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WSA Professional Speaker           

Gary Acevedo

Direct:   (801) 414-7020

Expertise/Topics:   Productivity, Communications,
Presentation Skills, Conflict Management and Relationships.

Member Since:  May, 2011

World Speakers Association, 2011-Present
American Professional Speakers Association, 2011-Present
Utah Speakers Association, 2011-Present

Bio: Gary has lead personal empowerment trainings, retreats, and seminars for a diverse spectrum of corporate organizations, social service agencies, and private individuals since 1971. These include the World Futures Conference on Education, the 10-State Regional Conference for the Division of Rehabilitation, and he was chosen by the Utah Governors Commission to design the state wide Victims Rights Conference. He has been a trainer for Covey's, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People course, as well as Career Track's, Self-Discipline and Emotional Control. In 1981 Gary founded the unique personal empowerment retreat known as, The Awakening. He founded Dream Makers Academy, one of the most advanced training programs in the country for coaches, trainers, and facilitators. He is recognized as a trainer of trainers.

Consulting clients have included Franklin-Covey, AT&T, Mass Mutual, and Einstein Bagels. Gary has been a consultant for Olympic athletes who competed in the 1992 and 2000 games, and designed a training course for VitalSmarts (trainers and bestselling authors of, The Balancing Act, Crucial Conversations, and, Influencer and Change Anything).

An Unprecedented Level of Coaching and Support

Your projects can either catapult you to a new level of success, or set you back – sometimes by millions of dollars and years of wasted effort. When I listen to you, I can hear whether your projects are headed for a blessing, or a lesson. I can hear when you are justifying behaviors that will result in a train wreck, or owning the strategies that can produce unlimited success. Within the first 2 hours, I will know where your personal power and energy are leaking…we can identify the top 3 holes in your personal success bucket. As you plug the holes where the energy is leaking, the bucket begins to fill with financial blessings. This is not exclusive to financial rewards. Would you like to enhance personal relationships? Lengthen your emotional and spiritual stride? Coaching on this level is priceless.

Percentage Coaching: For those with a business vehicle with real potential, and simply need effective coaching to get out of their own way, you have the opportunity to become a % client. Once you demonstrate a willingness to play the inner game, you are eligible. As your coach, I will assist you in significantly raising your income and receive a % of your increase. Once I accept you in this dynamic – you will get there!

Trainings: Some of the key topics we cover that are paramount to creating a successful business include: Visioning and Structure (profits follow structure), Breakthrough Sales, Communicating for Results, Team Alignment, Personal Productivity, The Power of Intention, Commitment to Results and more. Accomplishment and Success Stories Ron McMillan (Co-founder of Stephen R. Covey & Associates) was the highest rated and most successful trainer at The Covey Leadership Center. During a training for AT&T, the man in charge of 40,000 people interrupted and said, Ron, I know you're a good guy, and you have the best intentions, but I just don't think this is going to fit in our culture!. He knew he was on the brink of losing a huge contract, so with nothing to lose he used a skill he learned in our retreat called, How to Melt Your Favorite Jerk. It worked! The executive melted, and he walked out with a $6.5 million contract.

Joseph Grenny applied principles he learned at ‘The Awakening’ retreat and with his partners created, Unite Us, a non-profit organization designed to spread the work of Micro-funding around the globe. They are currently responsible for bringing 12 million people out of poverty. More Results for Gary's Clients
~ Corbin Wells was a mortgage banker making $20,000 a month, and within 20 sessions increased his sales 60%.
~ Harvey Dockstader had a network marketing company and was able to increase his income from $120,000 a year, to $70,000-$80,000 a month within 7 months.
Muffy Davis, a Paralympics athlete, spent one session with Gary. He gave her a physical anchor to replicate her best performance at will, and she won 4 silver medals at the 2002 Salt Lake Paralympics.
~ Gary took a millionaire (who prefers to remain anonymous) from almost a million a year, to 7-8 million a year, in less than 9 months, by assisting him to plug the holes where his personal energy was leaking.
~ Charles Hanna was a lawyer used to making $150 an hour. A contract came up for $1,500 an hour and many large firms were bidding for it. Charles was a one man show and not likely to win the contract. He used the skills he learned in one of our trainings (The Power to Enroll) and won the contract!
~ Burt Bunnell was about to lose his business due to problems with a regulatory agency. Up against five agents who were determined to shut him down, he used the skill, How to Melt Your Favorite Jerk, and within an hour had them all brainstorming how he could keep his business. His company was able to patent a medical apparatus that assisted premature babies with their breathing. Some years later that very machine saved the life of Gary’s premature niece.


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