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Steve Gilliland: If You Take Care Of People, The Business Will Follow

If You Take Care Of People, The Business Will Follow

Steve Gilliland, CSP, is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the United States and Canada. Steve's motto is "If you take care of people, the business will follow." Implementing this principle, he has helped people grow their businesses and expand their lives by teaching them to rethink their work, their relationships and themselves. Steve launched his full-time speaking career and built a multimillion-dollar company 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 purpose-driven rather than process-driven, and you will make a difference. Steve Gilliland learned great compassion for people and commitment to a hard-work and balanced-life ethic at the knee of his highly principled Christian mother.

Steve Gilliland is a motivational speaker and author who has an appeal that transcends barriers of age, culture and occupation. He is one of the seven percent of speakers in the world, among the 5,000 who belong to the International Federation for Professional Speakers, to hold the designation of Certified Speaking Professional. He has also been recognized by Who's Who for Speakers and Business Professionals. Steve Gilliland has shared the platform with such distinguished people as Ken Blanchard, the late Governor Ann Richards, Rudolph Giuliani, Bruce Jenner and Bob Eubanks, as well as Jack Canfield, creator and cofounder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Steve Gilliland's audiences and clients are a Who's Who list of American businesses and nonprofit organizations. He speaks to more than 250,000 people annually and 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. government agencies, churches, school districts and nonprofit organizations. Speaking the language of active business leaders, Steve Gilliland's new book, Mum's The Word, identifies eight lessons in leadership.

Whether Steve Gilliland is kicking off an event, speaking at a luncheon or closing a convention, his entertaining and interactive style helps audiences connect and relate as he shows them how to open doors to success in their careers, their relationships and their lives. They leave with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for who they are and for what really matters. Steve is not only a speaker who challenges people to change, he motivates them to do so.


Enjoy The Ride

If you're tired of hearing the same old topics rehashed over and over again, Enjoy The Ride is the perfect keynote for your next conference or meeting. Through sidesplitting humor and reality-tested techniques, Steve Gilliland, CSP, reveals the way to face conflicting demands in an unforgiving business environment that keeps getting tougher. From the beginning when he shows people how to reignite their passion, to the end with his compelling challenge to "never lose your focus," he releases an "explosion of enthusiasm" that is absolutely contagious. It is simple, clear and easy to grasp - yet profound! Fasten your seatbelt and hold on as one of America's most entertaining keynote speakers shows you how to Enjoy The Ride!

Making A Difference™

Steve Gilliland, CSP, who showed us how to Enjoy The Ride™, now uncovers a lifetime of motivation and reveals how to Make A Difference. He will expound on the greatest motivators of all - purpose, passion and pride. Steve will explore how you can rise to your calling of changing people's lives and making a difference. You will discover new approaches to accomplish your goals and exceed expectations. You will learn the secrets to conquer your doubts, inadequacies and fears. This keynote speech is brilliantly creative, exceptionally humorous and absolutely unforgettable. Just like before, long after Steve's final words are spoken, the audience will be buzzing with excitement and talking about what they heard.

Discovering the Magic and Power of WE

Building and maintaining a successful team is no simple task. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level have difficulty recreating what accounted for their success. Is it a strong work ethic? Is it chemistry? Steve Gilliland, CSP, shares the vital principles of team building that are necessary for the success of your business or organization. In his practical, down-to-earth style, Steve will help you discover why some teams skyrocket toward realizing their vision while others seem to go nowhere. This is not your typical talk on teamwork! This one-of-a-kind keynote is fun, fast-paced and served with a healthy dose of Steve's unique brand of humor. It's time to die to "I," push aside "me" and begin Discovering the Magic and Power of WE!

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

Hilarious and empowering, What to Say When You Talk to Yourself is the most unique keynote of its kind. Steve Gilliland, CSP, motivates and gives attendees the insight needed to capitalize on their own mental resources to create permanent changes in their lives. He shows how challenges make us stronger and how the mental battles we face every day either make us or break us. When printed in your meeting brochure, the title alone evokes a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and discussion. Through real-life experiences and heartfelt stories, Steve reveals three secrets to deal with the stresses that every workplace offers. This entertaining and highly informative keynote will optimize your outlook, focus your plans and keep you on top and in touch.

