Speaker, Author, Coach, Consultant, Venture Capitalist but known to many as America's Millionaire School Teacher, Clay Staires annually speaks to thousands of people throughout the country on the topic of The Leadership Mindset. HIS transformed mindset has led him from the high school classroom to the stage that he has shared with the likes of best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk and CEOs of top companies including the Taylor Made Golf. On his journey from the classroom to becoming one of the top speakers in the Leadership field, Clay has become an expert on processing the frustrations and difficulties that accompany leadership responsibilities on multiple levels – the student, the worker, the manager, the leader the owner and the entrepreneur.
Having worked with thousands of people for over 25 years, Clay has developed a uniquely effective leadership-training program that has been taught in high school classrooms, on university campuses, small businesses, non-profit boardrooms and Fortune 500 Companies.
But he has never forgotten where his roots are - the Chamber of Commerce in Clay's hometown named him the "2012 Citizen of the Year" for the positive impact his programs have made on their community.
As a teacher for 15 years, Clay received honors as the Teacher Of The Year and The Missouri State Coach Of The Year. He also has 10 years of executive experience in the non-profit sector where he led an award winning company, redefined a 30-year-old brand and successfully led the company through the biggest transition in it's 40 year history.
Clay lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife, Lisa and two daughters, Maddy and Clare.
“Clay, I have hired hundreds of speakers over the years and I can honestly say that for what I hired you to come in and speak about to my group, you are the very best we've ever had! I mean it! It was perfect and it set up the rest of our training day in an incredible way. So many things that I was planning on saying, you gave me the perfect set up. Thank you, my friend.” Sean Kouplen, CEO, Regent Bank
“Loved all of it! Clay was awesome, a 'must see' speaker. His presentation helped me identify my leadership style through many 'Aha moments' during his presentation. I recommend anyone considering having Clay speak at their event to do so.” Bonni Luckett Galbally, Keller Williams Realty - Realtor
“Clay was very charismatic and persuasive in his presentation. My favorite part was his practical tips for management. He knows how to keep a crowd engaged.” Carley Johannesen, Western Sun Credit Union
“Clays' presentation was exceptional! His topic was so relevant and his content was extremely helpful for me as a manager. My favorite thing was that he gave us step-by-step instructions on the process to motivate employees. I highly recommend Clay Staires as a speaker for your next event.” Wendy Zuege, Branch Manager, Tulsa Teachers Credit Union
“You were fantastic, Clay! I've heard so many great things from our members. Looking forward to having you back.” Stephanie Upton, CEO, Skiatook Chambers of Commerce
Clay spent 10 years as the Executive Director of an established non-profit organization and spoke to many groups about how to reignite their staff and how to rally large groups of volunteers to your mission as well as mentoring other directors through the emotional roller coaster ride of fundraising and administrating a passion.
Options that may be included in Clay's presentation are:
1. High energy music to engage the crowd
2. A Pre-Event 30 second promotional video tailored to your event that you may email to your guests where Clay gives a short synopsis of his speaking points and invites people to come. (Very Effective!)
3. A dynamic and inspirational speaking/video presentation
4. An educational message that will equip participants to be successful
5. Humorous audience participation and engagement
6. Notes for each participant
7. An unforgettable "Purple Cow" (Seth Godin reference) experience that everyone will be talking about.
8. A Take away item for each participant including action items from your event
9. Follow up contact with each participant to support your event
10. "Grow - The Field Guide To Personal Growth" - Clay's latest book that reveals the Six Practical Steps To Personal Development
Clay Staires has years of experience speaking and motivating others. He speaks across the nation for National Business Conferences, National Sales Teams, Global Companies, State-wide employee workshops, High School Assemblies, Leadership Conferences, Graduations and Baccalaureates, Church Services, , Chamber's of Commerce, Fundraisers, Summer Camps, National Conferences, Regional Student Council Workshops, and many more!