Packed with take-home value, Rory Aplanalp has the unique ability to relate to and inspire your audience. A professional speaker with well over 6,000 paid presentations to his credit, he has positively impacted the lives of in excess of a million people around the globe. Attendees leave with a renewed commitment to be more proactive in their approach to life and living – both at work and at home.
Rory has a gift of helping you change the way you perceive your choices and the realm of the possible. He accomplishes this through unique learning sessions incorporating his masterful use of humor, personal antidotes, and real-world business examples passionately delivered for an unforgettable experience. Attendees leave the event armed with new ideas and actions they can do immediately to improve their effectiveness - both professionally and personally.
Rory has lived in and worked in the real world of business. He began his career as an Evans Training Personnel franchise owner, and later, became the National Training Director for all the Evans franchises. He then founded Human Resource Development, a leader in the sales training field. For the past fourteen years, Rory was affiliated with Franklin Covey Company as one of their top presenters. Today, he is president of StarQuest, a division of Rory Aplanalp & Associates, which offers value-based time management, sales, and human potential seminars and keynotes. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, Meeting Professional International & ASTD.
His client list includes a diverse group of associations and organizations including: numerous Banking Associations, Promotional Products Assoc. Int’l, American Apparel and Footwear Association, Exxon Mobile, Chase Bank, Crowe Chizek, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, REMAX, AT&T, The Children’s Miracle Network, Hearst Publishing, Nestlé’s, General Motors, U.S. Army, Navy and The Department of Justice, Humana Health, MD Anderson, Stewart Title, and numerous ISD’s.
Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Rory now resides in Houston and enjoys golf, tennis and spending time with his wife Cindy and their eight children. He believes that his greatest success is being able to do something that has a continuing impact on the lives of others and gains his greatest satisfaction in helping people become self-assured, thus enabling them to take control of their lives.