Wayne Hastings, the author of several books and Bible studies is available for speaking engagements, seminars and media appearances. Below are a few of the topics available to you. Should your organization, media outlet or church like to invite him to speak, please email info@waynehastings.com for more information.

Topics Include:


Wayne’s latest book

Loss comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether it is the loss of a job, a relationship, or a loved one, the pain associated with loss takes time to overcome. No matter where you are in the grieving process, Wayne Hastings’ The Way Back From Loss will provide your audience with comfort and encouragement they need to move on with their life.WayBack

The Way Back From Loss presentation grew out of Wayne’s own personal experience and is dedicated to people who need to know that despite their loss—whether it be a job, a dream, a loved one or a relationship—that God loves them and offers them His promises on which they can stand and be secure. They may grieve, but they may also rest in the palm of His hand.

This 30–45 minute presentation is perfect for Sunday services, luncheons, team or organizational events.

You can book Wayne now by contacting info@waynehastings.com.


Trust Me: Developing a Leadership Style People Will Follow

This is a clear call for today’s leaders to back to the basics. Its focus is on the timeless principles derived from the teaching of the greatest leader of all time. You’ll become a better leader as Wayne Hastings helps you rediscover the time-tested, positive principles that will work in any leadership situation–in a major corporation, a small business, a volunteer organization or a church group…any context in which you are asked to lead.

8 Trust Me Principles

  • Humility – Leaders who are open and teachable. . .and invite the same qualities in others.
  • Development – Leaders who accept the truth and know how to train others to seize the benefits of adversity, loss and change.
  • Commitment – Leaders who know that reaching a greater good requires a firm grip on the right values, causes, and goals.
  • Focus – Leaders who do the right things, at the right time, in the right way.
  • Compassion – Leaders who serve the needs of everyone in the organization.
  • Integrity – Leaders who hold high moral values regardless of personal cost.
  • Peacemaker – leaders who stay steady in storms and build teams that stick together.
  • Endurance – Leaders who stay steady in storms and build teams that stick together.

Trust Me Leadership provides direction, hope and practical advice on how you and your leaders can develop a style people will want to follow. These indispensable lessons will give you the leadership strategy your organization needs to meet today’s challenges as well as plan for the future. Trust me!

Why They Do What They Do?

Whether you are a top executive, middle manager, a first-line supervisor, or anyone in the organization at any level, your success depends largely on your ability to deal with other human beings. We have success when we can work effectively with people.

Ever wonder why people do the things they do? Why they make decisions or don’t make decisions? Why they rely so much on facts, or they discard the facts and rely strictly on their gut feelings?

What about communication? Ever wonder why some people speak before they have really thought it out, or why others need time to think things through?

People are wired differently and if we are to work successfully alongside them we must understand why they do what they do.

In this session Wayne Hastings uniquely helps you better understand your team members and yourself. He will give you specific ways you and your team can be more effective in communications, decision making and day-to-day business.

To collaborate effectively, especially under pressure, people need to understand each other better and appreciate personal differences. Converting these differences from a source of team conflict to a source of team strength dramatically increases the productivity of the team and the bottom line. Why They Do What They Do is designed specifically to achieve those results.

NOTE: This powerful presentation may include the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) at the client’s discretion.

Leading with Vision

A vision is a picture or idea you have in your mind of yourself, your business, or anything this is going to happen in your life. A clear vision helps you pursue dreams and achieve goals. A vision that is clear will open your mind to the endless possibilities of the future as well as help you focus and not wander. A clear vision gives passion and purpose to the organization, its employees and leadership.

Too many organizations today lack a clear vision. They wander aimlessly in the desert instead of enjoying the fruits of their success and marching to the beat of a well-conceived vision.

When a leader has a vision, they have the ability to see today as it is and create a future that grows and improves.. For the successful leader, a vision is not seen as a dream, but a reality that has not come into existence.

Wayne Hastings can help you create a vision that works. He can bring the energy and experience to help you and your team understand and implement a clear and effective vision. For many years Wayne Hastings’ life has been ordered by a clear and unique vision. He’s molded teams to appreciate vision and work toward it to create results that exceed expectations. In this session you will:

  • Better understand your organization and your team
  • Brainstorm, imagine and dream
  • Look outward with an end result of serving and helping others
  • Learn the value of failure
  • Much more…

Building a Team that Works

In this organization-changing presentation, Wayne Hastings combines the principles of Trust Me! Leadership Principles with Why They Do What They Do. It’s a powerful presentation for leaders and team members to develop understanding, connection, team and results.

Wayne Hastings sets forth timeless lessons on the art of team building. With his practical suggestions you’ll quickly see results in your organization. He discusses:

  • Replacing fear with trust
  • Appreciating each others individual strengths
  • The power of communication
  • Managing change
  • Creating a results-oriented environment
  • Developing team members and leaders to be effective


Creating Customer Experience

Why should people shop your store? Why would they choose to bypass the endless choices they have to visit and buy from your store?

Wayne Hastings offers solutions on how you can create a unique and profitable customer experience. Taken from his years of experience in retail, Wayne Hastings will show you how you can:

  • Create an experience that will bring in customers, and motivate them to tell their friends
  • Understand the power of brand and differentiation
  • Merchandise for success
  • Use social media and other marketing tools to communicate with your customers
  • Create a vision for your store that is unique, motivating and that will increase sales and profits
  • Manage your employees for results and customer satisfaction.

