Turning Tragedy into Triumph

After losing his father to alcoholism, Rob Dial dedicated himself to a life of altruism. Now a renowned performance coach, motivational speaker, podcaster, and viral video phenom, the Austin-based jack-of-all-trades is hoping to touch a billion lives in 2018.

Rob Dial was alone a lot as a kid. The youngest of two children raised along the crystal clear waters of Anna Maria Island, Florida, he grew accustomed to the solitude his alcoholic father’s absence and parents’ eventual divorce afforded him. Though the isolation was overwhelming at times, he learned to find peace in the silence and introspection in his independence. But when his dad passed away from liver failure and jaundice, Dial (only 15 at the time) broke out of the cocoon…