Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top rated speakers in North America. He has been working with meeting planners and speakers bureaus since 1999 to entertain, educate and inspire audiences all over the world. Recognized by his peers as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, his appeal transcends barriers of age, culture and occupation. Steve's interactive and entertaining style helps audiences connect and relate as he shows them how to open doors to success in their careers, their relationships and their lives. He speaks to more than 250,000 people a year and has shared the platform with numerous dignitaries. Over two million people have heard him speak, with his audiences crossing over 29 different industries. Steve has the distinction of speaking in all 50 states and in 15 countries. As one newspaper stated, "Steve is what happens when the humor of Ron White collides with the inspiration of Zig Ziglar."
In addition to his brilliant speaking career, Steve Gilliland is an accomplished author. His book Enjoy The Ride has been on the publisher's best seller list for five consecutive years. He was named Author of the Year in 2010. His thought-provoking writing style makes his articles a favorite with nationally prominent magazines. He influences the lives of millions through his keynote speeches, books, CDs and DVDs. An extensive array of these products has been utilized by small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, U.S. and Canadian government agencies, churches, school districts and nonprofit organizations. Speaking the language of active business leaders, his books and CDs identify practical lessons that grow people and their businesses.
Steve built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up on the same philosophy he expounds to his audiences. If you continually learn more about your company, your industry, your customer and yourself, you will always be a leader. You will be purpose-driven rather than process-driven, and you will make a difference. His motto is straightforward: "If you take care of people, the business will follow." Implementing this principle, he has helped people grow their businesses and expand their lives by teaching them to rethink their work, their relationships and themselves. He was recognized by Who's Who for Speakers and Business Professionals, and his company was acknowledged by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the region.
Steve was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, lives in Mocksville, North Carolina, and travels the world. He graduated from Butler High School (PA) and received his bachelor's degree from Grove City College (PA). He is a proud grandpa, devoted father of four boys and a loving husband to his wife, Diane. Steve learned great compassion for people and a commitment to a hard-work and balanced-life ethic at the knee of his highly principled Christian mother and stepfather. Whether Steve is speaking at an event, writing about current issues that impact people or leading his own employees, he is not just a person who challenges people to change, he motivates them to do so.
Since the turn of the century, Steve Gilliland has become one of the most sought-after speakers and trainers in America. His background includes Major League Baseball, broadcasting, and eleven years of corporate management on three different levels. Steve is a speaker who has experienced what others merely talk about.
As President and CEO of Performance Plus Professional Development, Inc., a Pittsburgh Pennsylvania based company, Steve owes his personal and professional success to using past challenges as opportunities. It is that journey that has enabled him to build a business that started as an office at his residence to one of the most respected training and development organizations in the United States.
Whether he is kicking off an event, training all day, or closing a convention, Steve Gilliland is not only a speaker who challenges people to change, he motivates them to do it. His audiences and clients are a who's who list in an American business and not for profit organizations.
To book Steve Gilliland, call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.