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How to Build
a Positive Attitude

and keep the darn thing!

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A Guide to Igniting Your life

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Positive Attitude and Peak Performance Expert Charlie Adams


New in 2014! A powerful new motivational presentation from Charlie Adams!


'More Than a Miracle!'


The unforgettable story of how the Miracle on Ice U.S. hockey team of 1980 made America feel good about itself again!

After extensive research, former broadcast journalist Charlie Adams takes you deeper than you have ever been into HOW that group of college kids beat the Soviets - the greatest hockey team ever - and then won Gold in Lake Placid.

It was more than a miracle. It was incredible work ethic, embracing change, becoming a total team, remarkable attitudes and the historic leadership of their coach, Herb Brooks.

Book this experience now! Charlie has tailored editions for corporate, college/school and church audiences.

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"Charlie Adams' new talk on the US hockey team's miracle on ice was incredible. I had actually never heard even the full story of this amazing team. But to hear Charlie's passion about this group of men who came together for a common goal, I felt like their legacy came alive. The energy, patriotism and inspiration in the room was palpable. What a powerful story!"
-Stephanie Patka
Exec. Dir. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart Co.

"Thank you, Charlie Adams, for your inspirational talk on how the 1980 USA Hockey Team's Miracle on Ice actually happened! I literally had to choke back tears about 5 times ..... and I now feel as if I can do ANYTHING!!
-Christopher, Pataro
Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels Law Firm

"'More Than a Miracle' is a spectacular motivational presentation - one of the best talks I have ever attended, and that goes back through 47 years of working for the Naval Academy and Notre Dame."  
-Bobby Bayliss

"I had the unbelievable opportunity to hear an in depth, behind the scenes story of that team and the "Miracle" from Charlie Adams. He does an amazing job of sharing what we can take into our own lives from this group that made America feel good about itself again. This story should never be forgotten and Charlie explains the leadership lessons, team building lessons and life lessons that everyone can benefit from. THIS IS A MUST HEAR! "  
-Scott LaPlace
Staff, Lakeland High School

"I appreciated the opportunity to hear 'More Than a Miracle.' Outstanding, Inspirational, Challenging talk. There are so many parallels from the sports world to the business community - teamwork, passion, change management, continuous improvement, discipline, skill development, and of course leadership. Thanks for inspiring me to consider how I lead both
myself and those around me."
-Ron Zeltwanger
Central Region President, First Source Bank

"Charlie, after I left the presentation I kept reflecting back to the
awesome message and how much this message will impact the community. Tucked Inside this amazing story are so many life lessons and Charlie you deliver them in a way that will capture the hearts of all who hear."
-Kelly Hall Wiening
Pre-Paid Legal Services

"Your program on the backstory of Lake Placid and lessons from the Miracle on Ice was awesome! It was everything we wanted and more for our 2015 annual conference."
-Laurie Sherck
Shipshewana Retail Merchants

"Wow! Where to begin? Absolutely loved the How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing presentation by Charlie Adams at the 2013 SERNRA Conference in Louisville. I took away SO many life lessons from the presentation. So many examples of the way a positive attitude can make such a difference in your life and the life of others. So many stories I shared with my 3 daughters."

Carmen Freeman

Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

"Charlie's presentation to our Customer Logistics group was insightful and provided excellent examples of solution centered approaches, how to be more positive at work, and work / life balance. Several employees commented that Charlie's presentation was a great start to the day."

Mary Benchik

Logistics Manager, Bayer Healthcare

"Charlie, thank you so much for kicking off our Employee Training Day! Your message was engaging and motivational. Our staff is still talking about your address and we are enjoying your book as well. Keep spreading the positive message - Stoke the Fire!"

Renea Boots

H.R., Farmers State Bank

"At the anti-money laundering and anti-fraud conference in Antigua I was able to hear a fantastic talk brilliantly delivered by Charlie Adams. Charlie spoke with emphasis, vehemence, yet with a lot of emotion about the importance of humor, attitude and optimism. His broad experience as a professional communicator transpired in every one of his phrases and sentences. He left us all thinking, feeling, reflecting about our gifts and the need to constantly stoke our internal fire, if we want to succeed and transcend. Charlie raised the bar, and set the tone for the rest of the conference!"

Juan Llanos

Unidos Financial Services, Inc.
New York, NY

Charlie Adams was the MC and keynote speaker for Rieth-Riley's company conference. Charlie brings real-life experience and enthusiasm to his presentations. He engages his audience in such a manner that instinctively that drives home his topic. Charlie's use of humor is a quality that leaves his audience both educated and entertained. I would highly recommend Charlie as a corporate speaker!

Denny Hanna

Director of H.R., Rieth-Riley Construction Services

Having Charlie speak to our inaugural group of Titanium Award recipients was a fantastic start to our event. His energy and passion for life is contagious, and definitely came through in his presentation. In addition, he was extremely easy to work with as we coordinated schedules and other details.

