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Gary Kunath

Value Creation Innovator and Life Balance Champion

About

Gary Kunath is a recognized thought leader in the area of value creation, sales innovation and elevating the customer experience. He founded The Summit Group, which was named the top global sales training company by Selling Power magazine as a in the area of value creation and his revolutionary business value creation approach has been responsible for over $300 billion in sales. Gary was named U.S. Businessman of the Year and honored at a dinner with the President of the United States.

Most recently, Garys’ bestselling book “Life… Don’t Miss It” which shares the secrets to attaining a high life worth and how to maximize the joy and contentment in life, sparked leaders at Google and Cisco Systems to contact Gary to build a business seminar around his book that elevates employee/family well-being, happiness, innovation and overall employee productivity. He now delivers seminars and keynote talks for major companies around the topic of happiness and how to achieve greatness at home and at work.

Gary, is a 30-year sales executive, serial entrepreneur, top corporate speaker, and faculty member at leading business schools. He is a distinguished thought leader who seamlessly melds authenticity and humor, illuminating audiences on personal leadership, workplace/family well-being and employee engagement. Many companies have implemented his inspirational “Happiness… The Engine of Life” seminar and attendees state that this topic was the best “gift” their company has ever given to them and dramatically changed their lives.

Speaking Topics

  • Creating Business Value
  • Sales Innovation
  • Elevating the Customer Experience
  • Happiness… The Engine of Life
  • Leading With Heart… Energizing People for Peak Performance
  • Mastering Life Balance

Additional Services

Gary offers 2-3 hour seminars in each of the topic areas.

 

Companies We’ve Impacted

Testimonials

Your talk was very inspirational and a great input. Sometimes people just get lost in the busyness of life and need a little reminder about what is really important: "savor the coffee, not the cup!"
2018-03-21T16:04:28+00:00
Your talk was very inspirational and a great input. Sometimes people just get lost in the busyness of life and need a little reminder about what is really important: "savor the coffee, not the cup!"
This is the best Google Talk that has ever been given. There are no words to describe the value of the wisdom that Gary Kunath delivers to serve as an important reminder to stop and evaluate our work/life balance. Extremely thought provoking, backed with solid information, Gary will make everyone that watches this come away with a renewed understanding of where they are currently, and where they need to be in their life/work balance. Everyone needs to watch this talk, you’ll be better off for it.
2018-03-21T16:04:52+00:00
This is the best Google Talk that has ever been given. There are no words to describe the value of the wisdom that Gary Kunath delivers to serve as an important reminder to stop and evaluate our work/life balance. Extremely thought provoking, backed with solid information, Gary will make everyone that watches this come away with a renewed understanding of where they are currently, and where they need to be in their life/work balance. Everyone needs to watch this talk, you’ll be better off for it.
Gary’s thoughts and passions provide much more, so much more, than a corporate seminar on keeping work and life in balance. I finished the book this weekend – cried a little, laughed a lot, and realized that it may be time for a bit of housekeeping myself.
2018-03-21T16:05:16+00:00
Gary’s thoughts and passions provide much more, so much more, than a corporate seminar on keeping work and life in balance. I finished the book this weekend – cried a little, laughed a lot, and realized that it may be time for a bit of housekeeping myself.
Gary spoke to figuring out what truly matters in life and how he was able to able to get out of the “spin cycle” before it was too late. He spoke of people wanting to have joy and contentment in their lives and to measure your value not by your “net worth” but rather by “life worth.”
2018-05-08T12:14:03+00:00
Gary spoke to figuring out what truly matters in life and how he was able to able to get out of the “spin cycle” before it was too late. He spoke of people wanting to have joy and contentment in their lives and to measure your value not by your “net worth” but rather by “life worth.”

Videos

Speaking to Entrepreneurs about The True Formula for Greatness

Mastering Life Balance

Creating Business Value – Third Box Thinking

Photo Gallery

Gary Kunath, Mike Veeck and Alan Fahden speakers for Marketing Summit for professional sports owners in Charleston SC.

Gary Kunath with Dana Barrett, host of Atlanta Business Talk Radio after serving as a guest on the show.

Gary Kunath with Brockton Mass Mayor at opening day of baseball for the Brockton Rox which Gary was part owner.

Speaking Topics

Happiness… The Engine of Life

This talk is based on the book written by Gary Kunath entitled, Life….Don’t Miss It. You learn the keys to achieving a high life worth life and how to maximize the happiness, joy and contentment in your life and in the lives of those you lead enabling peak performance at work and at home.

Gary covers the science of happiness and attendees will be shown the key steps to maximizing happiness, joy and contentment in their own life. Top companies know that happiness is the “New” engine of business and elevating employee happiness is critical to maximizing innovation, emotional loyalty, natural productivity, customer experience and overall profitability. Employee/family well-being and focusing on happiness is very smart business and everyone wins. Current research shows that over 70% of employees would trade pay increases and promotions for employee/family well-being.

Many think that professional well- being drives personal well- being, but in truth it is exact opposite. Achieving greatness professionally is accelerated through elevation of personal well-being. It is important to positively affect your own life before you can truly affect the lives of others. We will examine what the best companies are doing to promote happiness in the workplace and the world class results they are enjoying. Past attendees have stated that this session dramatically changed their lives for the better and that it was the best “gift” their company has ever given to them.

Gary Kunath; celebrated speaker and author, takes you on a journey that is fun, moving and cutting edge. You will have never experienced a program like this and you will never forget it. His “Ten Points of Life” outlines a clear path on how to achieve greatness at home and at work.

Creating Business Value

Gary addresses how to grow your footprint in your customers business through innovation and value creation. He covers how the very best companies are redefining the customer experience to become co-innovators with their top customers. Sharing his award-winning Best Practice value creation approach, Gary teaches audiences to quickly anticipate your customers’ needs and build value propositions that aligns directly with what matters most to the customer. They learn specifically how leading-edge companies have used this approach to drive value and how they can apply this model immediately to their own sales opportunities to increase both share and margin on every deal. Gary covers how to drive value that transcends your products/services and how to effectively translate your technical capabilities into business relevance. This value creation approach is credited with generating over $300 Billion dollars in revenue for the Fortune 500 companies that have standardized on this approach in their sales force transformations.

Leading with Heart…Energizing People for Peak Performance

As a leader, elevating joy and contentment in your personal life is critical and serves as the conduit to increasing innovation, emotional loyalty and natural productivity of the people that you lead.

After all, how can you lead someone if you can’t lead yourself? Current research shows that over 70% of employees today would sacrifice pay increases and promotions for family well-being. Their focus is clearly outside the organization today more than ever and they are overwhelmed by the complexities of their own lives.

Gary addresses how great leaders inspire action and greatness in their people by positively affecting their lives both inside and outside the walls of the corporation. Top companies recognize that employee well-being significantly drives profits and positively impacting the joy and contentment in their employees’ personal lives is the true secret to inspiring greatness. Gary shares his personal journey and what he has learned about life and work. He illuminates how it is totally possible to love your whole life and that no one should have to decide between their personal live and professional career. He also shares how these principles were applied to his businesses and the world class results his companies have earned as a result.

Book

People First

Life…Don’t Miss It. I Almost Did.

Some say I am a lucky guy, because I figured it out. I figured out what truly matters in life and I live by those principles. In my book I show people exactly what it takes to achieve greatness at home and at work and how to apply these principles to their own lives immediately to see instant results. AND…these results are spectacular!!!

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