Emmy Award Winning Writer, Former Teacher, and Motivational Speaker
John Powers is the Founder of the Powers of Motivation Institute in 1988. John has raised three million dollars for his Broadway musical production, and has coordinated the activities of various financial, sales and marketing staffs and unions representing such personnel as actors, musicians and stage hands.
Holds a Ph.D. in Communications from Northwestern University. Has performed (and written) two one-man shows and two Emmy Award winning television specials. He has hosted his own radio and television shows and has been a guest on thousands of radio and television shows including Oprah and Today. John has been a professional speaker for over twenty years and has shared the dais with such people as George Bush, Ken Burns, Betty Friedan, Rudy Giuliani, Smokey Robinson and Muhammad Ali.
He has performed stand-up comedy at various venues throughout the nation. Humor is also a major ingredient in all of his writings, performing work and presentations. John has written five books, a Broadway musical, two one-man shows (he was also the performer), and two Emmy Award winning television specials.
As a former teacher, John knows the importance of providing practical information that members of his audience can use immediately to enrich their lives and the lives of those around them. He has taught at all levels of academia…elementary, junior high and college including many years as a professor of speech & performing arts at Northeastern Illinois University. In addition, John has created and hosted numerous educational specials for PBS. Dr. Powers has also been the keynote speaker for many local, state and national educational organizations.