Project Description

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Reach BIG GOALS in Short Order

Canadian born, now living in Texas, his background was partly inspired by a friend’s passing in high school and a fortune teller in Singapore. When Vince Poscente’s high school friend passed away suddenly, he realized life might be shorter than expected. Five years later, a Singaporean fortuneteller told Vince he would live to age forty. “Do everything at least once” became Vince Poscente’s urgent clarion call.

After a 2,600-person standing ovation from his high school Valedictory speech, Vince Poscente was launched into his adult years knowing life was to be embraced and fear was to be harnessed. Opposite to a bucket list, Vince made a promise to say “yes” to any opportunity that came his way. Here’s a partial list:

  • traveled around the world for 12 months at 21 years old
  • dove with Sharks off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
  • over came a total malfunction while parachuting on his second jump
  • hang glided in the Majestic Rockies
  • competed in the exciting sport of luge
  • started a video production business
  • attained undergraduate (B.A. with an eye toward Sports Marketing)
  • worked with the Olympic organizing committee for the Calgary Olympics

But the long list of accomplishments vanished in a cloud of irrelevance when he realized he had been ignoring a life long dream of competing in the Olympics. At 26 years old, as a recreational skier, Vince Poscente realized true commitment was missing in his life. He rectified that issue. Four years later he was marching in the opening ceremonies with the Canadian Olympic team in Albertville, France. In the sport of Speed Skiing, Vince Poscente vied for gold with a speed of 135 mph on skis.

Taking his own formula to accelerate towards big goals, Vince added to his list of accomplishments:

  • an award winning sales person for Century 21
  • VP of Marketing for world’s largest real estate investment service – Int’l Investment Properties
  • started consulting on the topic of attaining BIG GOALS in Short Order
  • inductee USA Speaker Hall of Fame (2003) and Canadian Speaker Hall of Fame (2007)
  • New York Times Bestselling author of four business/pop psych books (incl. The Age of Speed)
  • summited unclimbed Himalayan mountain (Chakri Peak-2006)
  • lead a Himalayan mountain expedition (Pin Parvati Pass-2009)

But, the greatest loves of his life are his wife and three children. Oh, and by the way, the fortuneteller in Singapore was wrong. A decade later, after his predicted demise, Vince Poscente continues to embrace life and conquer fear!

Topic Titles

Big Goals in Short Order

Accelerate Reinvention

Books

The Age of Speed, Learning the Thrive in a More, Faster, Now World

The Ant and the Elephant, A 5 Step Plan to Transform Individual Performance

Silver Bullets, 77 Straightforward Tips to Take you to the Top Invinceable Principles, Essential Tools for Life Mastery

List of Past Clients

  • American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
  • AT&T
  • Nokia
  • Budgetext Corporation
  • Concorde Career Colleges
  • Cargill
  • Kellogg Company
  • 1st Global
  • GAMA / LAMP
  • Atlas Van Lines
  • A&W
  • Canadian Child & Family Services
  • Government Services Association (GSA)
  • Hampton Inns
  • Milestone Management
  • Crown Council
  • Essilor
  • Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
  • HM Insurance Group
  • 3M Adhesives
  • Avery Dennison
  • Aspen Marketing Services
  • Buxton
  • Accuray
  • AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group (ABSG)
  • Ace Hardware
  • American Greetings
  • Hewlett-Packard GmbH
  • Intuit