The Last HurrahJerry Vitale, with a degree in Psychology & Biology from the University of Pittsburgh and post-graduate work at LaSalle University in Clinical Psychology, began his career in direct sales in the field as a representative for Enviro-tech International selling waterless car wash.  Within four years he built a large sales organization, sold the business and joined the corporate team, becoming the National Director of Sales, wherein he learned the corporate side of operating a direct selling company.

In 2001 Jerry became the Vice President of Sales for Southern Living at Home.  During his tenure and with his leadership the company recruited over 40,000 sales representatives and grew to over $200 million in the company’s fourth year, making Southern Living at Home one of the fastest growing party plan companies of all time.  After 8 years Jerry began a consulting business, AwesVitale, with his longtime business partner. This led to a 4 year position as Vice President of Willow House, a party plan company specializing in high end home décor.

“Jerry’s ability to hold an audience on the edge of their seat while at the same time building competences is unsurpassed. His unique story telling brings relevancy to essential content and his delivery leaves participants wanting more. Genuine, authentic, and passionate”. Bill Shaw-Former President, TOHE-Reader’s Digest and CEO Southern Living at Home

Since 1995 Jerry has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people in meeting rooms, large and small, across the country.  And now Jerry brings a message to you in his first online audio series entitled “You’re a Gift”.  This is a series of stories about real life ‘gift givers’ from whom Jerry has gleaned gifts of conventional wisdom through the years. This series of audios is intended to be 5 minutes of weekly uplift for you, your colleagues, your organization.

-“Jerry will deliver a message that is exactly what you are looking for. He is sharp, focused and well prepared. His mix of motivation and proven skills will be an outstanding addition to any event”.  Bryan Thayer-President, & Author of “Life Leaves Clues”

Jerry is available for speaking engagements for your national, regional and local meetings, conference calls, as well as one-on-one or small group coaching sessions, in person, by phone or by Skype.  Count on presentations that are customized, clear, energetic, born of experience and essentially fun.  Send your requests to

2 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Pam Scott

    Very exciting Jerry! So glad you decided to keep sharing your positive messages with the world. I’ll be listening each week!

    1. Jerry Vitale Post author

      Oh Pam I so love your BIG THINKING that people around the world might hear a message or two. I guess you have to believe it to see it right. Thanks for the past 13 years of support, friendship, companionship, and always reminding me of where my true talent was. These messages are just for you and everyone like you who have done the same. Thanks and happy days…


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