About John Cassis
Fun. Uplifting. Down-to-earth.
That’s how audiences describe John Cassis. A rare blend of humor, entertainment and content. John knows firsthand how to embrace change, face adversity and meet the daily pressures of life head-on!
With his diverse background John is a modern day renaissance man. He played baseball for the California Angels organization, was the inspirational speaker for the Chicago Bears from 1983-95, served as minister to a small church in Colorado, addressed issues of world hunger as director of special projects for World Relief and became a professional golfer in 2002.
John received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati. After three years of professional baseball, he earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston. From 1973 to 1975, he directed a youth counseling center. In 1975, he became a minister where his congregation grew from 80 to 2,000 members in five years. Then in 1980 as Director for Special Projects for World Relief, John accepted the challenge to motivate people across the country to help feed hungry children and their families. Corporate America has invited John to speak to their needs and life issues in his uniquely humorous way for over twenty years.
John’s believes living a joy-filled life includes passion and balance. He encourages people to step into the arena and live their dreams. In keeping with his philosophy, he became a professional golfer in 2002. In the last US Open Qualifier John was featured on the Golf Channel for the unique accomplishment of being the oldest to qualify to the last round of the sectionals!
He incorporates real life examples into his presentations by sharing his experiences as an athlete, minister, publisher, company founder, pre-game inspirational speaker for the Chicago Bears, loving husband and father…and an extremely perceptive human being.
His genuine style helps audiences re-energize lives, careers and relationships… and see life from a new perspective.
The Game Has Changed
Meeting the challenges of change is no longer a choice for people, it’s a way of life! Too often we sit on the sidelines benched by our fears – bogged down by emotions, anchored to a job or stuck in a relationship. Getting unstuck is about courage and choosing to change. With John’s special blend of warmth, motivation and humor, audiences are able to identify with the challenges of change in a positive, pro-active manner. Cassis presents positive ways to embrace change, ignite new potential and launch into success.
Catching A Second Wind
Motivation, management and building a winning team often become simple steps when the situation is viewed with an accurate perspective. John shares humorous stories and ideas on how to sit back, take a deep breath and “Catch a Second Wind” while turning life’s challenges into opportunities. Attendees will gain a renewed sense of passion and purpose for their work, which is crucial in building an effective team environment.
Humor, Motivation and Mental Toughness
Modern-day demands often cloud the most important issues in our lives. As we inevitably lose perspective, we tend to sabotage our success and compromise our passion. John shares several key points for developing mental toughness with a positive attitude, helping to re-energize lives, careers and relationships. Regain perspective by tapping into the humor that will help bridge the gap between the perfections we strive for and the imperfections we are stuck with!
The Art of Leadership
People aren’t burned out on their jobs…they’re burned out on the atmosphere in which they work. Like it or not, leaders create atmosphere. In this uplifting presentation, John provides insight on understanding leadership and effective communication, as well as the importance of change and adaptability for those in a leadership role.
By practicing John’s Art of Leadership, today’s leaders can produce an environment that is driven by inspiration, motivation and joy-filled passion.
You did it…again! Because you are such a warm and caring individual, you truly do move your audiences. John you are the best!”
– John J. Prast, CAE, Executive Vice President, Million Dollar Round Table
“The presentations were fantastic! Your ideas were clear, concise and thoughtfully delivered! Your humor and sincerity was appreciated by everyone. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would have to give you a 10-1/2!”
– Ed Weaver, Toyota
“Your presentation was magical.”
– Thomas J. DeSalvo, CMP, Director of Conventions and Expositions, Association of Convention Managers
“The evaluations were off the map: on a scale of 1 to 5, you rated nothing below a 5 and many wrote in ’10.’ I felt very proud when people unexpectedly came up to me to thank me for bringing you to our conference.”
– Shirley Munn, National Association of Medical Staff Services
“Your poignant, humorous presentation at the Fourth Annual Enterprise Breakfast and Small Business Trade Fair helped make the event a terrific success! It was a grand slam performance.”
– Mayor Skip Rimsza, City of Phoenix