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Julian Placino

Bringing nearly two decades of recruitment expertise, Julian Placino delivers impactful recruitment strategies and skilled leadership development. Having served as the Head of Recruiting at Bottle Rocket, Placino boasts a successful history of deploying recruitment strategies that draw in top-tier talent and foster a culture of continuous growth and excellence.


About Julian Placino

Placino specializes in helping organizations cultivate a recruiting-focused culture. His signature training program, “Recruitment Masterclass,” will turn all of your employees into recruiters for your organization. His keynote, “Mastering the Talent Puzzle,” will teach your audience the three immutable secrets to recruiting success.

Julian Placino is a dynamic figure in the world of recruitment and leadership development. With a recruiting career spanning nearly two decades, he possesses a deep understanding of human potential and the critical importance of hiring exceptional talent. As former Head of Recruiting at Bottle Rocket and as a key leader at ReachLocal (Gannett), Julian has led recruitment at highly
innovative and world-class companies. He specializes in helping organizations cultivate a recruiting-focused culture.

Today, he teaches companies, non-profits, and other mission-driven organizations how to turn their employees into recruiters through his Recruitment Masterclass training program. A seasoned keynote speaker, Julian has delivered over 300 speeches
nationwide and has developed a reputation for captivating audiences with his ability to convey a vision and inspire action. His topics include recruitment, personal branding, resilience, and stewardship. Julian extends his influence through the Pathways to Success podcast, where he engages in insightful conversations with inspiring leaders about their journeys to success. With
over 226 episodes produced, he has interviewed a diverse array of prolific business and thought leaders. As the founder of Pathways Media, his media company delivers top-tier video branding solutions for corporations. Julian graduated from the University of North Texas (UNT) with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and currently resides in Dallas, TX.

To book Julian Placino, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics

Title: Mastering the Talent Puzzle: 3 Immutable Secrets to Recruiting Success

Category: Recruitment, Talent Attraction, Hiring

Unlock the full potential of your recruiting strategy with this keynote. Julian believes that hiring
exceptional talent is the universal key to business success and will equip your audience with the
tools to achieve this. In this keynote, Julian will share proven methods and tactics to enhance
your ability to attract, recruit, and retain top talent.

Learning Points:
● How to craft an irresistible Employment Value Proposition (EVP)
● A viral recruiting strategy that boosts your employer brand awareness
● Secrets of world-class recruiting organizations


Title: Resilience: Mastering Change & Adversity with 3 Essential Tools

Category: Resilience, Leadership, Motivation

Turn challenges into stepping stones on your pathway to success. Every journey to
achievement involves facing obstacles, failures, and setbacks. The most successful individuals
have mastered the art of turning these challenges into advantages that propel them forward. In
this keynote, Julian will guide your audience through the art of reframing adversity, bouncing
back from failures, and fast-tracking their path to achieving goals.

Learning Points:
● Harnessing adversity as a catalyst for success
● Transforming your reality with three powerful questions
● Unleashing Julian’s accelerated learning methodology for rapid progress


Title: Personal Branding: Harnessing The Power of Your Reputation

Category: Sales, Leadership, Motivation

In today’s competitive environment, establishing a strong personal brand has become essential
for business success. Whether you’re generating sales, recruiting talent, inspiring employees, or
cultivating successful partnerships, your ability to win trust is crucial to driving business
outcomes. In this keynote, Julian will teach your audience how to harness their reputation to
foster connections, increase engagement, and ascend as market leaders.

Learning Points:
● Enhanced self-awareness, confidence, and clarity of purpose
● Crafting a personal brand statement that elevates professional image
● LinkedIn strategies that boost online presence and authority


Title: Stewardship: The Hidden Path of Leadership

Category: Leadership, Motivation, Sales

Elevate your leadership journey by embracing stewardship – a great spiritual principle and
powerful strategy for leadership growth and crafting an individualized lane for success. The
process begins with recognizing your unique gifts and channeling them to generate value for
others. Julian’s presentation will empower your audience, guiding them to not only discover their
strengths but also find a deeper sense of purpose in their professional journey, leading to
thriving success.

Learning Points:
● Understanding the Stewardship Success Cycle: Discover. Serve. Grow.
● Practical ways to apply your strengths to make a lasting impact
● Cultivating continuous improvement by adopting a service mindset



"Julian Placino is an excellent trainer, obviously an expert in his field; the practical sessions really helped the staff understand how they can improve their personal branding, Linkedin and recruitment skills. It was a very engaging presentation with lots of opportunities to participate for the entire team. We walked away with tips we could implement immediately that are now making a difference at our organization."

Director of Marketing at Observer Media Group

"Julian is an incredibly engaging speaker who helps people discover and maximize their gifts and talents."

"We hired Julian as the opening keynote for our conference. He was scheduled in the first slot of the morning, a time when his yawning audience trickled in clutching coffee. Very quickly he woke us up, challenged us, kept us engaged and thinking, and managed to cajole even the most reluctant attendees into the conversation. Every person in the room was a participant in his high-energy keynote. Julian worked the room with heart and delivered his message with conviction. It was a provocative and fun way to start the conference."

President at New England Newspaper & Press Association

"Julian spoke at our conference and we could not have been more pleased! He has a fresh perspective on recruitment strategies, candidate lead generation, and a proven track record of hiring and retaining talent. Julian is a dynamic and engaging speaker. We would bring him back again."

President at NorthEast Association of Communication Executives

"Julian Placino definitely lived up to his promise of delivering an electrifying and engaging presentation on the significance of personal branding and recognizing your unique strengths. Our audience was thoroughly captivated and enthusiastically participated throughout the session."

Executive Director at New York Press Association

"Julian’s program has helped us grow and evolve into a recruiting culture. Our team enjoyed how interactive and fun Julian’s sessions were, and has remained more active and engaged on LinkedIn ever since."

Director of Recruiting at Alto Experience

"Julian’s innovative approach to recruitment gave us a competitive advantage in recruiting top talent. We started making hires within 30 days of using his method."

CEO at Headstorm

"Julian helped us build one of the best workforces in Dallas by showing us how to operationalize our existing staff to find new staff. He saved us several hundreds of thousands in head hunting fees."

Founder at Bottle Rocket

"Our organisation has been growing. In order to scale, our sales team has been faced with regular change initiatives and increased workloads. We asked Julian to speak on resiliency and overcoming obstacles. The message he crafted was perfect for our team at this time and crafted based on our conversations about our needs. He does an excellent job engaging the audience and encouraging people to speak openly and with vulnerability. His message is personal, authentic, and heartfelt. I would highly recommend Julian as a keynote for your next event."

VP of Sales at LeadingResponse

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