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Desi Williamson CSP, CPAE | Global Motivational Expert Speaker

Desi Williamson beat the odds! Despite growing up in a world surrounded by poverty, drugs and violence, he overcame a myriad of obstacles to realize his dreams of becoming a successful businessman, professional speaker and author. He has dedicated his life to showing people how to raise their standard of performance and maximize their results. The former scholar-athlete at the University of Minnesota transforms 30 years of sales, sales management and marketing experience into high content programs that deliver results. He doesn’t give book reports! He’s been on the front line building multi-million dollars businesses and developing the potential in people for powerhouse corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Rain Bird Sprinkler Mfrg., PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper/Seven Up. Desi also owns a successful real estate investment company and owned four restaurants in the franchise arena. Although Desi had achieved success in the business arena, there was something more compelling that he wanted to do with his life. With a burning desire to help others, he founded Impact!! Seminars Unlimited, Inc. a company dedicated to helping organizations increase productivity through empowered people. Desi’s broad range of experience as a corporate executive and entrepreneur allows him to present on various issues with equal efficiency and effectiveness. Desi delivers with high impact! His dynamic, magnetic delivery style serves to empower your team so they take what they learn and apply it directly to their personal and professional lives. Customizing his presentation to each specific audience, he discusses your business and “real world” solutions to the challenges you face. His clients all rave about his unique ability to weave their mission and strategic initiatives into the core of his presentation. With healthcare becoming an increasingly critical societal initiative, he continued his passion to serve by becoming a mouthpiece for an underserved segment within the healthcare industry and became an (LADC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, respected worldwide for its work in neuroscience, electrophysiology, and chemical dependency. Desi helps his audiences achieve a higher level of performance by giving them the resources to expand their thinking, behavior and results. Desi helps people become Emotionally Available (EA), so they can dig deep within themselves to cultivate resiliency and accept accountability for their results. Desi is the author of a best selling video learning system for personal development now utilized by more than 150 prisons nationwide and two books, Get Off Your Assets!... How to Deal With the Challenges of Change and Win! and Where There’s A Will, There’s a Way!...Succeeding in the Face of Turbulent Times. In 2004, he was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, where he joined such notable figures as President Ronald Reagan, General Colin Powell, and Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. In 2001, Desi earned his CSP, (Certified Speaking Professional), the highest earned designation awarded by the National Speakers Association. His list of clients include Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and professional football teams such as the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings. Program Descriptions: * Where There's a Will, There's a Way!...Succeeding in the Face of Turbulent Times * Cultivating Resilience...Bringing Out the Best in Others * The Challenge of Change...Tools for Transformational Thinking * Impact!! Leadership...Leadership for the 21st Century

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9815 34th Ave. North
Plymouth, Minnesota 55441
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5 Reviews
Peter Roberts - HHG Sales

WOW! Mr. Impact is exactly right. Your ability to customize your presentation to the needs of our organization was awesome. It was entertaining, inspirational, and most of all motivating. I can sum you up in one word . . . ABSOLUTELY!

March 2019

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James Eggers - Arthur Anderson
Your presentation was humorous, motivating and inspiring.

Your presentation was humorous, motivating and inspiring. I find myself using the word "absolutely!" a lot more and every time I do, I think of your presentation.

March 2019

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Debbie Lockwood - CheckFree
You were entertaining and motivational ...

You were entertaining and motivational and our clients could not stop talking about your energy and enthusiasm. Your positive outlook and dynamic persona were an inspiration and will permanently 'impact' our clients' daily lives.

March 2019

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