Conference Speaker J Loren Norris

Experience leadership and communication development training from a world class story teller.

“As a conference speaker, Loren is exciting, engaging and very entertaining!” ~ Mike Arnold, CEO

“As Loren retold stories of people in the audience, I laughed and cried at the same time. When he retold my story it completely changed my attitude about my story and my past.” ~ Ralph Grimes, Regional VP

“Loren is a strong communicator who was able to effectively translate complex, relevant information for both internal stakeholders and external business partners at Idearc Media. Loren was a pleasure to work with and had a positive can-do attitude I really enjoyed.” ~ Judy Tanzer, Assistant Vice President, New Product Development at Combined Insurance.



Emerging conference speaker J Loren Norris travels extensively sharing leadership principles with diverse audiences.

Loren’s real-life experiences and relentless research have equipped him to deliver leadership lessons through world class story telling that will engage, entertain and challenge leaders of every caliber. Whether speaking to men, youth, corporate leaders or homeless veterans, Loren’s passion for transforming lives shines through his life & message.

Loren has trained under some of the best communicators ever to grace the stage— Les Brown, Craig Valentine and John Maxwell.

Loren has made it his life’s work to study and teach the leadership power of effective communication. He has coached the Dale Carnegie Course for years and is a Certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach as well as a 2011 Toastmasters International Speech Contest semifinalist from among 35,000 contestants.

Loren actively trains leaders, teachers and pastors for Gateway Church, The Kings University, and entrepreneurial leadership at Brookhaven College. He’s a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.

As a leadership coach and mentorship founder of Excellent Life Leadership, Loren’s desire is to see the lives of others transformed through teaching, hands-on application and coaching. His approach is authentic, his message real and life-changing. He believes, “Everyone has the potential to transform their life.” 
J Loren Norris has inspired tens of thousands emerging leaders, communicators and visionaries. This author, speaker and mentor is on a mission to transform lives by equipping, training and mentoring the next generation of leaders.
Favorite Topics
Learn To R.O.A.R: Powerful communication requires very specific skills, not only in presentation but in message selection and audience application. This popular presentation very interactive and generally includes audience participants speaking on the stage as well.  (The content of this talk is the anchor to 95% of the one to one coaching Loren is hired to conduct from corporate cultures to churches of all sizes.)
Attitude Engineering: Master the power to influence your team’s attitude by leading through effective communication.
9 Lessons of Mastery to Live a More Excellent Life – stripped right form the pages of the book (available on Amazon) Live A More Excellent Life. These are the lessons the last generation leaned at the foot of the rocking chair but many have failed to pass on.
World Class – John C Maxwell Leadership – as a Founding Member of The Maxwell Team: 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Everyone Communicates – Few Connect and much more.
Revealing Hope In Broken Relationships: Loren and his wife Karin launched in 2015 to help families devastated by addiction find the hope that seems to be lost. They have mentored, coached and spoken to hundreds of couples on this issue before launching Transforming Grace. In 2016, they have already been invited to speak and share their story for women’s conferences in the US and for churches in Brazil.
ICRFF – Five Steps To Freedom: Easy to say, hard to do steps to break any habit or addiction if you are willing to fight.

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“J. Loren Norris is a knowledgeable, energetic, and clear communicator who takes leadership development to a new level. Loren has spoken to City Life Center’s interns, City Life Center’s Marketplace Church, and I’m continuing to book him for other leadership growth events in the future. He’ll most certainly challenge you to move out of the box you’re living in!”

~ Pastor  Tim Woody

“J. Loren Norris is “That Guy”. He is that guy that will motivate your employees. He is that guy that will help them find meaning in their work. He is that guy that will help them find meaning in their lives. He is the guy you hire to increase your bottom line by giving you and your employees the mental and spiritual tools to live a life of meaning because Loren tells it like it is.”

~ Clint Fuqua

“Loren was a speaker at two events I attended this past year. He is a high-energy motivational speaker who keeps the audience engaged with his interesting topics, passion, and storytelling ability. If you are looking for a motivational speaker for your next meeting, workshop or conference, you should contact Loren.”

~ John Carroll

“Loren is an excellent presenter and consistently provides valuable content when he speaks. He engages exceptionally well with his audience and presents information that is of high value to them. He is a visionary who leads his audience to understand the incredible value of having vision to become successful in whatever their endeavor.”

~ Dr. Julie Roth

I had the privilege of hearing Loren speak at a Toastmasters meeting. It was my first time to meet him. I wasn’t expecting to be moved to tears, but I was! He has a unique ability to engage the audience and effectively tell a story that captured my heart. His courage and determination are an inspiration.

~ Susan Potter PCC

Loren became a world class storyteller, while competing in the 2011 Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking and finishing as a semifinalist from among 35,000 contestants.

Loren has trained under some of the best communicators ever to grace the stage— Les Brown, Craig Valentine, Tim Ross, Brendan Burchard and John Maxwell. Loren has spent years coaching other speakers and leaders for the Dale Carnegie Course, Gateway Church and The John Maxwell Team.

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