Melissa West

Event Planner, Biomet

His affect on teachers and administrators here at North Montgomery was awesome and was the injection of enthusiasm we all needed to start another school year.

Dr. Robert Brower

Superintendent for North Montgomery CSC


Charlie delivers a 90 minute edition of 'Stoke' to employees of Laidig Systems, mixing motivation, audience interaction, and video clips in a message of 'Being the Best You Can Be!'






Charlie Adams specializes in igniting events and people with the Stoke the Fire Within message.

Longtime trusted Speaker Charlie Adams is the creator of the Stoke the Fire Within keynote and the How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing!!! seminar/keynote.


As an award winning Sports Broadcast Journalist and Positive News Reporter for 23 years at Television stations across America, Charlie had access to on fire peak performers and amazing attitudes. He shares their secrets in his rip roaring presentations!


Adams is the author of four books on positive attitude and peak performance including "Stoke the Fire Within" (2008) and the upcoming book "How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing!! (Spring 2013)


If your people or your event needs someone to come in a share a heartfelt message filled with positive success tools, energy, humor and unforgettable stories, Charlie will be there for you.


His two highly requested topics are:


Stoke the Fire Within -
this classic keynote has been utilized at hundreds of corporate, educator and church events. It inspires and reinvigorates audience members about the value of seeking excellence, being a team player, service, and having an inner fire and a deep care to be the best you can be every day!


For more on the "Stoke the Fire Within message" click here


How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing!! - this longtime popular keynote/seminar is something every person should experience. The most requested form is his 2 hour or half day seminar delivered multiple times over a day or two days so that all employees can attend. Using videos, stories, discussion and a book to write in, Adams shares powerful insights on positive self talk, the power of initial positive spin, exercise and nutrition, work/life balance, how to be as positive as possible in any work environment and more!


For more on "How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing!!" click here


Charlie Adams inspires iAB Financial Bank team members at their 2014 team building retreat!


Charlie Adams delivers 'Stoke the Fire Within' to over 1500 people on the island of Curacao to ignite the 2012 Start Conference at the World Conference Center

Charlie stokes the fire within all of the branches of Farmers State Bank during their 2012 President's Day Retreat

Charlie shares peak performance secrets with Cressy and Everett Real Estate during their 2013 Kick Off meeting!

Charlie shares peak performance and the power of attitude tools with American Electric Power team members!

Paragon Medical brought Charlie in to deliver Stoke the Fire Within to their top Sales Managers from around the world

Examples of how the Stoke the Fire Within keynotes/breakouts have been utilized:

Stoke the Fire Within keynotes/breakouts:

  • Farmers State Bank President's Day Retreat (90 minute Stoke the Fire Within presentation to end their Day)
  • Start Conference on Island of Curacao (60 minute presentation to inspire hundreds of students before they leave to study in Holland)
  • Harmony Spring Conference at French Lick (IN) Resort (60 minute presentation on TEAM to Educators, Administrators and Staff
  • Four Flags Chamber of Commerce Salute To Business Awards dinner ('On Fire Customer Service' keynote)
  • Laidig Systems Strategic Planning Day (90 minute Stoke the Fire Within presentation to set the tone for their day of planning)
  • Buchanan (MI) Schools Educator/Staff Retreat (90 minute presentation to end the day of their annual event)
  • Eagle Academy Retreat, Toledo, Ohio (60 minute 'Stoke' presentation)
  • Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame (45 minute "Excellence in Customer Service" luncheon keynote at annual staff event)
  • 6th Grade Recognition Day, Cleveland Elementary School (60 minute "Stoke the Fire Within" presentation to recognize and challenge students)
  • Training Day for City of Elkhart Custodians, Tepe Sanitary ("Stoke the Fire Within" 60 minute keynote to set the tone for Day of Training)
  • Water's Edge United Methodist Church Family First Event (60 minute Stoke the Fire Within)
  • Biomet, Inc. (keynote to set the tone of Titanium Awards Retreat)
  • Indiana State Association of Health Underwriters Convention
    (opening keynote to set tone of Conference, Indianapolis)
  • Global Compliance Solutions Conference (opening keynote, annual
    Conference, Cayman Islands)
  • Arizona Multihousing Association Conference (keynote and breakout, Phoenix)
  • Illinois Credit Union League Conference (keynote and breakout, Chicago)
  • Michigan Teachers Conference (opening keynote, Frankenmuth, MI)
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District annual In-Service
    (opening keynote and breakouts)
  • Upward Awards Night
  • Liberty Mutual (Embracing Change conference)
  • Lafayette Savings Bank (Staff Retreat, Lafayette, IN)
  • Securitas Security Services (keynote to conclude Leadership
    Conference, Houston, TX)
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