From the man who says…”Safety Has No Quitting Time” and loves taking the pain out of work, Randy Powell is a Motivational Speaker, Star Communicator and author of the #1 safety leadership book titled: “Safety Has No Quitting Time”. Much of his work focuses on helping leaders become 21st Century workplace heroes, showing leaders how...read the rest
From the man who says…”Safety Has No Quitting Time” and loves taking the pain out of work, Randy Powell is a Motivational Speaker, Star Communicator and author of the #1 safety leadership book titled: “Safety Has No Quitting Time”. Much of his work focuses on helping leaders become 21st Century workplace heroes, showing leaders how to connect emotionally, have fun and build the types of relationships with their teams that build trust and fuels their success! Safety isn’t boring but you must keep it fresh, new and exciting!
Today Randy provides high energy keynote presentations, seminars and workshops on safety and leadership. His major focus and everything that he does related to safety and leadership is based on building leaders who have a desire to grow and lead differently to get the results they desire! Randy designed his ‘Intentional Safety Success System’ as a two-day event. It’s an engaging, uplifting, motivational and interactive experience that sends your leaders running out to make things better!
Over the past 20 years, Randy Powell has worked hard to change workplace cultures for people and their organizations. His work has reduced corporate risk, taken much of the pain out of work and saved countless lives! But it didn’t begin there; he was born in Boston, Massachusetts and at an early age his family moved to a small community in southern New Jersey. He and his two brothers were raised by Alva Eloise Brown, an upright, strong, educated lady, who was often helped by her mother, let’s call her Granny. As a single parent it was tough raising three boys back in the 60’s, but, she was doing a fantastic job with Kenny the oldest, Randy and then George who was the youngest. On one tough summer day in 1969, shortly after Randy graduated from intermediate school and at the age of 14 his whole world changed! Randy was forced to become the ‘Man’ of the house because his oldest brother experienced a brain hemorrhage and passed away unexpectedly.
His older brother was just twenty-one years old at the time. Randy had no idea that he would become the extreme protective type in the years ahead. Kenny’s passing was hard because he and Kenny were very close. Randy helped out around the home and looked after his younger brother George while his mom continued to work two jobs. Looking back over the events that shaped his early life, it seems only natural that he would grow up and ultimately live a life of concern for the safety and health of others.
After working for the Federal Government, the Air Force Reserves and in various corporations within the private sector; he began studying a life-altering program, cleverly titled the “Blueprint for Life”. It was during that study that he discovered a void in his life, but still, he had more questions than answers. As his wife watched, seeing him frustrated and confused, she finally said: “You’re supposed to be speaking”. But, he ignored her comment because he couldn’t see what she saw in him.
Without giving up, she led him with love and eventually to Toastmasters International. It was during his early years at Toastmasters that he developed a burning desire to fill that void he’d felt deep inside for so long as he began to discover his special gift for public speaking.
When he’s not working he is at home in Temecula, California with his wife Susan and their small dog, Winston Churchill Powell. Randy and Susan love to cruise whenever possible and much of his spare time is dedicated to mentoring and speaking to local non-profits when requested.read less