CMG Speaks presents Colin Egglesfield
Actor, Author, and Stem Cell Ambassador
"In the face of uncertainty and insurmountable odds lies the opportunity for life changing growth and triumph. The only way to find out is to take that first step." - Colin Egglesfield
About Colin Egglesfield
Colin Egglesfield best known for his lead role in the box office hit film Something Borrowed. As well as his roles on hit television shows such as All My Children, Melrose Place, and The Client List. A natural storyteller, Colin shares his personal insight with humor and humility regarding what it takes to stay resilient, empowered, and motivated in pursuit of the things that matter most in life. For Colin, this has meant going on over 2,000 auditions in his career (failing 98% of the time), surviving first-hand the events of the World Trade Center incident that left him homeless, and overcoming two bouts of life-threatening cancer while working on one of the longest-running and most-watched television shows in history. Colin reveals the tools that actors, film directors and producers use to leverage the power of human connection to inspire the multiple departments and personalities to work together towards a common vision. This highly motivating and inspiring keynote will equip your organization with simple actionable tools that they can apply the very same day to improve execution and drive better results as individuals and as a team.
In his book, Agile Artist: Life Lessons from Hollywood and Beyond, Colin shares incredible insight and the strategies he had to adopt not only to overcome the odds in pursuit of his acting career but also to survive two bouts of cancer. Colinʼs inspiring message of resilience encourages others that they too can overcome their personal challenges and adversity in pursuit of what matters most in life.
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Works by Colin Egglesfield
Agile Artist: Life Lessons From Hollywood and Beyond
Colin Egglesfield never thought an artistic career path was realistic. He always made room for creativity, but it was never his life’s focus.
A chance encounter with an acting class, before committing to medical school, made Colin realize that an artistic career was possible. The path wasn’t easy. Breaking into Hollywood can be quite a challenge. On top of that, he was diagnosed with cancer, not once, but twice.
In “Agile Artist,” Colin shares lessons he learned from his struggles to make a career in Hollywood, finding courage and support through personal health battles and tragedies. Along the way he shares the riveting story of his ground-zero experience on 9/11 as well as his social impact projects in Chicago. This is the story of Colin’s journey into creative discovery and his attempts to connect with a more authentic version of himself to become an Agile Artist.
Colin emphasizes his belief that we are all artists in some form or another, even if we haven’t connected with that part of ourselves. In ‘Agile Artist,’ he shares his rich life stores and provides plenty of inventive strategies to help you break through to your creative, true self. Beyond this powerful book Colin invites you to join his artist community, where together, we can all support, motivate and share who we are to create not only better lives but a better world.