SPEAKING + CONSULTING

BRUCE FEILER is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers; the presenter of two primetime series on PBS; and the inspiration for the upcoming NBC drama series COUNCIL OF DADS. Bruce’s two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times. Employing a firsthand approach to his work, Bruce is known for living the experiences he writes about. His work combines timeless wisdom with timely knowledge to allow people to live with more meaning, passion, and joy. His new book, LIFE IS THE STORY YOU TELL YOURSELF: Mastering Transitions in a Nonlinear Age, will be published in Spring 2020.

We tailor all speeches to meet the needs of specific clients. Below are suggested topics Bruce has spoken about in the past. For information on arranging a speaking event or consulting appearance, please contact Elda Monterroso (contact@brucefeiler.com) or email Bruce.

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Council of Dads

The Power of Community - How to Survive and Thrive in Difficult Times

The inspirational story that touched the world and led to the bestselling book and upcoming NBC primetime drama (March 2020). Faced with one of life’s greatest challenges, Bruce Feiler reached out to six men who helped shape him and asked each one for a piece of advice for his young daughters: how to live, how to travel, how to question, how to dream. In this funny, moving presentation, Feiler relates the lessons he learned about the power of friendship, the importance of relying on our communities whatever challenges we face, and how to celebrate what’s most precious in our lives. “A spectacular, special evening – not a dry eye in the house.”

Secrets of Happy Families

Secrets of Successful Families - Surprising New Ways to Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More

As seen on GMA, TODAY, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, and his popular TED Talk, viewed more than one million times, Bruce Feiler delivers a lively, practical talk designed to help busy families contend with the issues they struggle with most: discipline, dinner, difficult conversations, out-of-control mornings, challenging bedtimes, technology showdowns, homework, and sibling rivalry. Combining up-to-the minute research, personal experience, and proven know-how from more than fifteen years of research, two bestselling books, and a hundred New York Times columns, Feiler offers and easy-to-implement blueprint of what high-functioning families have in common and helps audience members identify the specific takeaways that can make their family—and everyone in their family—happier.

The New American Family - How Millennial Parents, Digital Kids, Overworked Moms, Active Dads, + Involved Grandparents Are Changing How Families Shop, Spend, and Connect

Drawing on fifteen years of proprietary research, two bestselling books, and over 100 New York Times columns, Bruce Feiler explodes outdated ideas about the family and reveals how millennial parents and 24/7 technology are remaking the American home, posing an urgent threat to longstanding brands and presenting an unrivaled opportunity by nimble companies to reach tens of millions of new customers. With his patented, engaging mix of in-depth data, careful analysis, and on-the-ground research, Feiler discusses the changing demographics of the family [he coined the term parennials in the NYT]; the impact of working moms, involved dads, digital addiction, and rising rates of depression; and outlines the opening for businesses to help harried families improve their lives.

The Life Story Project 

Mastering Transitions - A New Model for Navigating the Disruptions, Transformations, and Reinventions of Work and Life

Drawing on the groundbreaking revelations of The Life Story Project, Bruce Feiler’s epic journey to collect personal histories from hundreds of Americans in all 50 states, comes a pioneering new roadmap for how to transform and reinvent ourselves in times of transition in order to live with more meaning, balance, and joy. Mining a rich wellspring of never-before-seen data and a breathtaking collection of stories, Feiler uncovers the real reason so many of us feel frustrated that the lives we’re living are not the lives we expected—that we’re living life out of order. We’re relying old maps for new roads. With extraordinary insight and urgency, Feiler identifies the seven tools people use to weather the exploding number of life changes, or lifequakes, we all face and unveils the first new model for navigating life transitions in half a century.

The Power of Story - How to Harness the Science of Storytelling to Connect, Persuade, Recover, Adapt, and Live with More Meaning and Effectiveness

We are living in the century of the story. Whether companies, organizations, families, or individuals, all of us are defined—and sometimes trapped—by the narratives we tell ourselves and others. Bruce Feiler has been exploring the stories that bind us—from the ancient world to today’s families—for more than three decades. In this stirring presentation, spanning cutting- edge neuroscience to positive psychology, the art of persuasion to the revelations of his data- driven Life Story Project, Feiler offers concrete steps to improve the stories we tell at work, at home, and in life. Both eye-opening and practical, THE POWER OF STORY offers science-backed skills to improve your most important communication.

Happiness, Meaning, A Better Life

A Meaningful Life - The Art and Science of Living with Purpose, Balance and Joy

The topic on everyone’s mind is the speech every organization needs. Drawing on wisdom from the ancient world to contemporary positive psychology, from twenty years of researching happiness to five years of interviewing Americans about what gives them identity in a changing world, Bruce Feiler discusses his exclusive blueprint for the ABCs of Meaning – Agency, Belonging, and Cause. This life-affirming, life-changing presentation focuses on why meaning is more important than happiness and how the road to well-being is built on autonomy and creativity in daily work; deep and lasting relationships with others; and a higher calling or deeper sense of purpose. Feiler also leads the audience through his signature process of determining their personal priorities and explores how rewriting our personal stories in times of difficulty can enhance our quality of life.

Sacred Journeys - Lessons from Two Decades Retracing the Roots of Spirituality and the Path to Coexistence Around the World

Called “a modern-day Indiana Jones,” Bruce Feiler for the last two decades has been one of the country’s preeminent writers, thinkers, and broadcasters about the role of spirituality and meaning in contemporary life. In this wide-ranging talk, tailored to the audience and moment we’re in, he tells stories and shares insights from this multiple bestsellers WALKING THE BIBLE, ABRAHAM, AMERICA’S PROPHET, and THE FIRST LOVE STORY, his two PBS series WALKING THE BIBLE and SACRED JOURNEYS WITH BRUCE FEILER, and his extensive travels exploring contemporary faiths around the world. Lively, funny, and timely, Feiler paints a vivid portrait of religious coexistence and offers a blueprint for the future of faith that is inclusive and hopeful.