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Garrison  Wynn

Garrison Wynn

Motivational Speaker


With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian, Garrison Wynn, CSP, fuses comic timing and research to deliver motivational and inspirational business expertise. For 20 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients (such as American Express, Wells Fargo, Oracle and NASA) at corporate and association events on topics such as leadership, collaboration, and strategies for success. Harnessing his creative talents, he authored the Amazon bestseller The Real Truth about Success, the Amazon #1 bestseller The Cowbell Principle, has been a weekly contributor to the Washington Post and featured Forbes and Inc. Magazines Read More >

In his teens he debuted the world’s first video gaming system (Odyssey) with baseball legend Hank Aaron and as a young man spent 6 years touring comedy clubs with the top names in the business. He went on to become the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company’s history where he researched and designed processes for 38 company locations nationwide and developed & marketed products still being sold in 30 countries. One of today's top inspirational speakers, Garrison utilizes his insights as a leader across sectors to give audiences creative yet practical advice on how to succeed. Read Less ^

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Motivational Speaker Garrison Wynn

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In Demand: How To Make Sure People See Your Value

It doesn't matter how skilled you are or how much value you offer if no one wants what you have. Leadership, change management, sales, customer service, marketing, and safety all have one thing in common: they require a specific level of personal influence to be sustainably successful. This customized keynote session combines humorous storytelling with serious takeaways that will bring all the elements of your conference together for maximum impact.

The Heroes Of Zero: What The Most Successful Safety Leaders Do Differently

We hear the term “employee engagement” a lot these days. We also hear how recognition, goal alignment and a clear path to success can create it. But how can engagement produce a sustainable culture of safety as we strive for zero incidents? Drawing from Gallup research across 46 countries, this highly entertaining session reveals how skilled leaders at all levels create safety: They give employees what they value most—the feeling that they are valued. From this session, leaders acquire specific communication tools they can use to dramatically reduce resistance to change and to create a safer work environment. The impact of this program reaches far beyond the session itself, creating an emotional shift that fuels immediate implementation.

Change is Mandatory…Stress is Optional

Change is something we all have to deal with, but the stress that accompanies change is more of choice. In this heavily researched session, Garrison applies his signature humor to a very serious topic. This fun, comprehensive program offers tools and tips for getting through big change with very little stress. More importantly, it creates an emotional shift for attendees as they see how much control they have over how change affects them. Read More >

This session also shows attendees how stress is more about what we believe than it is about what is actually happening. From embracing big transitions in technology to dealing with growth or downsizing, this presentation helps leaders, employees and customers implement necessary changes with minimal resistance. Read Less ^

The Real Truth About Success: What the Top 1% Do Differently & Why They Won’t Tell You

Prepare to laugh and learn as decades of Garrison Wynn’s research reveals what makes owners and managers of top-performing businesses so effective—it’s not what you’d expect! If you enter this keynote session expecting to learn all about best practices and superior products, you’d better read the title again. Read More >

Standout success in a difficult economy often comes from personal advantages—whether they’re cosmetic or based in leadership communication, personality, resources, or access to privileged information. Speaker Garrison Wynn will reveal the ins and outs of getting the job and advancing in it. Read Less ^

Being the Best vs. Being Consistently Chosen

Success is more than being good at what you do: it’s about being consistently chosen to do it. Motivational speaker Garrison Wynn helps people understand why their products, services, or leadership styles (or those of their competitors) are selected. People don’t necessarily choose what’s best—they often choose what they are most comfortable with, whether it’s the best or not. Read More >

We’ve all heard the importance of best practices and superior knowledge, so why aren’t the smartest people with the most information always in charge or number one in their field? This keynote provides original research on managing expectations and emotions and shows there really is more to success than being the best. Read Less ^

Making the Most of Difficult Situations, Changing Markets & Changing Times

This funny, insightful keynote combines relationship building with no-fluff motivation to deliver real solutions in uncertain times. Speaker Wynn Garrison examines the challenges we face and shows how we can laugh at our problems while using them as catalysts for success. This session covers a lot of ground and provides no-cost, easily implemented, proven solutions that your people can use right away.

Getting Great Results: Turning Talent into Performance

In this keynote, Garrison Wynn presents results from the largest management survey ever conducted and combines them with real-life management and leadership solutions to help you get the most from your people, regardless of their skill level. He will teach participants how to manage their ego-driven top producers, how to listen like leaders and make their people feel heard, how to hire for talent and turn it into top performance, how to create a culture of excellence with their most promising people, and how to help their low performers fight their way to the middle.

Generations Working Better Together

In this extremely informative, entertaining, solutions-based session, speaker Garrison Wynn explores why younger and older people don’t see eye to eye and what to do about it in the workplace. From pointers on motivating, managing, and retaining younger employees to preventing older managers from losing their minds, this research-based program shows it’s possible for Baby Boomers and Gen X and Y employees to work well together.