BILL GOSS, MBA
Fleming Island, FL
Author/Speaker/Consultant/Coach and Former U.S. Navy pilot with MBA
Former military officer, now published author, photojournalist, professional speaker and consultant with extensive capabilities in many complex and broad areas. Contributing writer to #1 New York Times best-selling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul and many other books. His latest book is published by Simon and Schuster, the world’s largest publisher. Bill Goss' life story was featured in a four page article on health and wellness in READER'S DIGEST, the world’s most widely read magazine, with 43 million monthly U.S. readers, distribution into 60 countries and translations into 19 languages. Extensive experience as a guest personality on nationally and internationally broadcast radio and television shows through North America, Europe and Asia. In his spare time, Bill Goss teaches self-defense as a volunteer to victims of domestic violence. He has written three screenplays and has worked as an extra in five feature movies. His first film was G.I. JANE was with Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, and Jim Caviezel (Jim played Jesus in THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST). This was followed by Oliver Stone's epic, ALEXANDER, starring Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Rosario Dawson, and Anthony Hopkins. In his next film he picked cucumbers with Halle Berry in the Oprah produced ABC movie, THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD. And in his most recent movie, Bill played a 1940s New York policeman being questioned by detectives played by John Travolta and James Gandolfini (known for his role as Tony Soprano) in the movie, LONELY HEARTS, also starring actress Salma Hayek. He was also in RECOUNT with Kevin Spacey, an HBO movie.
Lt. Commander Bill Goss USN (Ret) served as a photojournalist and op-ed writer for Military.com with a monthly readership of 10 million military members. He has also served as a military analyst for Channel Four Eyewitness World News.
Bill Goss is an inspiring speaker who has shared the podium with Bob Dole, Chuck Yeager, and many other renowned speakers.
Bill Goss has served as a consultant/speaker for the British Broadcasting Network (BBC), National Institute of Health (NIH); National Cancer Institute (NCI); University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Institute; The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, The University of Washington, The American Fighter Aces Association, American Melanoma Foundation and Duke University.
A survivor of malignant melanoma caused by the sun, Bill has been cancer-free for over 20 years. He completed the 26.2 mile Jacksonville marathon and is a big believer in proper physical conditioning.
1995 to Present: Author, Speaker, Business Advisor/Consultant, Coach, Mentor, Self-defense Expert.
Bill Goss wrote two highly acclaimed books: The Luckiest Unlucky Man Alive: A Wild Ride Overcoming Life's Greatest Challenges and How You Can Too. The second book is titled: There's a Flying Squirrel in My Coffee: Overcoming Cancer with the Help of My Pet.
Bill Goss is also featured in and/or listed as a writer to the following books:
Secrets of Superstar Speakers: Wisdom from the Greatest Motivators of Our Time (McGraw)
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)
Breakfast at Bucks (McNiven Press)
How To Position Yourself As the Obvious Expert (MasterMind Publishing)
And the New York Times bestselling books:
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul (HCI Publishing)
Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul (HCI Publishing)
Motivational, inspirational and humorous, Bill Goss has been a speaker/consultant specializing in the areas of Personal and Professional Fulfillment, Health, Resilience, Challenge and Change. He's been a featured guest on many radio and TV shows, including CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, PBS, Extra, Maury, Sally, Ted Nugent, and BBC Radio throughout the UK.
Bill's life story is also featured on the Discovery Channel's Animal Planet in 120 million households around the world. And he is the only person in the world to successfully survive a live interview on both The 700 Club AND The Howard Stern Show. Bill Goss' life story was re-enacted on Unbelievable, the #1 television show in Japan. His life story has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew and German.
His story has also been featured national and international newspaper and magazine articles including The Washington Post, The London Sun, Maxim Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Detroit News, New Jersey Star Ledger, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, San Francisco Examiner, Dallas Morning News and many other publications around the world.
Bill Goss has personally written articles that have been published in a variety of different magazines that covered a broad range of topics, from the safe piloting of military aircraft over the open ocean to issues of health and wellness, to battling malignant melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer caused by the sun.
A former New Jersey golden glove boxer, Bill Goss is a self-defense expert who volunteers his expertise at a shelter for victims of domestic violence. He served as a spokesperson for the American Melanoma Foundation and was a founding board member of the Rudy Foundation for Kids. The Rudy Foundation is based upon the movie, RUDY, and its inspiring message to never give up on your dreams.
1975-1995: Enlisted U.S. Navy Mineman (underwater explosives expert) from 1974-1977; received his commission as a U.S. Naval Officer in 1980; received his Navy pilot wings in 1981.
Received Outstanding Citizenship Award from both the Mayor and the Police Chief of Millburn-Short Hills, New Jersey, for physically chasing down on foot and apprehending a criminal suspect later found guilty of armed robbery. Enlisted in US Navy in 1974. Trained in underwater explosives as a Mineman working in various countries in throughout Europe. Honorably discharged in 1977. Received scholarship and GI Bill to attend Rutgers University. Commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy in 1980. Earned Navy Wings of Gold in 1981. Qualified to drop nuclear weapons on Soviet Submarines in 1984. Flew missions throughout the North and South Atlantic Ocean and Europe, 1982-85. Qualified as Senior Flight Instructor in the T-44 Pegasus Aircraft in 1986. Navy Instructor Pilot of the Quarter, 1986, Junior Naval Officer of the Year winner, Corpus Christi Navy League, 1986. Navy Pilot Writer of the Year, Approach Magazine, 1987. Qualified as Navigator and Underway Officer of the Deck of the nuclear aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson, while in the Pacific Ocean, 1990. Worked for Admiral in charge of Southeastern United States Navy District, 1993-94. Bill was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal and two Navy Commendation medals, along with a variety of other awards, while serving in the U.S. Navy. Bill flew supersonic in dual seat F-18 Hornet in 1994. He was diagnosed with cancer the next day.
Bill is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
Graduate, Millburn High School, New Jersey, 1973
Undergraduate, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1974
Graduate, Mine Warfare Training Center, Charleston, South Carolina, 1975
Graduate, Open Water Scuba Diver certification 1976
Graduate, B.A., Rutgers University, New Jersey, 1980, Business/Economics/Ecology
Graduate, U.S. Navy Officer Commissioning Program, Pensacola, FL, 1980
Graduate, U.S. Navy Pilot Training, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1982
Graduate, Survival, Evasion, Rescue & Escape (SERE) School, Brunswick, Maine, 1983
Graduate, Nuclear Weapons Delivery School, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, 1985
Graduate Student, Corpus Christi State University, Texas, 1987
Earned Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Rating, highest civilian aviation rating, 1988
Graduate, MBA, Southern New Hampshire University, New Hampshire 1988
Post-Graduate Studies, Harvard Business School, 2000 Executive Education Program
Height: 6 feet, weight 195
Married 30 plus years with boy-girl twins Christie and Brian, who graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and University of Cambridge in England. Son Brian is presently a U.S. Navy fighter pilot flying the FA-18F Super Hornet out of Naval Air Station Oceania, Virginia.
Contact Bill Goss at 904-699-0008