INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER AND TRANSFORMATION EXPERT
Croix is an internationally celebrated author and Inspirational Speaker in the field of personal transformation, productivity and the mindset of success.
He has been a celebrity runner and speaker for Hope for the Warriors and as a panel expert for Sunwarrior Superfood nutrition. He has authored five books, hosted a radio show, and has appeared in hundreds of television, radio, and newspaper articles.
He continues his legacy by sharing his experiences as an inspirational speaker to an array of industries and through his mindset and transformation programs.
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Croix doesn’t just give inspirational speeches, he is inspirational. Croix’s inspirational keynote presentation, motivational talks, and peak performance consulting, teach core indispensable success strategies that we need in accomplishing amazing goals. He teaches to reach the conscious and subconscious level for profound and lasting effects. Whether it is a weekend training seminar or a corporate event speaker, Croix inspires his audiences to amplify the audience's greatest talent, to set audacious goals, and to “Cross the Finish Line” to achieve any outcome you desire.
Many speakers teach concepts.
Croix LIVES what he teaches and proves it with his accomplishments and lifestyle.
“What is the hardest and most epic thing I can do?
And how can I make a positive impact at the same time?”
Those are the words that incited Croix’s epic run with only nine months of training. Starting in San Diego, Croix ran a marathon distance (26.2 miles) a day crossing America for 100 consecutive days until he finished in New York City. Each day he also presented an inspirational keynote speech. That’s 100 marathons and 100 keynote speeches in 100 consecutive days.
During his coast-to-coast run across America, he presented his “Dream Big Act Big” inspirational keynote speech to a wide variety of audiences “in challenge” such as: United Way, Inner City Entrepreneurship Institute, juvenile halfway houses, drug rehabilitation centers, juvenile correctional facilities, hospitals, rural high schools, Ft. Dix & Ft. Bliss military base “Warriors in Transition” program, and Hope for the Warriors. Plus, Croix donated approximately 10,000 of his Dream Big Act Big books to his audiences.
His finish was dramatic as he ran through New York City proudly running with a big American flag through Times Square, past the Freedom Tower and finishing at the Vietnam War Memorial near Battery Park. He ran his last three miles with hundreds of runners in support of "Run For The Warriors" 5K race. With the last 100 meters with his children in his arms.
Just two years after Croix began running, and 1 year after his run across, he challenged himself to beat one of the world’s hardest races. It’s called the Badwater SOLO self-contained crossing ultramarathon – commonly called the Badwater-Solo. He was the third person to ever finish the completely unassisted self-contained crossing.
Croix beat the thirteen-year-old record set by running legend Marshall Ulrich in 1999 by almost five hours for a new world record time of 72 hours and 55 minutes.
Unlike the annual Badwater Ultramarathon that was dubbed “the world’s toughest foot race” by National Geographic, the Badwater Solo Unassisted run does not have support crews and the runner cannot be assisted in any way for any reason making this an even tougher race.
It is a 146-mile race against the clock in the hottest and harshest environment on the planet. From 282 feet below sea level at “Badwater Basin” to the highest point in the continental United States, Mt. Whitney at 14,505 feet, Croix pushed a cart weighing 270 pounds filled with water, food and supplies. Temperatures ranged from 117 degrees on the desert floor to below freezing at the mountain peak finish line.“It was the craziest and hardest thing I have ever done. It was way harder than my run across America.”
Croix has overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to create his life by design. He shouldn't even be alive, no less run across America. At fourteen years old he was hit head-on by a drunk driver while riding his bicycle. The neurosurgeon said, “If he survives the night, he will be a vegetable for the rest of his life.” He was in a coma for four days, in casts and physical rehabilitation for a year, and suffered problematic effects lasting many years. The accident taught him how fragile life is and that there is more to life than a unexamined existence. This accident would be a pivotal in his life leading him to the strategies he teaches today.
Croix followed in the family trade and went on to become a carpenter just like his grandfather, father, uncle, and brothers. He became very good, very fast because he learned from amazing craftsmen in the time honored trade. Croix achieved commendable success in his twenties … if only for a moment.
His early success and relentless commitment to hard work and success were to become his recipe for failure. A single-minded unbalanced focus brought his world crumbling to the ground. He lost sight of what was important and began burning out in his career and personal life, leading to ending his marriage and alienating himself from his friends and family. While rebuilding his life Croix attended an motivational speaker’s seminar that would forever alter the trajectory of his life. Croix realized that while he enjoyed carpentry, he wasn’t following his dream or his purpose in life. He looked up at the speaker and said to himself, "That ... that is what I was born to do." But he had never spoke in front of a group ... ever. He left the family tradition and began a new journey.
Today Croix presents to audiences across America, through live events, home study success programs, and personal one-on-one consulting. He is currently working on his new book “You Never Quit”, and bringing his online and live success training program to the corners of the globe.
Recently Croix's life took another interesting twist. He sold everything he owned and went on a 3 month full time nomadic travel experiment. He traveled by car around America driving a total of 10,000 miles with a couple of short hopping to Costa Rica, Bahamas, and several islands in the Caribbean. He fell in love with the laptop lifestyle and now lives a hybrid life of couchsurfing and AirBNB home rentals. It all depends on what adventures calls him.
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