Curtis Zimmerman has worked two decades as a keynote speaker and consultant, he’s had the honor of developing deep relationships with companies including Kroger, Proctor and Gamble, McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Duke Energy, Bacardi and Universal Orlando Resorts—along with The United States Air Force and hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide. He also loves working with non-profit organizations and teachers and faculty to give back to the people who have had the biggest impact on his life.

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If you’re tired of boring virtual conversations and you’re ready to get your people excited and invigorated, give him a call. Currently, he is taking all of his experience and putting it together to bring something that nobody else is doing through a hybrid virtual keynote that he’s been sharing with corporations, universities, and school districts. Think TED meets Zoom Meetings! Let’s make your next virtual meeting memorable.

Show Highlights

  • “Brag on it” and more useful tools for leadership
  • Take 1-dimensional Zoom and turn it into a 3-dimensional experience
  • How to weave Zany and Fun into opportunities while we lead 
  • Resume vs Real-a-me
  • Join the Virtual School Assembly
  • Find and feed the passion of your learning community
  • Fail successfully
  • Figure out how to make a ruckus in your style
  • Doing the activity is different than explaining the activity
Curtis Zimmerman: Leadership lessons from the stage

“I may not be the best dancer in the world, but it doesn’t matter. I’m enjoying myself. My passion is breathing into my dancing and that’s what I want to see. Not your technique, your passion, because passion supersedes natural ability.  I want my kids to be passionate. I want my staff to be passionate. I can teach you anything. But the passion that you bring is what really drives the momentum into whatever learning you have…I encourage everyone that’s listening to think about how am I going to create a ruckus during my next interaction in my way, in my style.”

– Curtis Zimmerman

“Failing is an event, not a person. The only way you’re going to learn to juggle is if you’re willing to drop the ball”

– Curtis Zimmerman



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