Garrison Wynn

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  • Award-winning speaker and author
  • High-energy original humorist

Garrison Wynn helps people learn how to make the jump from being great at what they do to understanding and developing the qualities it takes to be chosen for the job. He gets them to understand why their products, services, or leadership styles−or those of their competitors−are selected. As he says, “If the world agreed on what’s best, everybody would choose the best and nothing else would be considered. Decision making doesn’t work that way.”

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  • Making the Most of Difficult Situations Changing Markets, Changing Times: This funny, insightful program combines relationship building with no-fluff motivation and change to deliver real solutions in uncertain times. 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.
  • 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. Garrison helps people to understand why their products, services, or leadership styles, or those of their competitors, are selected. People don't necessarily choose what's best; they choose what they are most comfortable with, whether it's the best or not. 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 program provides original research on managing expectations and emotions and shows that there really is more to success than being the best.
  • Getting Great Results, Turning Talent Into Performance: In this program, results from the largest management survey ever conducted are combined with real-life management and leadership solutions to get the most from your people, regardless of their skill level. Participants learn 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 to fight their way to the middle.
  • Generations Working Better Together: This extremely informative, entertaining, solutions based session 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 ways of 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.
  • Influencing Safety: Whether you are trying to reduce your number of recordables or prevent a good safety record from creating complacency, this entertaining, customized session is more than just a safe bet. It will get your people laughing, learning and motivated to create a culture of safety while maintaining productivity. This program focuses on developing the personal influence to make things stick, whether you're helping leaders move change through their locations or getting workers to look out for each other on the job site. Garrison is authentic - a guy who's been there. He's a chemical plant explosion survivor who has developed environmental safety products still in use worldwide. He expertly fuses his experiences into key takeaways such as how to build the trust and relationships that make consistent safety a reality. He delivers those takeaways using a humorous approach that will have serious impact on your event.
  • The Truth about Success, Communicating Safety: Garrison's presentation can be tailored to focus on what's most important to your group. Motivation, safety, communication and success tools mixed the way you like it. Garrison can talk on What really motivates people to be safe, The truth about influence, How to get people to listen to you, We are our brother's keeper, and more.
  • Motivational
  • Safety

As a speaker, advisor, author, and entertainer, Garrison Wynn has worked with some of the world's most effective corporate leaders, educators, and business developers, from multibillion-dollar manufacturers and national associations to top New York Stock Exchange wire houses. He has a background in manufacturing, entertainment, telecommunications, and financial services. In his teens, Wynn worked with Magnavox and baseball legend Hank Aaron to promote the world's first video gaming system, and by age 27 he became the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company's history. He researched and designed processes for 38 company locations nationwide and developed and marketed products still being sold in 30 countries.

An experienced actor in films and a former professional stand-up comedian, Garrison has hosted national television and radio programs. He is the author of the Amazon.com best-selling book The REAL Truth About Success, contributes weekly columns to The Washington Post, and has coauthored with Stephen Covey. His books, articles, and award-winning success tools have received high praise, but his greatest strength is a magnetic live performance that keeps him in high demand, with more than 600 inquiries and 100 speaking dates per year.

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