Steve Gilliland Biography

A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s "Laugh USA" and "Jeff & Larry's Comedy Roundup." With an appeal that transcends barriers of age, culture, and occupation -- plus an interactive and entertaining style -- Gilliland shows audiences how to open doors to success in their careers, their relationships and their lives. Presenting to over 250,000 people a year, more than two million have now heard him speak, with audiences encompassing nearly three dozen industries. Gilliland 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 a stand-up comic collides with the inspiration of motivational speaker."

In addition to his brilliant speaking career, Gilliland is a prolific, accomplished author, evidenced by his book "Enjoy The Ride" having been on the publisher's bestseller list for seven consecutive years and being named Author of the Year. 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.

Gilliland built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up on the same philosophy he sets forth 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." 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.

Gilliland 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. Gilliland learned great compassion for people and a commitment to hard work from his highly principled Christian mother and stepfather. Whether Gilliland 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.

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Steve Gilliland Videos

Steve Gilliland - Too Blessed To Be Stressed
Steve Gilliland - Too Blessed To Be Stressed
Steve Gilliland - It Is What You Make It
Steve Gilliland - It Is What You Make It
Dangling Strings
Dangling Strings

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Steve Gilliland is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Personal Growth, Business and Human Resources. The estimated speaking fee range to book Steve Gilliland for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Steve Gilliland generally travels from Charlotte, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mark DeVolder, Vince Poscente and Doug Lipp. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Steve Gilliland for an upcoming event.

Steve Gilliland Videos

Steve Gilliland - Too Blessed To Be Stressed
Steve Gilliland - Too Blessed To Be Stressed
Steve Gilliland - It Is What You Make It
Steve Gilliland - It Is What You Make It
Dangling Strings
Dangling Strings

Steve Gilliland Reviews

  • Great job!
    American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina - Nov 02 2017

  • “Your message is a gift that needs to be heard by everyone. The first time, I heard you present ENJOY THE RIDE—it was entertaining, thought-provoking and brilliant. The second time, I heard you present MAKING A DIFFERENCE—it was life-changing.”
    Unknown - Jul 09 2015

Steve Gilliland Speaking Topics

  • EMERGE: Grateful. Confident. Determined

  • Hide Your Goat: Strategies to Stay Positive When Negativity Surrounds You

    Our fast-paced and stress-filled schedules open the gate to allow people and circumstances every opportunity to “get our goat.” HIDE YOUR GOAT puts into perspective how your daily life intersects with people of diverse backgrounds, opinions and personalities. In this eye-opening session, Steve Gilliland shows how to avoid being robbed of the opportunity to perform at peak performance because of negativity.

  • Follow Me: How to Grow Yourself & Influence Others

    Leadership is the single most important skill you can use to improve your business. FOLLOW ME explores how to grow yourself and your people through timeless principles that, when applied to your own life and the life of your organization, will influence positive change. Steve Gilliland is uniquely qualified to show you how to develop exceptional leaders and retain great employees. KEY TAKEAWAYS: - How to establish tangible,easily defined & monitored strategies to improve performance - How to gain consensus & motivate people to work together efficiently & effectively as a team - How to be confident & make tough decisions, unearth constructive solutions & stay focused while moving forward

  • Detour: Developing the Mindset to Navigate Life's Turns

    Whether you’re experiencing mild transitions now or will undergo massive reorganizations in the future, change is inevitable within every successful organization. DETOUR provides solutions to reduce stress, eliminate fear and increase performance during such times. Steve Gilliland reveals how to navigate life’s turns when you’re suddenly headed on a course you never planned and into a future you never imagined. KEY TAKEAWAYS: - How to feel more in control when the change is out of your control - How to prepare for any kind of change, remain productive, and use it to your advantage - How to build resiliency & grit as you cope with change

  • Making a Difference™

    Focusing on the conscious choices we make every day that impact the livesof others, MAKING A DIFFERENCE™ is an eyeopening and heartfelt keynote detailing how to positively influence people in every imaginable way, regardless of position or status. Each of us has the potential to transform the culture of an organization through our actions and attitude. This presentation centers on three empowering dynamics: (1) Purpose: it drives you! (2) Passion: it fuels you! (3) Pride: it defines you! TAKEAWAY MESSAGE – While we don’t always know what challenges face the people we meet every day, we do have the power to bring them hope. That hope can multiply a thousand times over and spread throughout the world exponentially. This is the essential, motivating truth behind Making a Difference™!


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