Standout Movement

Go Beyond and Standout!

Unleash Your Potential, Accelerate Your Success and Live Beyond Limits

The Challenge

Most people are not fully prepared for the next step in their career or life and they fall short of reaching their full potential.  For many, it takes years of failures, frustration and experience to figure it all out and achieve dreams not yet realized.  

What if there was a company with caring leaders, an innovative process and a supportive community to help you unleash your potential, accelerate your success and live a life beyond limits?  

What would it feel like if you became the best you can be, shined as an exemplary leader, made a significant impact on others, lived fully, loved deeply and enjoyed the victories that came from winning each day.

It’s your time to Go Beyond the norm and live a Standout life.

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Your Opportunity

Whether you’re a student, young professional or someone who wants to go beyond the norm, beyond average and beyond your own limitations, we’re here to inspire and help you Standout!

We took years of experience, research and expertise from the best leaders, teachers, mentors and high performers from around the world and developed a world-class, proprietary process called “The Standout Way” and built a global community to support the program.  

This innovative and holistic process will transform and prepare you to be the best of the best in your career and in life.  It will accelerate your success and make others wonder what you did to become who you are.  This is the program most people wish they had when they were younger.

Your mission should you choose to accept it is:

  1. Get access to StandoutX community
  2. Enroll in the individual online learning program or contact us to bring the program to your school or company
  3. Learn, practice and implement The Standout Way in your life or work
  4. Enjoy the many benefits, unique opportunities and emotional feelings that you get when you Go Beyond and Standout!

Hi, I’m John Walsh, Your Mentor, Coach and Guide

From Homeless
to Disney Executive!

In high school, I became homeless. 

I later struggled with poor career decisions, a lack of purpose, no vision for the future and many difficult challenges on my up-and-down journey.  

Over time, I developed a way out, a path forward and a competitive advantage that led me to become a senior executive at companies like Disney and Madison Square Garden.  I wrote a best-selling book, launched a global podcast and founded and lead my own company, StandoutX. 

It’s now time to share what I learned and did, along with countless others who have taken the less traditional path to happiness and success.

I now travel the world (both virtually and in person) to share my story with students, young professionals and senior executives at colleges, universities and Fortune 500 companies. I speak at major conferences, small community events, corporate functions, school events – you name it!

I also facilitate and participate in training and development events for students, young professionals and company leaders around the world.  With immense passion, enthusiasm and a red-hot purpose to impact and help others, I always bring one consistent message – how to Go Beyond and Standout in life and in your career.

A Global

A Global

I now travel the world (both virtually and in person) to share my story with students, young professionals and senior executives at colleges, universities and Fortune 500 companies. I speak at conferences, webinars, community events, leadership events – you name it!

Each speaking event is fully customised to suit the individual or organization’s needs – whether that’s sharing the inspiring story of my challenging circumstances, more about the fascinating world of Disney or talking about my entrepreneurial journey. No matter what the format of the event, I’ll always bring one consistent message – how to Standout.

Inspiring with the Standout Message!

My hosts call me charismatic, inspirational and action-oriented. My passion for sharing my story and imparting wisdom to make a meaningful impact on others energizes me both on and off stage. And unlike other speakers, I don’t stop when the event is over. At StandoutX, we guide and mentor you to ensure you stay inspired and dedicated to make lasting lifestyle changes and live the Standout Way.

For details and availability for virtual and in-person events, please contact us below.

StandoutExperience with John Walsh

Our Podcast

Become one of our inspired listeners from all over the globe with a new episode of The Standout Experience podcast delivered each week!

From world-class experts and famous achievers to young and amazing people just starting their Standout journey, each guest shares their real-world advice, lessons, and strategies to guide you on your Standout journey.  

Join the Standout Experience podcast community to learn and feel what’s its like to Go Beyond your limitations and what you thought was possible!

“Behind me is infinite power, before me is endless possibility, and around me is boundless opportunity.”

– Mac Anderson

The Standout Experience is the Amazon best-selling book that provides the clarity, simplicity, and certainty you need for success, happiness and standing out early and often in life. By reading the valuable ideas and advice from experts, mentors, and an author who is still on his own journey, you will change the way you think. By taking the recommended action steps, you will Rise, Shine, and Impact when it matters most.  Your journey begins with the first step.

Our Community of Success

Our Purpose

To lift, ignite and accelerate the human potential by inspiring and preparing today’s emerging talent for tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities.

Our vision is to build the world’s largest Standout community so that “10 million in 10 years” will go on to make the world better a place.

“The world accommodates you for fitting in, but it rewards you for standing out.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker



President and Chief Executive Officer

Author | Speaker | Coach | Mentor | Advisor | Thought Leader

John Walsh is the passionate, energetic and dedicated President and CEO of StandoutX, whose mission is to inspire and help the next generation of amazing people and world-class businesses to maximize their potential and rise from start to stand out as fast as possible.

John brings 20+ years of experience with The Walt Disney Company and The Madison Square Garden Company, years of research on high-performance and leadership, and his vast network of experts to prepare you for success and happiness early and often in your own life and career.  He also teaches the lessons he learned and the extraordinary steps he took to overcome homelessness in high school, a lack of purpose in early adulthood and the tough decisions he faced throughout his career.

Now, he has a bold vision to teach his success and happiness playbook to millions of young adults and create the world’s largest community of Standouts.

Imagine what we could do together!

How To Become A Standout

Buy the best-selling book or listen to the audiobook

Subscribe and listen to the podcast with world-class experts

Enroll in our monthly coaching and activity program