Is your organization in the midst of a major change initiative? Steve Weber works with groups that need to put the past behind them and move forward quickly.
Most people will gladly accept change if they know where they're going and if they have the opportunity to be heard.
As the Change Ambassador, Steve can help your group understand the new mission and also serves as a listener. Valuable feedback from employees to leadership is provided. Steve becomes the voice and ears of the CEO. Change happens quickly. Disruption is minimized.
Speaker | Event & Conference Host | Emcee | Change Ambassador | Character Messenger | Videos | Event Content Planning | Forrest Gump Impersonator / Look-alike
Steve Weber is BRILLIANT in his approach as the character of Forrest Gump. He is truly a gifted motivational speaker who is able to convey ways to improve productivity at work and in personal self improvement. His Award-Winning perspective as Forrest Gump is captivating and very effective benefiting individuals and employees. Steve is a very effective communicator and gifted thinker who delivers positive, impactful messages that will motivate and energize your audience. Forrest's signature mantra and image is perfected by Steve and a very enjoyable experience. Forrest makes a lot of sense and you will be thrilled with this experience.
Price Range: $6,500 - $10,000
Gig Length: 20 - 120 minutes
At the beginning of the movie Forrest Gump, a feather falls from the sky and lands at the feet of the hero. Forrest reaches down and picks it up.
The feather represents opportunities that appear like magic in our lives. Our job is to pick them up. Steve Weber’s message of Gumption is all about taking personal responsibility for the choices we make in life. We get to decide which feathers to pick up and which feathers we’ve been holding on to and need to be let go. It’s our choice.
In 1981 Steve was first told he looks like the guy from Bosom Buddies. In the late 80s/early 90s Steve was asked thousands of times: “Do you know who you look like?” … “Has any ever told you you look like Tom Hanks?”
In 1996, Steve picked up a magical feather when the Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant opened it’s first location in Monterey, CA. Over the next 15 years, he traveled the world helping to open 30 Bubba Gump restaurants. Steve realized after meeting with tens of thousands of individuals just how special the movie really was. Steve recognized that the movie’s primary themes were the keys for success in everyday life. Ordinary people - just like Forrest - could find more peace, love, and success by 'living their lives with Gumption'.
Gumption starts with a way of being. That way of being leads to your actions. Your actions produce the results. Knowing where to begin is the key. Gumption is the key!
When you Function with Gumption you take 100% personal responsibility for your thoughts, actions, and interactions with others. Just as Forrest did.
• Believing in yourself when others don’t
• Using Gumption to turn adversity into opportunities
• Leveraging your strengths and accepting where you need help
• Developing, defining, and staying true to your core values
• Challenging the status quo - embracing change
Success and happiness are available to anyone willing to pursue their dream …with passion!
Today, Steve helps organizations undergo radical, transformative change. Change can be messy and disruptive. Unsettling. But it doesn’t have to be prolonged and painful. Steve helps leaders communicate their new vision while providing a safe opportunity for all to give candid and direct feedback. It’s simply a matter of being direct.
Steve accomplishes this by:
* Combining your vision/mission with the Gumption principles
* Serving as Host to make individuals feel valued and welcome
* Simplifying your message of change - making the complex simple
* Being the Change Ambassador - Gump as truth serum
* Large group assemblies, small group presentations, one-on-one listening
* Confidential and direct feedback
Steve provokes new ways of thinking. He has the ability to see where things are going and change the game in subtle but important ways. Steve communicates purposefully. He works as an outsider with an insider process. He listens. He creates surprising new ideas. As an outsider, he’s not constrained by the usual way of problem solving. He likes to catch people by surprise with unconventional solutions. Steve has the ability to grasp alternative viewpoints. He has a vivid sense of humor. He’s sometimes ironic. He often takes the status quo and flips it around in an innovative way. He’s a good guy and uses the Forrest Gump character to promote goodness and change.
• Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates
… Choose the One You Want
• Live Your Life with Gumption
Take Personal Responsibility - Make a Difference
• Function With Gumption
Embrace Change - Live Boldly
“Steve has the most awesome balance of strategic thinking, relationship-centered kindness, and comedic timing.” - Krist Goversen
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