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Bill's books have been featured in Maxim, Reader's Digest, The
Daily Word, The London Sun and other nationally
around the world.
Bill flying a U.S. Navy P3 Orion down Amazon River
Bill and Ted Nugent
Bill and exercise queen Denise Austin
doing a radio show together
Bill as a migrant worker in
ABC movie THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD starring Halle Berry
Bill as a cop in LONELY HEARTS, starring John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Jared
Leto and James Gandolfini
Bill Goss, Ralph Lauren on USS Carl Vinson
Bill Goss and former world heavyweight boxing
champion Joe Frazier (now deceased)
Colin Farrell, Dick Crowley, and Bill Goss as
Macedonian warriors in ALEXANDER (This scene in the movie was shot in
Thailand on the Mekong River)
Muhammad Ali's daughter, May May, and Bill at a speaking event in
With actress Fran Dresher,
"The Nanny" when both were guests with Robert Urich in Los Angeles.
Bill Goss: Professional Speaker and Acclaimed Author
Bill Goss was given the moniker "Mr. Lucky" by The London Sun and "The
Unconventional Wisdom Winner" by The Washington Post. Bill is an entertaining
and inspiring keynote speaker and writer, whether in print media,
on television or radio...or in front of a live
audience. This former U.S. Navy pilot with an MBA is a
real-life survivor of multiple brushes with close calls.
His upbeat life's story is something you just have to hear to believe.
When you listen to Bill Goss speak, you'll discover something important about your own life and career...you'll discover just how lucky
you are too!
Knowledgeable on how you and
members of your organization
can attain personal and professional fulfillment, Bill Goss has
been a featured guest on major television and
radio shows throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, Israel,
Germany and Jamaica, including ABC, NBC, PBS and the BBC. Bill's life
story has been featured in READERS DIGEST, the
world's most widely read magazine, as well as a 6 page feature story in
MAXIM Magazine. He has also been
feature in WINGS OF GOLD , the U.S. Navy's premier aviation
publication and in a variety of other major print media including the Los
Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune.
As a featured keynote speaker, Bill Goss
has motivated, educated and inspired audiences around the world including
organizations as diverse as the following list:
The Walt Disney Company, Century 21 Real Estate, Nissan Motors
Corporation, Metlife, Cancer Health Treatment Centers,
The British Broadcasting Network (BBC), The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, The American Fighter Aces Association, EDS,
Ritz-Carlton Hotels (spoke in Jamaica), The American Auto Glass Association, The Department of Defense,
the US Navy's test pilot
squadron VX-1, Equifax, The National Association of Community Pharmacists (where he was a featured speaker with Bob Dole), The National Association of Government Comptrollers
(twice), American Cancer Society, Prudential, Life
Care Centers of America, The United States Chamber of Commerce, The New Jersey Association of Government Accountants, World Headquarters of Stanley Tools, Aventis Pharmaceutical,
Scripps Institute La Jolla, American Skandia Marketing Inc., The Young
Entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley, Barnes and Noble, The University of
Washington, Health Screen America, The Young Onset Parkinson's Association, The American Melanoma Foundation, Metabolic Research Centers, Lincoln Financial Group,
and for Ritz-Carlton
American Airlines, Conseco Travel, Berkshire Life Ins. Co. of
America, ValMark Securities, Alliance Life Insurance Company, Modis Information Technologies, ING Bank, LIMRA International, Allstate Insurance
Company, ALFAC, Federated Insurance Company, Pacific Life Insurance
Company, St. Paul Companies, AXA Client Solutions,
Chubb and Son, Marion Carl Educational Foundation (where Bill spoke
to 2300 Oregon high school students, teachers, and parents), Women's Center of Jacksonville/Bosom Buddies, John Hancock Life Insurance Company,
Southside Businessmen's Club, Armed Forces Communications and
Electronics Association (AFCEA), CitiCard/CitiGroup, Space Labs, American United Life Insurance,
and U.S. Oncology.
- and his copilot Rocky the Flying Squirrel - on ANIMAL PLANET.
Chuck Yeager and keynote speaker Bill Goss
Bill Goss was a
keynote speaker at the American
Fighter Aces Association (AFAA) reunion at the Museum of Flight in
photo above is of Bill Goss at the reunion with General Chuck Yeager,
the first man to break the sound barrier.
Besides being an
inspirational speaker, Bill Goss has also been in 5 feature movies.
He played a Navy SEAL in G.I. JANE with Demi Moore and Viggo
Mortensen. Then he went to Thailand to play a Macedonian warrior in Oliver Stone's
ALEXANDER starring Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, and Val Kilmer. Next Bill played an
migrant worker picking cucumbers with Halle Berry
in the Oprah Winfrey produced movie THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD. Then
a cop being questioned by
John Travolta and James Gandolfini (aka Tony Soprano) with Salma Hayek
in LONELY HEARTS.
You can also see Bill with actor Kevin Spacey in the HBO movie RECOUNT.
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THERE'S A FLYING SQUIRREL IN MY COFFEE:
Overcoming Cancer With the Help of My Pet
was published by Simon and Schuster. It
reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, New Jersey Star-Ledger,
Atlanta Journal, Dallas Morning News, to name a few.
