Speaking On Purpose: Customized programs for organizations, leaders, and those looking to lead extraordinary lives.

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An Overview of This Page

Finding the Right Speaker

If you’re in charge of finding the speaker for your event I understand how important it is to get the right one. Quite often getting the right speaker determines if the event is a success or a failure. That’s a lot of pressure on you to choose wisely.

I have created this page to help you discover if I am the right fit for you. I am honored that you thought of me. It’s one of the reasons I put so much into each speech I give.

Every presentation I do is built around the idea of what you want the outcome to be for your people. The process includes interviews, audience profiles, review of event objectives, and working with you, to assure that the message is the one you want.

This page provides an overview of what I have to offer to help you pull off an event that creates an impact and leads to positive change.

Here’s what you can expect from me and my team:

  • A professionally prepared, entertaining, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want
  • Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages (within 24 hours)
  • A personal phone consultation with me prior to your event, so I can better understand how I can serve you and your audience
  • An announcement about your event on my blog and social media channels – if so desired by you
  • A custom resource page, exclusively created for your attendees, along with links to books, articles, and other resources I believe will be helpful
  • A quick follow-up communication after the event with me, to make sure I met your expectations

My Programs

I speak on the importance of purpose in your life and business. To reach your highest levels of success a rallying purpose for your business, and a powerful purpose for every team member, is essential.

Every presentation I give is designed to help create your desired outcomes for when our time together is done. I can present these topics as a keynote or a workshop. Also, I have a half-day, and in some cases, full-day seminar version.

Business On Purpose: How starting with purpose changes everything

bizAre you struggling with employee engagement and morale, stagnant productivity and high turnover rates – even for the team members and executives you want to keep? Are you looking for ways to engage, motivate and inspire your team?

Research has proven that organizations with a strong sense of purpose have team members who are significantly more engaged, creative, productive, loyal, and happy. That leads to a better bottom line.

Starting with purpose is what the best people want in their work. It triggers their internal motivators and brings out their peak performances. It also leads to a great work environment. Click here for my most requested programs for businesses.

Do Less and Achieve More: How focusing on what’s vital changes everything focus

Your busy lifestyle and the demands on your time have you pulled in a million directions. Emails, meetings, faxes, and phone calls distract you from the real work you want to do. Sometimes you get so busy putting out fires, you barely have time to do the things that matter most to the future of your business and life.

This presentation leads to a new mindset and provides tested strategies to silence the distractions and focus on what’s most important in order to Do Less and Achieve More.

Life On Purpose: How to find and pursue what you really want

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You want to count and make a difference. You want to live a life of value and meaning. You know you were destined for something better. You can feel it inside you, just begging to come out.

You were born with gifts and talent to live the extraordinary life you’ve always dreamed of, a Life On Purpose. It’s time to start going for it.

When you discover your Passionate Purpose you experience a tremendous shift. You have a reason to get up in the morning and a way to make a difference in the world. You develop clarity about what’s most important to you and why.

This creates more energy for you to pursue those things and generates more success in your work and in every aspect of your life.

In this presentation I show you how to find your true calling and then how to take the daily steps necessary to experience your best life. Click here for more information on this program.

College On Purpose: How to find and pursue your Passionate Purpose right now

Whether you’re an entering freshman or about to graduate, you are going through some huge transitions and decisions. What’s your purpose? What do you really want to do with your life? Who do you want to become? Can you really live the life you’ve dreamed of? Isn’t that just for the lucky few?

When you discover your Passionate Purpose you develop clarity about what’s most important to you and why. You now have a powerful reason to wake up excited – every day. The question is: Will you pursue it, or find a reason or excuse not to? The answer to that will change your life. Click here for my most requested programs for colleges.

Christians On Purpose: How to Live the Life You Were Created For

churchGod has laid out several purposes for us all. Love Him. Love others as ourselves. The Great Commission. Take care of our families. But what else? God gave Adam a job even before he gave him Eve.

What is your purpose in and out of the workplace? How can you take the gifts God has given you, grow them, enjoy them, and use them for His glory? Click here for more information on this program.

A Little Bit About Me

My focus is to customize my keynotes and seminars to make your event about the outcomes you desire, not about me. The question that drives me is, “What is it you want your people to do after my time with them is over?”CumulusHeadShots_484

I started studying personal growth and motivation 24 years ago when I was getting my masters in counseling psychology. I have read over 300 books on the subject. I continue to read, watch videos, and attend seminars to remain current on the best research and techniques available to help people grow and become more successful.

This is what I love to do. Nothing gets me more excited than helping orgnaizations and people change their lives.

I apply what I talk and write about in my daily life. It has served me well in starting three small businesses and I now use those experiences to help others get what they want.

Hosting a talk radio show for 20 years has given me plenty of practice in how to inform, entertain, and move an audience to take action. Those skills translate well to my presentations.


dave“Greg shows you the steps you need to make the most out of your life. It’s a great game plan filled with things that I’ve been doing for years. Don’t miss it!”–Dave Ramsey New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host

Tom_Zig_HighRes_0“Are you tired of feeling ‘trapped’ when you know that life has so much more to offer?  Or perhaps you are on the right track, but you want to accelerate your journey to success and significance?  Then you need to pick up and devour Greg’s book, Go! How to Find and Pursue Your Passionate Purpose today!”
Tom Ziglar
CEO of Ziglar, Inc.

