Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE
Entertaining. Inspiring. Real.
A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve Gilliland is one of the most indemand and top-rated speakers in 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.”
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 purposedriven rather than process-driven, and you will make a difference. His motto is straightforward: “If you take care of people, the business will follow.” He has been recognized by Who’s Who for Speakers and Business Professionals, and The Pittsburgh Business Times named his company one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the region.
In addition to his brilliant speaking career, Steve is a prolific, accomplished author, evidenced by his book Enjoy The Ride™ being on the publisher’s best seller list for seven consecutive years and being 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 was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, resides in North Carolina and travels the world. He received his bachelor’s degree from Grove City College (PA) and his MBA from Globe University (MN). 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.
Everyone who hears his message leaves with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for who they are and for what really matters.
Enjoy The Ride™
- Check your passion
- Cure your destination disease
- Refocus your attention
Making a Difference™
- Purpose – It Drives You
- Passion – It Fuels You
- Pride – It Defines You
Enjoy The Ride
Making a Difference
Performance Essentials in the Workplace
Hits of Humor
Words To Live By
List of Past Clients
- Adams Land & Cattle Company
- AGCO Corporation
- AAIM Employers’ Association
- All Things Baking Convention
- Arizona Association of School Business Officials
- Association of Clerks of District Courts of Virginia
- American Automobile Association (AAA)
- American Financial & Automotive Serivces
- Arkansas Bankers Association
- Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce
- Arab Chamber of Commerce
- AGC of Missouri
- AGC of Virginia
- Alliant Credit Union
- Crane FCU
- Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
- Amity Elementary School / Centerpoint School District
- Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators
- Arkansas Association of Elementary School Principals
- American Association of Franchisees & Dealers
- Bath Fitter
- California Emergency Services Association
- Cities of Batavia, Elgin & St. Charles
- Associated Wholesale Grocers
- B & R Stores, Inc.
- Arizona Health Care Association
- … and more