Bill Rancic

An estimated 27.6 million viewers tuned in to watch Donald Trump say, “You’re hired!” to Bill Rancic on NBC’s hit reality show, The Apprentice. A true entrepreneur, he started his own business to put himself through school. Since becoming Donald Trump’s original Apprentice, Bill Rancic has thrived in both the business and entertainment world. Several years after his introduction to America as Donald Trump’s original Apprentice, Bill Rancic continues his commitment to entrepreneurship throughout the country. Today, he is building businesses, seizing opportunities and sharing his views on how to succeed in business and in life.

Bill recently co-hosted an Emmy nominated television series on A&E titled, We Mean Business and you can now see him on the Giuliana & Bill show on the Style Network. He completed his second book, titled Beyond the Lemonade Stand which was written to help educate and motivate young people around the world about the value of money and how to leverage your skills, talents and abilities at an early age. All proceeds from the sale of this book have gone to charity. Bill’s New York Times best-selling book titled You’re Hired: How to Succeed in Business and Life from the Winner of The Apprentice, which chronicled Bill’s successful life, experience and proven advice.

Currently, Bill is developing real estate in Chicago, producing and appearing in several television programs and speaking to businesses and organizations on motivational and business topics.

TOPICS

The Future of Real Estate in America as We Know It
In a compelling keynote speech, Bill Rancic will share how agility is the key to surviving in these uncertain times in the real estate market. Through stories and personal experiences, he will also focus on why brokers need to think like entrepreneurs today more than ever.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur in Corporate America
Bill Rancic’s talk on “How to think like an Entrepreneur” is both educational and motivational. He walks the audience through his personal experiences; from starting his own boat wash and wax business to working for Donald Trump. Rancic believes entrepreneurs’ need to learn practical execution, agility, and the ability to take risk to manage it into success.

How to Succeed in Business and Life
Bill’s talk gives the audience a glimpse on lessons he has learned throughout his many business experiences. Some of the lessons are; How to Break from the Pack, Make Each Day Count- Twice, and Separate Your Expectations from your Shortcomings. This motivational speech is packed with advice that audience members can apply to their lives immediately.

How to Use Challenging Times to your Advantage
Knowing your stuff, knowing your boss’s stuff, and knowing your competitor’s stuff will help you get ahead in challenging times. Strategies like Setting the Standard, Rejecting Conventional Wisdom and Thinking like a Big Fish in a Small Pond are topics that Bill will discuss to get you through challenging times.

ADDITIONAL TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • How to think long term in a short term world
  • The future of real estate in America as we know it…..
  • How to manage and lead your team in times of uncertainty,…..educate ,motivate, activate
  • How to think like an entrepreneur in corporate America
  • Innovation: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur in Corporate America
  • How to recognize and seize opportunity as a sales team

 

FULL BIOGRAPHY

Award-winning host Bill Rancic has been an instrumental part of the successful nationally-syndicated television show, America Now, as well as the highly-rated program he appears on with his wife Giuliana Rancic, Giuliana and Bill. His life experiences as an entrepreneur, bestselling author and television personality have given him the opportunity to travel the world and experience different lifestyles and numerous cultures.

In 2004, Bill burst on the scene as the first-ever winner of the NBC’s hit show The Apprentice. On The Apprentice, people are forced to make decisions and business and ethical standards are often compromised. With tremendous success that ranges from Main Street to Wall Street, Rancic has had a first-hand look at peoples’ personal and professional codes, choices, values and behaviors. Addressing the many challenges individuals face, Rancic directly relates his discussions to the corporate arena and explores topics such as working professional relationships and surviving the daily ethical challenges in business.

A published author of a New York Times best-selling book, Bill wrote You’re Hired: How to Succeed in Business and Life. This book chronicles Bill’s successful life, experience and proven advice. He continued to make a name for himself as an author by writing Beyond The Lemonade Stand to help educate and motivate young people worldwide about the value of money and how to leverage skills, talents and abilities at an early age. All proceeds from the sale of this book have gone to charity. Bill has also co-authored I Do…Now What with his wife Giuliana Rancic where they share secrets to everlasting love.

Rancic believes that it is necessary for successful people to give back to the community, and he demonstrates this in his volunteer work. Rancic serves as a national spokesperson for the Starkey Hearing Foundation to help SHF on their mission to change the social consciousness of hearing and health care. Much of Bill’s efforts have been focused on helping those in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake. In addition, Bill is a Spokesperson for the Mercy for Boys & Girls, a Chicago-based organization that betters the lives of children and families in need.

Throughout his career Rancic has been blessed with opportunities to meet many leaders in business and politics and has seen the world through the eyes of others. Bill Rancic is a cultured man, with strong messages of leadership, entrepreneurship, dedication and activism. He will enthrall and engage any crowd.

In 2023, Liz’s highly acclaimed book, Dare To Own You, placed in the Silver/ 2nd Place category for “Self-Help” of the annual Feathered Quill Book Awards and was also a Finalist in the category of “memoir/ biography.” It is available on Amazon and Audible and at Barnes & Noble.

