Whenever I am asked to be a keynote speaker at a Chicago area event, I usually get compliments on my ability to connect with audiences. They ask if I use some kind of “speaker’s trick.” I tell them I have no trick. I speak from my heart. Maybe they’re disappointed by my answer, but it is the truth.
I truly want people and companies to achieve their hopes and dreams. When you have the opportunity to read about my life, you will find a person who came from very modest means. I overcame adversity to build several businesses, to proudly serve in the military and eventually, to fulfill my deepest personal dream; to inspire others.
Greatness Comes from the Heart
To be effective as an inspirational speaker, I learned that I could not separate “my heart” from my message. Whether I talk to an audience in Downtown Chicago, the Chicago Suburbs, or anywhere in the country, I inspire by being real, remaining true to myself and motivating others to get what they want out of life.
At the end of the Day
Whether you need a professional guest speaker for your business group, a youth motivational speaker or simply a trusted individual coach to help guide you through an organizational challenge, I can help you realize your full potential.
At the end of the day, my work is based on caring enough about people and organizations to see their potentials – even if they don’t see it in themselves at first.
To bring out the best in people is my greatest joy. It is a mission from the heart.
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