Steve Gilliland

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Grandmaster of Positive Attitudes

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Steve Gilliland – Grandmaster of Positive Attitudes
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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.

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.

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™!

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.

3 Empowering Dynamics 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™!

Customizable for Education
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).


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



We all have different measures and definitions of what it means to be successful, and no one definition is right or wrong. We’re all familiar with the common success factors; however, the number one thing you can do to ensure success personally and professionally is to add value. This program is about how to develop and deliver value in everything you do. Organizations with great cultures add value to their people, their products and their services.

Key Takeaways

  • How to step away from our own agendas and see what is necessary to add value
  • How to differentiate yourself from others and be recognized as the best
  • How to improve the efficiency of the process


The challenges we face in life will test our courage and willingness to change. As individuals, it is not the mountains 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 challenging times. EMERGE is a timely and eye-opening message that centers on how to navigate on a course that we never planned, into a future we never imagined.

Key Points

  • How to feel gratitude when facing any challenge, a perspective from which we can view life in its entirety and not be overwhelmed by temporary circumstances.
  • How to become better, stronger and more confident even when obstacles threaten your progress.
  • How to stay focused on your ‘Why!’ in those stressful moments when nothing seems to be working right, and you’re tempted to retreat

Takeaway Message

Now is the time to learn from yesterday, live for today, and emerge smarter, stronger, and more focused


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, accepting changes and looking forward to what makes you stronger and more complete.

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.

Takeaway Message

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

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.

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“Steve did a great job tying our theme into his presentation. He is great! …and I will highly recommend him to others.”

— Indiana Apartment Association

“Both sessions turned out well, our staff really enjoyed Steve and the topics. Thanks again for you help.”

— Redding Rancheria

“I will start off with two words…. Standing Ovation!! Here are two more…. Thank you! Our BATH FITTER Pride was reinforced by your words, your candour and your ability to connect with each and every one of us. The way you customized your presentation to meet, or better yet, exceed our expectations tied everything together and drove the whole message home.”

— Bath Fitters

“Thanks so much for speaking at our national managers meeting in St. Lous last month. With the challenges our business is facing in the services industry the message of passion and energy was exactly what our managers needed to hear. If it wasn’t evident enough by the spontaneous standing ovation after you spoke, I have attached the positive responses that were given in our post meeting survey.”

— Dent Wizard International

“Steve was marvelous. He did an outstanding job. He connected well with the audience and they loved him.”

— Wyoming School Boards

“Absolutely hands down a fabulous speaker!!! Steve was entertaining, humorous, and heartfelt. My entire group of 250 people enjoyed every minute and gave him a standing ovation at the end. You can’t go wrong with Steve!”

— The Goodman Group LLC
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