"William's keynote to our global partners in Paris exceeded our very high expectations. His passion is contagious, his style is engaging and his material is valuable."
- Luanne Tierney, VP Global Partner Marketing, Cisco

Top 10 Reasons to Hire William

  1. You’ll be exposed to some of the newest concepts in the world of branding.
  2. He’ll give you what you need to turn his ideas into action.
  3. He won’t be happy unless you are ecstatic.
  4. You’ll learn and grow while being entertained.
  5. You’ll benefit from his 20+ years of international branding experience.
  6. He’s the guru of personal branding, has been credited with turning the concept of personal branding into a global industry, and has delivered more personal branding keynotes than anyone else on earth!
  7. His personal brand attributes are: Enthusiastic, Inspiring, Entertaining, Confident, Global and Insightful (from participant feedback).
  8. Many of the world’s strongest brands have hired him (Fedex, Gucci, IBM, JPMorgan, Microsoft, Ogilvy, Target, to name a few).
  9. His past clients keep asking him back. Read what they say.
  10. He is so confident you’ll be pleased, he’ll give you a money-back guarantee.

Fun Facts

You may know about William’s leadership in the fields of personal and social branding, but here are some fun facts you may not know. William:

  • Watches TV for the commercials! He developed his passion for branding through his appreciation of ads and has a huge collection of favorites.
  • Spent 20+ years in branding and consulting at KPMG, Lotus & IBM before founding Reach Personal Branding in 2001 (while living in Paris). He has been working in the field longer than anyone else.
  • Has delivered more personal branding keynotes to more people in more places than anyone else on earth… and has over 4 million American Airlines miles to prove it!
  • Created the 1-2-3 Success! Personal Branding Process and has certified hundreds of coaches and facilitators from New York to New Delhi. 1-2-3 Success! is now the most used personal branding methodology across the globe.
  • Was the guest personal branding expert in a BBC TV reality show called ‘Nice Package’. Enough said!
  • Created 360Reach — the personal branding survey that has been used by over a million people.
  • Is the bestselling author of the definitive books on personal branding: Ditch. Dare. Do! and Career Distinction.
  • Moved from Boston to New York the way most people do, via London and Paris. He currently splits his time between Miami and New York City (when he’s not on a plane!).
  • Advises some of the world’s top leaders in Fortune 100 companies.
  • Is a bit of a health nut, but can eat a pound of Twizzlers in one sitting!
  • Holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (he can’t believe it either) and an M.Ed.
  • Speaks fluent French (the French may disagree!) and Starbucks Italian.