Blog - Mentorship

I’m an Inspirational Speaker, and I Don’t Believe in Self-Help.

While self-help may be a good starting place for personal growth, it’s a terrible destination. Here’s why.  As an inspirational speaker and best-selling author, I’ve often been categorized in the genre “self-help.”  And…

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Yes, You Should Invest in Yourself, but Not Because Your Life is About You.

I want you to invest in yourself.  I want you to take time and think about the life you’re living and why you’re on the planet.  I want you to be a rockstar…

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The Small Step You Can Take to Change Someone’s Life

When I was 5 years old, I had a teacher who took me on an unconventional field trip for one afternoon, and it changed my perspective forever. On today’s podcast episode, I’m talking…

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Making Your Life Matter: How to Be an Impactful Mentor

You want your life and work to really mean something. You want to empower the people around you. You’re ready to be a great mentor, but you’re not sure how to make a…

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Six Foolproof Ways to Find a Mentor

Wondering how to get a mentor? Here are six pro-tips to finding a great mentor so that you can achieve your dreams. Are great leaders born or made?  If you’re a college student just…

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Why Mentorship is The Most Rewarding Part of Your Career

Why be a mentor? Here are six reasons that mentorship is crucial for thriving corporations and a thriving world. The concept of Living the Dream—of being grateful for what you have and creating…

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Why I Signed a Shoe

For ten consecutive years, I gave my keynote at Florida State University’s New Student Orientation, which involved six weeks of speaking to 6,000 students and 10,000 parents. It was awesome to see how…

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The Man Who Showed Me Who I Could Become

“Please welcome back to the stage Curtis Zimmerman!” I walked on stage into the bright lights and a hushed auditorium. I’ve done this thousands of times in my career, but this time, I…

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Why I Made Him Quit His Job

Craig has written 15 books. He has traveled the world as a guest lecturer and brand expert. He has secured some of the largest deals for one of the biggest marketing agencies on…

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He Does NOT Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to be celebrating Valentine’s Day every day? They don’t share their love on February 14th only—they are bursting with love year-round for every person they…

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Leadership Life Hack

You may have heard of–or attended–a business training retreat or conference. These can be incredibly useful to learn more about the current business world, new developments in technology or social media and becoming…

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Making every meal a Happy Meal

So I’m not sure how many of you are aware that we at the Curtis Zimmerman Group have been working closely for the past three years with McDonald’s–not only doing live programs, but…

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FRONT ROW With the Dating Doctor: Online Dating, Love, and the Worst Valentine’s Day Ever

Happy Valentine’s Day! As you prepare for the day of love, I wanted to share this front row interview with the Dating Doctor from a few years back where he shared thoughts on…

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How to Create a Mastermind

In my keynote, I talk about casting your show – choosing the people who are in your life the most. Even if you weren’t born into a family that has success and degrees…

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This is the Most Important Performance Review

We’ve all been through work reviews where you sit down with your boss, go over your past performance, project new goals, and consider whether you deserve a raise or a new title. Your…

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Talent vs. Training: Where Are You Putting Your Money?

In 2018, 52% of employers felt that there was a skills gap in candidates applying for positions at their company. In other words, that they have difficulty filling openings at their organization because the candidates…

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Who’s Your Champion?

You aren’t where you are today because you’re so awesome. I’m sure you are awesome, but there are champions in your life who have helped, supported, and guided you along the way. Today,…

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7 Success Tips Every McDonald’s Worker Knows

A few years ago, my business partner and I traveled to Springfield, Ohio, where we helped to facilitate a full-day training program for inner-city youth participants in the Champion City Scholars program. The…

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