Entering a large room filled with students or
educators of all backgrounds and experiences, Duane’s incredible energy
draws attention and curiosity. Immediately Duane engages the audience,
intrigues the educators with his unique perspective, and reminds them of
their passion for helping youth. Students are drawn to his candid talk and
personal story of success in diverse fields. He vividly presents the
students' perspective to the importance of taking responsibility for our
actions and valuing educators. Duane is the breath of fresh air and
understanding that educators and students seek. Duane’s philosophy on
learning is: “You are human, humans make mistakes, make sure that yours
are new ones, not old ones that you can learn from parents, mentors and
Duane's open-minded, interactive, "possibility thinking" style engages
all audiences. He pries their minds open and hits them in the heart with a
message that is long lasting and has tremendous take-home value. Duane's
clients include schools, civic groups and clubs, medical groups and
not-for-profit groups. His philosophy on speaking is simple: "I don't
teach subjects...I teach people!
In the past twenty years, Duane has traveled the globe receiving
standing ovations from audiences as small as 20 and as large as 4,000. His
client list includes schools, public service clubs and other
organizations. He has made presentations or training seminars in fifteen
states, ten foreign countries on 5 continents.
Duane’s success in very diverse technical and social fields has given
him an unusual resume. Here is a short list.
As a senior in high school he opened and operated a TV repair shop.
His arrest for a draft card demonstration in 1961, it was a test case,
eventually ending the draft program.
Worked in the artificial heart department of the Cleveland Clinic in
62-63 and brought Ham radio technology in to monitor the heart function
with radio telemetry.
Opened a BMW motorcycle repair shop to become the youngest dealer at
29. It became one of the top 3 in the nation.
Sold out and entered “retirement” at the age of 33.
Coached competition level pool in 1980 that won the USA championship.
1981, was the top selling BMW dealership salesperson in the USA.
In 1984, while on a scientific and radio expedition, was ship wrecked
on a deserted island in the South Pacific.
1985, Supervised the Stanford Research Institute survey team to
appraise radar sites for Doppler weather radar. Watched the space shuttle
1991, He was the first American Ham operator to operate from Mongolia.
1992, Contracted to work in Antarctica as supervisor of the motor pool.
93-95, Inspector for Federal airport construction.
1997, Lived in The Czech Republic and taught English.
1999, Trainer and inspector for building cellular telephone sites.
v Learn how your basic attitude and education can take you to your
v Students, learn to trust and use your “unique self” to achieve your
v Learn the world of travel as part of your education.
Technical and training topics
v Advanced position theory in Billiards (workshop)
v Designing an artificial heart. For grades 3 thru 8
v Restoring late 30s to mid 70s BMW motorcycles
v Learning Morse code as a language (workshop)
v Application, building and testing of the full wave loop antenna
v Amateur radio DX-peditions.
v Cellular telephone site construction standards.
For fee and scheduling information, contact Duane Ausherman