Prior to launching Brunner Communications in 2013, Brunner served as a main news anchor and reporter at ABC-TV, WCVB NewsCenter 5 in Boston. During her tenure, Brunner co-anchored the #1 rated 6pm newscast and covered countless breaking news stories. She conducted exclusive one-on-one interviews with prominent figures ranging from professional athletes to global political leaders including President Barack Obama. Recognized as one of the nation’s most accomplished journalists, Brunner’s distinguished approach of educating and communicating information to viewers has yielded countless industry awards & earned her a devoted following. Among Brunner’s industry recognitions are multiple New England Emmy Awards, two national Gracies from the Alliance for Women in Media, an Edward R. Murrow Award, an Associated Press Award, and a Communications Achievement Award from the American Women in Radio and Television.

Brunner has served on the Board of Directors for Make a Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is a member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Network Advisory Board, and was inducted into the 2017 class of the Boston YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers. Speaking frequently at philanthropic events, Brunner’s engagement in the community has been instrumental to the success of deserving nonprofit organizations. In addition to keynote speaking engagements, Brunner continues to make TV and radio appearances as well.

A classically trained vocal performer and former high school music educator, Brunner holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. Brunner has performed with the Boston Pops and at professional sporting events, among others.

Programs

Brunner has served on the Board of Directors for Make a Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is a member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Network Advisory Board, and was inducted into the 2017 class of the Boston YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers. Speaking frequently at philanthropic events, Brunner’s engagement in the community has been instrumental to the success of deserving nonprofit organizations. In addition to keynote speaking engagements, Brunner continues to make TV and radio appearances as well.

A classically trained vocal performer and former high school music educator, Brunner holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. Brunner has performed with the Boston Pops and at professional sporting events, among others.

“COMMUNICATE, CONNECT & ENGAGE”
Each and every person, no matter what profession or industry, needs to exude confidence, “executive presence,” and communicate effectively in all relationships in order to “seal the deal.” Liz Brunner shares her practical and proven communication tips, storytelling techniques and innovative “Brunner Method” for practicing that can be implemented immediately that will energize anyone to connect more authentically with customers, clients and colleagues in a way that resonates, engages and gets results.

“BE THE LEADER WITHIN”
With so much uncertainty in the world, leaders face multiple challenges and complexities requiring a renewed focus on what makes an effective leader today. Companies need to develop new leaders and empower them to be successful in the future. However, simply giving someone the responsibilities or title of a leader doesn’t necessarily make a person an effective nor influential leader. No one is born knowing how to be a leader. We learn how to be a leader. As a sought after authentic leader and keynote speaker, Liz Brunner offers an approach that will inspire audience members to unleash their leader within.

“FINDING YOUR AUTHENTIC VOICE”
Your voice is an instrument. It’s the one instrument we all play, but just because you have a voice and can speak, does not necessarily mean you are using it in a way to ensure you are being seen and heard as you intend.  Each of us must find our authentic voice. As a former semi-professional singer, award-winning news anchor and executive communications coach, Liz Brunner provides actionable tools of how to find and use your authentic voice, the language required to command respect, and to be seen and heard as you intend.

“NO KNOWLEDGE IS EVER WASTED!”
What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? What would any of us do if we didn’t allow fear to stop us? Too often we don’t take the risk of stepping out of our comfort zone to create our next chapter. And, even if we want to, we don’t know how or where to turn. Liz Brunner’s inspirational career journey from music teacher in the high school classroom, to her Emmy award-winning career in the television newsroom and on the anchor desk, to being an entrepreneur, Executive Communications Coach working with other CEOs in the boardroom, will motivate you to discover what themes and patterns exist in your own journey. No knowledge is ever wasted. No experience is ever wasted. You know more than you think you know. Liz’s motivational message will guide you to connect the dots of your own experiences to create your next chapter.

“SEVEN STEPS TO SUSTAINING SUCCESS”
Congratulations! You’ve done it. You visualized your dreams into reality. But now what? Where do you go from here? You may even be asking yourself, “Is that all there is? Have I really achieved ‘success’ or is there more? And, what is ‘success?” How do I define it for myself?’” Sustaining success does not happen by accident. It’s about “evolving.” Evolving through the tough times, handling the curveballs that life will throw at you. It takes resilience, developing an inner strength to meet those challenges head-on and to persevere. Having journeyed through four successful, at times challenging career chapters—High School music teacher, to retail, to award-winning TV news anchor to entrepreneur—Liz Brunner knows what it takes to be resilient, to persevere and she can help you not only define success for you, find your “mojo” if you’ve lost it, and tangible tactics and practices to intentionally sustain success.

“NETWORKING LIKE A PRO!”
Networking is essential to advancing your career — “it’s not what you know, but WHO you know,” but for many people, whether extrovert or introvert, networking can feel like many of the same pitfalls as dating! All those awkward conversations. Liz Brunner delivers her creative, customized “Pre-Game, Game-Time, and Post-Game” approach to networking with practical tips and techniques that can easily and immediately be implemented.

“WHAT’S AT THE END OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE? HOW TO FIND YOUR PASSION AND PURPOSE”
Two questions have been asked over and over again by generations; “What is my passion?” And, “What is my purpose?” Passion and purpose are inextricably linked, but figuring out either requires one to get out of their comfort zone, and that is not always easy! In this highly motivational speech, Liz Brunner offers guidance on how to discover your own passion and purpose, and how to break patterns that may be holding you back from following your destiny and living your best life.

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