Bill Rancic Profile

Making broadcasting history as the first contestant ever to be chosen by Donald Trump as a winner on the NBC show “The Apprentice,” Bill Rancic is an entrepreneur, television personality and speaker on leadership and management.

A cum laude graduate of Loyola University, Bill’s early business lessons came from a pancake business he ran with his grandmother at the age of ten. His online subscription retail business Cigars Around The World developed into a multimillion-dollar concern and he currently runs a highly successful real estate business in Chicago.

Bill is the producer and star of several television programs, including “Kitchen Casino” (Food Network) and the reality series “Giuliana and Bill” on E! Entertainment. This second program also features his wife Giuliana with whom he co-authored the book I Do… Now What about the ways to find everlasting love.

In partnership with ITV and Raycom Media, Bill hosts “America Now,” and his views on business and entrepreneurship are much sought after by programs including Today, The View, Rachael Ray and several CNBC shows. He is regularly featured in major print media across the USA.

Bill’s life experience is distilled into the New York Times bestseller You’re Hired: How To Succeed in Business and Life. Another very popular book by Bill is Beyond the Lemonade Stand that teaches young people the value of money and how it’s never too early to start becoming a success. All profits from this book go to charity, something that is close to Bill’s heart; he travels to Haiti to help build homes for earthquake victims and is an active member of the board of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.

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    Powerhouse Entrepreneur, Investor, Leadership Coach & Bestselling Author

    As a purpose-driven presenter and motivational speaker, Bill Rancic has traveled to every part of the globe, sharing his life experiences and business acumen with tens of thousands of leaders, businesses and organizations on a variety of important topics. His expertise ranges from why some companies thrive in chaos — and others don’t — to the leadership behaviors needed in a world beset by turbulence, uncertainty and dramatic change.

    What makes Bill so unique is that he is both a student and teacher of leadership and has a healthy obsession with what makes great companies and leaders tick. Bill and his wife Giuliana Rancic can also uplift any corporate event through multiple life lesson presentations.

    Rancic appears regularly on numerous daytime broadcast and cable television programs.

    Bill Rancic burst onto the national scene when he was hired as the winner of the first season of NBC’s breakthrough program “The Apprentice”.

    Currently, Bill is speaking to businesses and organizations around the world on motivational and business topics.

    Bill makes regular appearances on numerous daytime broadcast and cable television programs such as Today, The View, Rachael Ray and various CNBC programs to talk to viewers about business and entrepreneurship. He also regularly appears in many major national, regional and local print outlets throughout the country.

    A published author of a New York Times best-selling book, Bill wrote You’re Hired: How To Succeed In Business And Life. This book chronicles Bill’s successful life, experience and proven advice. He continued to make a name for himself as an author by writing Beyond the Lemonade Stand to help educate and motivate young people worldwide about the value of money and how to leverage skills, talents and abilities at an early age. All proceeds from the sale of this book have gone to charity. Bill has also co-authored I Do…Now What with his wife Giuliana Rancic where they share secrets to everlasting love.

    After graduating cum laude from Loyola University, Bill went on to become a successful entrepreneur when he founded Cigars Around The World, a monthly online subscription-based retailer that became a multi-million dollar enterprise.

    Today he is a highly sought after motivational speakers on the subject of entrepreneurship and business. Bill shares his entertaining lessons that vary from a pancake business he started with his grandmother at age 10 to his current ventures as small business spokesman, restaurant owner and real estate developer.

    Highly engaged in charitable activities, Bill completed several trips to Haiti, building homes for victims of the earthquake. He is also an active board member for the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.

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Bill Rancic's Speech Descriptions

Bill Rancic draws on his lifelong experience as an entrepreneur to offer a series of entertaining and thought-provoking keynotes that will inspire and motivate his audience.

He explores the possibilities and challenges of being an entrepreneur in a corporate world and the ways in which a business can keep an even keel through uncertain times. One of Bill’s particular areas of expertise is real estate and he can elucidate the future for that business.

