Motivational Speaking

Monte Stiles is a highly sought-after motivational speaker who has inspired countless audiences in the United States and abroad through his multi-media presentations. By combining almost three decades of experience as a federal drug prosecutor with a passion for wildlife and outdoor photography, Monte can provide your organization with valuable insights about everything that is wonderful about life – a world full of amazing people, beautiful landscapes, fascinating creatures, and boundless opportunities. The end result is a powerful and unique message of hope and inspiration.

“I spent most of my professional life fighting against drug abuse and those who profit from it. As the lead prosecutor for the federal Organized Crime/Drug Enforcement Task Force, I was an eyewitness to some of the darkest aspects of  humanity – criminal organizations that traffic in human misery through the sale of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and other harmful drugs. Through interviews of  thousands of drug users, I know that boredom is often cited as an excuse for early experimentation with drugs or other destructive behavior. In my view, the cure for boredom is to tap into the sense of wonder we all experienced as little children. In the end, this is infinitely more satisfying than anything the drug culture can offer.”

Through real life experiences and award-winning photography, Monte’s presentations will provide a vivid contrast between the dark world of addiction and a life filled with a sense of wonder and awe for the world around us. His services include keynote addresses, corporate and law enforcement training, drug prevention programs, and nature photography workshops.

What others are saying:

“Attendees told me that they thought this was the most inspirational meeting they have ever attended . . . I’ve had nothing but positive feedback from teachers, leaders, and children of the community about your presentation. I am absolutely positive that you have made a difference in our communities.” Association of Idaho Cities.

“Monte exceeded everyone’s expectations as a speaker; he was extremely prepared and kept the audience riveted with his clear and succinct message.”  Clearwater Power Company.

“Monte had them laughing one moment and serious the next.” International Association of Law Enforcement Planners.

“His presentation to our workforce was well received as he is truly a gifted speaker and obviously very passionate about the message he delivers.” Potlatch Corporation.

“Your message was captivating.” Mayor of Preston, Idaho.

“Not only was he able to hold the several hundred attendees’ attention for over two hours, no less than 50 individuals approached him after the meeting with more questions and comments.” City of Shelly, Idaho.

“When a speaker can hold 1,100 high school students’ attention for 90 minutes, he has speaking skills.”  “He did a wonderful job, and I have heard nothing but rave reviews from staff and students about the impact he made on all listeners.”  “Our students appeared spellbound while listening to his presentation.”  “I watched as students approached him after the presentation and opened up their lives and hearts to him in a way they had not done before.” Various school officials.

“The evaluations that came back on your presentations were great! Everyone said you were the best and would like to hear more.” School Superintendent Annual Meeting.

“Monte was very informative and made a significant impact on our club members and guests . . . his attitude is contagious.” Gem State Kiwanis.

“One of the most interesting programs we have had, if not the most interesting.” Boise Vista Lions Club.

“You are a gifted speaker with the unique ability to fill your listeners with your own passion for the cause. You have the unique ability to relate to student of all ages, as well as adults from all walks of life. You deliver your message with such passion and intensity, that it is impossible not to get caught up in your enthusiasm.” Cascade Police Department.

Booking: Monte’s availability for talks is limited and booking is best done well in advance. Rates are based on event type, audience size, travel distance, and other relevant factors. Discount rates are available for schools and charitable organizations.

Monte’s presentations will be tailored to fit your needs, whether it is for an hour or an entire day of training.

For more information, email your requests to or or call (208) 841-6682.

This entry was posted in Motivation, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *