Bob Wieland Profile
While the world is enamored with reality TV, Bob Wieland is busy living life for real! Bob often says in his motivational speaking engagements; "If you don`t have a vision... You die!" He has mastered the ability to take life experiences; the good, the bad and all the tragedies and mold them into a triumphant journey!
If you have the opportunity to invite Bob as your next motivational keynote speaker, you will experience more than a message; but a journey in life that makes you want to hold your breath as you sit at the edge of your seat listening!
"Truly Bob Wieland is an inspiration for us all." - Pres. Ronald Reagan
He is among those who are always pushing life to its fullest, a rare breed who has experienced seemingly impossible hurdles and has turned them into incredible achievements. From his experiences he draws from and inspires his audiences to "drop all your excuses and live life to the fullest!"
As a top motivational business speaker, inspirational speaker, sports speaker and Christian speaker, Bob has been a globetrotter, speaking to 10,000`s at a time, and often one-on-one with one person on a street corner!
His inspirational messages will motivate your sales team and audiences to leave the meeting and take on a project, or life for that matter, with the courage to defeat Goliath if you have to!
At the same time, he shares his message passionately and knows how to relate to the hearts of his audience; that`s why he`s called "Mr. Inspiration." Event and meeting planners looking to hire motivational speakers have called Bob for over 35 years!
While most motivational keynote speakers tell stories, Bob is the story! He has been featured on nationally televised programs and interviewed by leading print media as well.
BOB`S AMAZING JOURNEY...
Bob`s story is about an extraordinary modern-day hero, which includes "an explosive" experience in Vietnam which changed his world and tried to end his life. While trying to rescue a fellow soldier he stepped on and detonated a land mine that instantly blew off both legs; he passionately says, "I lost both legs, but I didn`t lose my heart!"
This is only one episode of Bob Wieland`s monumental and amazing story which has been an inspiration to millions of people over the years, and to this day he continues to challenge others to "always remember that it`s too soon to quit!"
Bob`s life was great as a high school sports star at Greenfield Wisconsin High School. Then in college he was about to negotiate a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team.
But the US Army had another contract waiting for him and he was called to Vietnam to fight for his country. That`s when an exploding mortar round took both of his legs instantly while he was trying to save one of his buddies. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital and zipped-up in a body bag, but he came back to life!
Since then he`s been very much alive; the NFL players Association in conjunction with the Jim Thorpe Foundation presented Bob the National Award for Courage. He was also a strength and motivational speaker for the Green Bay Packers for two years.
He is the author of his book One Step At A Time; a former member of the Pres.`s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, he completed a journey across America on his arms that took him over three years to finish... and that was just the beginning.
People Magazine called Bob Wieland "one of the six most amazing Americans of the past 20 years." On four occasions he broke the world record for his weight division in the bench press, only to be denied the award because his legs didn`t touch the floor.
His numerous achievements make you wonder if he is more than one person! "He is known as one of America`s most courageous, most powerful closing motivational speakers!"
Bob`s most requested motivational speeches: One Step at a Time; How to get up When You`re down; Strive for Success; Beating the Odds; Commando Warriors Are the Real World; and more.
Bob`s topics include: motivation & inspiration; Image/self-esteem; core values/belief systems; communication skills (verbal, non-verbal, listening); conflict resolution; positive self talk; self-acceptance; dealing with anger; wellness/balanced lifestyle development; defining success; patriotism and more.
Bob resides in the greater Los Angeles area with his wife Jacquelyn Wieland and is an active member in his church. Bob is from Milwaukee Wisconsin. He was a star in three sports at Greenfield Wisconsin High School.
While in college he was to negotiate a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies to play professional baseball. However, it was when he was trying to rescue a fellow soldier that he lost both legs instantly from an enemy land mine. But he has never quit going forward in life!
Whether you`re looking to hire a top motivational keynote speaker, motivational business speaker or sports personality; Bob Wieland has spoken to numerous businesses, organizations and churches.
He has worked with conference and meeting planners to motivate their sales teams or groups to perform at a higher level for over 35 years! If you`re organization needs a motivational speaker in Los Angeles, North America or around the world, Bob would be honored to help your organization.