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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 (www.BudBilanich.com). 

Dr. Bilanich is Harvard educated but has a no-nonsense approach to his work that 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 SuccessYour Success GPS42 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 SuccessThe Art and Science of Success and 101 Ways to Enhance Your Career.

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