Steve Gilliland

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Hall of Fame Speaker & Best Selling Author. Entertaining. Inspiring. Real.

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2 Video(s) By This Presenter

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Motivation Bites: Perspective

7 Programs By This Presenter

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.

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™!

Key Points:

  • Check Your Passion: Love what you do; never forget why you do it.
  • Cure Your Destination Disease: Live more for today, less for tomorrow & never about yesterday.
  • Refocus Your Attention: Decide what’s important & never take it for granted.

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.

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™!

3 Empowering Dynamics:

  • Purpose: It drives you!
  • Passion: It fuels you!
  • Pride: It defines you!

Our fast-paced and stress-filled schedules open the gate to allow people and circumstances every opportunity to “get our goat.” HIDE YOUR GOAT puts into perspective how your daily life intersects with people of diverse backgrounds, opinions and personalities. In this eye-opening session, Steve Gilliland shows how to avoid being robbed of the opportunity to perform at peak performance because of negativity.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to head off conflict when negativity runs rampant & how to improve your own outlook
  • How to deal with by-products of bad attitudes
  • How to assign the right value to every situation & not give people permission to ruin your day

Whether you’re experiencing mild transitions now or will undergo massive reorganizations in the future, change is inevitable within every successful organization. DETOUR provides solutions to reduce stress, eliminate fear and increase performance during such times. Steve Gilliland reveals how to navigate life’s turns when you’re suddenly headed on a course you never planned and into a future you never imagined.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to feel more in control when the change is out of your control
  • How to prepare for any kind of change, remain productive and use it to your advantage
  • How to build resiliency & grit as you cope with change

Leadership is the single most important skill you can use to improve your business. FOLLOW ME explores how to grow yourself and your people through timeless principles that, when applied to your own life and the life of your organization, will influence positive change. Steve Gilliland is uniquely qualified to show you how to develop exceptional leaders and retain great employees.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to establish tangible, easily defined & monitored strategies to improve performance
  • How to gain consensus & motivate people to work together efficiently & effectively as a team
  • How to be confident & make tough decisions, unearth constructive solutions & stay focused while moving forward

It’s time to bring communication and value back to the workplace. Building community and connection across hybrid, remote, and in-person teams is vital to ensure success. This program is about developing and delivering value in everything you do. Organizations with great cultures add value to their people, products, and services. Culture matters because it boosts productivity, agility, employee engagement, and retention. A robust and positive workplace culture precedes business results.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to keep employees engaged, focused, and motivated to achieve personal and professional goals
  • How to awaken our innate hunger for adding value through our work and the sense of meaning it provides
  • How to build a culture of solidarity and inclusion and improve efficiency

More than ever, people need to rely on cooperative strength, think differently and continue MOVING FORWARD WITH PURPOSE. This relevant and timely keynote speech reflects on where we’ve been and the powerful potential that awaits those ready to seek and secure it.

Together we are enduring a dramatic chapter in the real-life story of access, empathy, progress, and well-being. If we fail to adapt, we fail to move forward. Life is about moving on, adapting to change, and looking forward to what makes you stronger and more complete. It’s time to replace the mindset of “it is what it is” with “it is what you make it!”

Moving forward means living, as fully as we can, in the face of what we have experienced. Forward thinking with a positive outlook.

Key Points:

  • How to maintain patience and a positive attitude while teaming with others toward that next horizon.
  • How to fuel your passion and enthusiasm for goals that push you beyond challenges.
  • How to develop perseverance, that unwavering commitment and willingness to keep moving forward despite all obstacles.


“Your message is a gift that needs to be heard by everyone in America. The first time I heard you it was entertaining, thought-provoking and brilliant. The second time I heard you it was life-changing.”

— Senior Business Consultant, Kaiser Permanente

“In the 17 years of putting on corporate retreats for our folks, you were the only one that earned TWO standing ovations for a single presentation.”

— CEO, First Texas Bancorp, Inc.

“Steve is without a doubt, the best speaker we have ever had at our convention. His poignant message delivered with incredible humor and passion captivated our members.”

— Executive Secretary, Oregon Fairs Association

“I found myself sharing your stories with many people since we last met and reflect often on your life’s adventure. I try to check my passion each morning and hope that I can make a difference.”

— SVP, Global Sales, Custom House, Western Union

“Steve did an outstanding job. This was our 34th Builder’s Show and our
customers said he was the best ever. We would highly recommend Steve and are planning to use him again.”

— Holmes Lumber
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