spirit, who motivates through her own life experience and transforms us all into being our better selves each and every day.

Edda H. Geirsdottir, VP Ossur

A true champion, April Holmes is a global sporting icon and role model that embodies “Life Without Limitations.”

Darrell Fry, Media Director

Her story is a roadmap for how to go from your darkest day to your brightest hour, and how doing so can not only transform your life but also those of countless others.

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