Dayna Steele

Dayna Steele

Has been on a microphone and a stage for the majority of her life. She worked with the world’s greatest rock stars as a Hall of Fame rock radio personality and now presents those true stories and valuable lessons learned to business audiences across the country. The Rock Talk pairs Dayna with a seasoned, live performance musician who has shared (and survived) years in the spotlight with rock’s finest. Add microphones, guitars, and a live audience for an hour of high-energy introspection, inspiration, and music. Find Your Inner Rock Star is Dayna’s solo presentation built around her Rock Star Principles of Success.


Dayna is also the host of The Rock Business, a television series featuring successful rock artists turned successful entrepreneurs with side businesses including coffee, wineries, inventions, bio medical research, foundations, hotels, restaurants, shoes, clothing, marketing companies and more. Dayna herself is a successful entrepreneur having created The Space Store, Steele Media Services, and a success strategy consulting company.


Throughout her career, Dayna has garnered national accolades. She was named one of the “100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts” by Talkers Magazine, nominated as “Local Radio Personality of the Year” by Billboard Magazine and has been inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. AOL called her ‘one of the foremost experts on career networking’ and Reader’s Digest Magazine named Dayna one of the “35 People Who Inspire Us.” ABC News has called her advice “ridiculously sane.”


As an author, Dayna created the popular 101 Ways to Rock Your World book series, the latest LinkedIn: 101 Ways to Rock Your Personal Brand. Her other books include Surviving Alzheimer’s with Friends, Facebook, and a Really Big Glass of Wine and Rock to the Top: What I Learned about Success from the World’s Greatest Rock Stars. Dayna is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and she is the Chief Caring Expert and spokesperson for


Dayna lives in Seabrook, Texas, with her husband, author, and former NASA pilot Charles Justiz, and has three sons. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and invests in Broadway musicals. She drinks good wine and plays bad golf.



The Rock Talk

Dayna Steele’s Rock Talk takes this award-winning broadcast personality, entrepreneur, author and professional speaker and pairs her with a seasoned, live performance musician who has shared (and survived) years in the spotlight with rock’s finest. Add microphones, guitars, and a live audience, and get ready for an hour of high energy introspection and inspiration. The Rock Talk combines live music and mirth with lessons learned from the lives and careers of professional performers. This presentation is well suited for conference, convention, and student programs. Note: Dayna’s portfolio of rock co-stars is subject to each artist’s touring and recording schedule:

Earl Slick (David Bowie, John Lennon)

Brad Gillis (Night Ranger, Ozzy Osbourne)

Gary Pihl (Boston, Sammy Hagar)

Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick)


Now booking for 2017-2018 conferences, university events, private corporate meetings and more.

DRUM Up Success 

Dayna has teamed up with legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne) to offer this one-of-kind keynote. Drawing on their personal business successes and rock star experiences, Dayna and Carmine bring you a duet presentation that is part motivational speech and part rock show complete with drums, photos, stories and more.

Find Your Inner Rock Star: Build Your Stage For Success Keynote

Dayna takes her Rock Star Principles of Success and applies them to your business and your success.

Rock Your World: 5 Things To Do Every Day for Success Keynote!

Based on the most read blog post ever on, written by Dayna, learn the details that create success every day.

The Rock Star Interview: Talk Show Format!

Your company Rock Stars (CEO, customers, employees) live on stage with one of the world’s best interviewers leading the way.

Emcee and Event Facilitator

Dayna is known for her uncanny ability to think fast on her feet and keep an event interesting, entertaining, and -– most importantly -– moving on time.

A pep talk from the deejay booth.

Successful Meetings Magazine

I have been planning events for our company networking group for 7 years and have contracted with over 20 speakers. Dayna was, hands down, the best speaker we’ve ever had and such a delight to work with. I saw several audience members taking copious notes during the presentation, so clearly she imparted many ‘pearls of wisdom.’  I look forward to working with her again.

Delinda Sterling | International Fortune 500 Company

I am still hearing 'Rock Star' used in varying conversations all as a direct reflection of your session with attendees and employees – evidence that you really gave them something to think about!

Hunter Marth | events narketing manager for VOCUS Users’ Conference

The Rock Star Interviews were AWESOME! We’ve received lots of positive feedback on your session. I’m looking forward to collaborating with you again soon.

Maria DiGiacopo | manager of learning and development at ERA Franchise Systems

Your suggestions are so clear and reasonable that it makes me wonder why I have not been following these parameters all along. I am thoroughly appreciative to the suggestions and will begin employing them in my own life right away. I also just ordered the paperback version of 101 Ways to Rock Your World from Amazon so I can share it with others. I figure that one way to network and share something of worth would be to pass on your book.

Kari Schoeffler | vice president of marrketing services at Energy Media Services