With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian, Garrison Wynn, CSP, fuses comic timing and research to show how anyone can help create a culture of safety. He is authentic – a guy who’s been there. Wynn is a chemical plant explosion survivor with a background in industrial instrumentation. For 20 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients such as Exxon, BASF, the National Safety Council, Behavioral Science and Technology (BST), the NFL, and NASA. In his teens, he debuted the world’s first video gaming system with baseball legend Hank Aaron; and as a young man, Wynn spent six years touring comedy clubs with the top names in the business before going on to create industrial products still being sold in 30 countries.
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. 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.
The Real Truth About Success: What the Top 1% Do Differently and Why They Won’t Tell You
Be prepared to laugh and learn as this research-based keynote reveals how top performers harness the power of their advantages, even when the odds are not in their favor.
Business relationship expert and Amazon.com bestselling author Garrison Wynn delivers a high-impact program that answers two monumental questions: How do you get people to do what you want them to do? And how can you get better results from the challenging people you encounter along the way? With an
emphasis on what you can actually walk out of the session with and achieve tomorrow; this program shows
you how to weather the perfect storm while still looking really good in a raincoat!
Making the Most of Difficult Situations: Changing Markets, Changing Times
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 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.
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.
Younger and older attendees will love this realistic high energy session.
Being the Best vs. Being Consistently Chose
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 keynote provides original
research on managing expectations and emotions and shows there really is more to success than being the
Getting Great Results: Turning Talent Into Performance
In this keynote, 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 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
“I just wanted to take a quick moment to share how wonderful it was to meet and work with Garrison. He was a true professional from the beginning to the end. If I were asked to pick a handful of words to describe him I immediately think of: flexible, accommodating, friendly, professional, quick-witted, intuitive, and hilarious. He was extremely thorough in asking questions and very in tune to the topic of the meeting. He tailored a message that was spot on in the material, highly engaging and humorous in his delivery. He held the audience’s attention captive the entire time he was on stage! After working with Garrison I would strongly recommend him for any future event, either inside or outside of our company.”
“Your session was the highest rated session of the conference! You delivered a great keynote and really hit on the messages that we focused our remaining time and sessions. Your passion and energy got the event off to a great start! Thanks again, Garrison.”
Garrison recently spoke at our MassMutual Academy for almost 800 Financial Advisors in Phoenix, AZ. Garrison’s energy, passion, endurance and connection with the audience was beyond impressive. His message was relatable and his humor kept the audience’s attention for the entire presentation. He was the perfect choice for a closing speaker after a 4 day learning conference for our group. From the moment he came into the room to the moment he left the conference his focus was on our attendees and his professionalism did not go unnoticed. Our attendees left his presentation energized and excited about his message and his performance. We have already received a tremendous amount of positive feedback on Garrison’s presentation and many General Agents want to hire him for agency presentations. Garrison hit it out of the park!
“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.
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your outstanding presentation at our conference last week. You were simply fantastic, hilarious and motivating. We’ve heard some pretty amazing feedback about you and I just wanted to share. Your name was definitely circulating after your departure and I was giving out your information like crazy. I actually still am! Just the other day, I got a call from one of our attorney’s in Richmond, VA asking about you. He said ‘That guy could have his own TV show!’ Another manager, here in my office, who is rather regiment in her management style, confessed to me that your presentation will definitely make her speak and act differently when it comes to handling her own employees. Who said Rome wasn’t built in one day? Wow! You really made an impact.”