Maximizing Your Potential

In his down-to-earth, humorous style, Steve Gilliland, CSP, shares fresh perspectives and practical strategies to help people and organizations improve their performance and create their own compelling future. This keynote speech takes you beyond doing well to experiencing your best. Steve gives you personal anecdotes and useful tools to meet and defeat the challenges in your life, and reveals what it takes to perform better and more consistently. If you think you've arrived, or this year's goals are too challenging, this presentation will rewire your passion and break the barriers of fabricated fears and inhibitions. Maximizing Your Potential will uncover your hidden abilities and unlock all the doors. It's time for you to unleash your potential!



Adams Land and Cattle


AgSafe Conference


Grain & Feed Association of Illinois


Paramount Citrus

Prairie Farms Dairy

Associations (Meeting Professionals)

Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC)

FICP Midwest / Great Lakes Regional Chapter

FICP Northeast Chapter

Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP)

Illinois Society of Association Executives

Kansas City MPI

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

MPI Orange County

MPI Pittsburgh

MPI Texas Hill Country Chapter

South Carolina Society of Association Executives

Texas Society of Association Executives

Virginia Society of Association Executives

Associations (National)

American Bus Association

American Healthcare Radiology Administrators

American Photography Association

American Veterinary Medical Association

Association of Assessment Officers

Association of Public Safety Communications Officials

Awards & Recognition Association

Capital Association Industries, Inc.

Community Associations Institute

Construction Financial Management Association

Gas Machinery Research Council

Industrial Development Association

International Association of Administrative Professionals

International Association of Fairs & Expositions

International Association of Workforce Professionals

International Metal Decorators Association

National Association of Credit Union Chairmen

National Association of Credit Union Supervisory & Auditing Committees

National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration

National Association of Elementary School Principals

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

National Nutritional Foods Association

National Products Association

USA / Canada Lions Leadership Forum

Associations (State)

Association of Clerks of District Courts of Virginia

California Bursar's Association

Carolinas Mortgage Bankers Association

Community Bankers Association of Illinois

Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the US

Florida Federation of Fairs

Florida Forestry Association

Georgia Chapter of Product Development & Management Association

Georgia Credit Union Affiliates

Georgia Credit Union League

Iowa Independent Bankers Association

Metropolitan Area Credit Union Manager's Association

Municipal Association of South Carolina

New Jersey Credit Union League

North Carolina Cemetery Association

North Carolina Zoning Officials

Pennsylvania Bankers Association

Pennsylvania Bus Association

Pennsylvania Photography Association

Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs

Texas Association of Assessing Officers

Texas City Managers Association

Texas Independent Bankers Association

Virginia Association of Assessment Officers

Virginia Credit Union League

Virginia Veterinary Medical Association


Donald Craig Automotive Group

Hahn Automotive Warehouse, Inc.

Illinois Automobile Dealers Association

Jim Ellis Automotive Dealerships

Mile One Automotive

North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association

Ohio Automobile Dealers Association

Pennsylvania Automotive Association



Armstrong Bank

Bank of America

Bank of Oak Ridge


City Bank of Lubbock

Farm Credit Bank of Texas

Federal Reserve Bank - Denver

Federal Reserve Bank - Kansas City

Federal Reserve Bank - Louisville

Federal Reserve Bank - Philadelphia

Federal Reserve Bank - Richmond

Orrstown Bank

Plains Capital Bank

Somerset Trust



Wells Fargo Bank

West Bank


Associated General Contractors of Missouri

Associated General Contractors of Virginia

Boxley Material Company

Cambridge Homes

Carolinas AGC

Chandler Concrete

Ewing Construction Company, Inc.

Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc.

Harvey Industries

Lytle Construction Services

Nevada AGC

Nora Rubber Flooring

Ohio Home Inspectors Association

Pennsylvania Builders Association

Pocono Builders Association

Sully-Miller Contracting Company

Sundt Construction

Superior Walls

The Widewaters Group, Inc.

