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You deserve an energetic & entertaining speaker who will move your audience to take action, don't you? Let's bring the JOY back into your organization!

A former inner-city teacher who has spoken to over 2,500 education, business and government audiences worldwide, Dr. Danny Brassell has been called "Jim Carrey with a Ph.D."

Find out why Danny is one of our most requested education speakers (hint: he’s not only beloved by audiences; event planners and coordinators consider him one of the kindest and easiest speakers they have ever worked with).

If you want a speaker who instantly engages, entertains and educates your audience, you need to bring Danny to your event.

To see sample clips of Danny in action as well as video testimonials from elated past clients, visit: https://www.youtube.com/DannyBrassell

My Background

For the past two decades, DR. DANNY BRASSELL (pronounced bruh’CELL) has served as an educational advisor to students ranging from preschoolers to rocket scientists. While he has held numerous titles and worked with leaders from a variety of fields and disciplines, Danny has always considered himself first and foremost a teacher.

His mission is to bring joy back into the workplace. Danny’s simple but powerful engagement strategies have been heralded by educators and businesspeople worldwide. Affectionately known as “Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.,” Danny helps audiences learn to transform reluctant and struggling learners into passionate, life-long learners.

Danny is a recognized authority on leadership development, reading, motivation and communication skills. Last year alone, he spoke to over 100 different audiences worldwide in education, business and government.

His 15 best-selling books include Read, Lead & Succeed and Leadership Begins with Motivation. Most importantly, he is a loving husband and proud father of three children.



For over 200 video testimonials, go to: https://www.youtube.com/DannyBrassell

Here is a sampling of printed testimonials (more available upon request):

"Danny Brassell is a cross between Jim Carrey and Robin Williams...If you don't walk away from his seminar with ideas you can use tomorrow, you were unconscious during the presentation."

- Nancy Bebrin, Quaker Farms School, CT

“If you are looking for a MAGICAL experience for your event, Danny Brassell is one of the most dynamic and amazing speakers you will ever hear…an incredible presentation and inspiring message. It is an absolute must for any leader or business team. Don't hesitate. Book him NOW!"

- John Formica, "America's Customer Experience Coach”

“I love what Danny Brassell does. He teaches us in a way that is both entertaining and compelling. His talks are funny, polished and engaging.”

- Lia Grimanis, named one of Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women

“I had the wonderful experience of hearing Dr. Brassell speak before a crowd of Beverly Hills business leaders, and he was not only able to hit his target message but he was successful in bringing back the child in all of us.”

- Bryan Monfort, Vice President of Operations, Lawry's Restaurants

“Danny is a polished speaker, but most importantly his heart shines though in his work. His genuine efforts to make a positive difference in people's lives is obvious. Danny is a class act, and I enthusiastically recommend his work!”

- Pamela Haack, Founder, The Italy Retreat for Women Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs

“I felt very much engaged through Danny’s entire presentation. It was entertaining, rewarding and educational.”

- Barouch Chai, President/CEO, Microcomputer Science Centre Inc.

“Danny has a tremendous amount of positive energy that permeates the audience. He really knows his material and has command of a huge quantity of information. So, when you go to hear him be ready to be alert, write quickly, laugh lots, and leave brimming with new ideas. I highly recommend Danny as a top-notch speaker.”

- Francie Yeager, Conference Planner, SDE

“Danny is an amazing presenter! His take and approach to creating a positive learning environment is applicable to all…He truly motivated my staff to make a difference.”

- Erikk Aldridge, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Venice

Previous Speech Topics

A Baker's Dozen of Lessons Learned from the Teaching Trenches

Making Connections Conference
Biloxi, Mississippi
Jun, 7 2018

Fostering Student Success in Alternative Settings

Proficio Non-Public Conference
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Nov, 8 2018

The Reading Breakthrough

50th Annual Conference of the California Reading Association
Riverside, California
Oct, 27 2018

Bringing Joy Back into Education

Iowa Culture and Language Conference
Coralville, Iowa
Nov, 7 2017



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