Customer loyalty is earned by successful retailers and the shopping experience they provide. Learn and implement proven strategies from Wayne Hastings and build customers, sales and profits.

Retailing 101

This presentation is specifically designed to give you and your team ideas and concepts that help you build  a successful retail enterprise. Retailing 101 is divided into several sections. Within each section, Wayne Hastings will give you enough information and tools to help you build your business, serve your customers and, in the end, make a profit. 

Retailing 101 can include:

  • Developing your mission and vision
  • Creating your store
  • Merchandising and display
  • Inventory management and product selection
  • Creating a customer experience
  • Sales and Customer Service
  • Management reports
  • Team leadership
  • Understanding your customer
  • Marketing and branding
  • The power of being distinctive


The Sound of My Daughter’s Voice – Parenting Through the Life Stages of Your Little Girl

As their daughter’s grow, parents must adapt and change their role and relationship with their kids. It’s not easy, but here’s a practical message that will help.

Drawing from his own personal experiences, Wayne Hastings shares the essential steps to developing children, as especially daughters, into the people God wants them to be – from the day they arrive to the day they leave home, and after. This timely message helps parents understand their changing roles as their children grow to be adults. It encourages parents to help their kids be their best. it addresses birth, infancy, school stages, engagement, and more.

If You Take My Hand, My Son – Helping a Boy Become a Man of God

When his son was born, Wayne Hastings had a burning desire to see him grow up to be a man of God.

In this engaging session, he shares the insights and experiences that God used to develop Zachary into a man who loves and serves God fervently. Spiritual development isn’t automatic. It requires desire and determination; a commitment to be involved through all the changes of your boy’s life; the integrity to be a godly model for him; the humility to bring other teachers and role models into his life; and the faith to trust your heavenly Father through the whole process.

If You Take My Hand, My Son will encourage, challenge, and inspire you to take the initiative in your son’s spiritual development. With insights from Paul’s relationship with Timothy, illuminating examples from his own parenting experience, and practical suggestions you can put into practice today, Wayne Hastings delivers a powerful message that will be valued by every parent of a son.

Trust Me! Parenting

Parenting isn’t easy. Today’s parents are faced with dangerous and complex times.  Trust Me Parenting provides direction, hope and practical advice to moms and dads laboring at the most important job in the world.  Parents will learn:

  • How to replace fear with trust
  • How their kid’s temperaments leads to understanding and less battles
  • The positive purpose of discipline
  • The reason parents need to care enough to confront
  • How to be a life coach to you kids
  • The way to use “teachable moments” to help your children understand and learn from everyday life
  • How to actively listen to your children
  • How to nurture their unique talents and abilities

Wayne sets forth timeless lessons on the art of parenting along with significant doses of hope and encouragement. Regardless of your children’s age, Trust Me Parenting has indispensable lesson.Real life guidance from a real life Dad!


Standing on the Promises

Change is all around us. We are either going through, coming out of or going into some kind of change.  Sometimes we cause it, sometimes it’s circumstances or things totally outside our sphere of influence or community. Whatever the source or cause, change happens all the time and most of the time we don’t know how to cope.

Whenever change occurs, it means we are all subjected to periods of transition. How do we handle it? How do we get through it? Where do we put our hope? What’s the next step? How do we stay on top of it, or control it? We’re caught in the middle, not knowing where to turn or what to do.

This presentation comes from Wayne Hastings’ personal experiences with major personal change. God brought him to a place that seemed to be the a complete fulfillment of his personal vision and career. In one day, it was gone. Shattered. What happened to his dream?  How did he learn to handle the transition to the next phase?

If we are open, God can lead us and teach us during transition and change. Wayne’s personal transition made it clear that for any of us to make it through change and transition, we must come to understand how to trust, rely and firmly stand on God’s promises.  When we do, we can have peace and renewed hope. When we don’t, we can slip into bitterness and block the many blessings He has waiting for us.

Standing on the Promises will give people solid ground when it is shaking all around them. It will give hope and encouragement from personal experience and the teaching found in God’s Word. It will help them see their dream and destiny as they trust and stand on God’s promises.

David: A Man After God’s Own Heart

Take time to discover a man who was a warrior, a king, a friend, a father, and a husband. He was also afraid and had his share of shortcomings.


Yet, he was called “a man after God’s own heart.”  How did this man capture the heart of God?

In this presentation Wayne Hastings looks into the life of this man who captured God’s heart. He looks deeply into David’s life, his strengths and his weaknesses. As the message unfolds you will learn about David’s heart,  and his passion for God.

David comes to life to challenge, encourage and help us live a life after God’s own heart. Wayne offers practical words and Scripture that will help you live out your faith and turn your heart toward God.

How to Study the Bible

If you are just starting to read your Bible or if you are more of a seasoned veteran, Wayne Hastings will come alongside of you and help you hear God’s voice from His Word. Understanding how the modern Bible came to be and how to effectively study it will move, challenge, transform, and radically help you in you faith and ability to hear God’s voice.

In this presentation Wayne will share:

  • The History of the Bible
  • The martyrs who many times gave their lives so we could so easily have Bibles today
  • The way the Bible is translated and an understanding of the different modern translations
  • How to study the Bible using the reference tools available with specific examples and recommendations.

This is a must presentation for anyone wanted to clearly understand and hear God’s voice.

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Trust is the winsome wedding of faith and hope.

Brennan Manning

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