John Cassis

Former Pro Baseball Player Speaking on Change, Motivation & Leaders

Fun. Uplifting. Down-to-earth. That's how audiences describe John Cassis. A rare blend of humor, entertainment and content. As one of the most requested speakers in America, John knows firsthand how to embrace change, face adversity and meet the daily pressures of life head-on!

John received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati. After three years of professional baseball, he earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston.

John has a diverse background. From 1973 to 1975, he directed a youth counseling center. In 1975, he became a minister of a small church in Colorado, where the congregation grew from 80 to 2,000 in five years. Then in 1980 as Director of Special Projects for World Relief, John accepted the challenge to motivate people across the country to help feed hungry children and their families. As a professional speaker, he encourages people to step into the arena and live their dreams. In keeping with his philosophy, he became a professional golfer in 2002.

He incorporates real life examples into his presentations by sharing his experiences as an athlete, minister, publisher, company founder, pre-game inspirational speaker for the Chicago Bears (1983-95), loving husband and father, and an extremely perceptive human being. His genuine style helps audiences re-energize lives, careers and relationships and see life from a new perspective.

To book John Cassis call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

See Below for Full Bio

  • Speaking Topics:

    Attitude, Cancer, Christian Speakers, Inspiration, Leadership, Management, Motivation, Stress Management

  • Travels From:

    Florida

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

    Notes on Fees

  • Videos
  • Full Bio
  • Speech Topics
  • Books
  • Testimonials
  • News

John Cassis (1of3)

John Cassis (2of3)

Fun. Uplifting. Down-to-earth. That's how audiences describe John Cassis. A rare blend of humor, entertainment and content. As one of the most requested speakers in America, John knows firsthand how to embrace change, face adversity and meet the daily pressures of life head-on!

John received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati. After three years of professional baseball, he earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston.

John has a diverse background. From 1973 to 1975, he directed a youth counseling center. In 1975, he became a minister of a small church in Colorado, where the congregation grew from 80 to 2,000 in five years. Then in 1980 as Director of Special Projects for World Relief, John accepted the challenge to motivate people across the country to help feed hungry children and their families. As a professional speaker, he encourages people to step into the arena and live their dreams. In keeping with his philosophy, he became a professional golfer in 2002.

He incorporates real life examples into his presentations by sharing his experiences as an athlete, minister, publisher, company founder, pre-game inspirational speaker for the Chicago Bears (1983-95), loving husband and father, and an extremely perceptive human being. His genuine style helps audiences re-energize lives, careers and relationships and see life from a new perspective.

To book John Cassis call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

The Game Has Changed
Meeting the challenges of change is no longer a choice for people, it's a way of life!  Too often we sit on the sidelines benched by our fears - bogged down by emotions, anchored to a job or stuck in a relationship.  Getting unstuck is about courage and choosing to change.  With John's special blend of warmth, motivation and humor, audiences are able to identify with the challenges of change in a positive, pro-active manner.  Cassis presents positive ways to embrace change, ignite new potential and launch into success.
 
Catching a Second Wind
Motivation, management and building a winning team often become simple steps when the situation is viewed with an accurate perspective.  John shares humorous stories and ideas on how to sit back, take a deep breath and "Catch a Second Wind" while turning life's challenges into opportunities.  Attendees will gain a renewed sense of passion and purpose for their work, which is crucial in building an effective team environment.
 
Humor, Motivation and Mental Toughness
Modern-day demands often cloud the most important issues in our lives.  As we inevitably lose perspective, we tend to sabotage our success and compromise our passion.  John shares several key points for developing mental toughness with a positive attitude, helping to re-energize lives, careers and relationships.  Regain perspective by tapping into the humor that will help bridge the gap between the perfections we strive for and the imperfections we are stuck with!

The Art of Leadership
People aren't burned out on their jobs…they're burned out on the atmosphere in which they work.  Like it or not, leaders create atmosphere.  In this uplifting presentation, John provides insight on understanding leadership and effective communication, as well as the importance of change and adaptability for those in a leadership role.  By practicing John's Art of Leadership, today's leaders can produce an environment that is driven by inspiration, motivation and joy-filled passion.

No Books Found For this Speaker!

Delta AirLines

“You touched on all areas we needed from managing change to inspiring the group, from sharing real experiences to definitely relating your message to our business…our audience was captivated by you…thank you for the difference you made for each of us.”

Merrill Lynch

“You are a warm, charismatic man who has the uncanny ability to relate to a diverse audience. Your message is genuine and heartfelt.”

Toyota

“The presentations were fantastic! Your ideas were clear, concise and thoughtfully delivered. Your humor and sincerity was appreciated by everyone. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would have to give you at least a 10 ½!”

