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Bill Goss
 Keynote Speaker, Exclusive Life Coach/Mentor, Author, Resilience Consultant

        Isn't it time you started feeling lucky again?  When you look at your life, Bill Goss wants you to ask yourself a few simple questions.

        On a professional level have you achieved financial success, but on a personal level are you seeking greater resilience, life fulfillment and happiness ... guaranteed? 

         Is your life in - or moving towards - a situation in which you don't need help - but you want help?

         If the answer is "YES", you may want to learn more about The LUMA - also known as The Luckiest Unlucky Man Alive - Bill Goss.

         Bill Goss is a former U.S Navy pilot with an MBA and post-graduate studies at Harvard Business School. 


         Now he is an author, keynote speaker, coach and consultant.  His expertise is on resilience - mastering the resilience needed to overcome the challenges that come from the adversity in our lives - overcoming adversities including those perceived failures and disappointments that can sometimes knock you right off your feet.  These disappointments can include things as simple (and as complicated) as growing older and facing your own mortality, but now with a desire to face this challenge head on with reduced fear and trepidation.  He also helps you achieve the feeling of having greater personal fulfillment in your life, especially those approaching or in the last third of their life.


        Simply stated, Bill Goss is an author who sometimes works, on an exclusive case by case basis, with individual men and women - especially those approaching retirement - who truly want to achieve greater resilience and happiness and fulfillment in their personal lives - guaranteed.


         So here's a couple more questions.


         How FAR can you can see?  How FAR you can go? 


         Oftentimes in life, one determines the other.


         FAR is an acronym coined by Bill Goss to make it easier for you to remember 3 important words:




         Without even knowing it, much of our life's success and happiness is about how seriously we take the acronym FAR:


         Achieving...     Fulfillment 

         Overcoming... Adversity

         Mastering...    Resilience 


         Bill Goss is an expert at helping people achieve greater resilience and happiness and fulfillment in their lives.  And through his own life story and experiences - some of which are recounted in the books he has written - Bill is uniquely skilled at solving complex life issues, particularly those encountered by people approaching - or in - the last third of their life.

         So, if you are interested in learning more about his life fulfillment coaching/consulting or keynote speaking call Bill now at: 904-699-0008 and leave a detailed message. 


         Based and traveling out of Florida, he also does pro bono work in certain situations, to help the community at large.

        Given the moniker "Mr. Lucky" by The London Sun and "The Unconventional Wisdom Winner" by The Washington Post, Bill Goss is a unique and inspiring keynote speaker, writer, consultant, and exclusive personal coach whether on television, radio, or in front of a live audience... or simply in front of an audience of one: YOU. 

        Lt. Commander Bill Goss is a former U.S. Navy officer and spy plane pilot with an MBA.  He also completed post-graduate studies at Harvard Business School.  Early in life, he worked as a dynamiter 5000 feet underground in a copper mine and then as a underwater explosive expert - an enlisted U.S. Navy mineman - to pay his way through college.  He's a real-life survivor of multiple brushes with catastrophe, yet Bill and his family are healthy, happy and fulfilled.  They're resilient.  And their upbeat life's story is something you just have to hear to believe. 


     Bill Goss is a former advanced stage U.S. Navy instructor pilot who coached hundreds of high performing officers from around the world to successfully pilot complex military aircraft safely to their intended destination, sometimes under very hazardous circumstances. Bill has a sophisticated wisdom regarding clearly focusing on the task at hand and accomplishing it, no matter what that task may be. He is very experienced in many facets of life, especially in the areas of resilience, fulfillment and how the world really operates, not how you would like it to operate.

      When you listen to Bill Goss, you might discover something important about your own life and career...  and you just might discover how lucky - and resilient - you are too. 

      And this newfound knowledge, on the deepest of levels, can help you find greater resilience and happiness and fulfillment for you for the rest of your life, delivered to you in a personalized and customized way, designed to work just for you as an individual - or for your entire organization.

      Focused and knowledgeable on how you and possibly other members of your organization can attain greater happiness, health, and 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's the only person known to have survived an appearance on both THE 700 CLUB and THE HOWARD STERN SHOW.  He has also been featured 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.  

      Bill Goss has written and published six books:
THE LUCKIEST UNLUCKY MAN ALIVE, THERE'S A FLYING SQUIRREL IN MY COFFEE, PEARLS OF WISDOM, PEARLS OF HOPE, PEARLS OF HAPPINESS, and PEARLS OF LOVE.  He has contributed in the writing of many other books and feature newspaper and magazine stories.  He has also written a novel and three screenplays. 



                     Here are some YouTube video links featuring Bill Goss:

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 come back?      


     Do you want to meet a skilled speaker/coach/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?

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Bill's first book
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Bill Goss and Chuck Yeager

Bill Goss was a keynote speaker at the American Fighter Aces Association (AFAA) reunion at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. The photo above is of Bill Goss at the reunion with General Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier.

