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Les Brown is a top Motivational Speaker, Speech Coach, and Best-Selling Author, loving father and grandfather, whose passion is empowering youth and helping them have a larger vision for their lives. Les Brown's straight-from-the-heart, high-energy, passionate message motivates and engages all audiences to step into their greatness, providing them with the motivation to take the next step toward living their dream. Les's charisma, warmth and sense of humor have impacted many lives.
As one of the originators of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Jack Canfield fostered the emergence of inspirational anthologies as a genre and watched it grow to a billion-dollar market. He holds the Guinness Book World Record for having seven books simultaneously on the New York Times bestseller list. A speaker and success coach, Jack helps entrepreneurs, executives and educators achieve peak performance.
With over 31 years of professional speaking around the world, Jim Cathcart is one of the best known and most award-winning motivational speakers in the business. He has delivered more than 2,700 presentations to audiences in every state of the US, most provinces of Canada and countries from Scotland to Singapore. Jim is an active motivational speaker and prolific author plus an executive coach to numerous high-achievers. He serves on the board of advisors to the School of Business at both Pepperdine University and California Lutheran University.
Darren Hardy joined in September of 2007 to help launch SUCCESS Media and SUCCESS magazine. Previously, Darren held executive positions at two personal development-focused television networks: He was Executive Producer and Master Distributor for The Peoples Network, and President of TSTN, The Success Training Network (no affiliation with SUCCESS magazine). He has been the President/CEO or private-equity investor in several other multimedia companies. Darren embodies success: an entrepreneur since age 18, he was a self-made millionaire by 27. He currently resides in San Diego, Calif., and commutes to the company’s Dallas, Texas, headquarters.
Harvey Mackay is the author of the New York Times #1 bestsellers Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt. Both books are among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time, according to the New York Times. In total, Harvey's books have sold 10 million copies worldwide, been translated into 37 languages and sold in 80 countries.
Sarita Maybin is a high energy speaker and communication expert whose audiences have fun learning how to stay positive, constructively confront tough communication situations and work together better. Her client list includes NASA, Nokia, Hewlett Packard, Kaiser Permanente, WD-40, Los Angeles County and the Las Vegas Convention Center among others. Sarita has spoken in almost all 50 states, Canada, England, Asia, Mexico and Iceland. She has been interviewed by San Diego area Fox News, ABC News, the Tavis Smiley Radio Show and multiple print publications about her book and presentation entitled “If You Can’t Say Something Nice, What DO You Say?"

Jan Ruhe is one of the most experienced Network Marketers. She has shared her experience in person all over the USA, South Korea, Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Holland, Hungary, Moscow, Nigeria and South Africa. Jan trains others how to be the best they can be and get to the top. She has been featured on the front covers of magazines around the world. Jan has inspired thousands of people at her seminars and is in high demand as a speaker and trainer worldwide.
Brian Tracy is one of America's leading authorities on the enhancement of personal effectiveness, the development of human potential, and the art of salesmanship. A dynamic and entertaining speaker, he has motivated and inspired thousands of people toward peak performance and high achievement. Brian's seminars on leadership, goals, motivation, time management, and success psychology draw capacity audiences.
Chris Widener, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and best-selling author, is a seasoned businessman, author and speaker. He has for nearly twenty years been involved in leadership in the business community, the non-profit world, and as a speaker and author. Chris has learned what he shares through his own experience and his interaction with and observation of the most successful people in the world.

Worldwide Associate Faculty

The University provides programs and services through its global network of carefully selected human resource development professionals, performance consultants and executive coaches. USOU maintains an international register of its accredited faculty members.


Benefits of Becoming a Faculty Member

United States Online University attracts faculty members from highly respected training and coaching organizations as well as accomplished performance consultants. Only listed associate faculty has access to the Universitiy's programs and are authorized to conduct public seminars and workshops based on USOU's performance improvement systems and problem solving tools.


  • Offer your training and coaching as University approved certificate programs

  • Conduct in-house seminars and coaching based on University programs

  • Provide your participants with training and development credits (TDCs)

  • Gain access to the latest assessments and training programs

  • Participate in an attractive revenue sharing program

  • Publish as an expert contributor in Lifelong Learning Magazine

  • Get accredited by the Accrediting Alliance for Training & Development


Career Development Program

The strength of a university lies in the quality and vitality of its faculty. To flourish, faculty members who have demonstrated a capacity for highly productive and creative work and have a commitment to the University must be rewarded and recognized for their achievements. Faculty members who have proven themselves as qualified instructors and coaches can be promoted to Associate Professor. If you are interested in joining the USOU faculty, please complete the application and take the first step towards advancing your career to a new level.