Ilan Shamir is an author and inspirational keynote speaker, bringing stories of life, growth and hope to conferences, organizations and events nationwide. He is the author of many books including Advice from a Tree, PoetTree-The Wilderness I Am, Tree Cebrations!, The True Nature of Designing Successful Products, A Thousand Things Went Right Today! and Simple Wisdom. He has also created a beautiful line of journals, stationery items and posters. Ilan has over twenty-five years of experience in product design and marketing. During the early 1970’s Ilan played a key role in the development of the very successful UNCOLA® campaign for 7UP® at their world headquarters. He later developed successful Willy Wonka confection products for Sunline Brands.
Ilan developed Greeting Seeds®, the greeting cards containing creative messages and gifts of seeds, teas, potpourri, spices, bubble bath and cocoa. Over twenty million cards have been sold and have delighted consumers around the world. His line of A Thousand Things Went Right Today! includes books, journals, posters, music cd’s, and a variety of kits to help organizations build strong teams, enhance morale and reduce stress. 30,000 staff and teachers have made this the most requested program ever in Northern California. The program has also been repeatedly used by the US military, city and county governments, corporations and educational institutions.
Your True Nature, Inc. is a leader in sustainable practices. An annual contribution is made to the One Percent for the Planet organization, the company’s fleet is hybrid vehicles and business operations strictly adhere to Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Replant.
At Washington University in St. Louis, Ilan graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors and Who’s who in American Colleges and Universities. For his tree and community involvement, Ilan has received recognition as a prestigious Founder of the New Northwest, proclamation from the City of Fort Collins naming a day after him, as well as recognition from Senators and the President of the United States.
Ilan has received press coverage in over 100 major media including The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio-All Things Considered, Good Housekeeping, The London Times, Tokyo Journal, Success Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Money Magazine, Leers and numerous newspapers, television and radio shows around the country.
He is a member of the National Speakers Association, The National Storytelling Network and The National Association for Interpretation and past Vice President of the Colorado Chapter of the National Speakers Association.