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Wayne G. Heidle

Keynote Motivational & Inspirational Speaker

Assistant Professor - Technologist (SCCO)

Director of Community Relations (MBKU)

For the last 15 years, speaking to thousands about the empowerment of individuals has taken my journey throughout the United States. As a motivational and inspirational speaker for the National Speaker Association (NSA) and the Global Speaker Federation (GSF), I strive to entertain audiences using humor while delivering an important message about succeeding in the face of all odds. With a busy schedule of presenting over fifty keynote empowerment talks yearly and having the pleasure of being known in the speaking industry as the “The Professor of Motivational and Inspirational Speaking” my talks are both entertaining and deliver an important message to audiences striving to improve their future, in business and in life.

My personal story is about using emotional intelligence (EI) and self-empowerment (SE) combined as "Lead to Succeed" (LS) principles to overcome vision loss and losing a valued executive career. Using these practiced principles enabled a reinvention of my life to succeed again as an assistant professor (without a degree) in a postgraduate university and as a university director. Retiring from executive positions in several national construction companies in 2004 gave me the opportunity to look for new avenues in life to conquer.  

Having the pleasure of being the awardee of the MBKU Humanitarian "V" Award and an MBKU Honorary Doctorate has also made an amazing difference to me personally. In addition, being the awardee of the Orange County Register Every Day Hero Award and several One O.C. awards and national writing awards throughout my career is also truly astonishing.


Wayne Facts:

  • Currently an Assistant Professor at Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU), a Post Graduate Healthcare University. Appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor in 2010 and Appointed Assistant Professor in 2015

  • Lecturers in three colleges, Southern California College of Optometry, College of Pharmacy, and School of Physician Assistant Studies for Marshall B. Ketchum University

  • Awardee of an Honorary Doctorate in 2017 from MBKU

  • Awardee of the Orange County Register Every Day Hero Award 

  • Awardee of the MBKU Humanitarian "V" Award 

  • Awardee of several One O.C. Awards and national writing awards throughout his career

  • Since 2004, Wayne speaks throughout the United States as a motivational and inspirational speaker presenting over  50 empowerment talks yearly

  • Currently serves as Director of Community Relations for MBKU

  • Currently a Faculty Member for the Southern California College of Optometry



Marshall B. Ketchum



"V" Award

Marshall B. Ketchum University

Honorary Doctorate


Orange County


Everyday Hero Award

One O.C. Awards

National Writing Awards

Wayne Heidle

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"The Professor of Motivational & Inspirational Speaking"

Speaking on Self-Empowerment and  Emotional Intelligence


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