Credit Unions

Alliant Credit Union

Crane FCU




Fort Lee FCU

Georgia FCU

Glynn Teachers FCU

Lockheed Aerospace FCU

Northrup Grumman FCU

nuVision Financial FCU

Service Credit Union

Sidney FCU


University of Virginia Community Credit Union

Visions FCU


Amity Elementary School / Centerpoint School District

Angleton ISD

Appoquinimink School District

Atlanta ISD

Atwood-Hammond CUSD #39

Berkeley Preparatory School

Boise School Board

Buckalew Elementary

Butler Area School District

Calhoun County ISD

Carpenter Elementary

Cayuga ISD

Columbus ISD

Crystal Lake School District #47

Davie County Schools

Davis School District

Deer Park ISD

Dumas ISD

El Paso ISD

Emery County School District

Fairfax County Public Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools - Cluster II

Fairfax County Public Schools - Cluster III

Fairfax County Public Schools - Cluster V

Floydada ISD

Fort Bend ISD

Garland Independent School District

Garrett County Public Schools

Grand Prairie ISD

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Great Falls ISD

Great Falls Public Schools

Herriman Elementary

Horizon High School

Jim Hogg ISD

Jordan School District

Katy ISD

Laredo ISD

Laurel Middle School

Levelland ISD

Mountain View High School

Nacogdoches ISD

Nebo School District

Oneida School District

Panhandle ISD

Paris ISD

Pasadena ISD

Pasadena ISD HOSTS

Plainview ISD

Slaton ISD

St. Martin's Episcopal School

Summit High School

Sunnyvale ISD

Thomas J. Rusk Elementary

United ISD

Webster City Community School District

Wellington ISD

Willow Creek Elementary

Wylie ISD

Education (State Associations)

Arkansas Association of Education Administrators

Arkansas Association of Elementary School Principals

Association of Wisconsin School Administrators

Coastal Plains RESA

Colorado Association of School Business Officials

Delaware Association of School Administrators

Fairfax County Elementary Principals Association

Fellow for the Improvement of Educational Leaders

Florida Council of Independent Schools

Griffin / Dawsonville RESA

Idaho Association of Elementary School Principals

Idaho Board of Education

Idaho School Boards Association

Mid-South Independent School Business Officers

Nebraska Association of School Boards

New Mexico Association of Elementary School Principals

Northwest Arkansas Education Service Coop

Northwest Georgia RESA

Region 10 Education Services Center

Region 16 Education Services Center

RESA III Public Service Training

School Administrators Association of New York

TEPSA Assistant Principals Conference

TEPSA District 4

TEPSA Secretaries

Texas Association of School Boards

Texas Association of Secondary School Principals

Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA)

Utah School Boards Association


Assurex Global

ATB Financial

Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Boston Private Wealth Management Group

Cain Watters

Capital Financial Group

Captive Resources Churchill

Captive Resources Raffles

Christiansen Investments

Chrysler Financial

Commercial Finance

Federal Reserve Information Technology

Financial Management Brokerage

Financial Services Marketing Association

Financial Women International

General Audit Corp

Investors Group (Canada)

Lutheran Church of Missouri Synod Financial Officers

South Carolina Healthcare Financial Management Association

Sun Life Financial

SunGard Transaction Network

SunGard Trust Users Group

The CCS Companies

The Investment Center, Inc.


Fortune 500





Charter Communications


Duke Energy




General Motors

Glaxo Smith Kline


Johnson Controls


Marriott Worldwide


Philips Lighting




Sysco Food Services

Telecommunications Data Systems (TDS)



VF Jeanswear




American Association of Franchisees & Dealers Association

Boston Pizza

Cooper Tire

Express Personnel Services



Money Mailer

Port of Subs

Premier Jewelry

Roy Rogers Restaurants




Cities of Batavia Elgin

City of Allen

City of Bellevue

City of Greensboro

City of Hammond

City of Lubbock

City of Tucson

Dallas Bulk Mail Center

Defense Acquisition University

Department of Army Management Staff College

Department of Environmental Quality

Department of Human Services

Dumas Moore Chamber of Commerce

Fairfax Department of Taxation

Floydada Economic Development Corporation

Georgia Department of Education

Georgia Department of Labor

Geospatial Information Systems Transportation

Halifax Regional Municipality

Illinois Workforce Partnership

Isabella County FIA

Kalamazoo County FIA

Leadership Levelland

Leadership Perryton

Leadership Tucson

Leadership Tyler

Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Levelland Chamber of Commerce

Maryland Municipal League

Mecosta County FIA

Oklahoma National Guard

Slaton Chamber of Commerce

Slaton Economic Development Corporation

South Dakota Department of Social Services

Spearman Chamber of Commerce

Strongland Chamber of Commerce

Texas Municipal League

Town of Cortlandt

Town of Oro Valley

Township Officials of Illinois

US Army Corp of Engineers

US Department of Defense Civilian Personnel Management Service

Village of Ruidoso

Village of Schaumburg

Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program

Webb County Correctional Center

Yuma Private Industry Council, Inc.

