Event Information

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Kutztown University – McFarland Student Union Building
8:00 am - 11:30 am

Making a Difference: Leading with Purpose, Passion & Pride

Steve Gilliland

Making a Difference

Inspiration

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™!

Steve Gilliland Video


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 as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA and Jeff & Larry’s Comedy Roundup. With an appeal that transcends barriers of age, culture and occupation—plus an interactive and entertaining style—Steve shows audiences how to open doors to success in their careers, their relationships and their lives. Presenting to over 250,000 people a year, more than two million have now heard him speak, with audiences encompassing 51 industries. Steve has the distinction of speaking in all 50 states and in 15 countries. As one newspaper stated, “Steve is what happens when the humor of a stand-up comic collides with the inspiration of a motivational speaker.”

In addition to his brilliant speaking career, Steve is a prolific, accomplished author, evidenced by six of his books—DetourEnjoy The RideHide Your GoatMaking a DifferenceThe Cherry on Top and Turn the Page — perennially making the publisher’s bestseller list and his being named Author of the Year. His thought-provoking writing style makes his articles a favorite with prominent national magazines. He influences the lives of millions through his presentationsbooksaudio products and videos. An extensive array of these products has been utilized by small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, U.S. and Canadian government agencies, churches, school districts and nonprofit organizations. Speaking the language of active business leaders, his books and other resources identify practical lessons that grow people and their businesses.

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.” He has been recognized by Who’s Who for Speakers and Business Pro­fessionals, and The Pittsburgh Business Times named his company one of the fastest-growing privately held com­panies in the region. Steve also serves on the board of directors for a financial institution, and he and his wife Diane launched the Gilliland Foundation in 2017 to provide funding that creates lasting solutions for causes they are passionate about.

The Guarantee

Everyone who hears his message leaves with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for who they are and for what really matters.

 

Date/Time:

05/14/2024
8:00 am - 11:30 am

Location

Kutztown University - McFarland Student Union Building


PARKING INFO & DIRECTIONS TO McFarland Student Union Building on campus of Kutztown University:

Kutztown campus-map 2022

Guests park in the A-2 lot for event.  If there is anyone who needs handicap parking they can use the A-1 lot.  The rest of the A-1 lot is metered parking which is enforced.  Guests can park there only if they’re willing to come out to feed the meter every hour.

Multipurpose Room (MS 218) in the McFarland Student Union Building. The room is on the second floor.  When entering the building, it’s easiest to use the entrance by the bookstore.  There are stairs in front of you to the second floor and then the room is to the left at the top of the stairs.  If you need an elevator walk straight in past the stairs and the elevator is on the back wall.  Go to the second floor and the room is in front of you to the right as you exit the elevator.


EVENT TIMELINE:

8:00 – 8:40am Breakfast & Networking
8:40 – 8:50am Welcome and High Center Updates
8:50 – 8:55am Partner Profile (5 mins.)
8:55 – 9:00am Speaker introduction
9:00 – 10:00am Keynote speaker (Part 1)
10:00 – 10:15am Break & Networking
10:15 – 11:15am Keynote speaker (Part 2)
11:15 – 11:30am Q&A