Issue 145 - 02 | Turning Points: The Key to Success and Accomplishment in Life

By Bernie Swain
Published Sept. 14, 2016 11:00 a.m.
“In less than a decade, the company I co-founded and built, the Washington Speakers Bureau, became the world’s biggest player in that business—and remains so now, more than 30 years after I took the sharp turn that reshaped my life. We have represented world leaders—including Presidents Reagan and both Bushes and four Prime Ministers of Great Britain—as well as business visionaries, sports legends, and leading journalists and authors. Over the course of the years, I have gotten close to many of my clients. And yes, they are a spectacularly accomplished group. But the secret sauce that is responsible for so much of their success isn’t their talent per se. Instead, it is how they have dealt with the key turning points in their lives.”

About Bernie Swain | Washington DC-based Bernie Swain is co-founder of the Washington Speakers Bureau and today’s foremost authority on the lecture industry. Over the past 35 years, Swain has represented former US Presidents, cabinet members, business executives, public figures, media leaders, and sports legends. Many of those remarkable leaders have become his friends, and in his new book, What Made Me Who I Am, Swain captures the leadership transformations of 34 of those friends—from Doris Kearns Goodwin to Colin Powell, Terry Bradshaw to Tom Brokaw, and Tony Blair to Dave Barry.

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