Steve Gilliland combines masterful storytelling and brilliant comedy to deliver high quality keynotes that inspire.
Steve can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA and has been seen on numerous media outlets, including ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC, as a contributing expert on the topics of personal development and positive thinking. His books Enjoy The Ride and Making a Difference have gotten him significant recognition around the globe. If you are looking for a master storyteller, inspirational business speaker and someone who adds life to events merely by his presence.
None of these attributes can truly be achieved without one key ingredient: inspiration. With an appeal that transcends barriers of age, culture and occupation, plus an interactive and entertaining style, Steve shows audiences how to open doors to success in their careers, their relationships and their lives.
Presenting to over 250,000 people a year, more than two million have now heard him speak, with audiences encompassing 51 industries. Steve has the distinction of speaking in all 50 states and in 15 countries.
Emerge – Grateful, Confident, Determined
People have an instinctive ability to adapt to most situations, but while our ability to adapt is amazing, our ability to change isn’t. The COVID-19 pandemic will challenge our courage and willingness to change. As individuals, it is not the pandemic we must conquer, but ourselves.
While we continue to face many unknowns, it is crucial we develop the right mindset to persist and emerge strong-minded from this challenging time. Bestselling author, and Hall of Fame Speaker Steve Gilliland, shares a timely and eye-opening message on how to reduce stress, eliminate fear, and emerge from this tough time grateful, confident, and determined. His message centers on how to navigate on a course that we never planned, into a future we never imagined.
Enjoy The Ride
A blueprint for getting the most out of life, Enjoy The Ride™ is a hilarious and brilliantly conceived keynote that causes people to examine where they are personally and professionally. It lifts people up and inspires them to evolve and appreciate, rather than simply maintain and exist. The three key points in this presentation are:
- Check Your Passion: Love what you do; never forget why you do it
- Cure Your Destination Disease: Live more for today, less for tomorrow and never about yesterday
- Refocus Your Attention: Decide what’s important and never take it for granted
Takeaway Message – If you want to achieve true success and fulfillment, you must first discover an enthusiasm for your work and personal life. Decide where you are heading, get on the bus, choose the right seat and Enjoy The Ride™!
Making a Difference
Focusing on the conscious choices we make every day that impact the lives of others, Making a Difference™ is an eye-opening and heartfelt keynote detailing how to positively influence people in every imaginable way, regardless of position or status. Each of us has the potential to transform the culture of an organization through our actions and attitude. This presentation centers on three empowering dynamics:
- Purpose: It drives you!
- Passion: It fuels you!
- Pride: It defines you!
Takeaway Message – While we don’t always know what challenges face the people we meet every day, we do have the power to bring them hope. That hope can multiply a thousand times over and spread throughout the world exponentially. This is the essential, motivating truth behind Making a Difference™!
The Making a Difference presentation is also customized and available for education groups (e.g., staff development in-service days, schedule year kickoffs, school board and principal associations). For more information, click here.
In addition to delivering a keynote speech at your event, Steve makes himself available to present a Breakout Session. This session must be scheduled the same day as the keynote speech.
Leadership expert Steve Gilliland shares his passion and principles for developing exceptional leaders and retaining great employees. No matter where you are on the leadership ladder, Leading With Heart will show you how to grow yourself and grow your people through timeless principles that, when applied in your own life and the life of your organization, will elicit positive change.
- An in-depth self-analysis of your existing leadership knowledge, skills and attributes
- Tools to revitalize your work environment
- A fresh approach to learning, growing and leading, allowing you to emerge as the leader you can be
Hide Your Goat
Every day, you and your organization are being robbed of the opportunity to perform at peak performance. Who is the thief? Negativity! Not only do problem employees under-perform, they make it difficult for everyone else to do their jobs effectively as well. In this eye-opening session, Steve Gilliland shares the secrets of not allowing people to get your goat.
- Where bad attitudes originate, why negativity continues to run rampant and ways to head off conflict
- Innovative methods of dealing with the by-products of bad attitudes
- How to turn negative attitudes into positive behaviors and problems into opportunities
Leverage The Challenges Of Change
The business world is a place of constant change. No matter the scale, when change hits the workplace, the literal, situational shifts are often not as difficult for employees to maneuver as the psychological transitions that accompany them. Steve Gilliland takes a unique look at how change influences people and, in turn, how employees can impact an organization either positively or negatively.
- Boosting morale and creating a purposeful mental outlook in the midst of far-reaching changes
- Strategies and tactics certain to minimize workplace disruptions
- How to harness the power of emotions to leverage the challenges of change
The Value of Us
While organizations are working on valuing diverse people, ideas, backgrounds and experiences, we have miles to go before valuing teams and teamwork will be the norm. Steve Gilliland presents a distinctive look at what is necessary to create a work culture that values collaboration and staying focused on the organization’s vision.
- Secrets of how successful companies, large and small, flourish in an atmosphere of teamwork without sacrificing individual resourcefulness
- Incorporating the fundamentals of working together in spite of a world whose axiom is to look out for yourself
- How to foster cooperative relationships between employees
“When i heard you speak the first time I was in awe. When i decided to hire you again, my only concern was how you would top the first presentation. The standing ovation you received after presenting Making a Difference to our employees speaks for itself.”
Federal Credit Union
“As the keynote speaker for the Opening General Session of the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association Summer Conference, I have four words for you…You were just awesome! As I’m sure you could tell from the warm reception and standing ovation you received from our audience of over 1500 elementary administrators, your message and practical insights on how to find joy in all of life’s adventures was inspiring.”
Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association
“Your presentation was absolutely the BEST WE HAVE EVER HAD. I really appreciate you taking the time and effort to research our industry before your presentation. Your message really hit home with this audience. I was pleased that the 550 attendees at the breakfast not only stayed for your entire speech but also at the end wanted more. This was certainly apparent by the standing ovation you were given.”
E.H. Awards and Recognition Association
“Thank you again for the fantastic keynote message you delivered to our dealers at our recent Dealers Convention. I was asked how our special speaker was this year by one of our dealers who was unable to attend this year’s convention, and I told him without hesitation that he missed one of the – if not the – best speakers we have ever had. I went on to say that I felt Steve Gilliland was one of the top two speakers I have ever had the privilege to hear.”
R.K. Central Boiler
Alberta Treasury Branches (ATB) Financial
British Columbia Human Resources
Great West Life Assurance (Canada)
Halifax Regional Municipality
HR Management Association of Manitoba
International Foundation of Employee
Investors Group (Canada)
Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Ontario Police Communicators Conference
Ontario Public Buyers Association
RE / MAX Edmonton
RE / MAX of Western Canada
Johnson & Johnson