Does your group need encouragement, motivation or some tips for personal growth or ideas for leading or learning. Maybe you just like a great story with a meaningful message. I can help you tell the story you’re dying to tell. Or I can share some of my own stories tailored for any event. Everything I do is to help YOU or YOUR company make YOUR difference. Why? Because you’re awesome and the world is better when we live our purpose.

I have presented from Appalachia to Africa, and would be thrilled to share with you or your group. And besides that, remember those degrees in leadership (a doctorate and a masters yeah, yeah, I know), aside from those, I’ve led non-profits, congressional offices, schools, departments, I’ve written a book on leadership, and did I mention my leadership blog, and podcast? Anyhoo, if you’re looking for a speaker hit me up! I can tailor the message to fit your story!  …Once upon a time there was a guy who wanted to help you make your difference…(It’ll have a good ending).

LEARNING PRESENTATIONS, SEMINARS & KEYNOTES  Do you love to learn? I do.  I give a variety of presentations on educational and learning topics from motivational keynotes to fire up a group of teachers or students, to presentations on access to learning, diverse learners, or talks about my own educational experiences as they relate to your topics of concern.  I’ll make sure it’s all interesting and more importantly we’ll work together to make sure it’s what your group needs to hear!

LIFE IN GENERAL:  Some of my favorite presentations are those where I share my own life experiences, while tailoring them to your group or mission.  We’ll have a great time, I promise.


Check out my Speaker Hub page for more speaking or presentation info: 

Click here for my SPEAKERHUB Profile! 


Email me:  ChesterGoad@gmail.com.

LEADING YOURSELF “WELL”: I’d love to talk to you about being the best YOU, you can be.  I’ll share my story, and teach you how I decided to take back my personal emotional, spiritual, physical, and yes even professional, wellness.  I want to help you  live out your story and tell it in the best way possible! If you’ve been dreaming of all-around professional and personal wellness, please reach out!  I’ll be cheering you on!

CONSULTING: You’re awesome, and I know you want to include everyone in all the amazing things you’re doing. If you’d like me to come and check out your organization, company, school, or faith-based institution and help you make it more welcoming, for everyone, I’m your guy!  It’s one of my passions!


Goad on the Road: Just some of the recent or upcoming events, I’m honored to be a part of! Trust me, this is not an all-inclusive list. 

Roane State Community College, Harriman TN June 2018

Professional Educators of Tennessee, Nashville, TN June 2018  

Partners in Policy Making, Jefferson City, Missouri, April 2018 

Leading Yourself Well, TNAHEAD, Memphis, TN March 2018 

Tennessee State Employees Association, June 2017 

Tennessee Association on Higher Ed & Disability March 2017

Leadership, Disability, & Influence, Scott County TN Chamber of Commerce January 2017

Drama, ADHD, and Improv, Oneida High School, January 2017

Induction, and Speaking Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame, November 2016

Roane State Community College BCM, November 2016

AHEAD Conference, July 11-15 2016

Bellevue University, Omaha, Nebraska May 10-14th 2016 

5 Things Your Kids Will Remember, PEBC, April 2016

Purple People Leader Book Signing, Art Circle Library, Crossville, TN, December 16, 2014.

Association on Higher Education & Disability, Sacramento, CA July 13-20, 2014

TN Association on Higher Education and Disability, March 25-28, 2014, ETSU, Johnson City, TN

Catalyst Leadership Atlanta, (attending to re-energize and refocus) October 2015

“Success is Ours” Chattanooga State Community College, October 2015

 “BE AWARE. TAKE ACTION” TBR Leadership Conference September 2015

School Counselor & Administrator Leadership Institute, Mufreesboro, TN, March 8-10, 2015

Tennessee Association on Higher Ed & Dis, APSU, March 10-13

Diversability Radio Show w/ Dr. Bryon, UTC PERCH, March 24, 2015  ( Live In studio)

Regional RISE Dyslexia Conference, Nashville, TN,  April 17-18th, 2015.    

Tennessee Association of Colleges and Employers,April 23-24, 2015

Centennial Celebration, Oneida High School, Oneida, TN   May 23, 2015               

Hoover Learning & SMILA Event: How to be the Advocate People Want to Help & Dyslexia is Real Update: Church of the Advent Episcopal Church, Nashville, TN, November 14, 2014.

My Vibe?

If you want to get a feel for my writing and speaking vibe, maybe check out my articles on Huffington Post here.  Or my writing on, Edutopia, The Good Men Project, Learning Ally and lots of other places. Of course you can check out my Blog, THE GOAD POST where you can read original articles and thoughts, or listen to some Leaderbyte Stories podcast episodes. Then– Go for it and Book Me!