Joe Calhoon

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Joe Calhoon Bio

"Joe has consistently demonstrated a willingness and ability to improve the quality of people's lives. He has developed a reputation for delivering high content programs that inspire as well as entertain."

- Stephen R. Covey, Author

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Spoken words can inspire, educate, and harness the creative potential of people. As a keynote speaker, Joe provides you with an engaging and motivating experience that informs and entertains.

Are all of your people focused on what's really important to strengthen your business and improve their lives?

Just as importantly, are people fulfilling their unique potential and making optimal contributions?

Daily activities and challenges constantly pile up, clouding the focus on the progress you desire. Joe Calhoon has a proven track record of helping people and organizations focus on high-leverage activities that produce extraordinary results.

For 25 years, Joe has delivered over 2,500 experiences to more than 600 different clients providing the tools and guidance needed to get people on the same page, improve performance and achieve objectives. Through a keynote speech, strategic consultation or business growth project, Joe works with you to find real solutions to the problems you face.

Joe's proven process has been vital to helping clients like Jack Stack Barbecue achieve record employee engagement scores, while exceeding financial goals and being consistently recognized as America's Best Barbecue (Zagat Survey).

Joe has brought his message to four continents and continues to refine his approach through each client experience. As the most requested and highest-rated keynote speaker with the Covey Leadership Center in the 1990's, Joe discovered the importance of effectiveness, communication, and synergy. He brings these skills to every client interaction. Joe's books include: Prioritize!, On the Same Page and The 1 Hour Plan for Growth.

Is your organization looking for a proven resource to grow your business? Joe and his team are ready to help you improve your people, leaders and profitability.

Partial list of clients and audiences:

-Apple Computer
-Burns & McDonnell
-General Electric
-Jack Stack
-National Auctioneer's Association
-Ritz Carlton Hotel Company


-Coordinated the start-up of over 20 new business ventures
-Helped his first client increase revenues and profits by over 400% in nine months
-One of only 500 Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP's) worldwide
-Has successfully worked with more than 600 different organizations

"Joe is an excellent presenter. By using a blend of knowledge, humor and group dynamics, Joe pulls the best out of people and gets extraordinary results out of a meeting."

- Bob Buford, Founder of Leadership Network and Halftime

"Not only is Joe a superb communicator, he has a deep understanding of what it takes to get people to work together and drive performance."

- Hans Helmerich, President & CEO, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

Most Requested Programs:

Transformational Leadership

Leadership is the critical success factor in every enterprise and endeavor. During this presentation, you will learn to improve personal effectiveness, build high-trust relationships and develop high-performing teams as you bring greater value to the marketplace.

Are You On The Same Page? - How to Engage Employees and Accelerate Growth

Growing a business doesn't have to be complicated. Learn how to achieve extraordinary results based on proven principles. Participants will take away the keys to:

getting your team on the same page
setting, achieving and celebrating their most important priorities
consistently developing leadership throughout your organization

Three Keys to an Extraordinary Life

Every person has a unique calling, capacity and contribution. Based on extensive research and inspiring success stories, people will learn how to enjoy greater health, happiness and success.

Business Growth Made Simple Workshop

This interactive, hands-on, half-day workshop is packed with idea-generators, exercises, real-life success stories, guidelines, and action steps for developing a clear and compelling plan to improve your business. Best of all, it's simple; in fact, your plan will fit on a single sheet of paper. Workshop participants will learn to:

-consistently ask (and answer) the 7 planning questions
-lead from a foundation of passion, purpose and principles
-turn real-time issues into strategies and actionable priorities
-develop leadership throughout an organization

Customized Presentations

Every organization faces unique challenges and opportunities. In 25 years of business communication, Joe has written and delivered hundreds of customized presentations on a diverse range of topics. Prior to each engagement, Joe gets to know your organization by conducting interviews with key leaders. Accordingly, each presentation is designed just for you - focusing on your unique challenges and opportunities.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed.