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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
High quality digital press
Bill Goss and world heavyweight boxing
champion Joe Frazier
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 on Bob Urich's TV talk show in Los Angeles.
For Jonathan Eig's
book on Lou Gehrig titled:
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 Goss 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.
And when you listen to Bill Goss speak, you'll discover something very
important about your own life and career...you'll discover just how lucky
you are too!
Highly 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 a major story in READERS DIGEST, the
most widely read magazine in the world, as well as a 6 page story in
MAXIM Magazine. He has also been
featured multiple times 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/consultant, 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 (http://nwitimes.com/articles/2009/05/17/news/lake/doc152cbbc9c3273704862575b9000550a7.tx)
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 don't forget to look for Bill
- and his copilot Rocky the Flying Squirrel - on THE ANIMAL PLANET.
Chuck Yeager and keynote speaker Bill Goss
Bill Goss was the
keynote speaker at the American
Fighter Aces Association (AFAA) reunion at the
Museum of Flight in Seattle. When the President was unable to attend, Bill gave the keynote
speech in his place. The
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's Atria Books. It
reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, New Jersey Star-Ledger,
Atlanta Journal, Dallas Morning News, to name a few. It was also
featured in a four page article in READER'S DIGEST
(with an American readership of over 50 million people) and which was
translated into 19 languages and distributed to 60 countries.
Bill's first book,
THE LUCKIEST UNLUCKY MAN ALIVE: A Wild Ride
Overcoming Great Challenges... and How You Can Too
also received wide acclaim when it was published. This book was featured on the
internationally broadcast television show EXTRA! A multi-talented
former U.S. Navy pilot, Bill Goss has worked as a freelance
writer and photojournalist for Military.com with four million active member-readers stationed on
aircraft carriers and military stations 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 an expert on luck
for the British Broadcasting Network (BBC).
DO YOU WANT A SPEAKER TO SHARE HIS UNIQUE LIFE STORY WITH
YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION? Do
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.
Bill has been a featured guest on Rhett Palmer's Radio Show. Here's Rhett with another
one of his favorite guests --- singer Carly Simon ---
daughter of one of the founders of Simon & Schuster.
Bill Goss, a
former U.S. Navy pilot,
has written two highly acclaimed books.
The first is titled
The Luckiest Unlucky Man Alive:
A Wild Ride Overcoming Life's Greatest Challenges and How You Can Too
(Book World Press).
Bill's second book is titled
There's a Flying Squirrel in My Coffee:
Overcoming Cancer With the Help of
(Simon & Schuster).
Widely published in magazines and newspapers, 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 the
two New York Times bestsellers
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
phone:1-904-699-0008(Do not use Skype).
Bill Goss & Bob Dole speaking at a
national pharmacy convention in Las Vegas.
Bill Goss, Rudy Ruettiger (from the movie,
RUDY) and Rear Admiral Jack Prendergast, USN,
at a football game at the University of Notre Dame.
Actor Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Franco Harris (Superbowl MVP) and Bill Goss
together at the Rudy Ruettiger Celebrity Dinner.
Harry Carson, the nine-time
Pro-Bowl linebacker for the Super Bowl Champion NY Giants, and Bill Goss at
a fundraiser for the Young Onset Parkinson's
Association and the American Parkinson Disease Association. Bill
gave the keynote speech at one of their events in Albuquerque, New
Mexico. While there he also took a ride in a hot air balloon over
Albuquerque during their annual hot air balloon festival.
Rear Admiral Mark Fox, USN and Lt.
Commander Bill Goss, USN (Ret) at lunch at the White House
(photo courtesy of Chris Michel, founder of Military.com)
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 most recent book, THERE'S A FLYING SQUIRREL IN MY
COFFEE: Overcoming Cancer With the Help of My Pet, published by Simon
and Schuster's hardcover imprint, Atria Books, is available at
Barnes and Noble.
"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 as
well being 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 recently graduated from Florida State University in
Tallahassee and now works for the Florida Department of Health. 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 has now started U.S. Navy Pilot training in
Peggy, Brian, Bill, and
Christie, at Brian's graduation from University of Cambridge.
Bill, Christie, Peggy, and Brian, at
Stonehenge, England 2011.
Lt. Commander Bill Goss, USN
(Ret) has also written numerous op-ed pieces for Military.com
with a monthly readership of 10 million active members.
To contact by mail or phone:
Bill Goss International
Fleming Island, Florida
To check speaking fees and availability call cell phone:1-904-699-0008(Do
not use Skype).
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the links below.
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