Bill Stainton

Bill Stainton

Leadership & Strategic Creativity Speaker, multi-Emmy Award-Winning Producer

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"If Jerry Seinfeld were a Business Speaker, he'd be Bill Stainton!" – Jo Ann Prazak, President – Institute for Supply Management

Bill is a 29-time Emmy Award winning Executive Producer and respected leader in the Seattle business community. He is a regular contributor to Seattle Business magazine, and his expertise has been cited by Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. Bill has also authored nine business training video programs in subjects ranging from Office Politics to Customer Service to Team Motivation. His programs have been used by many organizations, from IBM and Boeing to Paramount Pictures and the CIA.

See his TEDx talk here, for which he received a rousing standing ovation:

Not bad for a kid who grew up behind a dairy farm in the Amish countryside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

For fifteen years, Bill was the Executive Producer of Seattle's legendary comedy TV show, Almost Live! (which also enjoyed a two and a half year run in national syndication on Comedy Central). Along the way, he led his team to more than 100 Emmy Awards as he became a sought after Innovation Driver, working with companies such as Nike, Microsoft's Small Business Summit, Godiva and Harley-Davidson. Bill's leadership gave birth to such personal success stories as Joel McHale, star of NBC's Community and E's The Soup; Academy Award nominee Bob Nelson; and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Bill led his team to more than 100 Emmy Awards and 10 straight years of #1 ratings. Today he helps leaders achieve those kinds of results–in their world and with their teams. He blends the business smarts he learned from twenty years in corporate management with the show biz sparks he gleaned from working alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jay Leno. This combination of experience creates riveting presentations enjoyed by audiences around the world. Focusing primarily on the areas of leadership, teamwork, and innovation, Bill calls upon his background as a comedy writer to customize each keynote to each individual client. (He's also written for HBO, NPR, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno…And, unlike some "leadership" speakers, Bill has actually led a successful team!)

When Bill's not working with, or speaking for, clients around the world, he enjoys scuba diving, flying airplanes, and irritating blues club bands by continually asking to sit in on drums or keyboards. Occasionally they say yes.

Bill is the author of The 5 Best Decisions the Beatles Ever Made: A Handbook for "Top of the Charts" Success, The Executive Producer, and Lead Like the Beatles: How Four Young Men Reinvented And Dominated An Industry…and How You Can Too! As the opening, closing, or luncheon speaker for your next event, Bill sees his responsibility to your audience as four-fold:

Give them something to think about
Give them something to laugh about
Give them tools with which to take action
Give them a reason to say, "This is the best meeting ever!"

His programs include:

Ready or Not, It's Showtime!
Leading High-Performance Teams in a High-Pressure World

Unforgettable Presentation. Unforgettable Message.

Life is not a dress rehearsal; neither is business. How would your organization be different if everyone stopped making excuses and started producing better results in every area of their lives? Not "later," not "some day," but now! Because when it's showtime, all that matters is results. And in your business, as well as in your life, every day is showtime.

29-time Emmy Award-winning TV Executive Producer Bill Stainton has discovered that whether you're producing an award-winning television show, an award-winning team, or an award-winning life, real results come down to three simple questions: What's the show? Who's the cast? Where's the script?

Key Takeaways

As Big As the Beatles!
How to Become the Gold Standard in Your World

The Buzz of the Beatles—at Your Event!

What does a seriously award-winning team look like? What does it take to lead them? And, ultimately, what does it take for your team to really make it to the top? Why not find out—and have some fun along the way!—from one of the most successful teams ever?

The Beatles are the Gold Standard for success in their industry. How can you become the Gold Standard in your industry?

In this entertaining, energizing, and enlightening keynote, Bill combines music, video, and hilarious audience interaction to help you take your own team to the "top of the charts!"

Key Takeaways

Just a few of his client testimonials:

"If Jerry Seinfeld were a business speaker, he'd be Bill Stainton!"–Jo Ann Prazak, Institute for Supply Mgmt

"I've never worked with another speaker who did so much research on their own about our group."

Travels From: Seattle, WA

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"Bill Stainton's 5 Best Decisions keynote outstanding. It was all we could have hoped for--plus. I've heard nothing but positive feedback. Many commented specifically about how well Bill prepared, including calling out our issues and tying in specific people from the association into his program."
- Washington Association of County Officials