My name is Travis Daigle. Through speaking and writing, I share lessons learned from overcoming a past of abuse, obesity, and debt… challenging myself as a Former Engineer and Special Operations Soldier… and presently, training to compete in Mixed Martial Arts. My hope is that my journey helps others meet challenges with the determination to Adapt and Overcome.

  • Place your Email below (bottom of the page) to subscribe to my weekly Blog . In each post I share some of my own journey/perspective with the goal of helping you with your own. I discuss all topics: Money, Health, Relationships, Career, Race, Sex, Religion, Politics etc. You won’t agree with everything. If I’m doing my job to be an example of authenticity, you shouldn’t agree with everything. My hope is that my writing helps us to grow personally while making more room for the stories and experiences of others.
  • Contact me at with questions/comments or if you have inquiries about having me speak to a group. My speeches center on Post Traumatic Growth Experiences and rely heavily on the 4 ideas I outline on my about page: Story, Fundamentals, Ownership, and Failure (see testimonials below).

“Travis Daigle has all the traits that one might expect from the kind of motivational speaker who lays his personal trauma on the table, tells it like it is, and prompts his audience into at least several moments — hopefully longer — of deep introspection. Whether meeting this 6-foot, 3-inch combat veteran as he’s stepping off stage or bumping into him at the Old Town Starbucks in Tacoma, Travis exudes charisma, grace, warmth, and humility in all things. He is a phenomenal speaker and, generally, a delightful person to know.”  

Joanna Kresge, Assistant Editor w/ Premier Media

“Travis is a fantastic speaker.  His ability to connect with the audience and bring them into his story and motivational message is captivating.   Not only is he a phenomenal speaker that will inspire the audience – he is a joy to work with as a keynote speaker on the event planning side.  He is adaptive and responsive to any audience and I would highly recommend Travis Daigle and hope to work with him again in the future.”

Andrea Keikkala, Executive Director of Washington Business Week

“As an event organizer, I was looking for a speaker who could move an audience by sharing their story of success and failure, but also connect with the audience in a genuine way. This is exactly what I got with Travis. Travis was a true professional and knew how to work a large room by connecting with each attendee. My team and I was so impressed with him as well as the feedback I received from attendees were very positive. If you are looking for a quality speaker, Travis Daigle is your guy!”

Paul Long, Founder of The South Sound Small Business Summit

“I first heard Travis Daigle speak at the TEDx event held in November 2018; I was immediately captured by his humble and authentic style.  His approach is very engaging – he is real and likeable, and his message is powerful. We all need to overcome adversity at some point, and he provides you with the tools to be successful.”

Charlie Davis, President and CEO of The YMCA Pierce/Kitsap Counties
2019 South Sound Small Business Summit

“Your talk was especially relatable; your tone and presence putting the audience at ease… we believe that everyone walked away inspired to bridge the gap; both within themselves and within their community.”

TEDx Tacoma Steering Committee 

“I witnessed Travis address FBS football coaches and student-athletes at Indiana University with a story about courage in the face of fear.  Specifically, he spoke about overcoming his fear of water in the process of becoming a US Army Special Forces Soldier. His personal story is incredibly powerful and his ability to make that story relatable to his audience is phenomenal.”

Eric Kapitulik, Founder and CEO of The Program, LLC
2018 TEDx Tacoma
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