Brian Mosteller

  • Director of Oval Office Operations (2009-2017)
  • Former Special Assistant to President Obama



Brian Mosteller, former Special Assistant to the President, sat ten feet from the Oval Office and in the shadow of President Obama from January 20, 2009 through January 20, 2017.  As the Director of the Oval Office, he coordinated a schedule, a staff and a menu of demands seen only in the highest levels of government and business. A witness to history, Brian brings his audience inside the events of the White House.  Moreover, he leverages the experiences and adventures that led to his role to discuss timeless lessons in integrity, time management, leadership, operations and equity.

Mosteller's anecdotes and frank assessment of the inner sanctum weave humor with lessons in both success and setback - lessons sure to appeal to both college-age listeners trying to understand the world they're entering and to private-sector staff yearning for an inside view that doesn't exist in the countless polished books of politicos.

Mosteller's tales take audiences from Saudi palaces to eleventh-hour debt negotiation meetings to Supreme Court decisions to flying to Baghdad in the dark of night. His background working alongside world-renowned leaders entertains while shining a light on the complex challenges that surround powerful settings.

 

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Your presentation was awesome and very well received. I think your talk could be used as our gold standard for all speakers - conversational and witty; told through personal anecdotes with some life lessons sprinkled throughout.

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Brian Mosteller, former Special Assistant to the President, sat ten feet from the Oval Office and in the shadow of President Obama from January 20, 2009 through January 20, 2017.  As the Director of the Oval Office, he coordinated a schedule, a staff and a menu of demands seen only in the highest le ...

Brian Mosteller, former Special Assistant to the President, sat ten feet from the Oval Office and in the shadow of President Obama from January 20, 2009 through January 20, 2017.  As the Director of the Oval Office, he coordinated a schedule, a staff and a menu of demands seen only in the highest levels of government and business. 

A witness to history, Brian brings his audience inside the events of the White House. Mosteller's anecdotes and frank assessment of the inner sanctum weave humor with lessons in success and management - lessons sure to appeal to both college-age listeners trying to understand the world they're entering and to private-sector staff yearning for an inside view that doesn't exist in the countless polished books of politicos. He also speaks on the topics of administrative assistance and operations/schedule management for a new generation logging-in remotely, addressing working for and with others who are either not physically there or who are vastly different than themselves. 

Mosteller's tales take audiences from Saudi palaces to eleventh-hour debt negotiation meetings to Supreme Court decisions to flying to Baghdad in the dark of night. These tales entertain while bringing deeper understanding of a country in transition.

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Brian Mosteller, former Special Assistant to the President, sat ten feet from the Oval Office and in the shadow of President Obama from January 20, 2009 through January 20, 2017.  As the Director of the Oval Office, he coordinated a schedule, a staff and a menu of demands seen only in the highest levels of government and business. A witness to history, Brian brings his audience inside the events of the White House.  Moreover, he leverages the experiences and adventures that led to his role to discuss timeless lessons in integrity, time management, leadership, operations and equity.

Mosteller's anecdotes and frank assessment of the inner sanctum weave humor with lessons in both success and setback - lessons sure to appeal to both college-age listeners trying to understand the world they're entering and to private-sector staff yearning for an inside view that doesn't exist in the countless polished books of politicos.

Mosteller's tales take audiences from Saudi palaces to eleventh-hour debt negotiation meetings to Supreme Court decisions to flying to Baghdad in the dark of night. His background working alongside world-renowned leaders entertains while shining a light on the complex challenges that surround powerful settings.