Big Name Speaker


If you’re looking for a big-name speaker, my last name, Stasinski, has 9 letters in it. I hope this is big enough for you. This is where speakers brag about themselves and tell you how great they are. They don’t realize that greatness is in the eyes of the beholder and the ears of the listener not the mouth of the bragger.

It’s exciting for me to be on stage in front of an enthusiastic audience. It’s easy to get carried away by your ego. I had an Ah-ha moment several years ago. It was the turning point in my speaking career. I came to realize that the audience is more important than I am. Sounds so simple, yet, it requires transcending one’s ego.

I no longer see myself as a “speaker” but as a servant who needs to do what’s best for the audience. To make an impact that help people make their lives better. This is all that matters, not the hype or the bells and whistles or the ego.

You may wonder what kind of speaking style I have? If Steve Martin and Dr. Phil could have a baby, it would be me. Now, don’t let your imagination run wild. Audiences tell me that I am a cross between the two. You’re welcome to judge for yourself when you have a chance to watch my video clips.

In the event that you didn’t see the movie (I’m hallucinating), here’s more about me starting from day one:

I was born the son of hard-working Polish immigrants who came to the U.S. with not much more than the clothes on their back. My father worked hard in a foundry to bring the American dream to his family. I didn't start talking until I was three years old. By that time, my parents were ready to take me to a specialist. Ironically, here I am now, a professional speaker. I guess I’m trying to make up for lost time.

After earning a Masters Degree in Education from Wayne State University and a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH does not stand for miles per hour) from The  University of Michigan, I began my real education, in the school of hard knocks. My early "speaking" career began as a teacher and football coach at Wayne State University. This is where I learned how to motivate and inspire. I also found out that people learn more when they're having fun, so I use humor to get the message across to my audience. I have my personal reasons too. Let's face it, life is just a lot easier with a smile on your face and a hearty belly laugh.

I enjoyed my success at Wayne State. I even won a football championship, but after a number of years I was eager to find another growth opportunity. I found it in the healthcare industry. I directed programs at hospitals including the Wellness Initiative for 10,000 employees at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

I graduated from the school of hard knocks. The solutions I offer are for the real-world. They are straightforward, common-sense ideas that will work in your life.