Here to inspire: YOU!
The True Performance Podcast is an initiative started by Zig Ziglar himself with the mission of providing inspiration for the masses on a weekly basis. We want to help you unlock the part of yourself that holds the power for your life. On our show we interview some of the worlds best go-getters including people like: Dave Ramsey, Seth Godin, and Simon Sinek
Kevin grew up on Zig Ziglar and is now a primary voice for Ziglar, Inc. A lifetime entrepreneur with a talent for crafting ideas into viable opportunities, Kevin developed and launched numerous businesses, some successful and some not! before merging into coaching and consulting others to start their own businesses. In 2009 he founded Free Agent Academy, an online membership community for people desiring to transition from traditional employment to self employment, where he conducted 312 classes and held 19 live events, intimately walking with over 1,000 people. His poplar podcast, Free Agent Uprising had 104 live shows which led to him being a guest on Ziglar’s Success 2.0 Show and onto being a prominent leader for Ziglar. Along with his work at Ziglar, Kevin is heavily involved in an alternative health and wellness initiative he will soon launch to the public. All endeavors come second to his main focus – his family of 12 who live high up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Find him on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
As CEO of Ziglar, Inc., Tom Ziglar shares not only a last name with his motivational icon father, Zig Ziglar, he also carries on his philosophy: “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
For over two decades, Tom has served as CEO of the family business. He joined the Zig Ziglar Corporation in 1987, learning every aspect of the business as he climbed from working in the warehouse, to sales, to seminar promotion, to sales management and then on to leadership.
In 2011, Zig and Tom Ziglar collaborated on the publication of Zig Ziglar’s 30th book, Born to Win. The Born to Win philosophy is both “profoundly simple” and “simply profound.” The concept that you have to plan to win and prepare to win, before you can expect to win, is simple, but simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy. Like his father once did, Tom loves to help others see and accept that they REALLY are Born to Win!
In 2013, Tom launched the Ziglar Legacy Certification Course that led Ziglar to a banner year in 2014. The Ziglar brand is literally on fire, now exceeding 4 million likes on Facebook, and The Ziglar Show has become one of the top-ranked business podcasts in iTunes. The world is hungry for inspiration, motivation and hope, and with Tom’s innovation, Ziglar has become the go-to resource!
Tom has had the privilege of speaking around the world to billion-dollar companies, small business owners, and at prestigious academic institutions like Cambridge and Harvard. He excels at speaking on leadership, business, and performance. Tom’s mission in life is simple: To help you become significant by equipping you to help others be, do, and have more than they thought possible.
Tom enjoys golf (when time permits), working out several times a week, and spending time with his wife of over 28 years, Chachis. They are the proud parents of one daughter Alexandra, and the whole family is owned by one goofy dog named Max.
Zig Ziglar’s Story
Affected at a very early age by the death of his father, Zig Ziglar learned firsthand the importance of self-reliance and a balanced work ethic. This foundation would eventually become his motto of: “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
Recognized by his peers as the quintessential motivational genius of our times, Zig Ziglar’s unique delivery style and powerful messages have earned him many honors and today he is considered one of the most versatile authorities on the science of human potential. As a patriot he was recognized three times in the Congressional Record of the United States for his work with youth in the drug war and for his dedication to America and the free enterprise system. Titans of business, politics and sports consider him to be the single greatest influence in their lives.
From humble beginnings in Yazoo City, Mississippi, to the Hall of Fame in Sales and Marketing, Zig Ziglar’s career was one of consistent accomplishments. The earliest victories in large national sales organizations and a professional speaking career that allowed him to traverse this globe are the foundation upon which the corporation that bears his name is built. In July 2001 the National Speakers Association honored Zig Ziglar with their highest award, “The Cavett.”
Since 1970, individuals and institutions have utilized an extensive collection of Ziglar audios, videos, books and training curriculum. The client list of Ziglar, Inc., reads like a who’s who in American and global business. Ten of his thirty-three books have been on the best-seller lists and his titles have been translated into more than forty languages and dialects.
As a motivational teacher and trainer, Zig Ziglar is still rated by his peers – as well as audiences everywhere – as one of the best and most versatile ever. He traveled the world over, delivering his messages of humor, hope and enthusiasm to audiences of all kinds and sizes.
Besides the books he’s written, Zig Ziglar’s practical, tri-dimensional philosophy has been incorporated into an extensive array of audio, video and printed training tools, in addition to seminars and workshops.
Zig was happily “over-married” to his wife of 65 years, Jean, whom he lovingly called “Sugar Baby.” He was a committed family man, a dedicated patriot, and an active church member. He was chosen by the Mississippi Broadcasting Association as “Mississippian of the Year” in 1985 and as “Communicator of the Year” by the Sales and Marketing Executives International in 1991. In April of 1995 he received his Honorary Doctor of Humanities from Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts, and was named an Ambassador of Free Enterprise by Sales & Marketing Executives International Academy of Achievement. He was recognized as one of the Toastmasters International Five Outstanding Speakers of 1997 for Contributions to the Art of Public Speaking and in 1998 he received the Sales and Marketing Executives Leadership Award and an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree for Contribution to Literature on Human Potential from Southern Nazarene University. In August 1999 he received the National Speakers Association Master of Influence Award and the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award. In 2001 he was selected to receive the Cavett Award, the National Speakers Association’s most cherished award, presented annually to the member whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding credit, respect, honor and admiration in the Association and speaking profession.