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Garrison Wynn

Garrison Wynn

Comedian, Best-selling Author, Provides Industry Specific Business Content

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Fee Range: 5000-9999, 10000-19999
  • As a teenager, worked with baseball legend Hank Aaron to promote the world’s first video gaming system.
  • Toured as professional standup comedian and shared the stage with household names and legends of Comedy.
  • At age 27 became the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company’s history.
  • Designed processes for 38 locations nationwide and developed and marketed products still being sold in 30 countries.
  • Contributed weekly to The Washington Post, wrote two bestseller’s and coauthored with Stephen Covey.
  • Former Fortune 500 leader AND former professional stand-up comedian with fast-casual restaurant management experience, gives high-energy presentation combining leadership, influence, growth, change management and generational differences.

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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, has been a weekly contributor to the Washington Post and featured Forbes and Inc. Magazines. 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.

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.


Garrison helps people make the jump from being great at what they do to developing the qualities it takes to be consistently 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.” His presentations help people become more influential regardless of circumstances.


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 show biz 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?


Research Results from Top Performers

The information we deliver is based on research, not theory. It started with a Gallup Institute study that surveyed 80,000 managers and one million employees to discover how employee opinion affects productivity. In addition, we have assembled the results from Wynn Solutions’ ten-year study of 5,000 leaders in 323 organizations and 21 industries that identified what the most successful have in common. All our programs include the “beyond-best” practices from Wynn Solutions’ survey of top performers.

Change is Mandatory...Stress is Optional!

This fast-paced, entertaining 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 specific communication tools that anyone can use to dramatically reduce resistance to change, anxiety, employee turnover, and difficult behavior. From market 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.

Easily Customized Segments Include:

  • Curing disengagement
  • How to get “buy-in” on change quickly
  • Nobody wants to be a “senior beginner”
  • Reducing stress and increasing focus
  • Keeping and attracting employees
  • Managing emotions: separating the data from the drama
  • Dealing with the resistance to change
  • Change is easy… you go first!
CREATING A CULTURE OF LOYALTY: Reducing employee turnover and job dissatisfaction

This highly focused, entertaining session shows leaders and influencers at all levels how to consistently create a sustainable culture of loyalty. This is not the view from 30,000 feet; it’s a high-energy, direct connection to the tools and tactics that are dramatically improving employee retention right now.

This program is a fun “experience” designed to provide you with actionable ideas and solutions that will assist in driving a sustainable culture that will help your organization to achieve its goals by keeping and attracting the people you need to succeed.

  • Making sure your people feel valued and supported daily
  • The foundations of loyalty
  • Forensic listening: Listening to those who have not felt heard in the past
  • Eliminating quiet quitting by improving the employee experience
  • Making work worth it: Fix the job, not just the worker
  • Creating a common agenda
Making the Most of Difficult Situations: 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 post-COVID-19 issues 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.

Easily Customized Segments Include:

  • How to be right without making other people wrong
  • New people, new products and new approach
  • Dealing with new leadership direction
  • How to get “buy-in” on change quickly
  • Communication breakdown: overcoming silo-ism
  • Embracing mergers and acquisitions
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Technology changes and procedural shifts
  • Never stop getting better
Generations Working Better Together: How to Get Total Buy-in From Everyone

This upbeat, entertaining program explains why many older employees can be stuck in their ways, and why some younger workers are more likely to snap a picture of a fire than run from it! From how to influence and effectively motivate Gen Y & Z workers, to making sure your veterans pass on their knowledge and stay focused as they head toward retirement, this program shows how all generations can look-out for each other (and are actually much more effective together because of their differences). This fun informative session (backed by the latest research and employee survey data) focuses on how generations can blend their contributions to create a more successful future.

VALUE-BASED LEADERSHIP: Making Employee Engagement Actually Happen

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 an individual positively influence the opinions of his or her employees and coworkers about their job? This highly entertaining session, backed by thousands of up-to-date anonymous employee surveys in multiple industries (and combined with over 30 years of Gallup research data), shows that the thing people value most is feeling valuable! This session shows how the most successful leaders quickly engage workers/team members in a way that improves business performance and the overall employee experience. The impact of this program reaches far beyond the session itself, creating an emotional shift that fuels immediate implementation.

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, dealing with COVID based issues 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 a serious impact on your event.

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  • Introduce your speakers, leaders, and breakout sessions
  • Host panels and keep things flowing and on time
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US Beef
Well, back in the office, and the event is being called "The Best Ever!" by our executive team. Garrison is a pro's pro. He took our pre-con conference call, and unlike past presenters, was able to weave our theme and our core culture points of "Commitment – Humility – Respect" throughout it, and he did so with ease and continuity while entertaining the audience continuously. But like I said, not only did the audience enjoy him, but our executive team knew we made the right decision to put him on first – just as he suggested. Using our past keynote presenters as reference points, they felt Garrison was indeed the best, and able to adapt his speech to our message.
Funny, fast and entertaining. I was shocked at how much information I received from just the 30 min that Garrison spoke. His energy level was way up there and the stories tied it all together! After 30 years in Subway he was one of the top 3 I have ever seen. Thanks again for being part of our team too.
United Natural Foods, Inc.
Garrison Wynn is super funny, makes meeting time go fast, and does very thorough research and review with his clients prior to presenting. He was the perfect choice. He inspired the team on how we could each go forward with all the key initiatives that management developed tools for and discussed at this year’s retreat. I had so many team members pull me aside after the talk to thank us for providing a speaker who really understood what they go through and even our industry terminology. He really did an outstanding job of teaching us to look within ourselves to find personal power and new ways to approach customers and sell products and services.
Vilore Foods
I just wanted to personally reach out and thank you for the outstanding and memorable performance you made for Vilore Foods! The team is still talking about the meeting…. It will go down as the best in Vilore history!
BakeMark USA
The meeting went very well and Garrison was quite the hit. I am told from a few of the folks that have been around BakeMark for quite some time that it was the first time they had ever seen the crowd give a standing ovation for a speaker. It was truly an enjoyable evening.
Panera Bread
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!
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