A passionate innovator, Bill demonstrates why innovation is an absolute essential for your company and how you can start the innovation ball rolling.

The Pause and Pivot Method

From a boat washing business in college to a million-dollar business and restaurant empire, Bill Rancic’s road to success has been paved with the ups and downs that anyone in business will have to overcome. This is a story you might hear again and again in the world of business speaking, but that does not mean Bill Rancic isn’t unique. He is. Bill is different.

What makes Bill different is his adaptability in an ever-changing business world, and his willingness to adopt strategies that reject conventional wisdom in the industry. He has been shaking up the old school business model from his first job out of college to his latest restaurant opening. This separated him from the pack while he crafted a personal and professional brand that has now established him as a household name. Now, your employees and business audiences worldwide can learn how he did it, right from the source.

His presentation will include a variety of success methods, including the new Pause and Pivot Method, created exclusively by Bill for these engagements. He will share this totally new technique, teaching audiences how to evaluate their business techniques in a methodical manner that will make them more productive in both long- and short-term situations. And productivity is key, after all. Providing this fresh ground-level perspective into the steps needed to pause and gain a deeper perspective, will help you pivot to reach the ultimate goal.

Bill will share takeaways that are immediately applicable in a range of business models and sizes. For anyone who wants to increase their return on investment, improve market share, or reap the benefits of a more productive, motivated workforce, Bill can help you grow. You just have to take advantage of this opportunity and learn to pause, pivot, and succeed.

    Some of Bills Speaking Topics:

    • How to think long term in a short term world
    • How to use challenging times to your advantage
    • The future of real estate in America as we know it...
    • How to manage and lead your team in times of uncertainty... educate, motivate, activate
    • How to think like an entrepreneur in corporate America
    • Innovation... the blood line to your future
    • How to recognize and seize opportunity as a sales team

What People are Saying about Seeing Bill Speak

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I wanted to personally thank you for speaking at our Summit. We received great feedback on your keynote from the post-conference survey we sent out. Thanks again for supporting our first summit! We would love to have you back at one of our events in the future.

Sublime, Masterclass, Masterful, Insightful. From moving from a business leader of a Fortune 1000 company to an 18 year-old athlete to a panel of celebrities from different walks of life – no one but Bill Rancic can pull that off. I mean NO ONE.

It was a pleasure meeting and working with you on the PowerNet Business Mixer. We appreciate all that you did to make the event a huge success. The voice messages and e-mails are still pouring in with only positive comments.

On behalf of the High Desert Opportunity Committee, thank you for speaking at our October conference. The information you provided was exceptional because it works on both a business and personal level… I also wanted to thank you for being so kind and accommodating to our attendees during the meet and greet and for taking a picture of the committee.

No matter the size of the group, Bill Rancic is the secret weapon. His poise and class is something that cannot be taught. Particularly, in times of tremendous change, Bill is a constant source of education, motivation and activation, leaving all those in the audience inspired and ready to take on the world.

On behalf of the entire team at IPG, Thank you for attending and speaking at our conference last Saturday. Everyone was very impressed and pleased with your talk.

On behalf of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Tourism and the Illinois Council of Convention and Visitor Bureaus, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation for your assistance with the How to Succeed in Business and Life session. Your time and effort helped make an enjoyable and educational experience. We appreciate you sharing your expertise with our audience.

On behalf of Fiserv, it is with sincere appreciation that I thank you for your recent participation as our motivational speaker at the employee event in Lake Mary. Not only were you inspiring, but your stories left the audience with much-needed enthusiasm. We were particularly pleased with your ability to incorporate the specific words and phrases we had previously mentioned seamlessly into your presentation.

