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Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE

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Making a Difference™


Focusing on the conscious choices we make every day that impact the lives of others, Making a Difference™ is an eye-opening 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.

3 Empowering Dynamics

  • Purpose: It drives you!

  • Passion: It fuels you!

  • 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™!

Moving Forward with Purpose


More than ever, people need to rely on cooperative strength, think differently and continue MOVING FORWARD WITH PURPOSE. This relevant and timely keynote speech reflects on where we’ve been and the powerful potential that awaits those ready to seek and secure it.

Together we are enduring a dramatic chapter in the real-life story of access, empathy, progress, and well-being. If we fail to adapt, we fail to move forward. Life is about moving on, adapting to change, and looking forward to what makes you stronger and more complete. It’s time to replace the mindset of “it is what it is” with “it is what you make it!”

Key Points

  • How to maintain patience and a positive attitude while teaming with others toward that next horizon.

  • How to fuel your passion and enthusiasm for goals that push you beyond challenges.

  • How to develop perseverance, that unwavering commitment and willingness to keep moving forward despite all obstacles.

Takeaway Message

  • Moving forward means living, as fully as we can, in the face of what we have experienced. Forward thinking with a positive outlook.

Enjoy The Ride


A blueprint for getting the most out of life, Enjoy The Ride™ is a hilarious and brilliantly conceived keynote that causes people to examine where they are personally and professionally. It lifts people up and inspires them to evolve and appreciate, rather than simply maintain and exist.

Key Points

  • Check Your Passion: Love what you do; never forget why you do it.

  • Cure Your Destination Disease: Live more for today, less for tomorrow & never about yesterday.

  • Refocus Your Attention: Decide what’s important & never take it for granted.

Takeaway Message

If you want to achieve true success and fulfillment, you must first discover an enthusiasm for your work and personal life. Decide where you are heading, get on the bus, choose the right seat and Enjoy The Ride™!

The Cherry on Top


It’s time to bring communication and value back to the workplace. Building community and connection across hybrid, remote, and in-person teams is vital to ensure success. This program is about developing and delivering value in everything you do. Organizations with great cultures add value to their people, products, and services. Culture matters because it boosts productivity, agility, employee engagement, and retention. A robust and positive workplace culture precedes business results.

Key Takeaways

  • How to keep employees engaged, focused, and motivated to achieve personal and professional goals

  • How to awaken our innate hunger for adding value through our work and the sense of meaning it provides

  • How to build a culture of solidarity and inclusion and improve efficiency

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