Nationally-recognized keynote speaker bringing energy and inspiration to your meetings in an innovative virtual/hybrid format.

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“Do you really want to live the dream? Then put away your phone, focus, and listen to Curtis’ message. He will help not only grow your business, but you too!”

— Grady Lenski, Chief Marketing Officer, Americas at Hoya Vision Care

“Your message was exactly what the group needed and was delivered with a great balance between the intellectual side and emotional side.”

— Sue Rechner, President Merrell, Wolverine Worldwide, Inc

“It’s probably the first time in my career, that I’ve sat in a meeting where a speaker has spoken for over an hour, that they weren’t trying to find something else to do. They were truly focused...”

— Jerry Lewis, Owner/Operator, McDonald's | Watch Video

“He provides the perfect blend of entertainment, motivation and inspiration that you need to get your attendees fired up at the beginning of an event”

— Amanda Bond Thorley, CMP, Director, Education, Food Marketing Institute

“Curtis brought laughter and insight to our company meeting. He has the rare gift of combining humor with inspiration. A year later, Curtis is still being quoted here at Vera Bradley!”

— Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Vera Bradley

“Zimmerman's message is phenomenal. Our performance level has increased tremendously and we are seeing results through our changed attitude and productivity.”

— Stephane Zaharia, President & General Manager, Resorts & Residences By CuisinArt

“Both our sales and content leaders were inspired and focused after your session. I feel confident that your message will help all of us as we navigate this business.”

— Lynn Beall, Executive Vice President and COO of Media Operations, Tegna

“The energy you displayed and transferred to the team will launch us to better education and better customer service. ”

— Harry Sideris, State President - Florida, Duke Energy

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