Steve Gilliland is repeatedly called back by clients to give another speech due to the overwhelming response of his presentations. Find out why his repeat business is such a large part of his business. Steve’s story-telling and humor make his presentations unforgettable.
Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top rated speakers in North America. He has been working with meeting planners and speakers bureaus since 1999 to entertain, educate and inspire audiences all over the world. Recognized by his peers as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, his appeal transcends barriers of age, culture and occupation. Steve's interactive and entertaining style helps audiences connect and relate as he shows them how to open doors to success in their careers, their relationships and their lives.
In addition to his brilliant speaking career, Steve is an accomplished author, which is evidenced by his bestselling book Enjoy The Ride,™ being on the publisher's bestselling top 10 list for three consecutive years. His thought-provoking writing style makes his articles a favorite with nationally prominent magazines. He influences the lives of millions through his keynote speeches, books, CDs and DVDs. An extensive array of these products has been utilized by small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, U.S. and Canadian government agencies, churches, school districts and nonprofit organizations. Speaking the language of active business leaders, his books and CDs identify practical lessons that grow people and their businesses.
Steve built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up on the same philosophy he expounds to his audiences. If you continually learn more about your company, your industry, your customer and yourself, you will always be a leader. You will be purpose-driven rather than process-driven, and you will make a difference. His motto is straightforward: "If you take care of people, the business will follow." Implementing this principle, he has helped people grow their businesses and expand their lives by teaching them to rethink their work, their relationships and themselves. He was recognized by Who's Who for Speakers and Business Professionals, and his company was acknowledged by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the region.
Steve was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, lives in Mocksville, North Carolina, and travels the world. He graduated from Butler High School (PA) and received his bachelor's degree from Grove City College (PA). He is a proud grandpa, devoted father of four boys and a loving husband to his wife, Diane. Steve learned great compassion for people and a commitment to a hard-work and balanced-life ethic at the knee of his highly principled Christian mother and stepfather. Whether Steve is speaking at an event, writing about current issues that impact people or leading his own employees, he is not just a person who challenges people to change, he motivates them to do so.
Everyone who hears his message leaves with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for who they are and for what really matters.
Enjoy The Ride™
Through humor and reality-tested techniques, Steve Gilliland reveals the way to face conflicting demands in an unforgiving business environment that keeps getting tougher. From the beginning when he shows people how to ignite their passion, to the end with his compelling challenge to never lose your focus, he releases an “explosion of enthusiasm” that is absolutely contagious. This keynote speech will challenge you personally and professionally. It is simple and easy to grasp – yet profound! Fasten your seat belt and hold on as one of North America’s premier speaker’s shows you how to never lose your passion, cure your destination disease, and redefine your focus.
Making a Difference™
This insightful keynote speech expounds on the essentials towards Making a Difference – Purpose, Passion, and Pride. As a master storyteller, Steve Gilliland takes you on an eye-opening journey that will uncover your hidden abilities, unleash your inner energy, and share the key to accomplishing your goals. You will hear a wealth of new ideas, workable tactics, and useful tools that, when put into practice, will make a considerable impact in your professional and personal life. Long after Steve’s final words, you will be buzzing with excitement and motivated to make a difference. This speech is brilliantly creative, exceptionally humorous, and absolutely unforgettable.