Gary Michels, leading motivational expert, has impacted thousands nationwide through his remarkable techniques for balancing career success and thriving personal lives. With more than 25 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, nearly 1,000,000 people have been motivated to achieve their highest potential in their work and their home life from Gary Michels’ seminars. Gary has spent multiple hours observing and interviewing sales professionals in a variety of industries including financial services, advertising, technology, electronics, pharmaceutical, and many others, giving him amazing creative techniques that he shares with his audiences. Gary writes frequently for various organizations and companies on sales excellence and is the author of Gettin’ In and Gettin’ Out, How to Get In Every Prospect’s Door and Get Out with a Sale.

Gary currently serves as co founder of the motivational training company Southwestern Consulting and speaks regularly on the Success Starts Now seminar speaking circuit, as well as being a loving father. He conducts public seminars and sales conferences across the country, as well as individual sales training, sales coaching, and consulting.




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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