George Milton

Author Bio

George Milton is the CEO of Failure Is Not The Problem, LLC, a consulting company that specializes in leadership development and training, life coaching, and motivational speaking. He is a United States Army Retired, Colonel who has over 30 years of experience as an internationally known Communicator, Coach, Mentor, Trainer Intuitive Counselor, Teacher, Inspirational Speaker, TV Co-Host and Author. George connects with people of all ages on all levels. He is a former University Assistant Professor who has extensive experience working with the federal government but also has a tremendous background in working within city government and community organizations. In his role as a Senior Staff Officer at European Command in Stuttgart, Germany he routinely briefed and spoke with Ambassadors. He has experience speaking to and training foreign government officials and delivering oration to foreign public entities. As the Division Chief of the Civil Partnership Division, at European Command, he led on an annual basis, a group of staff members to Oxford University, in Oxford, England on a two week trip to study and learn how to properly” Partner” with civilian agencies in support of military organizations.

George Milton’s straight-from-the-heart, passion and high-energy, motivates audiences to step beyond their limitations and into their greatness in many ways. Over the past decade, George has used his role from keynote speaker to Master Trainer, creating the kind of workshop learning experience that got him committed to personal-and-professional development. His charisma, warmth and humor have transformed ordinary people into extraordinary achievers by using his own life, and his in-depth study of others’ challenges, to build an understanding of what works, what doesn’t work, and why.

He is a Certified Trainer in Success Principles, successfully completing the competency examination, and adoption of the Canfield Code of Ethics.

When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but it really became clear that I had a strong desire to write when I was working on my first master’s degree. I was assigned to write a story on the birth of Jesus; Mary and Joseph from a modern perspective.  

What genre do you write and why?

Motivational/Inspirational/Leadership. I have spent most of my adult life as a leader, coach, mentor, trainer and in these roles, I have been able to help people become strong and effective leaders. For me it’s all about helping people become all that they are meant to be in their lives.  

Tell us about your latest book.

My latest book is entitled, Failure Is Not The Problem, It’s The Beginning Of Your Success. It’s all about changing a person’s mindset to understand failure is simply an experience. I engage and challenge the reader to embrace failure as the greatest resource to get her/him from where they are to where they are meant to be, on their way to becoming successful. During my research I found out that most people hate to even broach the topic of failure. Therefore, in conjunction with my book, I wrote a workbook and a journal to help ease as well as introduce my readers to the topic of failure and the positive aspects, rather than the negative expectations of failure. 

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Read, workout, swim, movies, travel, outdoors, dinner parties, dancing.

Who are your favourite authors?

Isabel Wilkerson, Retired General Colin Powell, John Steinbeck, Bob Woodward, Barrack Obama, J.K. Rowling, Seneca; the Roman Stoic.  

What advice do you have for other writers?

Stop procrastinating and get after it……….

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

Helping people transform their lives for the better through the process of creativity.

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