Standout Movement

Go Beyond and Standout!

Unleash Your Potential, Accelerate Your Success and Live Beyond Limits

Today's Challenge

It’s hard to live the life you want, build a meaningful career and achieve holistic success. It’s even harder when you are a student, young professional or want to be a leader and you’re just getting started.

StandoutX was created specifically to help you chase your potential, live a happy life and accelerate your success in today’s competitive and challenging world.  We are here to:

  1. Teach you the Standout way and prepare you for your life and career
  2. Provide you with a global community of other Standouts and experts
  3. Celebrate your successes and support you on your Standout journey 

Why waste time trying to figure it out yourself? Why be the same and do the same as everyone else? Why leave your future to chance?

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Our Solution

Whether you’re a student, young professional or a leader, we’re here to help you Standout!

We teach, mentor, advise, coach, train, develop, prepare and inspire you to exemplify the six core values that we hold ourselves to every day.

  1. RISE to be your best and unique self
  2. SHINE your leadership to enlighten others
  3. IMPACT the world and make it a better place
  4. LIVE fully
  5. LOVE deeply
  6. PLAY and compete to win each day

By becoming a Standout, you will learn, prepare and live as a high performer, a world-class leader and a difference-maker that impacts the world. 

We’ll give you the tools, practice and guidance to hone key skills, set goals that really matter, and achieve things you never thought you could. With StandoutX, you’ll learn how to get more out of educational opportunities, exceed expectations on the job, lead teams that go above and beyond, and live a happier and more meaningful life. It doesn’t matter where you are in your journey – anyone can live a Standout life.

Become part of our global movement. Our universally practiced success and happiness mindset. Our community of personal transformation. Unleash your full potential and realize your best and unique Standout self!

Hi, I’m John Walsh And Here's My Story

From Homeless
to Disney Executive!

In high school, I became homeless. 

In later life I became a senior executive at The Walt Disney Company and The Madison Square Garden Company, and I’m now a successful entrepreneur and the proud founder and CEO of StandoutX.

But it didn’t just happen overnight. Along my journey, I overcame adversity, pushed through challenging times and faced a number of setbacks.  I share my story with the world to inspire others, share things I wish I had known earlier in life  and, most importantly, to share living proof that anyone can live a Standout life.

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.

A Global
Movement

A Global
Movement

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.

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Our Podcast

Listen to The Standout Experience Podcast!

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

From Disney executives and successful entrepreneurs to best selling authors and inspirational thought leaders, each Standout guest shares their Mini Masterclass of  real-world advice, lessons, and strategies for you to learn from and apply immediately to live the Standout Way. 

Join the listeners who are already being inspired by our podcast guests and become a part of our Standout Experience Podcast Community!

“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

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OUR FOUNDER

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