Gary Yamamoto puts excitement and energy back into the lives of people! He shares with people how to overcome mental stagnation and genuinely enjoy work and life.
Gary’s background was quite colorful. He grew up in beautiful, old Hawaii (yes, he surfed!). He learned about personal development through his Aikido training, the healing arts, and meditation practice (under a waterfall!). At the same time, he managed the design, installation, and testing of the most complex communications systems for the U.S. Government throughout the Pacific Rim countries, traveling worldwide. Additionally, Gary managed the reliability and vulnerability testing and evaluation of the Polaris, Poseidon and Trident warheads for nuclear submarines. That eventually became ho-hum, so he started his own business.
With a passion for reading, writing and sharing personal development wisdom, he founded and ran a trade book publishing company, as publisher and CEO, for 5-plus years. Wanting to share his knowledge with an even larger audience, Gary then sold his half of the company to his partner, to move on to yet a new adventure, full-time professional speaking.
Gary's presentations are geared to help people successfully overcome the stresses and challenges of life and work and imbue people with renewed passion. Gary tailors his presentations to your needs. Your attendees will leave his presentation feeling uplifted and raring to go, as well as fortified with effective methods to deal with change, improve their performance and increase their productivity.
His presentations are a combination of information, motivation, and humor. An enthusiastic and dynamic speaker, he combines rich insights with fun, practical examples, memorable stories, personal experiences, and audience interaction. He offers the keys to help attendees to increase performance, enhance personal and professional change and development, and further enjoy their lives. He will bring and use his trademark samurai sword to show attendees he is on the “cutting edge” and to help them "get the point."
Gary has spoken to a wide and diverse clientele, including corporations, associations, and government agencies. He is the author of 5 books, including "Professional Power, Personal Excellence," that shows individuals how to improve their careers by improving not only their abilities, but also their behavior.
Gary Yamamoto also offers a unique program with total audience involvement—his presentation on dreams. This highly interactive program is both fun as well as fosters creativity, innovation, and problem solving. Gary shows attendees how dreams can provide insights, solutions, and guidance. Video to see dreams presentation:
- The Future Belongs to Those Who Prepare For It! (tough times, change, motivation, communication, performance)
- Restore the Passion: For Work and For Life! (re-energizing, motivation)
- The Wonderful and Insightful World of Your Dreams! (Dream interpretation: Gary can present either as a fun program or as a creativity/innovation messa
- Living the Aloha Spirit in Your Everyday Life
- Dream BIG!: How Company Leaders Have Used Their Sleeping Dreams to Fuel Their Waking Lives!
- Unleash the Power of of Ethics and Values in Business
- Making a Difference – One Life at a Time
- Managing Stress
- Mindful Relevance: Life is Easy!
Performance, Motivation, Creativity, Change, Stress, Leadership, Self-improvement
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$7,500 - $9,999
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"Thank you so much for being such an important part of our employee event this week. The feedback I have received since your presentation has been incredibly positive and appreciative. Your message was exactly what we'd hoped for...priceless." - Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona
"Gary, you created a level of excitement among my fellow professionals that I have never experienced in twenty years as a parks and recreation practitioner. Your innovative delivery and insightfulness into the future enabled us to see clearly the significant issues facing us in the years to come." - Virginia Recreation and Park Society
"You were the talk of the day following your presentation during our national convention… The Audience left the session on a real ‘high’ and could have listened to you for the rest of the morning." - American Medical Technologists
"You did everything we wanted and more. Your stories and humor were wonderful and got your point across. You got people excited and taught them to really 'Focus on the Future!'" - Home Life Financial Assurance Corp.
"What can I say – you were outstanding! You are invaluable and your ideas and useful techniques benefited our clients." - Lockheed
"To be honest, until the conference I have never heard any “motivational-type” speaker who I thought had any credibility. I understood what they said but found them to be far from genuine in their delivery. You are the clear only exception to my past experiences… Thank you for re-energizing my spirit with the energy and inspiration that only personal vision can provide. It is something I won't forget." - Greater Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau
"Thank you very much for coming to speak...The response that I got from our membership was extremely positive and everyone thoroughly enjoyed your insight. ...It was very refreshing to start off the year with such a positive, insightful, motivational speaker such as yourself. We could not have asked for a better way to start the year! I do believe you left everyone in the room with a refreshed passion for what they do and the initiative to regain the confidence they needed for a successful upcoming year.... I wish you much success and would highly recommend your talents to anyone that would be interested in listening. - Southern Arizona Mortgage Lenders Association