A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized by his peers as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily alongside Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Cosby on SiriusXM Radio's Laugh USA and Blue Collar Radio. With an appeal that transcends barriers of age, culture and occupationplus an interactive and entertaining styleSteve shows audiences how to open doors to success in their careers,their relationships and their lives.
In addition to his brilliant speaking career, Steve is a prolific, accomplished author, evidenced by his book Enjoy The Ride being on the publisher's best seller list for seven consecutive years and being named Author of the Year. His thought-provoking writing style makes his articles a favorite with nationally prominent magazines. He influences the lives of millions through his keynote speeches, books, CDs and DVDs.
Steve built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up on the same philosophy he expounds to his audiences. If you continually learn more about your company, your industry, your customer and yourself, you will always be a leader. You will be purpose-driven rather than process-driven, and you will make a difference. His motto is straightforward: "If you take care of people, the business will follow."
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 PA and his MBA from Globe University MN. He is a proud grandpa, devoted father of four boys and a loving husband to his wife, Diane. Steve learned great compassion for people and a commitment to a hard work and balanced life ethic at the knee of his highly principled Christian mother and stepfather.