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Garrison Wynn

Garrison Wynn, CSP

Award-winning speaker and bestselling author renowned for his dynamic blend of ORIGINAL HUMOR, CUSTOMIZED CONTENT, and RESEARCH into what the most successful people have in common.

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Price range

  • $10,000 - $16,000
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  • Change
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Employee Engagement
  • Generational Issues
  • Humor
  • Leadership
  • Safety
  • Sales
  • Stress
  • Success
  • Sustainability: Organizational
  • Teamwork/Teambuilding
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  • Associations
  • Corporate
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  • 27 Years
  • About

    If you could have a no-fluff motivational speaker, high-energy original humor, and industry specific customized business content delivered in a single keynote, what value would that have for your organization?

    When you hire the right keynote speaker, your audience leaves energized, entertained, educated and alive with possibilities. Only a professional speaker with an entertainment background and dedication to research on what the top 1% do differently can energize and inspire your people to this level.

    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 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. He is the author of the Amazon bestseller The Real Truth about Success, the Amazon #1 bestseller The Cowbell Principle and has been a weekly contributor to the Washington Post and featured in Forbes Magazine. In his teens, he debuted the world’s first video gaming system (Odyssey) with baseball legend Hank Aaron, as a young man spent 6 years touring comedy clubs with the top names in the business, and went on to create and market products still being sold in 30 countries. 

    Known for his ability to connect with any audience, Garrison delivers powerful, original content built on breakthrough research that he customizes with specifics from your industry. His gruntwork-to-great background from ditch digging (we’re not kidding!) to executive leadership, with sales, marketing, safety, manufacturing, and showbiz in between means that no industry or work experience is beyond Garrison’s ability to identify with or apply insight to. He can reach the CEO and the janitor in the same audience with a consistent, relevant message. He personalizes programs to give audiences the relational and behavioral insights they’ll need if they want to influence and succeed.

    Garrison delivers valuable tools your group can apply immediately. His down-to-earth, relatable style includes a strong mix of humor and realism that entertains as it educates. With TV and film credits to his name and six years as a touring professional stand-up comedian, Garrison expertly engages audiences, making his keynotes meaningful and memorable. Beyond the humor, he delivers high-impact, motivational programs that answer the big question that everyone wants to know: How do you get people to do what you want when you want?

    • Keynotes and breakout sessions are 45 minutes to 1.5 hours
    • Programs are also available in half- and full-day versions.

    Wynn Solutions’ survey of 5,371 top-performing people of influence in multiple industries and professions, including financial, manufacturing, healthcare, education, government, travel, technology, transportation, food service and marketing.

    • Gallup (1 million employees and 80,000 managers surveyed over 25 years) and Evolve Performance Group (formerly of Gallup) solutions created from that data in 46 countries and 27 languages 
    • Accenture’s Global Management Study with leaders of 450 companies.



  • Videos
  • Program

    Keynote OR Breakout | Humorous | Motivational

    Change is something we all must deal with, but the stress that accompanies change is more of a choice.

    This fast-paced, entertaining virtual keynote creates an emotional shift for attendees as they see how much control they have over how change affects them. It also shows that stress is more about what we believe than it is about what is happening. It gives the specific communication tools that anyone can use to dramatically reduce resistance to change and difficult behavior. From COVID challenges, employee engagement issues and just embracing everyday work and life problems, this research-based program takes a fun look at a very serious topic.  

    ” Achieving top performance while working from home   

    ” Curing disengagement   

    ” How to get “buy-in” on change quickly

    ” Working from home with no distractions

    ” Social distance does not mean emotional distance: overcoming silo-ism

    ” Managing mental health: what the most successful do differently    

    ” COVID induced worry: separating the data from the drama   

    ” Dealing with the resistance to change

    ” Change is easy…you go first! 

    Keynote OR Breakout | Humorous | Motivational

    How to manage faraway teams with near-perfect results

    Without the personal power of onsite encounters, weekly or daily meetings, and the ability to visibly connect and track what people are doing, employees can feel uninformed and distracted. Good remote leadership requires a specific insight that creates a culture of commitment and productivity. And while email, phone, IM, voice text, and Zoom help a lot, those are just the tools to get a job done and not the solutions that will achieve your goals. This fun, heavily researched and virtually delivered session provides the actions and insights that allow leaders to be influential regardless of location. 

