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Garrison Wynn

Speaker Expertise
Change Management, Communication, Leadership, Safety Culture

With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian, Garrison Wynn, CSP, fuses comic timing and research to deliver motivational business expertise. For 26 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients (such as American Express, Amazon, Caterpillar, Walmart, Berkshire Hathaway, Intel, McDonalds, the NFL, and NASA) at corporate and association events. He is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author who has been featured in Forbes and Inc. Magazines. In his teens he helped debut the world’s first video console gaming system (Odyssey) and as a young man spent 6 years as a pro standup touring comedy clubs with the top names in the business. He went on to become the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company’s history where he researched and designed processes for 38 company locations nationwide, and developed and marketed products still being sold in 30 countries.

Presentation Description & Topics


This fast-paced, entertaining keynote creates an emotional shift for attendees as they see how much control they have over how change affects them. It also shows that stress is more about what we believe than it is about what is happening. It gives specific communication tools that anyone can use to dramatically reduce resistance to change, anxiety, employee turnover, and difficult behavior. From market challenges, employee engagement issues and just embracing everyday work and life problems, this research-based program takes a fun look at a very serious topic.

Easily Customized Segments Include:

  • Curing disengagement
  • How to get “buy-in” on change quickly
  • Nobody wants to be a “senior beginner”   
  • Reducing stress and increasing focus
  • Keeping and attracting employees
  • Managing emotions: separating the data from the drama
  • Dealing with the resistance to change
  • Change is easy… you go first!


Reducing employee turnover and job dissatisfaction

This highly focused, entertaining session shows leaders and influencers at all levels how to consistently create a sustainable culture of loyalty. This is not the view from 30,000 feet; it’s a high-energy, direct connection to the tools and tactics that are dramatically improving employee retention right now.

This program is a fun “experience” designed to provide you with actionable ideas and solutions that will assist in driving a sustainable culture that will help your organization to achieve its goals by keeping and attracting the people you need to succeed.

  • Making sure your people feel valued and supported daily
  • The foundations of loyalty
  • Forensic listening: Listening to those who have not felt heard in the past
  • Eliminating quiet quitting by improving the employee experience
  • Making work worth it: Fix the job, not just the worker
  • Creating a common agenda


Action and Adaptability Create Opportunity

This funny, insightful keynote combines relationship-building with no-fluff motivation and change to deliver real solutions in uncertain times. Garrison examines the challenges we face (from post-COVID-19 issues to communication breakdown) and shows how we can laugh at our problems while using them as catalysts for success. This session covers a lot of ground and provides no-cost, researched-based, easily implemented, proven solutions that your people can use right away.

Easily Customized Segments Include:

  • How to be right without making other people wrong
  • New people, new products and new approach
  • Dealing with new leadership direction
  • How to get “buy-in” on change quickly
  • Communication breakdown: overcoming silo-ism
  • Embracing mergers and acquisitions
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Technology changes and procedural shifts
  • Never stop getting better


How to Get Total Buy-in From Everyone

This upbeat, entertaining program explains why many older employees can be stuck in their ways, and why some younger workers are more likely to snap a picture of a fire than run from it! From how to influence and effectively motivate Gen Y & Z workers, to making sure your veterans pass on their knowledge and stay focused as they head toward retirement, this program shows how all generations can look-out for each other (and are actually much more effective together because of their differences). This fun informative session (backed by the latest research and employee survey data) focuses on how generations can blend their contributions to create a more successful future.   


Making Employee Engagement Actually Happen

We hear the term “employee engagement” a lot these days; we also hear how recognition, goal alignment and a clear path to success can create it. But how can an individual positively influence the opinions of his or her employees and coworkers about their job? This highly entertaining session, backed by thousands of up-to-date anonymous employee surveys in multiple industries (and combined with over 30 years of Gallup research data), shows that the thing people value most is feeling valuable! This session shows how the most successful leaders quickly engage workers/team members in a way that improves business performance and the overall employee experience. The impact of this program reaches far beyond the session itself, creating an emotional shift that fuels immediate implementation.


Whether you are trying to reduce your number of recordables, or prevent a good safety record from creating complacency, this entertaining, customized session is more than just a safe bet. It will get your people laughing, learning and motivated to create a culture of safety while maintaining productivity.

This program focuses on developing the personal influence to make things stick. Whether you’re helping leaders move change (get buy-in) through their locations, dealing with generational based issues or getting workers to look-out for each other on the job site, this fun research-based session is the right choice. Garrison is authentic – a guy who’s been there. He’s a chemical plant explosion survivor (not injured) who has developed safety products still in use worldwide. He expertly fuses his experiences into key takeaways such as how to build the trust and relationships that make an effective safety culture a consistent reality. He delivers those takeaways using a humorous approach that will have a serious impact on your event.

Hear what others have to say

Garrison was absolutely fantastic and engaging. His incredible energy was infectious!  His message completely hit home with exactly what our conference is about – safety, training, and leadership.  We look forward to bringing him back! – Governor’s Occupational Safety & Health Conference

Absolutely loved him! Captivating yet influential and motivational, Garrison far exceeded expectations and was exactly the type of keynote speaker we were hoping for – still being talked about months later. – Amazon Global Safety Leadership

Garrison Wynn engaged and excited our audience! He mixes humor with real world experience and certainly can reach an audience.  His Safety message was relevant to our company and industry and he does his homework not only on our company but on the audience as well.  His message on leadership reached all levels and had them discussing leadership and safety. We all walked away with something that can be applied in our everyday business.  Thanks! – Dyno Nobel, Inc.

Thank you to Garrison Wynn for his entertaining, yet extremely important message about workplace safety.  Our attendees were engaged in his presentation and the response has been positive. – National Safety Council

I just wanted to send a quick note and thank Garrison for his keynote address at our site this past week.  He did a fantastic job and connected well with our audience.  I received multiple comments from attendees who found Garrison not only entertaining, but informative and insightful as well. – Rio Tinto Minerals – Boron Operations