“Thanks so much for fitting our MMLA conference into Bill’s busy schedule. He was wonderful!! All my surveys from the attendees gave him an ‘excellent’ review!”
    Joanne Misuraca, Executive Director, Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association

“The Rancics were a huge hit at our event. I was so impressed with them from a planner’s standpoint. They took interest in the company and I could tell they were invested in delivering a message that was appropriate for our audience. They were so genuine and personable with our attendees. Taking the time to get to know our top leaders and stopping to take picture or talk with anyone who stopped them. Such a great couple.”
    Maskcara Beauty

“Bill was an absolute hit! His sincerity and down to earth manner allowed the group to easily identify with him and his message about facing your fear and never giving up was very well received. We also appreciated Bill taking the time to answer everyone’s questions, take photos and sign all of the books. The group was absolutely buzzing afterwards. A superb start to our conference!”
    Emma Le Breton, Sales and Marketing Administrator, ING Life

“Not only was Bill the perfect speaker, tying in his personal business experience, leadership characteristics and business success tips for navigating change, he was simply a great, sincere person with whom everyone enjoyed conversing. Our group was very pleased with his presentation.”
    Julie A. Bellamy, VP – Global Human Resources, AEES

“The event was wonderful – Bill exceeded our expectations and I have heard nothing but wonderful comments, including several voice and e-mails. I truly appreciate all of the effort both of you made – the event was a total success. In fact, we had to bring in extra chairs after the event began. The president of Fox Communities Credit Union said in effect, ‘Anyone can make a speech, when Bill answered questions from the audience; you saw that there was a real intellect behind the man!'”
    Carolyn B. Nankervis, President, MarketWise Consulting Group, Inc

Partial Client List:
Midwest A.C.E.
Wake Forest University
University of Chicago
Ohio State University
Leo Burnett
Allstate Insurance Company
LaSalle Bank

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Books by Bill Rancic:

I Do, Now What?

I Do, Now What?

Five million viewers tuned in to The Style Network for Giuliana DePandi and Bill Rancic’s fairy tale wedding in Italy, as the passions, tears, and champagne flowed. But what happened once the honeymoon was over? After all, she’s been stationed in Los Angeles as one of E! Entertainment’s most popular personalities, and he’s kept his home in Chicago, where this handsome winner of The Apprentice has been busy running an empire of his own. How, we’ve wondered, is this marriage really working out?

With all the funny, frank, and characteristically down-to-earth personality that fans of their hit reality show, Giuliana and Bill, have come to adore, this glamorous couple takes you behind the scenes of their real-life marriage. Like all newlyweds, they’ve faced the big issues that wedlock manages to invite, including money (to merge or not?), household chores (she’s disorganized, he’s a neat freak), arguments (without staying mad), and trying to have a baby (it’s not as easy as they thought!). Sharing their newfound and sometimes hard-won insights, they offer suggestions on such topics as communication, giving and receiving support, trust and jealousy, quality time, friends and in-laws, fighting fair, and sex and romance.

A must-read for newly married couples, or those about to take the plunge, or anyone who wants to know the secrets of everlasting love, I Do, Now What? is an upbeat real-world resource for the most ambitious journey of a couple’s life: marriage!

You’re Hired
Bill Rancic, winner of the hit TV show The Apprentice, tells how anyone can become their own personal success in both business and life, using his own experiences as a self-made entrepreneur.

Getting back to basics, Rancic shares insights about his own path to The Apprentice—his work ethic, top business strategies, and lessons learned competing on the show, working for Donald Trump—and offers a practical, step-by-step guide to climbing the success ladder from first job to Boardroom. From valuable lessons learned as a budding ten year old entrepreneur pitching pancake sales; to starting his own small business to pay for college; to launching an on-line cigar company now worth millions—Rancic proves you don’t need to be a Harvard MBA to be a success in business.

Includes a foreword by Donald Trump!

Beyond The Lemonade Stand
Want to go on a money-making adventure? In Beyond the Lemonade Stand, Bill Rancic, winner of the smash-hit show The Apprentice, coaches you on how to succeed in business—while being smart, fair, and helping those who need it.


    • 20 ideas for your own kid business and 5 easy steps to get each one started
    • Stories from Bill about how to be honest and come out on top!
    • Words of advice from super celebrities such as Donald Trump and Andy Roddick on how they learned to succeed
    • Thoughts about how you can share your successes with others, by helping those who need it
    • A build-your-own business worksheet that will turn your ideas into reality.

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