Gary Michels, leading motivational expert, has impacted thousands nationwide through his remarkable techniques for balancing career success and thriving personal lives. With more than 30 years of success in selling, managing, and motivating, Gary’s proven insights will inspire a brand new level of personal and career achievement!

During his college tenure, Gary began successfully selling door-to-door for a well-known reference book distributor. Pushing himself relentlessly, he finished in the top 10 from more than 3,000 students and earned more than $100,000 in three short summers! Gary’s phenomenal career success now spans a breadth of experience, from retail sales to network marketing to real estate. Gary spent 19 successful years as a sales representative for a national fundraising company, finishing #1 in sales for 9 of his last 10 years, ahead of over 350 sales representatives in his company and over tens of thousands in the industry.

To date, well over 1,000,000 people have been motivated to achieve their highest potential in their work and their home life from Gary Michels’ presentations. Gary has spent an incredible amount of time observing and interviewing sales professionals in a wide variety of industries including financial services, advertising, technology, professional sports, pharmaceutical, hotel/hospitality and many more. This has given him creative techniques that he shares with his audiences. Gary writes frequently for various organizations and companies on sales excellence, motivation and leadership. He is the author of Gettin’ In and Gettin’ Out, How to Get In Every Prospect’s Door and Get Out with a Sale and Turn It Up a Notch.

Gary currently serves as co-founder of the motivational training company, Southwestern Consulting, and speaks regularly for corporations, both large and small. With over 100 team members and over 8 figures in annual revenues, Southwestern Consulting is one of the fastest growing sales consultancies in the world today. Our mission is to help people achieve their goals in life and to elevate the practice and perception of sales. Gary’s insights are backed by Southwestern Consulting’s frontline research and work with over 8,000 different teams in 40 countries. He conducts trainings and speaks at sales conferences across the country. He also provides sales training, sales coaching, and consulting on an individual level.


Beth L., San Jose, CA

You taught me so much in such a short period of time. You have truly helped me build a great foundation for a successful future.

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