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D.J. Vanas

D.J. Vanas

Keynote Speaker: Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Enrolled Member of the Ottawa Tribe

D.J. Vanas Biography

Internationally-acclaimed speaker and bestselling author D.J. Vanas is a powerhouse speaker for Fortune 500 companies, hundreds of tribal nations, and over 7000 audiences nationwide. He has also spoken at the White House.

Vanas captivates audiences by introducing them to the Native American warrior spirit. The tribal principles that led the first cultures in America can be applied today to lead organizations with courage, find clarity in chaos, and serve at their best regardless of circumstances. Organizations such as Intel Corporation, P&G, Subaru, Accenture, USAA, Walt Disney and NASA have relied on D.J.’s unforgettable stories, humor and practical, easily-implemented lessons. His specialty? Creating a valuable experience for audiences of any size or background, from youth in poverty to senior leaders in national associations and Fortune 500 companies.

A tribally-enrolled member of the Odawa Nation of Michigan, he was born to impoverished teenage parents. He went from sleeping in a drawer for the first three months of his life to becoming a proud graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, a decorated Air Force captain, a renowned member of the tribal community, a bestselling author, and a revered motivational speaker. A true warrior, who is successful in both business and life, he credits these personal triumphs to traditional teachings and ceremony, his service as a military officer and his upbringing by his selfless and hard-working parents.

Over the past 25 years, he has served hundreds of tribal communities, learning from elders in all of them. He is a role model for Native youth and promotes leadership engagement and outstanding service across Indian Country. He’s also a veteran Sun Dancer and was honored with the name Mato Wanbli (Eagle Bear). D.J. Vanas believes that his tribal culture holds the keys to better work practices, to leading and living with courage, and to healing the planet–– for all of us.

Spend even a few moments with him, and you’ll see why those he’s worked with love him the way they do: he’s down-to-earth, approachable, funny, and full of positivity and always aims to bring out the best in those he’s around. All of this shines through in his presentations.

His bestselling book, The Tiny Warrior, is printed in six countries and sold around the world. When he’s not writing, traveling or speaking, he is a belted Krav Maga self-defense practitioner, gardener, and talented cook (as verified by his beloved wife and their two daughters!)

Vanas resides in San Diego - and airport gates everywhere.

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D.J. Vanas Videos

We're All Going Through Ceremony
D.J. Vanas Goes Virtual
D.J. Vanas: "Demo Video for D.J. Vanas"

How to book D.J. Vanas?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like D.J. Vanas for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for D.J. Vanas, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for D.J. Vanas or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book D.J. Vanas?

Booking fees for D.J. Vanas, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire D.J. Vanas, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for D.J. Vanas?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like D.J. Vanas for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book D.J. Vanas for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent D.J. Vanas or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for D.J. Vanas or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


D.J. Vanas is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Peak Performance, Personal Growth and Native American Heritage. The estimated speaking fee range to book D.J. Vanas for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. D.J. Vanas generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eddy Robinson, Carrie Billy and Gyasi Ross. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling D.J. Vanas for an upcoming event.

D.J. Vanas Videos

We're All Going Through Ceremony
D.J. Vanas Goes Virtual
D.J. Vanas: "Demo Video for D.J. Vanas"
D.J. Vanas' Keynote Speech, Victory by Design

How to book D.J. Vanas?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like D.J. Vanas for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for D.J. Vanas, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for D.J. Vanas or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book D.J. Vanas?

Booking fees for D.J. Vanas, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire D.J. Vanas, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for D.J. Vanas?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like D.J. Vanas for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book D.J. Vanas for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent D.J. Vanas or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for D.J. Vanas or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


D.J. Vanas is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Peak Performance, Personal Growth and Native American Heritage. The estimated speaking fee range to book D.J. Vanas for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. D.J. Vanas generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eddy Robinson, Carrie Billy and Gyasi Ross. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling D.J. Vanas for an upcoming event.

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