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About Bryant McGill

Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Activist and Social Entrepreneur

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Bryant McGill is a best-selling author, speaker and activist in the fields of self-development, personal freedom and human rights. His prolific writings and small aphorisms have been published in hundreds of books and thousands of works by other authors and thought leaders. Bryant's writings have been published by Oprah's Lifeclass, The Chopra Center, Simon & Schuster, Random House, HarperCollins, Wiley, McGraw Hill, For Dummies and Writer's Digest. McGill was the subject of a front-page cover story in the WALL STREET JOURNAL and was listed as one of, "the greatest leaders, writers and thinkers of all time." in Inc. Magazine, and among "the brightest minds in human history" by the Foundation for a Better Life. In an official Congressional commendation, the nation's leaders applauded McGill's, "highly commendable life's work," as a Goodwill Ambassador and founder of the Nobel Peace Prize nominated, Goodwill Treaty for World Peace. His thoughts on civil discourse and diplomacy have been featured by President Clinton's Foundation. Bryant has delivered speeches with diverse groups, from the Los Angeles Mayor's Office and Chief of the LAPD, to the United Nations, with Dr. Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and the UN Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs.

As a self-help and positive psychology thought-leader, McGill's works have been endorsed by the former president of the American Psychological Association and have appeared  in Psychology Today, programs by Oprah and Deepak Chopra, and in Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. McGill's works have been referenced and published by educational authorities such as the dean of NYU School of Medicine, Dartmouth University, The George Lucas Educational Foundation, and have been implemented into a campus installation at Bangkok University. His writings are regularly used in the curriculum at the university level and have received positive reviews from professors at Columbia, Stanford and NYU.

McGill is on a quest to prove that life is still beautiful, and that all people have the power to have a better life and world — NOW. References | Photos

"I live in Southern California with my life partner Jenni, and I have three amazing daughters. I am a simple person, who as a boy, ran around barefoot on a dirt-road in Alabama — dreaming of being a writer. I am probably best known as a writer of pithy sayings and small, simple aphorisms which have found their way into tens-of-thousands of publications, including by some of the biggest publishers in the world. I love to inspire people and show them their inner-beauty. My mission is to cause people to consider kinder ways in which we could do business, structure our relationships and treat the world."
— Bryant McGill


The only hope of transforming the world from the 'tsunami of violence' is for each of us to Become the Change We Wish To See in the World. Bryant McGill shows us the way.

— Dr. Arun M. Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

Strong, wonderful words and thoughts!

— Michael Douglas, Film Legend & Humanitarian

Bryant McGill is a caring, global citizen with a world-view of confronting the hard issues. Bryant is a dynamic change agent you should know!
— Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service
Beautiful... (Simple Reminders)

— Paulo Coelho, New York Times Best-Selling Author

A peaceful voice for change in a corrupt world.

— Larry Flynt / Hustler Magazine
Publisher and Free Speech Activist. Landmark Supreme Court Case Winner

Bryant McGill is a creative innovator and unconventional change agent. He is making a difference in the world through his positive social media presence. Bryant is a master of long-range strategy with a powerful story! I applaud his commitment to positive change.
— Guy Kawasaki
Former Apple Chief Evangelist, Google Advisor and New York Times Best-Selling Author
Bryant's insight is brilliant and life-changing.
— Dr. Steve Maraboli
Internationally Acclaimed Behavioral Research Scientist

Where to find Him

Bryant's writings and small aphorisms are regularly used in major network TV programs, newspapers, political speeches, peer-reviewed journals, college textbooks, academic papers and theses, and by university presidents and deans in non-violence programs and college ceremonies. His writings are some of the all-time most virally shared posts in social media surpassing top-shared posts by Barack Obama and the New York Times. He posts regularly on People Magazine's #CelebsUnfiltered and on Huffington Post Celebrity, and his writings, aphorisms and "Simple Reminders" can also be found on-line around the world and at About.com, WashingtonPost.com, OriginMagazine.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Inc.com, PositivelyPositive.com, TheDailyLove.com, Values.com, Lifebyme.com, TinyBuddha.com, DailyGood.org, PsychologyToday.com, PsychCentral.com, Beliefnet.com, ElephantJournal.com, MindBodyGreen.com, Lifehack.org, Upworthy.com, Edutopia.org, Alltop.com and Examiner.com.

Poet, Communicator and Linguist

Bryant has had a fascination with communications, words, language (including programming) and linguistics for the majority of his life. McGill is the editor and author of the McGill English Dictionary of Rhyme as featured in Smart Computing Magazine. He was also the author of Poet's Muse: Associative Reference for Writer's Block, and Living Language: Proximal Frequency Research Reference. His writings and award-winning language tools are used as part of the curriculum at the university level, and by numerous Grammy-winning and Multi-Platinum recording artists. He is a classically-trained poet who received private tutelage, mentorship and encouragement from the protege and friend of English-born American writer W.H. Auden, and from American Academy of Arts and Letters inductee and founding Editor of the Paris Review, the late George Plimpton. Later in his life he studied and traveled for a number of years with Dr. Allan W. Eckert, an Emmy Award winning, seven-time Pulitzer Prize nominated author. As an expert wordsmith, he has been published and quoted in Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals; Word Savvy: Use the Right Word Every Time, All The Time; Power Verbs for Presenters: Hundreds of Verbs and Phrases to Pump Up Your Speeches and Presentations; and The Language of Language: A Linguistics Course for Starters.

Recent Feature on Fox's Lou Dobbs

Authentic Leadership Presenter

Social Entrepreneur Thought Leader

Featured on Oprah and Deepak Programs

Campus Installation at Bangkok University

Featured Thoughts on Civil Discourse

New York Times Best-Selling Series Feature


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