Bruce Feiler

Bestselling Author and New York Times Columnist

Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, top storytelling keynote speaker, the presenter of two prime-time series on PBS, and the inspiration for the upcoming NBC drama series COUNCIL OF DADS. Bruce’s two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times. Employing a firsthand approach to his work, Bruce is known for living the experiences he writes about.

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Council of Dads The Power of Community - How to Survive and Thrive in Difficult Times

From a life-threatening illness to a bestselling book to an NBC prime-time drama in March 2020. Faced with one of life’s greatest challenges, Bruce Feiler reached out to six men who helped shape him and asked each one for a piece of advice for his young daughters: how to ...

From a life-threatening illness to a bestselling book to an NBC prime-time drama in March 2020. Faced with one of life’s greatest challenges, Bruce Feiler reached out to six men who helped shape him and asked each one for a piece of advice for his young daughters: how to live, how to travel, how to question, how to dream. In this funny, moving presentation, Feiler relates the lessons he learned about the power of friendship, the importance of relying on our community whatever challenges we face, and how to celebrate what’s most precious in our lives.

The inspirational story that touched the world and led to the bestselling book and upcoming NBC prime-time drama (March 2020). Faced with one of life’s greatest challenges, Bruce Feiler reached out to six men who helped shape him and asked each one for a piece of advice for his young daughters: how to live, how to travel, how to question, how to dream. In this funny, moving presentation, Feiler relates the lessons he learned about the power of friendship, the importance of relying on our communities whatever challenges we face, and how to celebrate what’s most precious in our lives.  “A spectacular, special evening – not a dry eye in the house.”

A Motivational Keynote for Medical, Insurance, Health and Wellness Groups; Financial Services and Other Consumer-Focused Brands; Nonprofits and Life Services Organizations

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Happiness, Meaning and A Better Life - THE ABCs of MEANING: Agency, Belonging, and Cause – What Every Organization Needs to Know

The topic on everyone’s mind is the speech every organization needs. Drawing on wisdom from the ancient world to contemporary positive psychology, from twenty years of researching happiness to five years of interviewing Americans about what gives them identity in a ...

The topic on everyone’s mind is the speech every organization needs. Drawing on wisdom from the ancient world to contemporary positive psychology, from twenty years of researching happiness to five years of interviewing Americans about what gives them identity in a changing world, Bruce Feiler discusses his exclusive blueprint for the ABCs of Meaning – Agency, Belonging, and Cause. This life-affirming, life-changing presentation focuses on why meaning is more important than happiness and how the road to well-being is built on autonomy and creativity in daily work; deep and lasting relationships with others; and a higher calling or deeper sense of purpose. Feiler also leads the audience through his signature process of determining their personal priorities and explores how rewriting our personal stories in times of difficulty can enhance our quality of life.

In this life-affirming presentation, Feiler leads audience members through his signature process of determining their priorities and discusses how to adapt the workplace to everyone to thrive.

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Sacred Journeys – Lessons from Retracing the Roots of Spirituality and the Path to Coexistence Around the World

Called “a modern-day Indiana Jones,” Bruce Feiler for the last two decades has been one of the country’s preeminent writers, thinkers, and broadcasters about the role of spirituality and meaning in contemporary life. In this wide-ranging talk, tailored to the audience ...

Called “a modern-day Indiana Jones,” Bruce Feiler for the last two decades has been one of the country’s preeminent writers, thinkers, and broadcasters about the role of spirituality and meaning in contemporary life. In this wide-ranging talk, tailored to the audience and moment we’re in, he tells stories and shares insights from this multiple bestsellers WALKING THE BIBLE, ABRAHAM, AMERICA’S PROPHET, and THE FIRST LOVE STORY, his two PBS series WALKING THE BIBLE and SACRED JOURNEYS WITH BRUCE FEILER, and his extensive travels exploring contemporary faiths around the world. Lively, funny, and timely, Feiler paints a vivid portrait a religious coexistence and offers a blueprint for the future of faith that is inclusive and hopeful.

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About Keynote Speaker Bruce Feiler

Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers; the presenter of two prime-time series on PBS; and the inspiration for the upcoming NBC drama series COUNCIL OF DADS. Bruce’s two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times. Employing a firsthand approach to his work, Bruce is known for living the experiences he writes about. His work combines timeless wisdom with timely knowledge to allow people to live with more meaning, passion, and joy. His new book, LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS: Mastering Change in a Nonlinear Age, will be published in May 2020 along with the debut of his accompanying podcast, THE LIFE STORY PROJECT.

For more than a decade, Bruce has explored the intersection of families, relationships, health, and happiness. His book THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES collects best practices from some of the country’s most creative minds. The book was featured on World News, GMA, and TODAY and excerpted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Parade. THE COUNCIL OF DADS describes how, faced with one of life’s greatest challenges, he asked six friends to support his young daughters. The book was profiled in PEOPLE, USA Today, and Time and was the subject of a CNN documentary hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Bruce has also been one of the country’s preeminent thinkers about the role of spirituality in contemporary life. WALKING THE BIBLE describes his 10,000-mile journey retracing the Five Books of Moses through the desert. (“An instant classic,” Washington Post). The book spent a year and a half on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into fifteen languages.

His book, ABRAHAM recounts his search for the shared ancestor of the monotheistic religions. (“Exquisitely written,” Boston Globe). WHERE GOD WAS BORN describes his trek visiting biblical sites throughout Israel, Iraq, and Iran. (“Bruce Feiler is a real-life Indiana Jones,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution). AMERICA’S PROPHET is the groundbreaking story of the influence of Moses on American history. THE FIRST LOVE STORY is a journey across four continents exploring how Adam and Eve shaped our deepest feelings about relationships. (“A miraculous thing—the literary equivalent of breathing new life into a figure of clay,” New York Times Book Review; “Feiler’s best work yet,” Publishers Weekly).

Bruce is the writer/presenter of two prime-time series on PBS: WALKING THE BIBLE (“Beguiling,” Wall Street Journal) and SACRED JOURNEYS WITH BRUCE FEILER, in which he retraces pilgrimages in France, India, Japan, Israel, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia. (“Feiler is the perfect guide,” Newsday).

Bruce Feiler has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television. A former circus clown, he has been the subject of a Jay Leno joke and a JEOPARDY! question, and his face appears on a postage stamp in the Grenadines.

In 2013, Bruce wrote an article in the New York Times called “The Stories That Bind Us” about the power of personal stories to give us strength in challenging times. The article became a viral sensation and inspired him to start a weekly personal history project with his ailing father. Feiler has since gathered hundreds of life stories in all 50 states. Bruce analyzed these stories for 52 different variables and has developed the first original model for how we navigate life transitions in over 50 years.

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Bruce lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their identical twin daughters.

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