Rohan Murphy

Entrepreneur • Inspirational Athlete • Motivational Speaker

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Rohan Murphy is a nationally recognized youthspeaker who has spoken in over 40 states. Rohan, who lost his legs at birth, started to wrestle his freshman year of high school. After a successful high school wrestling career he went on to wrestle at Penn State University. In addition to wrestling, Rohan Murphy is also an accomplished powerlifter, competing in international competitions all over the world representing the USA. Rohan Murphy has been featured in publications such as ABC news, Sports Illustrated, and many more. He was even featured in his very own Nike commercial

I was fortunate to hear Rohan Murphy WOW over 500 high school students. He spoke at the Believe Symposium where the overall message was to help these students believe in themselves. The response to his presentation was fantastic but we rarely get to see the subtle impact that a message might have on an individual. About three weeks later we were meeting in Starbucks when an attorney approached our table, reached out his hand to Rohan to thank him for the impact his presentation had on his daughter. Rohan is an inspiration sending a wonderful message to anyone who hears or meets him.- Dan Schaefer PhD

I had the great pleasure of hearing Rohan Murphy speak in front of a large audience recently. From the moment he hit the stage he had the audience eating out of his hand and kept us captivated the whole time. He is personable, articulate, funny and most importantly, an inspiration to all.

His message that “you can do anything” truly hit home coming from a young man lost both his legs at the age of four who went on to become an accomplished high school and college wrestler.

As a professional speaker myself I can honestly say that you MUST hear Rohan’s message. It will inspire you to realize that you, too, can do anything you set your mind to!

- Jeff “The SalesPro” Goldberg

  • Success for every student

    Being born with deformed legs was a crushing blow to Rohan and his family. At the age of four, his rare birth defect forced doctors to amputate both of his legs. Doctors told the Murphy family that Rohan would never be able to take care of himself and would require 24 hour care each day of his life. It’s now safe to say that he proved them wrong!

    Rohan has always lived a purpose driven life and he now shares his unique perspective on life with young people. Rohan’s speech is emotionally enthralling and will inspire even the most cynical person to believe that anything is possible!

    Rohan’s target audience is the youth of America because he believes from the bottom of his heart that his life story and speech can reach kids of all ages and inspire them to also live a purpose driven life. He talks about priceless life skills, such as overcoming adversity, dedication, and discipline. His diverse background allows him to be versatile so that he can focus his speech on specialty topics like disability awareness or physical fitness.

    Rohan’s message is one that every young person in America needs to hear. He will inspire everyone within earshot to overcome the challenges that life brings.

  • Press release from Rohan’s first speaking engagement at a Correctional Facility

    RIVERHEAD, NY-- Today, Rohan Murphy, a professional motivational speaker and former star wrestler from East Islip High School, visited the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverhead and spoke to a group of young people participating in Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco's Youth Tier Initiative. The event was sponsored by Eastern Suffolk BOCES, which runs the jail’s education program. Rohan, who was born with deformed legs, made a strong impression on the youth as he talked to them about how he had to overcome so many challenges in his own life – from accomplishing mundane activities like grocery shopping to realizing his dream of becoming an excellent athlete and a graduate of an Ivy League school.

    Rohan told the youth that they, too, should never give up and said, “I want all of you to chase your dreams no matter how far away they may seem. Think about not having legs. I will not have one easy day in my life, but if I can overcome this, why can’t you? What’s stopping you?”

    Sheriff Vincent DeMarco added, “Rohan is an exceptional athlete and speaker, as well as a shining example of how any life circumstance can be overcome with motivation and perseverance. My hope is that these young men will carry his message with them for the rest of their lives and never return to jail.”

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