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You can count on Ed’s presentation to deliver. He is known for his ability to connect with an audience of any size. Whether you are scheduling Ed to be the keynote speaker at your national conference for over 5,000 attendees or for a leadership training of less than 100, he is experienced with delivering a message that your audience will keep with them long after his program ends.
You can be confident that Ed’s experience of over 20 years of speaking with youth and those that work with youth will allow him to deliver a memorable program for your event.
Schools bring Ed in to specifically address the issues of improving school climate, bullying prevention, improving student and staff morale, and helping students develop as leaders.
On July 10, 2005 Ed Gerety received his Certified Speaking Professional designation at the National Speakers Association Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), is an honor held by less than 10% of speakers who belong to the International Federation of Professional Speakers. Professional speakers who have earned the CSP designation bring a proven track record of experience and expertise to your event.
About Ed Gerety
Ed Gerety is an author and one of the top professional youth speakers and leadership trainers in the United States. Through his personal experiences, inspirational stories, and powerful lessons, Ed teaches the life skills that are essential for our youth to develop as leaders in school and in life. These skills include respect, character, gratitude, leadership, attitude, and making a difference.
Ed’s programs are relevant and critically important because these life skills are often being overlooked and not taught in today’s fast paced technology driven world.
Whether he’s speaking to students, educators, or parents in middle school, high school or top colleges such as Northwestern University, Fordham University or the University of Southern California, Ed has the unique ability to connect with the hearts and minds of his audiences about real issues. He firmly believes that it’s never too early or too late to improve yourself, to start following your dreams, or to strive to be a leader.
Growing up, Ed’s parents encouraged him to get involved in extracurricular activities
and to learn the skills essential to succeeding in school and in life. As a result of his high school experiences and achievements, including being named Captain of both his football and baseball teams, he was inducted into his high school Hall of Fame.
While attending the University of New Hampshire, Ed began to speak at different schools and youth leadership conferences. Inspired by working with young people, and knowing that what he was teaching them was making a difference in their lives, Ed realized that he wanted to speak professionally.
So, at age 22, after graduating with his B.A. Degree in Communications, Ed started his own business committed to helping others reach their full potential. As an experienced keynote speaker and leadership trainer, Ed has spoken in all 50 states, plus Canada, and has reached over 2 million people with his powerful and inspirational messages. Plus, he builds long-term relationships with his clients, having worked with many of them for more than 20 years.
Ed is the author of Combinations: Opening the Door to Student Leadership and a contributing author of four books on leadership and personal development. He recently completed serving his sixth year on the National Board of Directors for the National Speakers Association (NSA) and he is the 2018-2019 National Chair for the Academy of Professional Speakers. The NSA awarded Ed their highest earned designation, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), an honor held by less than 10% of speakers who belong to the International Federation of Professional Speakers.
Ed continues to do extensive studying in the areas of leadership and peak performance and has completed the Boston Marathon three times. He lives on the seacoast in New Hampshire with his wife and two children.
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How Did Ed Become a Professional Speaker?
While in high school Ed Gerety was captain of his football and baseball teams, Vice President of his class, and a member of Student Council, S.A.D.D (Students Against destructive decisions), and F.B.L.A (Future Business Leaders of America). He was later inducted into his high school hall of fame. While attending the University of New Hampshire where he received his B.A. in communications Ed began to volunteer speaking at schools and youth leadership conferences. At 22 he established his own business dedicated to helping others develop as leaders and reach out and make a difference. Since that time he has shared his powerful message in all 50 states, Canada, and Europe. He is the author and co-author of five books on the topics of leadership, he has completed the Boston Marathon three times, and continues to do extensive study of personal development, leadership, and peak performance.