Motivational College Speaker Scott Greenberg

“Scott’s genuine character and affable personality are always present on the stage and pair perfectly with his unmatched wit and exuberance. There is never a dull moment – you are captured at the start and engrossed until the end. Scott is a joy to watch on stage. This presentation married with Scott’s message make for the best motivational speaker I have ever seen.”

 - Craig Huntington, Student Activities Commission, Georgetown University


Motivational college speaker Scott Greenberg has presented for all levels of higher education, including community colleges, four-year universities and graduate programs. A alumnus of UCLA and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Scott is familiar with the collegiate environment and customizes programs to which students can relate. If you’re looking for an inspirational college speaker to energize your dorm, inspire your athletes or educate your student leaders, Scott Greenberg has the program to do it. Below are example topics Scott can adapt:

Bouncing Back: Finding Resilience When Faced With Adversity

Scott Greenberg was a New York University film student when he was diagnosed with cancer.
He spent the next year battling for his life. Inspired by his grandmother, a “Schindler’s List” holocaust survivor, he conquered the disease and went on to complete the Los Angeles Marathon. Scott will give your group tools for managing adversity. They’ll learn how to use humor and mental discipline to access their full strength and keep problems in perspective. Students will leave with renewed optimism and excitement for their lives. Scott uses a lot of humor and storytelling in his presentations, ensuring your students will have a great time while also hearing a substantive, inspiring message.

Cut Loose Your Sandbags: How to Overcome Mental Hang-ups & Soar to Success

Like hot air balloons, all of us are engineered to soar to great heights. Unfortunately, we “sandbag” ourselves by doing things, thinking things and believing things that hold us down. We burden ourselves with insecurity, fear and negative self-talk. Rarely do we perform at our best – our true best.

In this program, Scott will discuss our most common self-imposed sandbags and provide techniques for cutting them loose. He will then share nuts and bolts methods for maximizing one’s personal and professional performance, and for coaching others to do the same.

New Student Welcome

Transitioning from high school to college is a huge change, and students have a lot on their minds. “Can I handle being away from home?” “Can they manage the work load?” “What do I have to do to succeed?” With the use of humor, stories and solid content, Scott will answer these questions and get your new students excited for their college career.

Student Leadership Programs

With an extensive background in activities, co-active life coaching and human performance development, Scott can design a youth leadership-training program for your students and give them skills they’ll use for a lifetime. As a conference director for a number of student leadership organizations, Scott is an expert at creating fun, powerful programs specifically for student leaders; He’ll bring the leadership conference to them at a fraction of the price.

Your students will participate in a number of fun workshops and activities that will strengthen their relationships, improve their communication and enhance their leadership skills. Scott will customize a program to meet the specific needs of your group. Many of Scott’s programs are based on material from his two nationally renowned leadership workbooks, Jump Start Volumes 1 & 2, and his third title, The Sandbags & The Fire: How Leaders Cut Loose Their Hang-ups and Soar to Success. (These books can be incorporated into programs at discount rates.) Whether you want a one-hour workshop or an entire weekend leadership retreat, Scott can run the whole event.

Other Programs Scott Offers:

Motivational Programs

Leadership Programs

Business Programs

Educator Programs

Teen Programs