Bill's first book,
THE LUCKIEST UNLUCKY MAN ALIVE: A Wild Ride
Overcoming Great Challenges... and How You Can Too
also received acclaim and was featured on the
television show EXTRA!
Bill Goss has also worked as a freelance
writer and photojournalist for Military.com with millions of active member-readers stationed around the world. Bill's story was
featured throughout Europe on TF1, on a TV show titled "Incroyable Mais Vrai"
which translates from French to English as "Incredible But True" and Bill
was featured throughout Scotland, England, and Ireland as person
knowledgeable on luck
for the British Broadcasting Network (BBC).
DO YOU WANT A SPEAKER TO SHARE HIS UNIQUE LIFE STORY WITH
YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION?
you want a former U.S. Navy pilot - highly knowledgeable
on overcoming adversity, resilience, empathy, fulfillment, and luck -
to show you how you can use your setbacks as a set up for a
Do you want to meet a skilled speaker/consultant who can entertain,
educate and inspire you and your team - someone to leave you feeling
personally and professionally fulfilled - someone who can leave you
feeling like you are one of the luckiest people alive?
Do you want a funny and powerfully inspiring keynote speaker to
deliver a unique new message that will motivate and supercharge your group
- a speaker who will tailor a speech
specifically for your audience and who will personally inscribe one of his highly acclaimed books
with a special message just for you? If the answer is yes, then
let me introduce you further to Bill Goss.
Bill Goss was an extra
in GI JANE with actress Demi Moore, a fictionalized feature movie about
the first female Navy SEAL.
Here's a shot at one of the U.S. Navy's P-3 Orion flight simulators with
some actors from GI JANE. From the left, actor James Caviezel (Jim
played Jesus in THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST); Retired U.S. Navy pilot Lt.
Commander Bill Goss, actor David Vadim
(AIR FORCE ONE); unknown; and Viggo Mortensen who played Aragorn
Stryder in THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
has written two acclaimed autobiographical books.
The first is titled
The Luckiest Unlucky Man Alive:
A Wild Ride Overcoming Life's Greatest Challenges and How You Can Too!
Bill's second book is titled
There's a Flying Squirrel in My Coffee:
Overcoming Cancer With the Help of
(Simon & Schuster).
Bill story is also
featured in the
Secrets of Superstar Speakers (McGraw-Hill)
(Broadway Books/Bantam Doubleday)
Cancer Combat (Bantam Doubleday)
Rudy and Friends (Legacy)
In Pursuit of Success (Friedman/Fairfax)
Daily Word for Healing (Rodale Press)
Cancer Has Its Privileges (Berkley/Penguin Putnam)
The Wonderful Thing About Pets (Rodale Press)
Aging Is Not An Option (Ageless Publications)
Hole-In-One: The Book About Golf's Luckiest Shot (Andrews McMeel)
How To Position Yourself As the Obvious Expert (MasterMind Publishing)
Breakfast at Bucks (McNiven Press)
Bill also had stories published in
two New York Times bestsellers listed below:
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul
Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul
If you are interested in reserving a specific date for Bill Goss
to speak with your organization
Vice Admiral Mark Fox, USN and Lt.
Commander Bill Goss, USN (Ret) at lunch at the White House.
Bill Goss (left) and Dick Crowley
(right) as Macedonian warriors in the movie, ALEXANDER, with award
winning film producer, Jon Kilik, on the Mekong River overlooking Laos
and Cambodia. Dick and Jon are some of Bill's longtime friends
from their days together as kids growing up in Millburn-Short Hills, New Jersey.
Bill and Rocky on the
Discovery Channel's ANIMAL PLANET.
Bill's book, THERE'S A FLYING SQUIRREL IN MY
COFFEE: Overcoming Cancer With the Help of My Pet, published by Simon
and Schuster is available at Amazon.com.
"In the book, There's a
Flying Squirrel In My Coffee, Bill Goss pokes fun at himself
and has such an infectious love of flying and animals that readers
will inevitably root for him to beat every obstacle in his path."
--- Publishers Weekly
"In solid homespun prose, inspirational speaker and melanoma survivor
Bill Goss offers wisdom gleaned from his battle against cancer....advice
of enduring quality."
--- Kirkus Reviews
Bill and Rocky were featured in the above
issue of Reader's Digest magazine in a four page story
that went out to 50 million Americans and was translated into 19 languages
and distributed in 60 countries.
”Only in American can you read a book about a
flying squirrel helping a Navy pilot overcome cancer.”
Steve Dale, Tribune Media
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Here's a family shot of Bill and Peggy with their
twin children, Christie and Brian, at their home on Fleming Island in Northeast
Florida. Daughter Christie graduated from Florida State University in
Tallahassee and now works for the Florida Healthy Kids. Son Brian
graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where he earned a
Fulbright and Rotary International Ambassadorial scholarship to earn a Masters
degree in Philosophy/Economics at University of Cambridge, England. Brian
is now a U.S. Navy fighter pilot flying FA-18 Super Hornets out of Naval Air
Station Oceania, Virginia.
Peggy, Brian, Bill, and
Christie, at Brian's graduation from University of Cambridge.
Bill, Christie, Peggy, and Brian, at
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