Terry has been electrifying audiences large and small around the world for over 20 years!
Whether it’s bottom-line training on advanced techniques that get RESULTS, motivational speaking or inspirational messages toward living a better life and making a difference in the world, Terry’s story and rich speaking style will deliver the response you’re looking for: “He’s one of the best I’ve ever seen.”


Running an organization is a challenge – that’s no surprise to anyone. What is a surprise is the dramatic effect an outside speaker can make on your organization and the people in it.

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, a building only as strong as its foundation.”

All too often, we’re so focused on the goals of the organization, we forget to strengthen the most important components of all: The individuals. According to an ABC News report, a 2009 Gallup poll found that only 50 percent of people who are employed claimed to be completely satisfied. What would happen if all of our employees or team members were operating at their absolute peak level, and were motivated by the things in life that were the most important factors of all to them? Would that make a difference in the overall strength of your organization?

There are as many Motivational Speakers out there as ants on an ant hill. Terry has a story and perspective that is completely unique in the industry. His rags to riches story inspires those from all walks of life. His speaking ability is unparalled. His ability to deliver the message you need delivered to your organization is second to none. If you’re able to book him – do it without hesitation.

Speech topics:

Blow the Bolts that Bind You:

At T-minus 5 seconds, the U.S. Space Shuttle is firing with all three main engines at full throttle, and yet it can’t leave the launch pad. Why? Because eight relatively tiny bolts hold it back. All of that energy and all of that potential, yet it can’t go anywhere. Then, at T-minus 0, explosive charges go off in those bolts so they blow apart–no longer able to hold the space shuttle back from achieving its potential.

The same thing happens to many of us. We have tremendous energy and endless potential, and yet something seems to hold us back from achieving our full potential–maybe from even getting off the launch pad! What are those bolts that hold us back? What is the energy that can shatter them so they can hold us back no longer?

In this 40-60 minute keynote, or 4 – 8 hour seminar, Terry identifies the key barriers that hold us back from succeeding, and gives hands-on training to help people blow those bolts forever, allowing them to reach their own full potential and achieving everything they were meant to achieve.
The SIMPLE Guide to Public Speaking – Without Losing Your Lunch.

Advanced public speaking skills separate those who inspire from those who merely inform; those who lead from those who follow; those who exude confidence from those who fade into the shadows.

And yet, for many, it’s a fate worse than death. This one skill could be keeping you from achieving all you can, from making the difference you want to make in the world around you. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO.

In this 40-60 minutes keynote or 2-4 hour seminar, renown inspirational speaker Terry L. Fossum shares his biggest secrets of going from shyness to greatness; from growing up in a small border town to captivating audiences around the world.

Highly recommend by academia, corporate leaders, military leaders, professional speakers, and even astronauts and pageant winners!
Surviving the Storm

Iron only becomes Steel when it goes through the fire. Conflict happens in all organizations. The difference between teams that collapse and teams that become stronger is understanding that fighting is actually GOOD if done correctly.

In Kicking and Screaming, Season 1, Terry and his partner fought aggressively on national TV. It could have torn them apart as happens in many teams. Instead, they went through a transformation from seemingly the weakest to the strongest team in the competition, and became the come-from-behind champions that won the entire show!

In this 40-60 minute keynote or 2-4 hour seminar, Terry takes your organization through the Stages of Team Development, and helps them understand conflict management and how to look past the fight and into the future.
Goal Setting Remastered
After failing to reach goals time and time again, Terry nearly gave up. As a last-ditch effort, he researched why people around the world fail in reaching goals – and how others achieve them. In doing so, he identified a major weakness in most goal setting systems; a major chink in the armor that allowed peoples’ dreams to die time and time again.

Based on his highly-lauded book, Passion to Move Mountains – The Oxcart Technique, this 40-60 minute keynote or 4-8 hour seminar trains you to be much more effective in reaching your goals in the future no matter what they may be: financial, marital, health, and more – once you’ve mastered this technique, you can master every aspect of your life.

Teams will be much more effective than they EVER have before!


How Scouting can save the world, one child at a time

Boy Scouting specific talk: (can be tailored to many youth programs)

Born in the poorest city in the United States surrounded by gangs and drugs, Terry found himself staring down the wrong end of an assault rifle in his own back alley in Junior High. In high school, his father was killed. Before he died, one of the neighbors told him “I just want to make sure you understand something: Not a single one of your kids will ever grow up to be anything.”

This 40-60 minute keynote, modeled after his latest book sold by national BSA, tells that gripping story of how Scouting took Terry from that background to a highly respected Air Force Officer, multimillion dollar earner in business, author, speaker, philanthropist and winner of Kicking and Screaming, Season 1 on Fox, and his brother to being an US Astronaut.

Lauded as ‘the most effective story ever told at a Scout fundraising event”, Terry inspires the audience to commit further time, talents, and treasure to a cause that is near and dear to his heart.


“Our group of 60 agents had the pleasure of having Terry Fossum visit with us. Terry’s one hour presentation was inspiring and uplifting, resulting in a standing ovation by all in attendance! Our group was extremely pleased that Terry was able to stay and autograph his book.

I recommend Terry for anyone looking for a motivating speaker that walks the walk and talks the talks.”


Craig A. Forman, CLU, ChFC, CLFManaging Partner, New York Life

“Thank you for being the keynote speaker at several functions in our territory in the last few months. Your speeches have been fascinating, dynamic, and enthusiastically received by our audiences!
You bring an incredible amount of energy, optimism, and passion to your speeches. Your life story is fascinating, your message is inspiring, and your delivery is fantastic. Everyone walks away with a smile on their face and excited about the possibilities that are ahead of them.
I appreciate that you effectively tailor each speech to the specific audience and I have had the benefit to see how you flawlessly integrate the purpose of each event into the message you deliver.
We are very grateful for your involvement in our events and the powerful impact of your speeches. I enthusiastically recommend you to other groups desiring an enthusiastic, interesting, and inspiring speaker.”


Tim McCandlessCEO

“Terry Fossum has been a speaker at several different events over the last 5 years for One Team Global. Thousands of our distributors and guests have listened to Terry’s dynamic presentations. Terry’s delivery hits with impact and is powerful. He punctuates his key points in such a way that the audience takes a way the key points of his presentations.
He is great for a small group of 10 to 15 or for audiences over 1,000. I have seen him connect with all of them.”


Nathan RicksOTG Founder

“On behalf of the Lions Club I would like to thank you for your attendance at our 75th Anniversary Celebration Dinner. We were entertained, enlightened, and uplifted by your remarks. Your presence and participation made the night truly special. Thank you for your time and service.”


James M. Onstad, Esq.President


“You are every bit like Tony Robbins – I’ve been motivated and inspired!!!”

Sharon Whitley AB Canada

“This was amazing. Your Passion and commitment is an inspiration. Your presentation is so powerful and empowering. Succeed I will! I only wish we had more time to be with you! Thank you so much!”

Mauricia Timber, IrvineCA

“Terry’s presentation was not just inspiring but chock full of incredibly useful nuggets on how to create a plan that will enable us to succeed at whatever our goal may be. His Oxcart Technique is powerful, but only if we use it. I will use it!”

Susan Sheridan Seattle, Wa

“Terry’s presentation of the Oxcart Technique is unique and exciting. He challenges us all to look at how we can achieve our dreams.”

Jim Stanton

“Raw, honest, inspiring! Definitely an AHA moment! Thank you for being YOU!”

Yolanda DavisBellevue, Wa

“You are amazing and I thank you for being who you are, and I am blessed to know you. Your presentation ROCKED!”

Valerie Noelke
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