Best-Selling Author, Business Consultant & Olympian
After the unexpected death of a high school friend, Vince Poscente realized life is short. He made a promise to say "yes" to any opportunity that came his way – including realizing his lifelong dream of becoming an Olympic skier. At the age of 30, after only four years of training, he was marching in the opening ceremonies with the Canadian Olympic team in Albertville, France. In the sport of speed skiing, Vince Poscente vied for gold with a speed of 135 mph on skis. Read More >
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A new keynote learning the impact and influence everyday heroes can have in the business of life. In this keynote, Vince challenges each person to find the personal trajectory that allows them to make a difference through personal accountability and integrity. He reveals the belief that everyone has an opportunity to be everyday heroes! Read More >
"You are already a hero. It is time for you to quit playing small and reveal that hero within you. Come, be big, so others can delight in your presence."
The Olympic movement is pervasive in our society on many levels. Primarily, we can all relate to the pursuit of excellence. We can also appreciate the three core principles of the pursuit of excellence, international understanding and fair play alongside the motto of Citius, Altius, Fortius (Swifter, Higher, Stronger). Read More >
But the unwritten motto for high performing leaders is “Smartius.” Inevitable obstacles spring from basic human nature. In the personal and corporate landscape, real life issues and the realities of competition pervade. The solutions to roadblocks for leaders of corporations are explored in this entertaining and thought-provoking message. Read Less ^
A motivational all-in-one hybrid of Vince's Olympic story and mountain expeditions revealing the path to reinvention.
LeBron James used Vince Poscente's strategies in his transitions from Cleveland to Miami and back to his hometown. The Dallas Cowboys coaching staff used the principles with their team in their recent turnaround season. FedEx and EvolvHealth use Vince Poscente's tools in their leadership team training keeping them out front in a competitive landscape. Vince Poscente helps teams target their emotion-drivers towards simplicity, synergy and life balance. Read More >
The underpinning of Vince Poscente's "Urgent Why" approach is from his international bestseller, The Ant and the Elephant. It is a based on the combination of finding your WHY and the emotional quotient that fuels internal motivation. Vince Poscente combines the concepts of finding each team member's emotional buzz, a simple path towards clarity, commitment, consistency, confidence and control in concert with the team's overall objectives. This is a transformational keynote for teams determined to progress full speed ahead. Read Less ^
This motivational keynote speech has been delivered around the world for Direct Sales audiences wanting a high energy, humor and an inspiring message around accelerated goal setting. This "recreational skier to Olympics in four years story" has been Vince's most requested speech over the last twenty years. It revolves around the three key elements of "big goals fast": Read More >
The skills and art of impactful and influential communication are necessary for leaders on the platform or digital media. Reading off a teleprompter is the ultimate contrived message resulting in an invisible barrier between leaders and followers. Using Power Point slides as a crutch for messaging is also an energy killer. But leaders who expertly command the stage or screen can have instant impact and lasting influence. Vince Poscente leads an interactive and transformational session on how leaders can deliver a profound message anywhere from a room full of their employees, an audience of stakeholders or in a brief video message. Read More >
Vince has coached the Chief of Protocol of the White House, Harvard Business Book authors, CEO’s of multimillion & billion-dollar companies and entrepreneurs intent on designing a killer keynote. Vince’s acumen for speaking had him inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame with the likes of Ronald Reagan, Zig Ziglar, Og Mandino and Jack Canfield. Vince Poscente is in-demand for his Instant Impact and Lasting Influence keynotes at corporate events around the world. This rare opportunity to learn from a master communicator, at the top of his game of speaking and training.This powerhouse keynote will help you have instant impact and lasting influence when you are in front of a demanding client or called to deliver an important presentation. Read Less ^
"Any speaker that starts his presentation standing on a chair, re-living his Olympic speed skiing past, has me from the word "Go!" Vince is engaging, energetic, and entertaining. The perfect combo for delivering a profound message with impact and clarity. I will never forget this presentation [in 2005 to the Cable Advertising Bureau], and especially how he brought it all home and made it relevant to our lives and our businesses. Well done sir."
"I stepped into the back of the room filled with 500+ attendees just to listen to Vince for a moment. I stood there engaged for over an hour. He was extremely entertaining, funny and his story was heartfelt. I walked out of that room energized and motivated."
"Vince Poscente has a down-to-earth story that reveals the immensity of human potential. He has a talent for educating, entertaining, and motivating all at once. His message packs a punch and the content rings true for anyone striving to succeed. I would highly recommend this message for anyone."
"Vince was absolutely PERFECT as a speaker in relation to our theme - “Creating Positive Energy”. Vince exudes positive energy and did a great job of presenting his story and the relevance to our organization as far as creating clarity is concerned. Vince did his homework between the time spent on the phone with our VP of Ops and observing/meeting with our CEO. The result was a presentation that flowed well and struck at the core of Jamba as an organization and what we aspire to be."
"Everyone on the management team, as well as other attendees I spoke with, was impressed with your presentation. As we had expected, it fit very nicely with the objectives of the Summit, however it exceeded our expectations in terms of the delivery and the enthusiasm it generated. It was a very powerful way to punctuate the day's events. We also appreciate the time you spent mingling with the team at the "after glow". It was a genuine pleasure to have you at the Summit."
"Thanks for making my job easy—your presentation was extremely well done. The standing ovation speaks for itself."
"Your style and image depict the kind of excellence that we strive for. It is without hesitation that we recommend you to other organizations looking for an exceptional speaker who provides a dynamic, fun, and authentic message."
"Vince’s presentation is a spectacular experience!"
"I just wanted to personally thank you for everything! Our Reps absolutely loved listening, watching and experiencing your keynote. I have to say, we have had a lot of speakers, but from the feedback we have already received you have blown everyone away! Your humor, knowledge, experience and true sincerity was amazing and I really cannot thank you enough!
You truly made our conference unforgettable!"