Bill Goss and Matt McConaughey

Matthew McConaughhey and Bill Goss in the Civil War movie FREE STATE OF JONES (2016)

Bill Goss on the set of THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (2017) sitting next to actors Beulah Koale and Miles Teller along with film director, Jason Hall.

      Besides being an inspiring keynote speaker and coach, Bill Goss has appeared as an extra or actor in 7 feature movies and several award winning short films. 

      To see Bill's 5 minute or 2 minute promotional reel on (Internet Movie Database) please visit:

     He appeared in THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, a movie produced by Dreamworks about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) starring Miles Teller. 

     Bill appeared in the Civil War movie, FREE STATE OF JONES, starring Matthew McConnaughey and Keri Russell.

     In the past, Bill Goss played a Navy SEAL in G.I. JANE with Demi Moore and Viggo Mortensen.  He went to Thailand to play a Macedonian warrior in Oliver Stone's ALEXANDER starring Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, and Val Kilmer.  Bill played an migrant worker picking cucumbers with Halle Berry  in the Oprah Winfrey produced movie THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD. He played a cop being questioned by John Travolta and James Gandolfini (aka Tony Soprano) with Salma Hayek in LONELY HEARTS.   And you can also see Bill in the HBO movie RECOUNT with actors Laura Dern and John Hurt.

      Bill played a hitman with a conscience in the movie short GETAWAY AT 3RD STREET TUNNEL (2019).  To see the 7 minute movie in it's entirety, please visit:

      And in 2020, Bill played the lead acting role as a happily married NYC snowbird living the Florida dream in THE MAGIC OYSTER.

     Bill's first book, THE LUCKIEST UNLUCKY MAN ALIVE: A Wild Ride Overcoming Great Challenges and How You Can Too received critical acclaim and was featured on the television show EXTRA! along with many other shows.

     His next book THERE'S A FLYING SQUIRREL IN MY COFFEE: Overcoming Cancer With the Help of My Pet was published by Simon and Schuster.  It received excellent reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, New Jersey Star-Ledger, Atlanta Journal, Dallas Morning News, to name a few.

      Bill Goss has also worked as a freelance writer and photojournalist for 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).


Bill Goss and Viggo Mortensen

Bill Goss (second from the left) 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 who got to fly it.  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 the great actor  Viggo Mortensen who played Aragorn Stryder in THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

Bill's life story is also featured in the following books:
Secrets of Superstar Speakers  (McGraw-Hill)
Earth Angels  (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 or for exclusive personal coaching/mentoring or consulting

simply email:

or call: 904 - 699 - 0008 right now.

Bill Goss and Mark Fox
Now a retired Vice Admiral, here's Captain Mark Fox, USN and Bill Goss at the White House.
BG,  Jon Kilik, Dick Crowley

Bill Goss (left) and Dick Crowley (right) as Macedonian warriors in the movie, ALEXANDER, with award winning film producer of THE HUNGER GAMES, 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 were featured on the Discovery Channel's ANIMAL PLANET. 
Bill's second book, THERE'S A FLYING SQUIRREL IN MY COFFEE: Overcoming Cancer With the Help of My Pet, published by Simon and Schuster, is available online at

"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 Goss in Reader's Digest


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 Services

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution     

Bill Goss speaking at Nissan
Bill Goss speaking at Nissan Motors Corporation

     To read a newspaper article on Bill Goss click here: Florida Times-Union

     Below are some family shots of Bill and Peggy with their twin children, Christie and Brian.  If part of parenting is coaching and mentoring for professional and personal success and fulfillment, Bill and Peggy have a pretty good track record. Daughter Christie graduated with honors from Florida State University in Tallahassee and now works for Florida Healthy Kids where she earned the 2014 Employee of the Year.  Son Brian graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where he earned a Rotary International Ambassadorial scholarship (he was also selected for a Fulbright Scholarship) earning a Masters degree with Distinction from the University of Cambridge, outside London, England.  Brian is now a combat-tested U.S. Navy fighter pilot flying the supersonic FA-18F Super Hornet out of Naval Air Station Oceania, Virginia and beyond.  He works hard - and plays hard - living the dream.  Breaking the sound barrier is just part of his job description.

Bill Goss and family
Peggy, Brian, Bill, and Christie, at Brian's graduation from University of Cambridge.
Bill Goss and Brian's winging
A proud Goss family at Brian's Navy pilot winging ceremony at Naval Air Station Meridian.
Super Hornet doing low flyby
FA-18F Super Hornet doing low flyby.
Bill Goss at Stonehenge
Bill, Christie, Peggy, and Brian, in front of the mystical Stonehenge, England.

To contact Bill Goss by mail:

Bill Goss, MBA
Suite 8224
Fleming Island, Florida

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speaking/coaching/consulting fees and availability:

please call:

904 - 699 - 0008
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