What I Like to talk About

Servant Leadership: Many people hold positions of leadership, but are they true leaders?  As a former Jr. Olympic Gold Medalist, MLB player, syndicated radio host, TV Analyst, and Author, I've learned from some of the best (and worst!) leaders what it takes to lead in your area of influence...

Creating & Sustaining a Strong Work/Life Balance: It can be difficult to give everything in multiple areas.  Quite often the most successful business people lack 'balance ability', leaving them anxious or less passionate than they'd planned.  In this presentation, learn the 'secrets' of striking the balance that creates and sustains passion in every area of life...

Personal Branding:  Make no mistake-if you don't create a personal brand, others will do it for you, which means it may soon be out of your control!  Customers ultimately buy YOU, not the product....

Biblical Manhood:  We were created and designed to lead...and lead well; however, many men are stuck in mediocrity, rolling along with the ebbs and flows of life.  There's a bigger plan for you, and everyone around you as well!

My Background

Academic:  Studied Mkt & Mgt at University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL.  Played football and baseball, 2-time All-American and in HOF.

Professional:  Drafted KC Royals 26th round '91, Royals Minor League POY '93, All-Star MVP '93, MLB debut May '95.  Member Royals Alumni Assn. Board of Directors. Coach for Royals "Fantasy Camp", Clinician for Royals Alumni Radio Affiliate Baseball Clinics.   Host of "Breakin' the Norm", syndicated sports talk show based in KC on Sports Radio 810WHB & ESPN KC 99.3FM (www.lesnorman.com).  Royals radio analyst for "Between the Lines" & "Baseball Tonight" programs.  Royals TV analyst for Spectrum Sports "Blue Zone" show, NWA Naturals AA & Omaha Storm Chasers AAA minor league teams on Cox Cable.  National Keynote Speaker.  Author of "Teaching the Tools of Hitting" book.

Personal:  Married to bride Kristin for 21 years, Dad to sons Mack (16) & Tayt (13).


"I've known Les for almost 20 years since our playing days in Cleveland.  Les is a man of many gifts...baseball player, teacher, speaker, communicator, motivator, friend, husband and dad.  A man of character God has used to impact many."

Kevin Seitzer, Atlanta Braves Hitting Coach


"We are celebrating our 33rd year in business here at Heartland Tan.  Our EXPO featured Les Norman, former KC Royal...Les brought a thoughtful, humorous and timely message to our customers.  We had numerous compliments!  We plan to work again with Les in the future!"

Brad Nelson, Co-Owner, Heartland Tan

"Today was such a wonderful event-the energy in the room was palpable.  I have received numerous emails this morning complimenting CASA...I can't thank you enough for your heartfelt speech and wonderful endorsement-it made a huge difference!  Thank you so much for all your help and inspiration--I am so glad CASA brought you into our circle.  It has been a HUGE gift!"

Martha Gershun, Exec. Dir., CASA


"Mr. Norman delivered a high-powered keynote to and three breakout sessions for our professional development day here in Crocker, MO.  The response we got back not only from our teachers, but from teachers from 4 other districts was wonderful!  He also presented a highly engaging assembly to our students 4-12 grade and it was AWESOME!! Thank you, Les, for building into the lives of our Crocker family!"

Heath Waters, Principal, Crocker HS (MO)

Previous Speech Topics

Avoiding Mediocrity

Grace CC Men's Breakfast
Tempe, Arizona
Jan, 27 2018

Servant Leadership, Keeping Passion Alive

MOASSP Spring Conference
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
Mar, 28 2017

Guest Speaker

Hope House
Kansas City, Missouri
Aug, 5 2017

Unlocking True Success Through Teamwork Prioritization-While Creating a Joyful Work/Life Balance

Prepare for the Journey: 2017 RBO CPC Conference
Kansas City, Missouri
Oct, 19 2017

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