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Gary Kunath  

Business Transformation

Gary M. Kunath is one of the most highly sought after speakers today in the field of sales, value creation, creating the customer experience and leadership. Most recently, he has published a book entitled Life…Don’t Miss it; which shares with people of all ages the secrets to achieving maximum joy and contentment in life and how to live your life to the fullest. As a result of the success of his book, Gary has been speaking extensively on this topic. How companies can positively impact their employees lives OUTSIDE of the office walls to elevate their natural productivity and company loyalty. It is no longer about work/life balance, it is about work/life fulfillment and loving your whole life. His highly energetic and authentic delivery style and his use of humor have made him one of the hottest speakers today.

Gary founded the Summit Group, recognized by Selling Power magazine as one of the top sales training companies in the world. Regarded as a thought leader in the area of value creation, his value creation approach received “Innovative Practice of the Year Award” by 3M worldwide. He was named Businessman of the Year for the United States and was formally recognized for this achievement at a dinner hosted by the President of the United States.

An accomplished and respected business executive and entrepreneur, Gary has lectured in the Executive Education and MBA Programs of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, Miami University’s Farmer Business School, Emory University Business School, Clemson University, Univ. of Georgia and at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management. He also served on faculties of the executive development programs of MARRIOTT, P&G, Ritz Carlton and Lockheed.

In addition, he is an equity partner is Bite Tech. They are the makers of Under Armours’ high performance mouth wear. This product revolutionizes sports performance as it aligns the jaw to increase oxygen intake boosting muscle strength and reducing the release of cortisol, a stress hormone that causes the body to fatigue. In March 2011, Bite Tech was named by Fast Company magazine as one of the most innovative companies in sports along with such companies as ESPN and Turner Sports.

He is also an owner of several professional minor league baseball teams. His partners include Bill Murray, Jimmy Buffet and Mike Veeck. They are famous for managing their teams around the “Fun is Good”, approach. These teams have consistently had the highest total season and per game attendance in the US. Their baseball organizations are ranked in the top ten best service companies in the world.

His unique background and versatility as a speaker make him able to fill a wide range of speaking topics for any event. Funny, electric, insightful and accomplished; that is what makes Gary one of the very best speakers today. He has spoken at major events for such companies as MARRIOTT, IBM, HP, P&G, Lockheed, Xerox, Amex, Delta, Motorola, Fidelity, 3M, Tetra Pak, SC Johnson, AT&T, Canada Post, Ritz Carlton, Siemens and UPS to name a few.

    Life... Don't Miss it

    Defining Characteristics & Events Across the Generations

    Creating Life Worth™

    Reorienting Your Life

    Finding & Being Your Authentic Self

    Building Your “Last Lecture” to Your Family


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Speech Topics

Sales Talk Topics

  • Mastering Life Balance

  • How To Matter More Through Creating Business Value

  • Sales Innovation

  • Executive Engagement

  • How Great Leaders Lead

What the audience learns

These talks leverage the Best Practice approach Gary created around Value Creation that was awarded “Innovative Practice of the Year” by 3M and was acknowledged as a key factor in companies such as Ritz Carlton, Cisco Systems, MARRIOTT, HP, Xerox and 3M winning best sales practice of the year awards from the Strategic Accounts Management Association.

  • What the top sales people do better than others

  • Sales skills your competition is investing in to beat you

  • How to drive higher orders of value to your customers to increase margin and share

  • How to anticipate customer needs and bring them your best ideas and concepts before they know they need them

  • How to leverage organizational value into the offer

  • How to gain competitive immunity

  • How to elevate your level of business acumen

  • How to gain executive access and build relationships higher, wider & deeper

Book Talk Topics

  • Leading From Within: How To inspire greatness in yourself and in those you lead

  • Mastering Life Balance….Achieving Greatness at home and at work This talk is based on the book written by Gary Kunath entitled, Life....Don't Miss It. It shares with people how apply the life concepts Gary has learned and written about in his book directly to their own lives and to the lives of those they may lead and bring humanity back to the workplace.

  • How to dramatically maximize the joy and contentment in your life

  • The “Ten Points of Life” on how to achieve a high life worth and reconnect to what truly matters and how to apply them to your own life.

  • Threes greatest gifts to give your family

  • What factors drive high life worth, happiness and how to reduce the stress of life itself

  • Leaders learn how to increase the innovation, emotional loyalty and natural productivity of their people by positively impacting their lives “outside” the walls of the company.

  • How great leaders inspire action and greatness in their people at home and on the job.

  • The secrets to balancing work and home life

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