Curtis Zimmerman | Empowering Individuals and Organizations to Write New Scripts for Their Lives and Their Work.

Curtis Zimmerman

Empowering Individuals and Organizations to Write New Scripts for Their Lives and Their Work.

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Curtis Zimmerman

Both as a speaker and best-selling author, Curtis Zimmerman has impacted over one million people throughout the nation with his life-changing messages and award-winning programs. Curtis is an expert at transforming organizations by inspiring individuals to live their life at a higher level of performance.

Curtis’s unique combination of humor, personal stories and interactive activities impacts an audience like no other. He started his entrepreneurial career at the age of twelve, marketing and self-managing himself as a mime and juggler. He was a nationally recognized mime performing at such notable places as Universal Studio-Hollywood where he won Entertainer of the Year, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and performing arts centers coast to coast. He then took to the seas, performing on numerous cruise ships traveling all over the world.

Audiences connect with Curtis through his interactive style and approachable demeanor. He incorporates the skills he gained from over 25 years in the entertainment industry into his powerful programs, cleverly balancing the connection between education and entertainment.

Curtis is the author of three books, most notable his #1 nationally best-selling book Life at Performance Level and is the host of the podcast, The Next 24 Hours. He was honored with the prestigious National Leadership Award for outstanding service from United States Congressman Tom Reynolds. Curtis is a member of the Global Speakers Federation (GFS) and the National Speakers Association (NSA) from which he has achieved the highest-earned recognition reserved for the top ten percent of speakers across the nation, the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.

His deeply profound insight and perspective coupled with his high energy presentations have made him a highly sought after speaker for Fortune 100 companies such as Kroger, General Electric, Walt Disney Entertainment, and Procter and Gamble, as well as more than 20,000 Airmen in the United States Air Force. 

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Featured Keynote Programs

Living Life at Performance Level (TM)

This nationally recognized keynote transforms organizations by inspiring individuals to live their life at a higher level of performance. Living Life at Performance Level is a dynamic, experiential program which hands participants tools to ignite their ultimate potential. Curtis engages his audiences with juggling, “Simon Says”, and fire eating, utilizing his performance expertise to demonstrate his key concepts and make his message memorable. His 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry inspires the metaphor for Living Life at Performance Level™.

Key Concepts

Be The Director: Create a life of relevance and accountability.

Write Your Script: Take risks, fail successfully and unleash limitations by focusing on new scripts not just re-reading old ones.

Define Your Character: Make character-driven decisions.

Cast Your Show Wisely: Choose positive influences and cut out those which bring you down. Be a star in others’ lives.

Be A Star In Your Life: Be a leader, be responsible, be authentic, and be a catalyst for change. Empowered individuals build cohesive, productive companies with forward momentum and Living Life at Performance Level™ will transform perspective to create lasting outcomes.

Participants will:

  • be accountable
  • transform their way of thinking
  • increase awareness of themselves and others
  • take responsibility for their actions
  • make character-driven decisions
  • be more productive
  • be encouraged to take risks in their thoughts and actions
  • communicate effectively and handle conflict creatively
  • be empowered with new leadership skills
  • develop a new attitude and outlook
  • understand the value of collaboration and teamwork
  • be entertained and educated

Speak! at Performance Level (TM)

Maximize your speaking potential and benefit from Curtis’ 25 years of experience as a stage performer and speaker. Having done literally thousands of presentations across the U.S. and the world, Curtis will give the participants the tips, techniques, and instructions to improve their business presentation skills.

Curtis will help individuals to:

  • Be more comfortable speaking in front of an audience
  • Polish your speaking skills
  • Incorporate interactivity into your presentation
  • Build stage presence
  • Impact an audience

The Magic of Leadership (TM)

This workshop allows individuals to identify and take ownership of their leadership “magic” while challenging them to cultivate new skills. They will learn to develop their leadership skills regardless of what role they play within an organization.

Curtis shows that “the magic we possess only works when we give it away” helping individuals to: 

  • Determine what type of leader they are 
  • Modify behavior for optimal performance
  • Recognize moments of leadership 
  • Understand the responsibilities incumbent upon successful leaders
  • Hone intuition and self-awareness

Performance Level Teams

Curtis adeptly leads groups through a series of proven exercises that stress essential components of leadership and management. This workshop requires each participant to be accountable while also relying on others to achieve overall success.

Curtis will:

  • Turn passive listeners into active participants
  • Offer proven strategies to put into immediate practice
  • Activate accountability
  • Improve communication
  • Build cohesive, effective teams

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Featured Book

Life At Performance Levelby Curtis Zimmerman

Life At Performance Level

by Curtis Zimmerman

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