Brian Tracy is a Canadian-born American motivational public speaker and self-development author. 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. His seminars on leadership, goals, motivation, time management, and success psychology draw capacity audiences.
Tracy was born on 5 January 1944, in Canada to a family that struggled financially and had very few luxuries in life. He was a high school drop out and started his career as a laborer, working in several physically demanding jobs during his teenage years.
When Brian Tracy turned twenty, he left Canada to travel the world like he had always dreamed of. After driving to North America he got a ship to England and then cycled to France, Spain, and Gibraltar. Tracy also drove through the harsh and sometimes life threatening Sahara Desert with a couple friends, and eventually settled in Johannesburg, South Africa for two years where he worked and lived. After briefly returning to London to work, Tracy traveled through areas of Europe, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, and Singapore. He then spent a further 2 years working and living in Thailand, Asia.
The 8 years of travel and adventure molded the life of Tracy. He worked with the famous Dr. Albert Schweitzer, experienced life and death situations, and trained with martial arts experts to gain his black belt in Shotokan Karate. Tracy has since traveled to more than 80 countries throughout the world.
Brian Tracy is the Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company he founded in 1984. Brian Tracy International provides counseling on leadership, selling, self-esteem, goals, strategy, creativity and success psychology. The company is headquartered in Bankers Hill, San Diego, California.
Prior to founding his company, Brian had served as the Chief Operating Officer of a development company. He has had careers in sales and marketing, investments, real estate development and syndication, importation, distribution and management consulting. He has traveled and worked in more than 107 countries on six continents. Currently, he is serving as the President of three companies headquartered in Solana Beach, California. He teaches sales, time management, personal development and leadership.
Brian Tracy speaks four languages and has shared his winning insights with hundreds of thousands of eager men and women around the world. He is an avid reader of management, psychology, economics, metaphysics, and history.
He is the author of over 70 books that have been translated into dozens of languages. His popular books are Earn What You’re Really Worth, Eat That Frog!, and The Psychology of Achievement. As an author, he has been largely collected by libraries worldwide.
He is married to Barbara and lives in San Diego with their 4 children.