His speeches come
straight from the heart. His words inspire and motivate. His life is a
testament to the power of positing thinking and the potential for personal growth.
As a renowned professional speaker, author and television personality, Les Brown has risen to national
prominence by delivering a high-energy message that inspires listeners to shake off mediocrity and live up to their greatness. It is a message Les Brown has learned from his own life and one he is helping others apply to their lives.
Born a twin in low-income Liberty City in Miami, Florida, Les and his twin brother, Wes, were adopted when they
were six weeks old by Mrs. Mamie Brown. Mrs. Brown was a single woman who had
very little education or financial means, but a very big heart. As a child Les'
inattention to school work, his restless energy, and the failure of his
teachers to recognize his true potential resulted in him being mislabeled as a
slow learner. The label and the stigma stayed with him, damaging self-esteem to
such an extent that it took years to overcome.
But Les became a man of integrity and an example of leadership early in his life.
While other young boys were out looking for fun, Les was searching for ways to help his adoptive mother overcome the slow crush of poverty. His strategy was simple: do whatever it takes to achieve success.
Les has had no formal education or
training beyond high school, but that didn’t stop him from dreaming. With persistence and determination he has
initiated and continued a process of unending self-education that distinguishes him as an authority on harnessing human potential and success. Les Brown's passion to learn and his hunger to realize greatness in himself and others
helped him to achieve greatness. He rose from his early performance as a hip-talkin’ morning DJ to broadcast manager; from community activist to community leader; from political commentator to three-term legislator; and from
a banquet and nightclub emcee to premier keynote speaker.
In 1986, Les entered the public speaking arena on a full-time basis and formed his own company, Les Brown
Enterprises, Inc. The company provides motivational tapes and materials, workshops, and personal/professional development consulting programs aimed at helping individuals, companies, and organizations find solutions to any
In 1989, Les Brown was the recipient of the National Speakers Association's highest honor: The Council of Peers
Award of Excellence (CPAE). In addition, he was selected one of the World's Top Five Speakers for 1992 by Toastmasters international and recipient of the Golden Gavel Award.
In 1990, Les recorded his first in a
series of speech presentations entitled You Deserve, which was awarded a Chicago-area Emmy, and became the leading fundraising program of its kind for pledges to PBS stations nationwide.
Les Brown is an internationally
recognized motivational speaker and CEO of Les Brown Enterprises, Inc. He is also the author of the highly
acclaimed and inspirational books, Live Your Dreams, and It's Not
Over Until You Win. Les is the former host of The Les Brown Show, a
nationally syndicated daily television talk show that utilized a philosophy of
focusing on solutions rather than problems.
Les Brown is one of the nation's leading authorities in understanding human psychology and stimulating human
potential. Utilizing creative, powerful delivery and newly emerging insights,
Les' customized presentation will offer tips, teach, inspire, and channel your
audience to new levels of achievement.
Les employs a unique style and
passion for life to tell a magic tale of transformation.He is living proof that any change is
possible with enough vision, inspiration and motivation.