Speaker Information

Dr. Hal is a dynamic and inspirational speaker who shares his wealth of knowledge about the relationship between good character and the quality of life. People of all ages and in a variety of organizations have been enriched by his common sense, wisdom, and humor. He does one-hour keynote addresses, two-day workshops, and everything in between. He has made more than a thousand presentations in forty-three states and eight foreign countries since 1992.


  • 20 Things Good Teachers Do
  • 7 Choices We Make Every Day
  • Positive Words, Powerful Results
  • Character Education
  • Life’s Greatest Lessons
  • 10 Things Good Parents Do
  • Goals Are Dreams With Deadlines
  • The Habit of Being Thankful


  • Teachers at all grade levels
  • Parents with kids of all ages
  • Service organizations: Rotary, etc.
  • Kids at all grade levels
  • Places of worship
  • Business/professional groups


“Hal has the unique ability to captivate an audience immediately with his warmth, wit, and sincerity. it’s obvious that he loves life, and he has a special gift for bringing out the best in other people. His hard-earned wisdom is always evident in his compelling stories. He takes his listeners on a joyous journey into how life can be when we develop the true goodness that is inherent in all of us.”

Laura Nixon,
Senior Sales Director, Mary Kay Cosmetics

“Hal Urban has keynoted for several years at our Summer Institute in Character Education. Nobody gets higher evaluations. Nobody does a better job of combining humor, personal stories, and practical wisdom. Nobody is a more credible advocate of character education and living a life that matters. He is equally good at delivering an uplifting message to teachers, parents, and kids. That’s why we’ve recommended him to scores of groups around the country and around the world.”

Thomas Lickona, Ph.D.
State University of New York, Cortland

“As a program coordinator, I wish I could have Hal keynote every year. He is a phenomenal author, speaker, and human being. He exemplifies character and professionalism, and he touches people of all ages and walks of life with his positive energy and kindness.”

Shannon Ray, Ph.D.
University of Central Florida

“Hal’s outstanding delivery, humor, enthusiasm, and message have always earned him a standing ovation from a group of professional, business, and civic leaders who are accustomed to excellent speakers. I would recommend Hal Urban to any group that’s looking for a powerful and uplifting message.”

Thomas G. Bormes
Past Rotary International District Governor


For specific information about fees and scheduling, contact Hal directly.

Phone: 650/366-0882 or Email: halurban@halurban.com