Yuma Training Alliance


Accor Economy Lodging

Best Western International

Carlson Hospitality Worldwide

Choice Hotels

Coakley Williams Hotel Management

Hilton Hotels Corporation

Holiday Inns Worldwide

Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Iowa Division of Tourism

Pennsylvania Tourism & Lodging Association

The Plamondon Companies

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

Wyndham Vacation Ownership

Human Resource

British Columbia Human Resource Management Association

Central Wisconsin Society of Human Resources

Chicago Human Resource Association of Hotels

Human Resource Association of Broward County

Independent Energy Human Resource Association

Licking County Human Resource Association

Maryland SHRM

Northern Indiana Human Resource Association

Sacramento Area Human Resource Association

SHRM Cleveland

SHRM Nebraska State Council

SHRM North Dakota

SHRM of Tulare / Kings County

SHRM State of Arkansas

SHRM Winston-Salem

SHRM Wyoming

SHRM / ASTD Memphis

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

South Metro Human Resource Association

The Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica

Toledo Area Human Resource Association


Allstate Insurance

Bankers Life

Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America

Canada Life

Central Illinois Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters

Credit Union Insurance Services Association

Fidelity National Title Insurance Company

Germania Insurance

Great West Life Assurance (Canada)

Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

Independent Insurance Agents of Texas

Insurance Accounting & Systems Association

Lafayette Life Insurance Company


London Life

Monumental Life

Nationwide Insurance

Noridian Mutual Insurance Company

Pekin Insurance

Physicians Mutual


RJF Agencies, Inc.

Security Mutual Life Insurance

Standard Mutual Insurance

UnumProvident Insurance

Wausau Signature Agency

Zurich Services Corporation

Law Firms & Consulting

Alpern Rosenthal

Bridge Consulting Corp

Gardner, Willis, Sweat & Goldsmith, LLP

Monterey Superior Court


The Robert Allen Group


Aeropres Corporation



Environmental Air Systems, Inc.

Indiana County Manufacturing Consortium

Kay Chemical Company

Magnequench International

MetoKote Corporation

Quality Chekd

Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Southern Air

X-Fab of Texas


ECA Marketing, Inc.

Georgia Marketing Council

Inter-Company Marketing Group

Society for Marketing Professional Services

Medical & Healthcare

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

Arizona Healthcare Association

Association of California Nurse Leaders

Avera Pace

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Brownwood Regional Medical Center

Caldwell Memorial Hospital

California Association of Colleges of Nursing

California Health Care Facilities

California Pacific Medical Center

Cape Fear Valley Health Systems

Carolina's Center of Hospice & End of Life Care

Central Valley Health Care Network

Chesapeake General Hospital

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Community Care Partners

Community Health Center of Branch County

DeTar Hospital

Dey LP

Eastern New Mexico Emergency Medical Services - Region 3

Fulton County Medical Center

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

Illinois Hospital Association

Illinois Pharmacists Association

Indiana Association of Medical Staff Services

JP Consultants Institute

Kaiser Permanente

Medical-Dental-Hospital Business Associates

Michigan Association of Medical Staff Services

Mills-Peninsula Health Services

North Carolina Association of Health Underwriters

North Dakota Long Term Care Association

Oklahoma Society of Radiological Technologists

Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania

Port Huron Hospital Foundation

Randolph Hospital

Region 3 Behavioral Health Services

South Carolina Healthcare Association

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

Southern OB-GYN

Sutter Health, Sacramento

Sutter Health, San Francisco Bay Area

Tap Pharmaceutical Products, Inc.

Teva Parenteral Medicine, Inc.

Texas Association for Home Care

Twin City Hospital

University Medical Center


West Virginia Healthcare Association

Westcare Health System / Harris Regional

Wilson Medical Center


Alexander Hamilton Institute

American Baptist Church

Baptist Youth Group


Centegra Health System Foundation

Chemical Customer Service Management Group


Davie Community Foundation

Domestic Relations Association


Greensboro Merchants Association

Habitat for Humanity

High Ground of Texas

Howard Center

Idaho FFA

Indian River Habitat for Humanity

Lubbock Area United Way

Lucas County Board of Mental Retardation

Montgomery County Domestic Relations

Peter Becker Community

Seneca Cayuga ARC

The Noble Foundation

The Salvation Army - Southern Territory

THEOS Foundation

Transitional Services, Inc.

