Stephen M. Gower, CSP

“Stephen is one of the most powerful speakers on the planet. He is a brilliant man. I am honored to call Stephen Gower a friend and I am proud to say that I have learned a lot from Stephen about perseverance and courage. I am going to ask you to do something that sounds strange in regards to his books. Do Not Read His Books! That’s right, Don’t Read His Books! Rather, I recommend you Study the Books! Mark them up, highlight them, and make notes in the margins. Again, study his books and you will see that it will make you think bigger and bigger! His books will help you find power that you might not have known was in you, and you will be empowered at a new level.”
— Dr. Willie Jolley, CSP, CPAE


If you want to know about the effectiveness of a speaker, ask another member of the National Speakers Association. Dr. Willie Jolley, CSP, CPAE, an icon in the speaking industry has this to say about Stephen: “Stephen is a brilliant man, and one of the most powerful speakers on the planet.”

Robert Henry, Past President of the National Speakers Association, says, “Stephen is the strongest speaker in human resources I've ever heard. His content is riveting, his style is mesmerizing.” 

Stephen is also the best-selling author of 25 books, including What Do They See When They See You Coming? He has also written countless articles for a variety of magazines and publications, and has produced eight audiobooks and a five-hour DVD/CD Mega-Pack. He has appeared on PBS Television and XM Sirius Satellite Radio. He continues to hold one of the highest invite-back ratios in the speaking profession.

A sampling of his audiences include:

  • The International Sales and Marketing Executives Conference
  • The National Society of Human Resource Management 
  • The International Association of Chiefs of Police (9 times)
  • The National Sheriffs Association (4 times)
  • The Turkey Human Resource Conference
  • The Arabian Human Resource Conference
  • State Health Care Organizations in 46 states
  • State Law Enforcement Organizations in 44 states
  • The American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Health Care Administrators
  • Federal Aviation Agency
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • The Veterans Administration
  • Boeing
  • John Deere
  • AT&T
  • The International Fire Chiefs Association
  • Volunteer Combination Officers Section (3 times)
  • State Fire Organizations in 36 states
  • Institute Of Internal Auditors
Through dynamic delivery and riveting content, through signature stories and "on-target" insights, Stephen services the journey of his audience.
“I just finished watching Stephen’s video in it’s entirety. Knowing his situation, I was blown away with his speech, how he logically went from point to point..all without any prompts or notes. He is inspiring; he is a treasure to be shared. He lives to speak, and touches the lives of those who will make decisions for our future.”
— Joyce B. Still, Blue Ridge GA

Stephen began speaking in public at age six, his mother insisted on as much, as she was a public speech teacher. Considered one of the strongest speakers in the industry, Stephen has given more than 5,000 presentations. His 50 years of experience pays huge dividends for his audiences. In 50 states and 10 countries, Stephen is known for his riveting content and mesmerizing delivery. The word “experience” surfaces again and Stephen is respected as one who creates relationships with his audiences. Participants do not merely listen to him, they experience his excitement, his authenticity, and vulnerability. Universities, organizations, and individuals benefit from Stephen’s educational material.


Stephen talks about different ways that professionals can work with people and shares some insights on bettering those encounters.

Here Stephen speaks to a group about perception.