Federal Reserve Bank

"John, your presentation was a resounding hit with our staff. In fact….from our staff, your rating is about the highest I can remember. You struck just the right balance between humor and substance."
No News Found For this Speaker!
X

FIND A SPEAKER

TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials
  • "I want to thank you for helping with our Principals Day event. Marshall Goldsmith was excellent. Not only is Marshall the consummate professional, be...
    Burns & McDonnell
  • "Thanks to you and Jo for all your efforts.  Connie Podesta and Roger Dow were great!"   
    National Apartment Association
  • "WOW, is all I have to say and thank you!  Our event was a huge success and you never steer me wrong, both David Cottrell and Ryan Estis were exc...
    ICMI
  • "I appreciate your recommendations.  In addition, you are always a pleasure to work with and understand the pains of an over worked meeting plann...
    Milliman
  • Angela, you & your team have my endorsement for making Memphis events successful. People should use you to plan their next event.
  • "I wanted to share with you feedback of my experience in working with Executive Speakers Bureau.. Very responsive and detail oriented.  When I wa...
    Amdocs
  • You ladies really are the BEST!  After this event I am going to be on the hunt for keynote speakers in May.  I really want to work with you ...
    ICMI
  • "My entire team has enjoyed the experience of working with you and ESB more than words can express. Everything was handled in a professional and timel...
    Cregger Company
  • We could not have done it without you.  Thank you for the outstanding suggestions.  The speakers were by far the best we have ever had.
    FedEx
  • Mr. Schelp you are a Rock Star! Thank you!!!  Deal #7 is done and more to come!
  • "I will be sure that all involved know what a wonderful resource you have been. The universe smiled on me when I discovered Executive Speakers and you...
    Ocala Eye
  • As always, you deliver excellent service. Thanks!
    Camden National Bank
  • Everything went really well and we really enjoyed having Jack Uldrich as our speaker!  He was entertaining and funny and provided great examples....
    Novo Nordisk
  • "As I mentioned before, your engagement model was incredibly easy to work with, and I know we came to you on short notice!  I would highly recomm...
    Capitol One
  • The event was EASY Cake! and it went over very very well.  Thank you so much for the help and organization, it made my life very easy. 
    Boys & Girls Club
  • The Nebraska Hospital Association along with numerous other state hospital associations have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Executive Speak...
    The Nebraska Hospital Association
  • "Richard, Your ability to put me in front of just the right group again and again, is nothing short of amazing. You work your tail off, you sweat the ...
    Alan Hobson
  • "The group that I work with to obtain all of my keynote speakers is Executive Speakers Bureau and I can tell you that I don’t like working with ...
    Indiana Youth Institute
  • Thank you to both of you for everything surrounding Mr. Will as our special guest. I suspect, soon, I will be in touch regarding our next event. 
    Oxford Financial
  • "Let me just say again, what a pleasure it is to work with you and ESB. You really make it harder for others to reach the bar."
    ASTD
  • Thanks to you, Jo and the rest of your team.  You are the BEST.  Knowing you are behind a speaker allows us the luxury of concentrating on o...
    Ohio Hospital Association
  • "You made my job so much easier! You are the only bureau I will use."     
    Sigma Systems
  • Thanks to Richard and Jo for all the coordination. Another homerun from Executive Speakers Bureau!  
    Wisconsin Hospital Association
  • "OMG Richard! As always you make me look like a rock star. Every single speaker we selected hit it out of the park. Thank you again. Can't even say wh...
    Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Assn.
  • "I LOVE this list that you sent me! I emailed several different places on Tuesday an...
    CoreLogic
  • I want to thank you for all of your assistance you and Jenny were wonderful. If it had not been for you sending me suggestions I would not have found ...
    West Virginia Tourism
  • "We loved our speakers. Thanks to you and your team for your outstanding service and thank you for your patience!"

    National Association of the Blind
  • We truly appreciate the excellent support and attention to detail we have received from Executive Speakers Bureau.  They have provided us with so...
    IBM
  • "Thank you so much for all your help in putting this together on such short notice. I will definitely use your services again in the future."
    Applied Materials
  • “Thank you guys it was a pleasure working with you.... You made the whole process easy. Thanks again”
    CableNation
  • Bridgeworks was awesome!!! Great feedback from all!! Thanks for all of your collaboration and positive we'll use you in the future.  
    Johnson & Johnson
  • "My mind was very much at ease knowing that Jack Uldrich was so well prepped.  I will definitely use your agency again."  
    EAIE
  • "We not only went 3 for 3 but I'd say they were all home runs! Thanks for your help on the speakers. It was a key and very positive component of our c...
    Chem-Dry
  • I’ve used the services of a number of speakers bureaus in the past. However, my current experience working with the Executive Speakers Bureau ha...
    Intel
  • Our bank has held an annual business and economic conference for the past 9 years.  We have worked with Executive Speakers every year and I have ...
    First Midwest Bank
  • "Your tenacity and persistence in staying in touch with us is a model example of good salesmanship and partnering.  I will be using you as an exa...
    Schneider Electric
  • "Everyone loved Bob and he was so nice on site. Thank you for all you did. The process was so easy and we will definitely work with you again next yea...
    NBC
Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call us to discuss how we can help find the right speaker for your organization.

Get Ideas in 2 Hours or Less

Please fill in information below

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in two hours or less.


Privacy by SafeSubscribeSM