Phil Callaway

Phil Callaway is an award-winning author and speaker, known worldwide for his humorous yet perceptive look at life. He is the best-selling author of twenty books including Laughing Matters, Who Put My Life On Fast Forward? I Used to Have Answers…Now I Have Kids, Making Life Rich Without Any Money, and Honey, I Dunked the Kids and the forthcoming Family Squeeze. Phil’s writings have been translated into languages like Polish, Chinese, Spanish, German, Dutch, Indonesian, and English (one of which he speaks fluently!)

Phil’s list of accomplishments also includes shutting off the TV to listen to his children’s questions (twice), taking out the garbage without being told (once), and convincing his high school sweetheart to marry him (once).

Described as “Dave Barry with a message,” Callaway is a popular speaker for corporations, conferences, camps, and marriage retreats. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television, and partners with Compassion, an international child development agency. Phil’s writings have won more than a dozen international awards.


Topic & Presentation Information

How do you spell success?

Popular at corporate events, this talk inspires listeners to turn obstacles into opportunities, learn from failure, ignite their passion, and discover a time-proven formula for true success that will lead to fulfilling work and outrageous joy. “You have no idea how this has improved things in our company,” writes one CEO (a repeat customer).

Learning to Laugh When Life Stinks

In this hilarious and inspirational talk, Callaway uncovers five secrets of a “skunkbuster.” Five secrets that separate those who resign from those who rejoice. Presented as a motivational session to corporations, a sermon in churches, and an inspirational talk at banquets, this seminar has been applauded by thousands across the nation. “I have not laughed this hard in years,” says Jim Butler of Seattle, “…and better yet, I’m leaving here a changed person tonight.”

Making Life Rich Without Spending Money

With gentle wit and wisdom, Callaway shares 5 fascinating characteristics of truly rich people—characteristics that have nothing to do with money and everything to do with real wealth. You’ll nod your head knowingly and sometimes laugh out loud as you’re reminded that the best things in life are not things, after all. Focus on the Family Weekend broadcaster Chris Fabry says, “This is like playing in Holy Sand. You’re having so much fun, you don’t realize how much has gone into your shoes and is sticking to your life.”

Slowing Down In a Speeded-up World

Too often the demands of life bring stress, fracture families, and steal the joy God intended us to experience. With practical insight and generous laughter, Callaway teaches 6 practical secrets to balancing your life, your work, and your family. Presented to corporations, leadership teams, and workshops, attendees have dubbed this motivational talk “inspiring,” and “life changing.”

Raising Your Kids Without Raising Your Blood-pressure

This hilarious presentation traces the joys of parenting from the early daze through toddlerhood and on into the white knuckle teenager years! Laugh with award-winning storyteller Phil Callaway as you learn practical parenting solutions, and are reminded of the lessons even our children teach us when we listen. Brimming with hope, this talk inspires confidence in listeners, and hope that even at the worst of times, the best is coming. “I am better equipped to pray for my children now,” says Betty Dunn of Oregon, “and I am filled with hope. Thank you so much. This is exactly what I needed.”

Three C’s to a Fabulous Marriage

Marriage is no laughing matter. Until now! Popular at Valentine’s and all-year round, Phil offers practical insight from “a husband in progress” about sticking together during tough times, communicating when your husband appears to be deaf, and discovering a faith that changes everything. One warning: People have fallen off chairs laughing during this performance. Better yet, they have laughed until the tears come, as they are reminded of the lasting legacy of a godly marriage, and the keys to staying committed even when our world is falling apart.