Be the Boss Over Cancer

Bud Bilanich

Bud Bilanich, The Common Sense Guy, is a career success coach, leadership consultant, motivational speaker, bestselling author, influential blogger and cancer survivor. He helps his coaching clients succeed by applying their common sense.

Bud’s career success advice has been featured on CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN and in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, Fortune, Success Magazine and Self Improvement Magazine. He is a member of the USA Today Small Business Advisory Panel and frequently posts to his blog (

Dr. Bilanich is Harvard educated but has a no nonsense approach to his work to goes back to his roots in the steel country of Western Pennsylvania. His approach to career and life success is a result of over 35 years of business experience, 15 years of research and study of successful people and the application of common sense. He is the author of 19 books including Climbing the Corporate Ladder, Straight Talk for Success, Your Success GPS, 42 Rules to Jumpstart Your Professional Success and Success Tweets: 140 Bits of Common Sense Career Success Advice, All in 140 Characters or Less. He is also a contributor to six other books, including Speaking of Success, The Art and Science of Success and 101 Ways to Enhance Your Career.

His clients include Pfizer, Merck, Glaxo SmithKline, Johnson and Johnson, Abbot Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb, PepsiCo, AT&T, Chase Manhattan Bank, Citigroup, General Motors, UBS, AXA Advisors, Cabot Corporation, The Aetna, PECO Energy, Olin Corporation, Minerals Technologies, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America and a number of small and family owned businesses.

Dr. Bilanich received an EdD (Doctor of Education) with a concentration in Adult Education and Organization Behavior and Intervention from Harvard University; and MA in Organizational and Interpersonal Communication from the University of Colorado and a BS in Human Development from Penn State.

Bud lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Cathy. He is a retired rugby player, an avid cyclist and a Pittsburgh Steeler football fan. He enjoys independent film, live theatre and crime fiction.