Steve Gilliland

Come see what the excitement is all about!

Join us in Chicago for global networking opportunities, inspiring education sessions, the World Championship of Public Speaking ® and more.


Steve Gilliland

Steve Gilliland , a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA and Blue Collar Radio.

In addition to his brilliant speaking career, Steve is a prolific, accomplished author, evidenced by four of his books–perennially making the publisher’s bestseller list and his being named "Author of the Year".

Steve was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, resides in North Carolina and travels the world. He received his bachelor’s degree from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and his MBA from Globe University in Minnesota. He is a proud grandpa, devoted father of four boys and a loving husband to his wife, Diane.

Education Session – Follow Me

Wednesday, 8/22 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Leadership is the single most important skill you can use to improve your business. Follow Me explores how to grow yourself and your people through timeless principles that, when applied to your own life and the life of your organization, will influence positive change. Steve Gilliland is uniquely qualified to show you how to develop exceptional leaders and retain great employees.

In this dynamic presentation, you’ll learn:

  • How to establish tangible, easily defined and monitored strategies to improve performance.
  • How to gain consensus and motivate people to work together efficiently and effectively as a team. Learning to feel with the heart of another.
  • How to be confident and make tough decisions, unearth constructive solutions and stay focused while moving forward.