Wally Amos


The following is what I believe is my life mission. “My goal as a speaker is to help people feel better about themselves. Help them realize how special they are, how powerful they are. To use my life as an example of the enormous possibilities within each of us. To help them see that life is a fun experience and that every second is meant to be thoroughly enjoyed to the fullest. Life is never really what it appears to be, it is so much more.”

Wally Amos is an icon and his name is a household word – and no wonder – he has been in the public eye for 37 years! As a professional speaker, Wally is highly valued for his charismatic and warm style and inspiring “do it” positive attitude. He is guaranteed to excite your audience like no other speaker. Wally is living proof that the success principals he lives by work. People identify with him. He is human enough to share his setbacks and shattered dreams, while also showing that tenacity and a joyous spirit allows you to soar and succeed.

His customized talks and master of ceremonies skills thrill audiences at corporations, industry associations and universities. He addresses the issues of commitment, integrity, attitude, imagination, enthusiasm, self-esteem, giving, faith and love. Presented in his fun, unique and upbeat style, Wally will inspire your organization and share how to turn lemons into lemonade……because life is an “inside” job.

As founder of Famous Amos Cookies in 1975 and father of the gourmet chocolate chip cookie industry, he has the experience of multiple entrepreneurial endeavors to share with his audiences. He has also generously used his fame to support educational causes.

Since 1979 Wally has been A Literacy Advocate and has served on the board of many organizations. His latest venture, Wamos Cookies is another example of his never give up, can do attitude. It is the newest addition to Wally’s entrepreneurial stories. His honors and awards include the President’s Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, the Horatio Alger Award and Outstanding Business Leader Award. Two of his trademarks, his famous panama hat and shirt have been on display at the Smithsonian Institute since the early 80’s.


“Your message, style and enthusiasm were a shining spot in our convention.”

Beth, Spencer Gifts

“I was flabbergasted by your talk. You spoke from your heart with such joy, it was extremely compelling and we are still reverberating from it. Your talk was funny, creative, thought provoking and inspirational! Your use of those children’s books to make a point was outstanding. Thanks for the great evening. “

Art, Bell South

“The standing ovation that Wally received says it all. He intertwined his experiences as an entrepreneur with lessons that can be applied in everyday life. The audience went through a full range of emotions, from laughter to seriousness, as Wally captured the attention of everyone with a spellbinding delivery.”

Bill, Marketing & Entrepreneurship Graduate School of Management Kent State University Kent, Ohio