Curtis Zimmerman

  • Speaker and Author
  • Entrepreneur
  • Motivational Speaker

Both as a speaker and author, Curtis Zimmerman has impacted over one million people throughout the nation with his life-changing messages and award winning programs. Audiences connect with Curtis through his interactive style and approachable manner. He incorporates the skills he gained from over twenty five years in the entertainment industry into his powerful programs, cleverly balancing the connection between education and entertainment. Curtis is an expert at transforming organizations by inspiring others to live their life at a higher level of performance.

He started his entrepreneurial career at the age of twelve, marketing and self-managing himself as a mime and juggler. He was a nationally recognized mime performing at such notable places as Universal Studio-Hollywood and Caesars Palace Las Vegas as well as performing arts centers coast to coast and numerous cruise ships traveling all over the world.

After shifting his focus to students and teachers, he became a highly sought out consultant for arts in education, as well as an inspirational speaker for teachers and administrators. Curtis' performances touched the heart, encouraged staff and empowered individuals to see the difference their lives can make to that of a child. This message, which started in the schools, easily transitioned to corporations big and small.

His deeply profound insight and perspective coupled with his high energy presentations have made him a highly sought after speaker among such notable companies as Walt Disney Entertainment, Swiss Army Brands, Luxottica Retail and Procter and Gamble.

Curtis Zimmerman is the author of I Believe…What do you Believe?, Keys to Success in College and Life, and a contributing author to Pillars of Success and Lessons from the Road. He was honored to share his message with more than 14,000 Airmen for the United States Air Force and received the prestigious National Leadership Award for outstanding service from United States Congressman Tom Reynolds, is a member of the National Speakers Association, and an NCAA Health and Safety Grant Available Speaker.

Curtis currently resides in the greater Cincinnati area with his wife and three children.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Customer Service, Inspiration, Leadership, Motivation

  • Travels From:

    Ohio

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

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Both as a speaker and author, Curtis Zimmerman has impacted over one million people throughout the nation with his life-changing messages and award winning programs. Audiences connect with Curtis through his interactive style and approachable manner. He incorporates the skills he gained from over twenty five years in the entertainment industry into his powerful programs, cleverly balancing the connection between education and entertainment. Curtis is an expert at transforming organizations by inspiring others to live their life at a higher level of performance.

He started his entrepreneurial career at the age of twelve, marketing and self-managing himself as a mime and juggler. He was a nationally recognized mime performing at such notable places as Universal Studio-Hollywood and Caesars Palace Las Vegas as well as performing arts centers coast to coast and numerous cruise ships traveling all over the world.

After shifting his focus to students and teachers, he became a highly sought out consultant for arts in education, as well as an inspirational speaker for teachers and administrators. Curtis' performances touched the heart, encouraged staff and empowered individuals to see the difference their lives can make to that of a child. This message, which started in the schools, easily transitioned to corporations big and small.

His deeply profound insight and perspective coupled with his high energy presentations have made him a highly sought after speaker among such notable companies as Walt Disney Entertainment, Swiss Army Brands, Luxottica Retail and Procter and Gamble.

Curtis Zimmerman is the author of I Believe…What do you Believe?, Keys to Success in College and Life, and a contributing author to Pillars of Success and Lessons from the Road. He was honored to share his message with more than 14,000 Airmen for the United States Air Force and received the prestigious National Leadership Award for outstanding service from United States Congressman Tom Reynolds, is a member of the National Speakers Association, and an NCAA Health and Safety Grant Available Speaker.

Curtis currently resides in the greater Cincinnati area with his wife and three children.

To book Curtis Zimmerman call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Living Life at Performance Level

Skeptical you could learn to juggle in just minutes? You can and you will! Whether facilitating an executive retreat or impacting a conference of thousands, Curtis’ nationally recognized and interactive keynote has been inspiring audiences to “Live the Dream”. Curtis will give you the tools and the confidence to reach your ultimate potential in every aspect of your life. By understanding how everyday reactions and perspectives build the world you create for yourself, you can take charge and be more confident of the life you design and deserve!

Curtis mimes, juggles, eats fire, and mesmerizes his audiences with magic.  His secret is that he also uses these skills to be one of the most inspirational speakers you’ll ever encounter.

