Julie Ziglar Norman shared the Get Motivated platform with her legendary father, motivational icon Zig Ziglar, for several years before becoming the dynamic, disarming and refreshingly transparent inspirational speaker and author she is today. She is comfortable speaking to a small group of 25 or a venue of 25,000. Her unique experience of being raised by the motivators’ motivator has given her a perspective on life and work that keeps her audiences laughing, crying and taking notes.
Continuing her father’s Legacy of Encouragement is an honor and a privilege that Julie never expected or sought but her willingness to accept the challenge is inspiring audiences in America and abroad. Her vibrant style of delivery, her honest and transparent assessment of life, and her willingness to share intimate details of personal failures, as well as personal triumphs, has made her a popular crowd favorite.
As her famous father once did, Julie has shared the platform with greats like General Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Joe Montana, Lou Holtz, Steve Forbes, Sarah Palin, Bill Gaither and many others. Julie’s client list includes Fortune 500 Companies, Non-profits, Network Marketing Firms, Christian Women’s Ministries, Pregnancy Centers, Abortion Healing Groups, Foundations and Associations.
Julie served as her father’s editor for almost 20 years and is a winner of the coveted Guideposts Writers Workshop contest. Her background in sales, business management, and the service industry allows Julie to relate well to any corporate audience. Her life experience as the poster child for bad choices enables her to minister to those seeking to trade a life full of guilt, shame, fear, and regret, for a life filled with joy, peace and hope! Her latest book Growing Up Ziglar: A Daughter’s Broken Journey from Heartache to Hope, was released by Guideposts Publishers in May of 2012.
Julie lives in the sleepy little town of Alvord, Texas with her two rescued cats, three rescued dogs and one on purpose horse. She has four wonderful children, thirteen amazing grandchildren, and three precious great-grandchildren.
"I have been the Executive Director for eleven years and Julie was by far my favorite speaker. She was professional, Christ-like, not demanding or pushy. She communicated often sharing her interest in our ministry and banquet. Our guests absolutely loved her. Her message was perfect and she was able to connect our Center, our guests, and our community to her message and the appeal. Our financial goal for the evening was [exceeded]."
“Julie Ziglar Norman delivered a heart-felt, humorous and poignant message at our annual event. Her passion for helping others and continuing the Ziglar family legacy was at the core of her keynote address. Our representatives appreciated her humility and loved her down-to-earth message of hard work, determination and ‘moxy’ to achieve your goals.”
"Julie is a captivating speaker. People hang on her every word. Her presentations are uplifting, motivating, funny and poignant. She uses her own life as an example to others that no matter how bad it gets, you can embrace the struggle. She tells of her own mistakes with great transparency. Through her touching presentations, she shows others how to rise to greatness from the depths and how to help others as you climb."