As a public speaker, few can match the background and experience held by Bret Wengeler. As far back as high school, Bret won numerous victories at debate and public speaking competitions sanctioned by the National Forensic League, and was a top three finalist in the State of Washington high school expository speaking competition. During college and in the following years, he served as a judge for both state and regional National Forensic League tournaments. Bret now works as a corporate and cruise ship entertainer and motivational speaker.
As a motivational speaker, Bret draws from real-world examples from historical and contemporary sources. He uses humor, imagination, and of course - juggling - as a means of showing how anyone can achieve the seemingly impossible. He demonstrates how he accomplishes his signature juggling feat: Solving a Rubik’s Cube While Juggling It at the Same Time, and teaches the techniques he uses to learn new skills, and to solve complex problems.
A natural onstage, Bret has performed over five thousand live shows as a juggler and comedian on cruise ships, in theme parks, and in hotel shows. He has achieved success in the highly competitive field of cruise ship entertainment, where literally thousands of variety acts vie for the few stages available, and has become a regular fixture on Princess Cruises, one of the most recognizable brands in cruising.
Juggling is a powerful metaphor in life -- so much so that people will talk about, 'juggling job and family', or 'juggling finances'. Bret uses the powerful imagery of juggling and applies it to the challenges we all face when searching for innovative and creative solutions to everyday problems.