Participants will:

  • be empowered with new leadership skills
  • discover their own success strategies
  • be energized and inspired in the workplace and beyond
  • be encouraged to take risks in their thoughts and actions
  • understand the value of collaboration and teamwork
  • be entertained and educated in a fun and humorous way

Curtis’ Concepts:

  • Being accountable
  • Taking responsibility for your life
  • Balancing priorities
  • Thinking before you act
  • Leadership
  • Everyday is a new opportunity
  • Your attitude dictates your potential future
  • And of course, practice, practice, practice

Living Life at Performance Level All Day

Have you tried incentives, rewards, and even positive thinking programs to then achieve only temporary results? Interested in a better work atmosphere, more effective business communication, a higher level of productivity (not to mention self-empowered individuals)? 

Curtis expands his nationally recognized keynote Living Life at Performance Level™, into a full-day workshop that will optimize the cultural dynamic of your organization.  He custom tailors his program to your individual company, department or division to reinforce a strategic direction or tackle a particular challenge.  Curtis is a master facilitator creating a workshop environment that provides the momentum needed to transfer the skills and lessons learned straight to the day-to-day business environment. 

The workshop adds depth in all areas of the keynote, plus: 

  • interactive leadership training
  • building cohesive teams
  • challenges of multi-tasking
  • power of delegation
  • cultivation of thorough and effective communication
  • power, siloing and our comfort zones

Living Life at Performance Level provides the tools and confidence to empower, challenge, and change you and your company.

Other Program Topics:

The Magic of Leadership

This workshop allows individuals to identify and take ownership of their leadership “magic” while challenging them to cultivate new skills.  They will learn to develop their leadership skills regardless of what role they play within an organization. 

Curtis shows that “the magic we possess only works when we give it away” helping individuals to:

  • Determine what type of leader they are
  • Modify behavior for optimal performance
  • Recognize moments of leadership
  • Understand the responsibilities incumbent upon successful leaders 
  • Hone intuition and self-awareness

Speak! At Performance Level

Maximize your speaking potential and benefit from Curtis’ 25 years of experience as a stage performer and speaker.  Having done literally thousands of presentations across the U.S. and the world, Curtis will give the participants the tips, techniques, and instructions to improve their business presentation skills.  

Curtis will help individuals to: 

  • Be more comfortable speaking in front of an audience
  • Polish your speaking skills
  • Incorporate interactivity into your presentation
  • Build stage presence
  • Impact an audience

Performance Level Teams

Curtis adeptly leads groups through a series of proven exercises that stress essential components of leadership and management. This workshop requires each participant to be accountable while also relying on others to achieve overall success.

Curtis will:

  • Turn passive listeners into active participants
  • Offer proven strategies to put into immediate practice
  • Activate accountability
  • Improve communication
  • Build cohesive, effective teams 

 

Performance Level Goal Setting

Be the Director of your life by turning your dreams into attainable goals in this effective 5 step course.  Curtis’ workshop will guide participants through an in-depth process of reflecting on where they’ve been, affirming where they are, focusing on where they want to go and how to get there. 

Accompanied by an easy to follow workbook helping individuals to:

  • assess and focus on what is really important in life
  • identify and define life dreams
  • establish positive, detailed goals
  • create action steps to achieve these goals
  • incorporate goals into their daily routine and life plan

 

Writing New Scripts- how our beliefs lead us

Recognizing what we believe and how we came to those beliefs, we grow to better understand ourselves and the world around us; and this is the starting gate to realizing our potential. It is our beliefs that guide us, motivate us, create the scripts we live by, and help make our decisions everyday.

Examining what we believe and why we believe it will help individuals to:

  • Write new life scripts
  • Be more productive at work and at home
  • Fulfill their goals and dreams
  • Effect growth and change in an organization
  • Live a life filled with passion and purpose

RAMA Board Chairman at RAC 2006

“What an outstanding and inspirational performance.”

Director, NCR

"We increased results 100% over last year...you were so good that I have the challenge of trying to decide what to do for an encore next year. The expectations will be high."

Consortia Sales Manager, LexisNexis

"I thought his personality was great, he was entertaining and informative. I think one of the real values was his compassion, and his understanding that everyone has things in their life that may affect the way they relate."

President/CEO Swiss Army Brands

“Your message was exactly what the group needed and was delivered with a great balance between the intellectual side and emotional side.”
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