Gary Zelesky

  • The Passion Expert
  • Executive Coach and Internationally Recognized Keynote Presenter
  • Enables leaders to understand their personal desires and leverage the energy created by pursuing their personal ambitions in a professional setting

Gary Zelesky’s exciting, enthusiastic energy and explosive humor are definitely memorable, but it is his PASSION for life and the audience and his ability to connect with them in a way few do that make Gary such a highly requested speaker.

Since Gary began speaking in the 1970’s, his love for people and desire to see them take their life to the next level propelled him to speak to those in need of motivation and hope. One thing Gary understood all too well was the need for hope. As a child, Gary was abused by his alcoholic stepfather and abandoned by his mother. Regardless of the difficult surroundings that Gary found himself in, he also found, if you look—if you choose, there are also incredible human beings who do believe in you.

One of the most passionate and requested presenters on the speaking circuit today, Gary has been presenting to audiences around the world for over 25 years. From tears of laughter to tears of reflection, Gary has a way of grabbing his audience that few possess. Maybe it is his explosive energy, perhaps it is dramatic sense of humor, or maybe it is the passion in which he challenges you to think, but most likely it is all three combined that makes Gary stand out amongst other speakers.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Humor, Inspiration, Leadership, Motivation, Overcoming Adversity, Teambuilding

  • Travels From:

    California

  • Price:

    $7,500 - $10,000

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Gary Zelesky’s exciting, enthusiastic energy and explosive humor are definitely memorable, but it is his PASSION for life and the audience and his ability to connect with them in a way few do that make Gary such a highly requested speaker.

Since Gary began speaking in the 1970’s, his love for people and desire to see them take their life to the next level propelled him to speak to those in need of motivation and hope. One thing Gary understood all too well was the need for hope. As a child, Gary was abused by his alcoholic stepfather and abandoned by his mother. Regardless of the difficult surroundings that Gary found himself in, he also found, if you look—if you choose, there are also incredible human beings who do believe in you.

One of the most passionate and requested presenters on the speaking circuit today, Gary has been presenting to audiences around the world for over 25 years. From tears of laughter to tears of reflection, Gary has a way of grabbing his audience that few possess. Maybe it is his explosive energy, perhaps it is dramatic sense of humor, or maybe it is the passion in which he challenges you to think, but most likely it is all three combined that makes Gary stand out amongst other speakers.

To book Gary Zelesky call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Passion Centered Person

Discover how knowing and embracing your Passion and the Passion of your team members will make your office more productive and profitable for everyone! Recent challenging economic times have tested (and will continue to test) the true resiliency and attitude of individuals. People who know their passion and live it are not defined by circumstances, but by courage. Gary’s presentations share exciting tools and systems for discovering and optimizing passion in both work and life. His hallmark energy and humor motivates and challenges all that attend. He utilizes presentation techniques that ensure attendees will remain engaged, be educated and leave energized to become the change they seek.

Chalk Talk aka Game On

Coach Z takes his audience from the bleachers to the locker room and then onto the playing field! Leadership is about your ability to persuade people in such an exceptionally powerful, positive way that they prefer to: Follow your lead, cooperate with you, hear from you, acquire from you, mentor you, employ you, work with you, support you, and value you. F.I.E.L.D Power contains 5 attributes that every leader must have on and off the corporate playing field. Learn the difference between the Exit Mentality and the Entrance Mentality when the workplace faces opposition.

Naked in Paradise

The lessons that remain in our lives are taught during times of great challenge and constant change. If it wasn’t for the power of innovation and his wife, Cherisse, Gary might still be stuck Naked in Paradise! This true event will have you laughing one minute and altering the way you think the next. Gary exposes 6 attitudes that every team must contain to build superior levels of empowerment, efficiency, enthusiasm and excellence in the workplace.

Encore

More referrals, more sales, more top rated team members and more money! How do some people maintain high levels of momentum in the day to day mundane work environment? How do they remain productive not simply busy? Gary lives the ENCORE Principal each and everyday of his life. He has to sell himself which is the foundation of any successful business. What are the 6 power keys that will change the way people see themselves, co-workers and today’s savvy consumer? Knowing how to sell yourself and connecting immediately to each customer individual’s buying style is more important than price, product, marketing or territory.

Big Laughs Bigger Lessons

Gary and Cherisse share the greatest lessons in life from some of the most embarrassing ones. Big Laughs Bigger Lessons is the message you’ll love to listen to and laugh with, but are so glad you aren’t the one it happened to. It’s the moments we would love to forget. Can’t believe it happened to us, wish to God that no one would know….and here we are putting these experiences out to the world. You know– the moments we have all had…and at the time we thought we could never survive, but in reality has been our greatest teacher.

Glory Days

It’s not about what you what you did last year, last month or even 20 years ago. But here is the reality—it’s not about retirement or what you are going to do somewhere and sometime down the road. It’s about one thing: NOW. It’s time to stop living in the ‘what ifs’, what was, and what could be and start living in what you are doing at this very moment. Glory Days is pure high octane rocket fuel.  If you feel like things have been in a ‘slump’ this is the message you want, no strike that–you need.

FMC Events Coordinator

"Thank you for speaking at Dentistry LIVE 2012 in London. I would definitely recommend you to anyone looking to make their event stand out from the rest. Your lectures are inspirational, engaging and unique! You are always a success with delegates - with brilliant feedback on the day with regards to both the motivating content and your enthusiastic delivery. We are always asked to have you speak again at future FMC events, which we would absolutely love to do as you are a pleasure to work with and you liven up all of our seminars!”

Progressive Concepts

“Your enthusiasm and passion for life is contagious.”

San Francisco Dental Society

“Everyone in the room learned a great deal of “real world” importance to them and that’s what the Society values from its speakers”

Mark Victor Hansen; Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul

“You’re a Wow of a Wow! You are human treasure and a blessing to all who hear you and I hope everyone gets to.”

Ciminar Attendee

Thanks to the Z-Man, I'm living my perfect day everyday!

Ciminar Attendee

“He's a wow of a wow!”
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