Award-Winning Author, Teacher, and Publisher. Impacting with Inspiration Empowering through Education
Dr. Roger Leslie is a scholar in the fields of education and success, as well as motion pictures. A prolific writer of books that include inspirational self-help, teaching and librarianship, fiction, biography, and movie reference, Leslie is committed to inspiring people to live the life they dream. A master of goal setting and achievement, Leslie…
Dr. Roger Leslie is a scholar in the fields of education and success, as well as motion pictures. A prolific writer of books that include inspirational self-help, teaching and librarianship, fiction, biography, and movie reference, Leslie is committed to inspiring people to live the life they dream.
A master of goal setting and achievement, Leslie travels the world sharing with groups of all ages his research on success and his techniques for using personal passion to create a life of purpose. His books on the topic, including Success Express for Teens and Teach Me SUCCESS, are core resources for educators at all levels, from elementary school through college, especially for character education and whole-child approaches to learning.
He shares empowering breakthroughs in My First Last Year, a Walden-like record of his personal experiment in living. His workshops on the topic have grown into a global movement where he teaches people to FLY® by living their own First Last Year.
An expert on movies (Film Stars & Their Awards, Countdown to Oscar®’s Favorite Actors), he has committed to memory enough movie facts to fill an encyclopedia. He uses that knowledge in his fun keynote speeches relating film awards to any group or interest.
When not on the road, Leslie lives in Houston where he writes, conducts workshops, teaches college, and runs Paradise Publishing LLC.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
A scholar in the fields of success, education, and even movie history, Roger Leslie empowers and entertains audiences with life-changing workshops, fun and fast-paced keynotes, and captivating presentations on motivation and success.
Learning to FLY
Since writing My First Last Year (Paradise Publishing, 2015), Leslie has started a global movement to inspire others to live their own First Last Year. His FLY® workshops are a forum for introspection and creative exploration that empower participants to focus only on what matters most to them so they can achieve their dreams and leave a legacy that impacts future generations.
SUCCESS in Education
Leslie’s scholarly research empowers educators to improve their productivity and enhance independent and cooperative learning among students of all grade levels by focusing on strong character. His inservice trainings inspire school personnel to infuse their passion for life into their work so that they model the SUCCESS traits essential for reaching–and teaching–life lived to the fullest.
Everything at the Movies
A film historian who has been writing about movies since he was 14, Leslie’s massive knowledge of film has resulted in joyously entertaining keynote speeches for any group. He infuses his unique, fact-filled speeches with inside information about movies relating to any group: volunteers, business executives, and clubs and organizations of every interest.
For over four decades, Dr. Leslie–affectionately known as “the Goal Guy”–has perfected an original whole-brain approach to goal setting that enables people of all personality types and education levels to set, pursue, and achieve their grandest dreams. He teaches participants to nurture their right-brained creativity to generate ideas, then hone their left-brained organizational skills to build a plan of action that helps people immediately live the life they’ve always dreamed.
In the writing world, Leslie does it all. As a lifelong author, he has been a book reviewer for Booklist and an award-winning high school English and creative writing teacher, and librarian. Now he is a nationally award-winning writer, in-demand public speaker, editor for individual clients and publishing houses, college literature professor, and owner of his own publishing house. He uses his commitment to excellence in all facets of the writing world to share his expertise with individuals and groups of any size who love to read, aspire to write, or desire to be published.
7 Skills for Success
7 Skills for Success: Dr. Roger Leslie at TED
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