In 2007 The Visionary Project (UK) compiles an international list of 500 people that have been deemed “visionaries” in the arts, sciences, politics and other areas of human achievement. The list includes names such as President Jimmy Carter, Jane Goodall, Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey and….John St.Augustine for using his voice on radio for positive change.. While St.Augustine is proud of his many media awards and accolades, he cites his 2002 kidney donation to his daughter Amanda as his greatest achievement. “Its not often you have the opportunity to give your child life twice.” John’s second book “Every Moment Matters” is released in 2010 and hits best seller status. John is also featured in the books “Visionaries,” “You’ve Got to Read This Book,” “Three Feet From Gold and contributed to the Chicken Soup Series, “Father and Daughter Soul” and “Golfer’s Soul.”

Since 2010 John has hosted shows on Overnight America, The Martha Stewart Channel and WGN Radio in Chicago.

Speaking Topics

Living An Uncommon Life

A common existence is within reach but what does it take to “live an uncommon life?” Based on John’s best selling book, Living an Uncommon Life: Essential Lessons from 21 Extraordinary People, John distills 21 traits that everyone has but few people use. He’s designed a building block approach to creating a life based on not what happens to us but rather what we make happen based on our response. John uses examples from his own life and connections with some of the top achievers and best loved performers of our time to underscore that simple themes can yield a ripple effect that might not change the world but will change your part of it.

Life Matters

Looking for a catalyst for positive personal, professional and educational change? Life Matters covers the spectrum of challenges that humans face and solutions that can be brought forth by using internal and external communication to foster personal growth. This presentation builds on the personal communication model and incorporates the results into creating efficiency and productivity in the work place. Life Matters is a three tiered approach creates a blueprint for increased accountability, responsibility, and sustainability.

The Yellow Brick Road

What can a cast of characters from a book and movie teach you about making your way through the maze of life in the 21st century? Each of us are on path, personally or professionally, that is filled with twists and turns, speed bumps, and dead ends. At some point we are thrust into the tornados of life and find ourselves in unfamiliar territory and its then that our true gifts can be revealed and recognized. Persistence, smarts, hearts, courage, and trust are often eroded away during the journey to your own personal “Land of Oz” but after this incredible presentation you will know exactly where home is…and how to get there.


“Truly an incredible presentation and you really hit home about the possibilities that life presents disguised as difficulties… and what we can achieve once we are in alignment with our purpose..”
- VP of Development NASA

“John, your seminar brought us closer together as a company and the result has been an increase in our results- in all directions. Thank you so much for giving us the inspiration to create opportunity!”
— Elizabeth Attard, WomanCare

“Its easy to sell a product but when it comes to empowering the most important resource in business-the people that are the business your message was right on target and not only did attitudes change but so did our bottom line-because you reminded us..they are the same thing.”
-Jerry Gleason, Ford Motor Company

“John, the messages you brought to our company were spot on and on time. We needed it to push over some serious setbacks we had and move forward toward out goals. The president kept asking me-when is he coming back?”
- Peepta Ameerali-Colfire Insurance

“We are very selective when it comes to bringing in a message to the people that create at Harpo. The half day that you spent with us was nearly beyond words-but here is a few that I got back in response. Incredible, powerful, energizing and transformational.”
- Tenia Davis-Harpo Inc.

“You held them spellbound, in the palm of your hand John. I watched them watching you and could literally see them come back to life after life had taken so much out of them. Its the most important part of success, being alive enough to create it.”
Don Green – The Napoleon Hill Foundation

“John is a formidable voice in the world and has the uncanny ability to find ways to help you remember the most important resource you have-
your spirit….”
Jack Canfield – NY Times author of “The Success Principles”

“John is a unique man who beckons us like the Pied Piper of Possibility to follow him to a greater tomorrow by seeing who we are today.”
Cheryl Richardson NY Times author of “The Unmistakeable Touch of Grace”

“Just ask any of the thousands of people that John has spoken to over the years about the kind of impact he has made in their lives. He is an American original-positive, purposeful and persistent….”
Dan Clark, world class speaker & best selling author of “Forgotten Fundamentals”

“Your talk at Windstar was the turning point for everyone…I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a voice in the world..”
John Denver – Singer/songwriter

“There is no one better for radio or on radio in America than you. Thanks for holding the line of uncommon sense.”
- Dave Pelzer, Best-selling author of “A Child Called It, A Man Called Dave”

“John, I predict your words will touch more ears than anyone ever has on radio – you are the best talk show host in the business.”
- Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator Chicken Soup for the Soul

“The best way to add years to your life is to add life to your years.”
John St. Augustine