Zachariah Ballinger is a TEDX Motivational Speaker, Author, and Career Consultant. He speaks on topics including career development, leadership, job interviewing, passion & purpose, overcoming obstacles, entrepreneurship, change, sales, and leadership.
For 14 years he's helped high schools, colleges, non-profit organizations, corporations, and companies reach their true potential and discover purpose & passion. He's spoken to thousands of students and professionals at conferences, colleges, companies, seminars, and training events.
Zachariah Ballinger is Amazon's Bestselling author of, “The Hot Seat: How to Meet the Challenge of a New Era of Job Interviewing.”
Featured regularly at The University of Tennessee, Zachariah has also been featured by the Huffington Post, NBC, CBS, Southern Digest, Tri-City Times, Morgan County News, Jane Jackson Careers, and several other key outlets.
He's a dynamic speaker that can relate to anyone from students to working professionals needing a boost of energy. From the stage Zachariah brings a passion that is contagious, an energy that's undeniable, and innovative ideas that work in today's new complex world.
Zachariah holds a Bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Tennessee. He has 14 years of experience in sales, leadership, motivational speaking, training, and career development. He resides in Atlanta, GA.
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"We have had Zack come in twice and he has been outstanding! We found Zack to be a great presenter! He really knows how to connect with this generation of students. I would recommend Zack come in and present with any set of students on a college campus!"
-Daniel P., Career Consultant, The University of Tennessee
Zack was a highly engaging and thought-provoking speaker, he made you think of the interview process in a new way with tangible takeaways. With high energy and an engaging presentation style, Zach captured the audience's attention and left us all excited about the next "Hot Seat" interview!
-Shaun C, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Anthem
“Not only was the content substantial, the delivery Zack had was enthusiastic and lively. Zack helped us to reaffirm some critical interviewing process points before, during and after the interview. I would recommend having Zack speak if you have not heard him."
-Thomas B, Senior Internal Auditor, VCW
“Zack is a phenomenal speaker and his presentation was very informative to our state employee's career development. I highly recommend him as speaker, facilitator, or trainer for any organization looking to learn.”
-Justan S, President, Tennessee Correctional Association
“Zack was an impactful, motivational speaker at our annual business meeting. Our staff left motivated, inspired, and challenged!”
-Napoleon C, CEO, The House of Ing
“Zack is a dynamic presenter, master motivator, and one of the leading experts on job interviewing.”
-Neil W., Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Drake University.
“Zack's presentation was compelling and essential for interviewees at any stage in their career."
-James K, former hiring manager, Pfizer
“Zack was a great trainer, teacher, and a fantastic small group facilitator. He served as our trainer at my past company. He has the unique ability to hold the audience's attention while teaching information. Zack has the ability to captivate and engage audiences anytime he speaks. I highly recommend him for any event.”
-Wendy S., Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, Johnson & Johnson
"Hi, Zack, thank you so much for coming and sharing your knowledge with me and our students. I am still getting positive feedback from the students about the workshop. Again, thank you and I look forward to you coming back to share."
-Maria R, MBA, BSM Career Center Coordinator
"I have and will recommend Zack for any speaking event; he is the real deal."
-Gene C, Recruiter 21st Mortgage and past TACE president
"Thanks again for taking time out today to educate JU students on the importance of interviewing...the right way."
- Jeff M,Associate Director, Career Resource Center Jacksonville University
"I just wanted to say thank you again,again, for spending a portion of your Wednesday afternoon on our campus to help students ace their future interviews! You had a very engaged group, and they clearly appreciated the information and advice you shared in your presentation."
-Heather M,Assistant Director, Career Services Central Michigan University
"Thank you for coming to Hope's campus and sharing your passion for interviewing with our students. Your masterful grasp of the subject, your dynamic presentation style and your ability to engage effectively with your audience made for a sparkling program for our students."
-Dale A,Associate Dean, Director, Career Development Center Hope College