Scott Lesnick

  • Scott exemplifies the attributes of the Never Give Up guy in many areas of his life. Over the years, the message of Persistence = Success has permeated the way he has triumphed over challenges, grew as a leader and overcame adversity.
  • As a keynote speaker and interactive breakout presenter, Scott motivates your audiences with his powerful and entertaining message plus powerful actionable takeaways.
  • Scott amazingly devised a daring plan to reunite with his two small children who were kidnapped to the Middle East and no laws required them to be returned. This proved to be a significant test of both his resolve and the strength of his conviction. The abduction and how he retained custody of his children led to the principles of tenacity and persistence displayed in his customized presentations.
Scott Lesnick

Scott lesnick, CSP

The never give up guy
International Speaker and NSA Certified Speaking Professional

Scott Lesnick is a high content international keynote speaker who is motivational, instructional and educational in style and tone. He presents powerful keynotes and interactive breakout sessions and is a consultant and author. Also, Scott earned his CSP- Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association. Only 12% of speakers world-wide have this designation! In addition, Scott has 20+ award-winning sales and management years at Shaw Industries a Berkshire Hathaway Fortune 500 company.

Scott served as the Dean of the Academy for Professional Speakers in 2016-17. He is a graduate of The University of Miami, Florida. Plus, Scott is a TEDx presenter.

His memoir, “Kidjacked – A Father’s Story” and his book Lifejacked: Life Lessons on Leadership were published to critical acclaim. 

Scott’s motivational, educational and inspirational presentations center around topics including: Sales and leadership, increasing productivity, HR, generational and cultural inclusion excellence in leadership, project management excellence, healthcare professional development. Plus, maximizing performance, maximizing operational performance and excellence and managing change through great leadership.

Years of Speaking Experience
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$10,000 – $15,000


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"Speaks from the heart"
"More than a motivational speaker, Scott speaks from the heart with passion, sharing a powerful, real-life success story on persistence and how never to give up. He was a hit at our annual fall conference"

ANFP Wisconsin
"Could hear a pin drop"
"When Scott paused momentarily in his presentation, you could have heard a pin drop. He is a gifted speaker with a heart-wrenching story - one that brought tears and goose bumps to the businesswomen gathered at our luncheon. His amazing journey to get his children safely back home is a lesson on never giving up - no matter how many hurdles need to be jumped."

Women In Management
"Scott has an amazing story to share, but what equally impressed us was the time that he took to get to know our members at the conference. The entire time Scott was there, he was getting to know everyone by constantly moving from table to table and talking to individuals."

ANFP South Dakota
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