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Jay Payleitner is a national speaker and best-selling author of easy-to-read, hard-to-put-down, make-you-think books

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Really, I'm just a storyteller.

In more than 30 books and to audiences in 20 states, it turns out my stories deliver unexpected takeaways that often change lives.

Dads connect with their kids. Marriages are strengthened. God’s plan unfolds. Optimism sneaks in.

In my latest book and talk, conflicts turn to victories. (Grab the free download just to the right.)

And somehow, I make it fun.

Looking for your next good read or someone to keynote an event? My books and talks cover a lot of ground. Let's chat.

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Jay's Newest Release

Don't Take the Bait to Escalate

Resolve conflict. Win negotiations. Love your enemy. Shine the world.

Free Download

One-page discussion guide for effective conflict resolution

"The mission of marriage is to help each other chase your dreams."

"As indicated by the title, this book is about Jesus. But the main character is you."

"Every kid’s first hero is their father. It's up to you to keep earning that title every season of life."

"What if God wrote your bucket list?"

"God wants you living in your sweet spot. If you can dance, dance. If you can plant, plant. If you can lead, lead. If you can hug, hug."

"One day you will look back on your life and it will all make sense, but for now you’ll just have to trust Me."

"The boy saw the flat world for exactly what it was: A momentary threshold to the rest of eternity."


Best Selling Author

More than 25 books published and a half million sold.

National Speaker

Any group. Any time. Covering a lot of ground.


“With an enjoyable, non-preachy approach, Jay Payleitner gently challenges us to get out of our own way. A great read and a great blessing.”

- Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus

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