    ” Communicating what a good job looks like when it’s finished – not just the steps to get there

    ” COVID quarantine questions: saying the right things the right way   

    ” Creating clarity and developing a culture of timely communication

    ” Removing homebound worker distractions

    ” Improving productivity without micromanagement

    ” Remotely managing activities and goals

    ” Building and maintaining motivation

    ” Creating trust that fuels engagement and performance

    Keynote OR Breakout | Humorous | Motivational

    Action and adaptability create opportunity

    This funny, insightful keynote combines relationship building with no-fluff motivation and change to deliver real solutions in uncertain times. Garrison examines the challenges we face (from COVID-19 to communication breakdown) 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, researched-based, easily implemented, proven solutions that your people can use right away.

    ” New people, new products and new approach

    ” COVID-19 (safety vs economics)

    ” Dealing with new leadership direction

    ” How to get “buy-in” on change quickly

    ” Working from home with no distractions

    ” Communication breakdown: overcoming silo-ism

    ” Nobody wants to be a “senior beginner”

    ” Embracing mergers and acquisitions

    ” Dealing with the resistance to change

    ” Technology changes and procedural shifts

    ” Change makes us better?

    Keynote OR Breakout | Humorous | Motivational

    What the Most Influential Do Differently And Why They Won’t Tell You

    Prepare to laugh and learn as a decade of Wynn Solutions research reveals what makes owners and managers of top-performing businesses now in the time of COVID so effective – and it’s not what you’d expect! If you enter this keynote session expecting to learn all about best practices and superior strategy, you’d better read the title again. Standout success in a challenging environment/economy often comes from personal advantage, whether it’s perceived value, personality, leadership-style, communication skills, allocation of resources, or access to privileged information. This entertaining session takes a realistic look at the influence you’ll need to make sure your knowledge and hard work deliver the results you want.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Humorous | Motivational

    The Inside Track to Rapport Building, Buying-Sign Intuition, And Clarity Of Value that Seal the Deal!

    Drawing on 24 years of research and interviews with all the Fortune 500 firms, this program is rooted in rainmaker pandemic proof tactics that set the world’s top salespeople apart. The program teaches people to close and gives them the tools and confidence to be viewed as the customer’s valued resource in the shared experience of COVD19.  This is not sales theory as viewed from 30,000 feet or the science of selling.  Instead, it focuses on the personal influence techniques of the world’s top producers in every industry. This session is about what motivates consistent closers to ask for the business and the teachable skill sets to make it happen. Any seller, from the eager newbie to the seen-it-all, hard-to-impress veteran, leaves with huge takeaways. This customized, entertaining, inspiring program creates the mindset necessary to get maximum impact from the tactics taught.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Humorous | Motivational

    Whether you are trying to reduce your number of recordables, or prevent a good safety record from creating complacency, this entertaining, “customized for COVID” 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 in pandemic conditions. 

    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 that makes consistent safety a reality, and “leveling up” your situational awareness.  He delivers those takeaways using a humorous approach that will have a serious impact on your event.

    ” How to get total buy-in from frontline supervisors: the key to maintaining a safety culture   

    ” Safety for all generations: inspiring younger workers and dealing with an aging workforce    

    ” COVID protocols and procedures: the latest on what is working and what’s not  

    ” The REAL truth about distracted driving: the connection between texting and addiction 

    ” How employee engagement is the key to a sustainable safety environment and how to create it 

    ” How mental health issues and stress affect situational awareness: being present in the moment         

  • Review
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    “major bookstores. “Thank you again for helping make my sales conference so awesome. We have had many different speakers year after year, but none have gotten such rave reviews as you have. My sales managers are already asking for more Garrison next year! It was a pleasure working with you and I really appreciate the way you tied in your presentation to our business. You took the time to research and speak with my people, and it made a WORLD of difference! It is difficult to keep a group focused all day, but you did just that. Looking forward to having you present again in the very near future!”

    Morton's The Steakhouse
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    “Garrison was everything we asked for and more. Not only did he engage and energize the crowd; he got a standing ovation and connected with them on their level. He delivered a laughter-filled keynote address with a powerful message. I loved the way he spoke to every meaningful objective and brought new material that was relevant to the event. Fantastic! Couldn't be happier”

    American Express
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    “Your presentation to our team allowed us to produce some of the most successful and profitable years in the history of Caterpillar. The impacts of your work are still in force today. We would highly recommend Garrison Wynn to help any company make the necessary sales-focused transition that we have successfully made.”

Your presentation to our team allowed us to produce some of the most successful and profitable years in the history of Caterpillar. The impacts of your work are still in force today. We would highly recommend Garrison Wynn to help any company make the necessary sales-focused transition that we have successfully made.