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Bill Stainton, CSP, CPAE, CVP

International Keynote Speaker, Innovation and Creativity Expert, Emcee, TEDx Speaker, 29-time Emmy Award Winner

Fee Range: $15,000-$25,000
Seattle, Washington

Innovation, Creativity, Leadership, Team Building

Hall of Fame Innovation Keynote Speaker and 29-time Emmy Award Winner, Bill Stainton works with leaders and their teams Turn "Creativity into Money™" as he engages audiences with insight, energy, and humor!  

How good a speaker is Bill Stainton?  When the National Speakers Association (NSA) was looking for the perfect opening keynoter for their New York City convention (the largest in the association’s history), they chose Bill Stainton. His standing ovation performance led one former NSA president to say, “I’ve never seen anyone combine so many elements of a great keynote as brilliantly as you did!” 

Bill’s audience experiences are always customized, and always entertaining. That’s why he’s a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), the speaking profession’s highest earned international measure of excellence. Fewer than 15% of NSA members worldwide have achieved the CSP designation, and Bill is proud to be among them.

And in 2019, Bill was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame (there are currently fewer than 185 speakers in the world in this exclusive club)! He joined the ranks of Les Brown, Mark Victor Hansen, Nido Qubein, Zig Ziglar, Sally Hogshead, Mary Kelly, Marilyn Sherman, Linda Larsen, Colette Carlson, Jason Hewett, Brian Tracy, and the late and great Jeanne Robertson to name a few!

It’s hard enough to win one Emmy Award. Bill has won 29. More important, as the Executive Producer of Seattle’s legendary comedy TV show Almost Live!, he led his team to over 100 Emmys of their own, as well as 10 straight years of #1 ratings. Along the way, Bill worked with (and learned from) other successful entertainers and has also written for HBO, Comedy Central, and The Tonight Show.

His twenty-plus years in corporate management taught him how to lead a team; his work with people like Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres taught him how to entertain an audience.

Bill's Most Requested Keynote Experiences include:

  • Connect the Dots (Breakthrough Thinking)
  • Crunch Time! (Producing Under Pressure)
  • It's Showtime! (Leading High-Performance Teams) 
  • “The 5 Best Decisions the Beatles Ever Made…and Why You Should Make Them Too!”

He is the author of The Innovation Blueprint: A Step-by-Step Framework for Breakthrough IdeasThe Executive Producer: Lessons in Leadership from a 29-Time Emmy Award Winning TV Producer, and Lead Like the Beatles: How Four Young Men Reinvented and Dominated an Industry...and How You Can Too! and has been cited in Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, and is a regular columnist for Seattle Business Magazine. Bill's TEDx Talk has been called a "masterclass" with over a quarter of a million views, and he's equally at home speaking to audiences of a few to several thousand. 

Bill grew up behind a dairy farm in the Amish countryside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A strange start, perhaps, for a guy who then spent 20 years in television, rubbing shoulders with celebrities and rock stars. But it all comes together on the stage, where Bill brings his unique life experience to every customized program. When he’s not working with, or speaking for, clients around the world, Bill enjoys scuba diving, flying airplanes, and irritating blues club bands by continually asking to sit in on drums or keyboards. Occasionally, they say yes.

Having worked with thousands of people in hundreds of organizations--like Microsoft, Boeing, Costco, Nike, Whirlpool, Energy Northwest, Perma, Seattle Sports Commission, Burger King, Wells Fargo, Association for Talent Development, Association for Manufacturing Technology, EKOS Corporation, Meeting Planners International, International Facility Management Association, National Association of Rental Property Managers, Zeigler Auto Group, and RE/MAX; Bill has helped many generate breakthrough ideas by tapping into their own natural creativity and innovation. 

" I have hired guest speakers for many years for our organization! I was blown away by the way Bill connected instantly with our teams. His preparation and customization were tremendous. Over the course of just 15 minutes, I watched my team come up with dozens of good, actionable, innovative ideas to help us remain Game Changers in our industry for years to come! I highly recommend Bill to work with your team. He ranks in the top tier of speakers we have hired over the years and the feedback from the teams was fantastic!" 
~Mike Van Ryn, Director of Talent Development, Zeigler Auto Group

Now Things Have Changed... BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THE INNOVATION STOPS! Bill has entered the Virtual World and is a Certified Virtual Presentor by eSpeakers, (CVP) and he brings to you a Creative Innovation Experience, Virtually.  "In times of uncertainty, innovation is more important than ever!" shares Bill. 

Choosing the right speaker for your event is a crucial and difficult job! You want the right blend of information and entertainment, enough customization to really resonate with your attendees, and a message with genuine takeaway value. Bill certainly provides all of the above, and more-but is he the right speaker for you? See the Top 11 Reasons included here and find out! To Book Bill Stainton for your Next Event, click Book This Speaker below or call us at 888-766-3155 today! 
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