United Way of Calvert County

WorkSource of the South Plains

Youth Villages


California Association of Public Purchasing Officers

California State University Finance Officers Association

Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers

Government Purchasing Association of Georgia

Illinois Association of Public Procurement Officials

Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association

Missouri Association of Public Purchasing

NAEP Carolinas

NAEP District VI

NAEP Indiana / IWAG

NAEP Maryland

NAEP New England Chapter




NAEP Upstate NY

National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP)

National Association of State Procurement Officials

National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)

New York State Association of Municipal Purchasing Officials

NIGP Arizona Chapter

NIGP Central Ohio

NIGP Indiana Chapter

NIGP Louisiana Chapter

NIGP Tallahassee Area Chapter

North Carolina / South Carolina Association of Government Purchasing

Ohio Government Finance Officer Association

Ontario Public Buyers Association

Oregon Public Purchasing Association

Rocky Mountain Government Purchasing Association

SOCAP New York Chapter

Virginia Association of Government Purchasing

Real Estate


Atlanta Apartment Association

Council of Residential Specialists

Drucker & Falk

Florida Association of REALTORS

Georgia Association of REALTORS

Greater Charlotte Apartment Association

Harris & Associates

International Real Estate Management Association

Lubbock Apartment Association

National Association of REALTORS

North Carolina Association of REALTORS

Picerne Real Estate

RE / MAX of Canada

RE / MAX of Western Canada

Texas Apartment Association

Urban Innovations


Arctic Cat

Bob's Candies

BSH Home Appliances


Flavia Beverage Systems

Food Marketing Institute

Giant Eagle Bakery Division

Herr Foods

Hudson Group

Inter Continental Cigar

Lindt & Strungli USA, Inc.

Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Mars, Inc.

Seagram & Sons

United Supermarkets



BrightPoint, Inc.


Central States Information

Charter Media

Cox Communications

CTR Systems

Digital Storage

Forever Broadcasting

Fujimi Corporation

Hearth & Home Technologies

Information Services International

IREM Chapter #88

Neax Users Group

NTS Communications

Ohio Higher Education Computing Conference

Qiagen Sciences, Inc.

Retail Solutions Providers Association

Texas Association of Governmental Information Technology Managers

Texas Computer Education Association

Tiburon, Inc.

Verint Americas, Inc.

X-Rite Corporation


Atlas Van Lines

Bridge Terminal Transport

Cendant Mobility


Illinois Movers & Warehousemen's Association

International Truck and Engine

Maryland Department of Transportation

Metro Atlanta Relocation Council

Missouri Department of Transportation

National Van Lines


Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

South Carolina Department of Transportation

Southeastern Regional Relocation Council


Albany State University

Ashland Community & Technical College Teaching Learning Conference

Cal Poly University

California Institute of Technology

California State University

College of Lake County

Darton College

Davidson College

Hofstra University

Illinois State University Connections Conference

Indian Hills Community College

Ivy Tech Community College

McHenry County College

Medical College of Georgia

Millsap's College Principals' Summer Institute

Minnesota West Community & Technical College

Mississippi State University

Northern Arizona University

Ohio Association of College & University Business Officers

Ohio Northern University

Ohio State University at Newark

Ohio Valley University

Penn State University Student Affairs

San Jose State University

Sonoma State University

State University of New York Business Officers Association

State University of New York Fredonia

State University of New York Plattsburgh

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University Parents Association

Tyler Junior College

UNC Charlotte Uptown

University of Buffalo

University of California

University of Colorado

University of Connecticut

University of Georgia

University of Massachusetts Medical School

University of Michigan

University of Missouri

University of Oklahoma


Central Service Association

E & I Cooperative Service, Inc.

Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority

Harpeth Valley Utilities

Hoosier Energy

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative

Minnesota Rural Electric Association

National Electric Benefit Fund

National Telephone Coop Association

Rural Telephone Company

South Carolina Utility Billing Association

Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association

Tennessee Valley Public Power Association

Turlock Irrigation District

Volunteer Energy Cooperative

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