Julie Ziglar Norman
Julie Ziglar Norman shared the Get Motivated platform with her legendary father, motivational icon Zig Ziglar, for several years before becoming the dynamic, disarming and refreshingly transparent inspirational speaker and author she is today. She is comfortable speaking to a small group of 25 or a venue of 25,000. Her unique experience of being raised by the motivators’ motivator has given her a perspective on life and work that keeps her audiences laughing, crying and taking notes. Continuing her father’s Legacy of Encouragement is an honor and a privilege that Julie never expected or sought but her willingness to accept the challenge is inspiring audiences in America and abroad. Her vibrant style of delivery, her honest and transparent assessment of life, and her willingness to share intimate details of personal failures, as well as personal triumphs, has made her a popular crowd favorite. As her famous father once did, Julie has shared the platform with greats like General Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Dr. Robert Schuller, Joe Montana, Lou Holtz, Steve Forbes, Sarah Palin, Goldie Hawn, Bill Cosby and many others. Julie served as her father’s editor for almost 20 years and is a winner of the coveted Guideposts Writers Workshop contest. Her background in sales, business management, and the service industry, as well as her experience as a wife, mother, step-parent and grandmother, enable her to relate well to just about everyone! Her book, published by Guideposts Books, Growing Up Ziglar: A Daughter’s Broken Journey from Heartache to Hope, is helping men and women get past their past and become the person God always intended for them to be. Julie lives in the sleepy little town of Alvord, Texas with her beloved husband of 29 years, Jim Norman. They have four children, twelve grandchildren, one great grandson, three rescued cats, four rescued dogs and two on purpose horses. Hobbies – Julie is an amateur Herpetologist and is proud to have been the first female non-academic President of the Texas Herpetological Society; the oldest and largest Herpetological Society in America. Her love of reptiles and amphibians was spawned in the swamp across the street from her childhood home in Columbia, S.C. Julie is also a life time horseback rider and bookaholic.