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Dave Pelzer

Dave Pelzer

Keynote Speaker: Counselor, Comedian & Expert on Foster Care, Resilience, and Personal Growth; Bestselling Author of "A Child Called 'It'"

Dave Pelzer Biography

In a word, Dave Pelzer embodies Esprit: Spirit, Humor & Wit. As a child, his resilience, enabled him to overcome extreme life-threatening obstacles. For well over 25 years, Pelzer’s inspirational work has encouraged countless organizations and millions of individuals to recommit their efforts and remain steadfast to their convictions and personal growth.

Pelzer has experienced a truly adventurous extraordinary life. At age 12, Pelzer was rescued and placed in a series of foster homes until he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at age 18. As a member of the armed forces, Pelzer was hand-picked to midair refuel the then highly secretive SR-71 Blackbird and the F-117 Stealth Fighter. While serving on active duty and maintaining a rigorous flight schedule, Pelzer made time to give of himself. In 1990, Pelzer was the recipient of the JC Penney Golden Rule Award, making him the California Volunteer of the Year.

Some of Pelzer’s distinctive accomplishments have been recognized through several prestigious awards, as well as personal commendations from four U.S. Presidents. In 1993, Pelzer was honored as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans. He joins a distinguished group including: John F. Kennedy, Walt Disney, and Elvis Presley. In 1994, Pelzer was the only American to be honored as The Outstanding Young Persons of the World! In 1996, he carried the coveted centennial flame for the Olympic Games. In 2005, Pelzer was the recipient of the National Jefferson Award, which is considered the Pulitzer Prize of public service. Other alumni of this award include Colin Powell, Sandra Day O’Connor, Robert De Niro, and Oprah Winfrey.

Unbeknown to the general public, from 2006 – 2010, while at extreme risk plus using his own time and expense, Pelzer spent weeks at a time visiting the troops in the Middle East and South West Asia, providing counseling and comedic presentations to embedded troops.

For nearly a decade, when not on the road speaking, performing radio presentations, or offering counseling services, Pelzer serves his community as a volunteer Fire Captain. He has served in many explosive fires and floods. For his efforts, Pelzer was twice selected as Volunteer Firefighter of the Year.

Pelzer is the author of eight inspirational books. Pelzer’s first book, "A Child Called “It”" was on the New York Times Best Sellers List for a record setting 6 years. His books were on the same Best Sellers List well over 12 years. Pelzer was the first author to have four # 1 International Best Sellers and to have four books simultaneously on the New York Times Best Sellers List.

Pelzer is a living testament of a self-made man. Pelzer’s unique and intriguing outlook on life, coupled with his “Robin Williams” like wit and sense of humor entertain and encourage all of us to deeply commit to overcome any challenge. Pelzer has literally dedicated his life to helping others . . . to help themselves.

Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Dave Pelzer and other top speakers and celebrities.

Dave Pelzer Speaking Topics

Your Resolve

Dave Pelzer Videos

Speaking on Care Lodge 25th Annual Conference
On Child Abuse - Dave Pelzer
Stories of Child Abuse with Dave Pelzer | Kids' Rights | Clip | CLS

How to book Dave Pelzer?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dave Pelzer 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 Dave Pelzer, 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 Dave Pelzer or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Dave Pelzer?

Booking fees for Dave Pelzer, 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 Dave Pelzer, 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 Dave Pelzer?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dave Pelzer 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 Dave Pelzer 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 Dave Pelzer or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dave Pelzer 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.


Dave Pelzer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Personal Growth and Health. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dave Pelzer for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Dave Pelzer generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are James Garbarino, Rudy Ruettiger and Jim Morris. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dave Pelzer for an upcoming event.

Dave Pelzer Speaking Topics

  • Your Resolve

Dave Pelzer Videos

Speaking on Care Lodge 25th Annual Conference
On Child Abuse - Dave Pelzer
Stories of Child Abuse with Dave Pelzer | Kids' Rights | Clip | CLS
Dave Peltzer - Don't Live In Fear

How to book Dave Pelzer?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dave Pelzer 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 Dave Pelzer, 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 Dave Pelzer or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Dave Pelzer?

Booking fees for Dave Pelzer, 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 Dave Pelzer, 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 Dave Pelzer?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dave Pelzer 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 Dave Pelzer 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 Dave Pelzer or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dave Pelzer 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.


Dave Pelzer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Personal Growth and Health. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dave Pelzer for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Dave Pelzer generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are James Garbarino, Rudy Ruettiger and Jim Morris. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dave Pelzer for an upcoming event.

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