“As an audience full of entrepreneurs and small business owners, Greg motivated us to help our companies and internal teams find their purpose and passions and align them with company goals. I look forward to hearing more from Greg in the future.”
–Marc Shaffer

“Greg presented Business on Purpose to HR professionals who are always looking for strategic ways to engage employees, increase morale and reduce turnover rates. He was energetic, his communication style interactive, and he provided pertinent research on why companies are most successful when the organization’s goals are aligned with employees’ sense of purpose.

Many waited in line afterwards to meet him and get his book autographed. I would highly recommend him for your next event.”
–Cindy Weber
SPHR, SHRM-SCP, EPNKC Board Treasurer

“Greg provided us with warmth, inspiration, self-reflection and good laughs. He graciously accepted the challenging task of speaking to domestic violence victims. His speech was thoughtful, thought provoking and empowering. One client stated, ‘This is exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you, Greg!'”
–Lia DAgrosa
Shelter Advocate
Hope House

“Greg was a great addition to our event. He connected on a personal level that was not only inspirational, but also reflective.  We purchased copies of his book for all of our employees, so they would leave with a road map to Find and Pursue their Passionate Purpose.”
–Richard King

“Greg left us with a lot to think about and challenged us to stop just making a living and to start earning a life. That resonated with the room. His positive and encouraging spirit was a great kick off to our conference.”
–Ron C. Hamilton
Business Management Governance Head
Senior Vice President

“I strive to bring in a professional speaker that is educational, relevant and entertaining. Greg was a hit on all counts. We have a diverse group of professional women and men and Greg left everyone feeling motivated and ready to take action.”
–Debra Weilbacher
Program Chair
ABWA Dynamic Connections Chapter

“Greg is an energetic presenter who broaches the tough topic of time management. His straight-forward suggestions for taking control of your day and accomplishing the important rather than the urgent was a breath of fresh air and filled with a bunch of ‘a-ha’ moments. I would highly recommend having him as a speaker. Your life will become more manageable and you will get more essential things done.”
–Donice Mahan
Director, Hillcrest Platte County

“In a busy work world, Greg offered practical solutions to managing time and setting priorities in an entertaining and engaging way. Feedback on his presentation was positive from our membership group.  I look forward to working with Greg again!”
–Lisa York
Program Chair, International Public Management Association for Human Resources, Greater Kansas City Chapter
Human Resources Manager

“It is not an easy task to engage an audience at 7:30 a.m. Greg hit it out of the park with us. His presentation for Finding and Pursuing your Passionate Purpose had all of us reflecting, laughing, and feeling motivated. A great way to start our day.”
Brad Moore
Entitlement Coordinator
BRR Architecture

“Greg fired everyone up. We loved his real life examples and hearing how he has reinvented himself. Greg is upbeat, engaging, and he created an amazing buzz in the room! Our team was super motivated. I will be recommending him to speak at other groups.”
Pat Moore
IIDA Account Manager
Modern Business Interiors

“Greg’s presentation was very insightful.  I appreciate how he brought awareness to the things we do daily that impact our focus and increase our stress.  Being in HR I always say I’m multitasking but I learned that there is no such thing! My goal now is to make a concerted effort in planning my day the night before and setting aside focus time daily.”
–Sunshine Petrone
Human Resources Director
City of Lansing

“Greg Knapp was the keynote speaker at the annual Development Day luncheon of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).  Greg did an excellent job.  The feedback was very positive. I would enthusiastically recommend him to any group looking for high quality public speaker.”
–Whitney Kerr Jr., SIOR, CCIM
Managing Director

“All of our members were fascinated with Greg’s presentation on how to get what we want and asked him a ton of questions.  Greg is definitely an expert in helping us GO!”
–Joe Graham
Vice PresidentCommerce Bank, Private Banking

“Greg’s riveting presentation provided much needed concrete directions and resources that we can utilize going forward to ease the flow of our workday and life.  I just want to thank Greg for an interesting, insightful and much needed presentation.”
–Marsha Toler
HR Assistant
Assisted Transportation Services

“I was very happy with what Greg presented to my people. His message was clear and inspiring, while keeping the mood light and humorous. He was very easy to approach and flexible in how we set up our evening. Greg took lots of time before and after our event to speak with us as individuals, which really had a positive impact on everyone. I would recommend anyone considering an upcoming event to reach out to Greg – he has many programs to meet your needs.”
–Andy Suber
Director, Blue Mountain Capital, Inc.

“As an instructor, I appreciated Greg’s presentation style.  He kept the message flowing and his visuals emphasized his points and were blessedly void of words.  He obviously knew his message well and was able to deeply engage the audience.  Refreshing!”
–Lenet Compton
Roth Group Training Instructor

Some of the organizations I’ve worked with include:

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The Next Step

Thanks again for considering me for your event. You can take the next step emailing me at greg@gregorybknapp.com

Someone on my team will get back with you right away.


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