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GREGG LEVOY BIO
Speaker and Author of
- GREGG LEVOY is the author of "Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life" (Random House)-----a Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, Quality Paperback Books, and One Spirit Book Club, rated among the "Top 20 Career Publications" by the Workforce Information Group, and used as a text in various graduate programs in Management and Organizational Leadership----and "This Business of Writing" (Writer's Digest Books).
As a fulltime lecturer and seminar-leader in the business, educational and human-potential arenas, Gregg has Keynoted at state, national & international conferences of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the International Association of Career Management Professionals (IACMP), and has presented workshops at the Smithsonian Institution, Microsoft, American Express, British Petroleum, Ascension Health, Michigan National Bank, National League of Cities, the National Conference on Positive Aging, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Universities of California/Arizona/Nevada/Wisconsin/Texas/Colorado and others, The Executive Committee (TEC), the School for Managing and Leading Change, the International Mass Retail Association, Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, and others. He has also been a frequent guest of the media, including ABC-TV, CNN, NPR and PBS.
A former adjunct professor of journalism at the University of New Mexico, and former columnist and reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer and USA Today, he has written about the subject of callings for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Omni, Psychology Today, Reader's Digest, and many others, as well as for corporate, promotional and television projects.
"Gregg was the highlight of our annual conference!"
Theresa Daly, President, International Assn. of Career Management Professionals (IACMP)
Cheryl Taylor, Senior Programmer, Smithsonian Institution
"Gregg's passion and conviction are extremely compelling---rare and unexpected. I recommend his work to everyone considering next steps in their career."
Jeanne Schulz, Senior Employee Specialist, American Express
"Gregg's presentation was life-changing."
Tracie Thomas, Career Services, Northwestern University
"Gregg absolutely made the Positive Aging Conference for me. A terrific presentation."
Harry Moody, Director of Academic Affairs, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
"Everyone at the conference raved about the talk Gregg gave. He's top-drawer!"
Ray Davis, South Carolina State Dept. of Education
"Highly engaging! Gregg's keynote was one of the highlights of our conference. His work in the field will be recognized as a major contribution to career development."
Ken Patch, 2001 Conference Chair, National Career Development Association (NCDA)
"Gregg's is an excellent workshop. As a training professional I highly recommend it as a valuable return on the investment of funds and time. And as a coach, you'll come away with amazing questions and challenges to use in your professional work."
Janemarie Newton, Human Resources Specialist, Environment Protection Agency (EPA)
"Gregg captivated our annual conference audience with his passion and knowledge, and his message was right on-target."
Tom Tarantelli, President, Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE)
"Gregg is an amazing keynoter. He's a brilliant speaker, very inspiring and dynamic, and he works both the heart and the mind."
Marcia Lavalle, Office of Professional Education, University of Utah
Callings workshop was hands-down the most valuable and engaging
one I have attended at the Learning Annex. It really helped me get
perspective and remember what is truly important to me."
Kim Corbin, Program Director, Learning Annex,
"An excellent presentation at the Board Retreat, the Callings workshop created an environment that translated well to our strategic planning activities that followed."
Bridget Brown, Executive Director, America's Career Resource Network Association (ACRNA)
"Gregg did a terrific Callings workshop for us. The feedback was uniformly excellent. Our staff were re-invigorated."
Harriet Greisser, Senior VP, Right Management Consultants, New York City
Levoy has a dynamic understanding of the link between
passion and purpose as the motivating agent in creative
work, and in creating engagement in the workplace. His
is a wonderful contribution."
Deborah Jacroux, Microsoft Corporation, Work/Life Department
Callings seminar was a wildly popular workshop. The speed of registration
for it was unprecedented and we broke
our attendance records."
Sarah Schutt, Division of Continuing Studies, University of Wisconsin/Madison
keynote and workshop were extremely interesting, personally
and professionally. Very rewarding."
Jan McCullough, Delaware Dept. of Labor
loved the Callings workshop. It really made me think
about my life, and to create a plan to make a difference
in this world."
Carver, Training & Development, US Postal Service
inspired, motivated and moved me to action in creating
a life that is all it's meant to be."
Mo O'Connor, Outreach Advisor, University of Wisconsin/Madison
very much enjoyed the Callings workshop. It helped me clarify
Bonnie Maitlen, Senior VP, Right Management Consultants
keynote and workshop were marvelous, an inspiration, full of tangible
questions and insights."
Dean DeGroot, President, Minnesota Career Development Assn.
work is tremendously exciting and enriching.
John Nirenberg, American Management Assn.
The Callings seminar is excellent. I recommend it highly for those seeking
a change in their life.
Chris Stern, Staff Engineer, IBM
"Anyone who has decided to step out from the status quo with some notion of destiny or calling will be helped immeasurably by Greggs
Len Edgerly, VP, Northern Gas company
"After 25 years as a CEO, I knew something was missing from my life. Gregg's
Callings workshop helped me make key decisions that aligned my professional course
with my personal values, and with a clarity I could not have imagined."
Jack Altschuler, The Executive Committee (TEC)
Some of the best value Ive been given by any speaker. Gregg is very
knowledgeable and has a great style.
Jim Volz, CEO, CRI Inc.
"Gregg's 'Callings' workshop gave me the inspiration,
motivation, courage and tools to follow my true calling. I now
use his process to help my clients take on their own true calls."
Leslie Cancilla, President, Colorado Career Development Association.
"Gregg's workshop was a deeply satisfying experience, a welcome opportunity
to slow down and ponder what really matters in my life. We all relished the opportunity
to dig in, and Gregg's careful and nurturing facilitation opened up the windows
of possibility for us all. We left with a rare clarity."
Cynthia Kemper, President, Edgewalkers International Executive Forum
Ive seen a thousand speeches, and Gregg is an A+.
Curt Madison, Professor, University of Arizona
Gregg is a wonderful speaker. Highly skilled and intuitive, very engaging,
and a magnificent storyteller.
Peg Nichols, Public Information Manager, NAMI
Your keynote address at our annual conference was one of the most well-received Ive
Kristi Burke, Dir., Willamette Writers Conference
Gregg speaks from the heart, but he also makes you think. His material isnt about a new management fad; its
about your life, and what you want it to mean.
Terry Bruns, Manager, Merrill Corporation
The Callings seminar was wonderfully renewing. It was an exquisitely designed,
fully engaging learning experience that was both a mind stretcher and a practical
guide to realizing my full personal and professional potential.
Jane Keller, OD Consultant
Good stuff! Gregg helped me focus on decisions that need to be made.
John Davis, CEO, Air Systems Inc.
Gregg is a captivating speaker with a refreshing style and witty delivery.
Our audience embraced his lecture wholeheartedly. He serves up much food for
thought. Both on and offstage, Gregg is a joy to work with.
Julian Trevino, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Mind Science Foundation
The Callings seminar was terrific! A turning point for me. It helped clear
away doubts about my purpose, career and future, and revved up my motivation.
It helped me remember the dreams, values and instinctive sense of purpose that
can drive anyone to succeed at any time of life.
Martha Prothro, VP, Ross & Associates Environmental Consulting
Gregg is outstanding at concretizing his material. Hes well-grounded.
Julian Moody, Management Consultant