About Sam Glenn
Things seem to change for Sam after he accidently knocked over the legendary Zig Ziglar at a buffet nearly 18 years ago. When you are 6’6, 285lbs, you have a lot of enthusiasm at a buffet. However, it was a positive turning point for Sam Glenn. Today, Sam Glenn is all about attitude! Sam went from working nights as a janitor, negative, depressed, uptight and sleeping on the floor to discovering renewed purpose, happiness, humor and the comfort of a king size Serta mattress. Sam and his family currently reside in Carmel Indiana, but are originally from Stillwater Minnesota. In his free time, he likes to fish, collect humorous stories and practice anger management skills on the golf course.
Sam’s wisdom and stories are gleaned from his own life of successes and failures. He was a graduate from Xavier University (where he had a full-ride basketball scholarship) and then became a business owner in a multi-billion dollar international industry that was lost overnight in a fire. As a result, Sam became negative, broke, depressed, had no place to live and got by working nights as a janitor. Sam’s attitude was negatively impacted until a dear friend gave him what he calls a “kick in the attitude” a gift that changed his entire outlook. Sam made a concentrated effort to work on his attitude and learn how to use his attitude in positive ways. Within two years, Sam went from sleeping on the floor to achieving dreams he once thought were unreachable.
Today, Sam is an accomplished artist, author and operates his highly successful speaking businesses. Sam’s topics revolve around attitude, empowerment, leadership, peak performance, employee engagement, transformation, customer service and teamwork. His programs are rooted in the belief that keeping a positive outlook in any situation is essential to finding success and fulfillment in work and in life.
Attitude Changes Everything!
This keynote presentation by Sam Glenn is an empowering, entertaining and captivating way to recharge your group’s attitude batteries, rekindle enthusiasm and ignite a new level of personal and professional positivity +! It is what we like to call a positive kick in the attitude!
Every day we pick the attitude we will go at life with. Sam often refers to this as picking the driver of your bus. Which attitude do you want driving your bus for your life and your organization? The bus being our skills, education, experience and objectives. If the wrong attitude is driving our bus, we will not achieve our full potential or give our best. This is why it is vital to have attitude awareness – to understand that the attitude we choose everyday is either leading us closer to our desired success or further away from it.
Our attitude is a lot like a battery and sometimes it loses it’s positive charge. Sam not only puts that positive spark into everyone’s attitude, but shows how to maintain that positive spark in the midst of adversity and the things that drain us. Sam discusses how we make attitude a choice everyday and that our attitude is either in the way or making a way and we determine which every day.
This program is designed to rekindle your organization’s enthusiasm. More than just having a positive attitude, Sam discusses ways to put the right attitude into action and how doing so will achieve the best results. While we cannot control what goes on around us, we can control our perceptions, responses and actions, which ultimately form our attitude. In this side-splitting humorous program Sam shares his seven attitude lessons that will transform your organization.
Be Your Own “Real Life” Super Hero
This keynote talk is awesome and perfect for any group looking for something positive, inspiring, engaging and uplifting. Let’s be real, we have all had dreams or aspirations of being the superhero in the movies or books, but what about in real life? Is it possible? ABSOLUTELY!
This message is customized by Sam to fit the objectives of your conference or meeting as well as your individual group and theme. Sam’s message, “Become Your Own Superhero”, will focus on living the best version of yourself and using your strengths to make positive contributions.
The core of this speech is empowering people to choose an attitude that works for them and their organizational success, personal and professional development, serving customers with excellence, building a culture where people thrive, improving communication and becoming the kind of person that people are excited to be around.
The Roots of Success Starts with Attitude
Nobody ever looks at a beautiful tree and thinks, “I bet that tree has good looking roots.”
Nobody really sees that goes into achieving success – maybe it’s putting in late nights, early mornings, lending a hand when our plate is full, tight budget, regulations, new changes, the economy, new technologies and the list can go on and on. Underneath the surface, we face a lot of abstract situations and adversity to achieve what we want. However our roots become stronger through the seasons and we gain more resilience, creativity, improved communication and contagious enthusiasm.
The roots of success is about connecting to what makes us better and brings out our best in how we lead, serve others and live our life. It’s respecting the role everyone in your organization (every root) plays in achieving the big picture of success.
Also, you might think that a presentation and performance painting about a tree isn’t very exciting…and there is another key point – sometimes the things we do or need to do to achieve organizational and success in life aren’t very exciting. It’s the attitude we bring to what we do that takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary. And if you have ever seen Sam Glenn speak and perform, he makes this very exciting!
Sam’s painting will serve as a reminder to keep growing, keep getting better, everyone plays a significant role in the big picture and how doing the ordinary with an extraordinary attitude can make all the difference in the world.
In addition, the painting will look amazing on your wall when it’s all done.
The Gift of Attitude – Creating Exceptional Experiences for Others
Every day, we choose the face of our attitude and give it away through the experiences we create for others: customers, co-workers, strangers, associates, employees, family, and friends. This speech highlights how to use your attitude to connect with others and create a meaningful gift that makes others feel remarkable, recognized and valued.
If you are in the business of creating positive experiences for customers and making a difference, this presentation is all about using your gifts and a positive attitude to make a positive impact.
The Art of Inspirational Leadership and Workplace Engagement
The Art of Leadership and Workplace Engagement by Sam Glenn is an engaging and artistic speech that will provide you with some exciting ideas that you can apply to bring new levels of performance in the workplace. Sam Glenn’s philosophy is that a leader’s attitude is either creating a way for others to succeed or it is in the way. It is never a matter of resourcefulness; it is always a matter of attitude that is either helping other succeed or not.
Sam Glenn offers some incredible insights on how to step out of your comfort zone and inspire people to greater levels of progress, productivity and success.
“Sam made my day! His program changed my outlook for the rest of the conference.”
– Karen Miller, Adhold USA, Cyborg Users Association Conference
“The results of your presentation…First Class, Hilarious ‘ Uplifting.”
– Jack Persin, Re/Max of Naperville
“Just what we needed, great job!”
– Harmons Grocery
“Excellent. Very Thought-Provoking. A Strong Message. …Good “mind medicine”. Helps put life issues into perspective.”
– Joe Hradil, Bradco Supply Co.
“Another wake up call to be reminded of how patience and reflection couples with process create beautiful results.”
– Antoinette Habets, Acumen Pacific
“I feel recharge to bring an inspired positive attitude back to the people who count on me.”
– Suzanne Tiffin, EMCO Limited