Very captivating and inspiring could listen to him for hours
He is a qualified presenter of Steven Covey (7 Habits), Jim Collins (Good to Great), and Dale Carnegie. In his Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY best-selling book Big Things Have Small Beginnings he shares what he has learned, about leadership and business management.
Berry hosts his own podcast (recently migrated from terrestrial radio WDTK Detroit) which has two distinct segments. "The People's Voice" featuring current events, in a point counterpoint format and guided by the principle that people can disagree without being disagreeable. "The Success Factor" segment focuses its spotlight on successful non-profits as well as corporate enterprises. He also writes and is in demand as a professional facilitator, keynote and motivational speaker.
He has also served on the Boards of an Educational Foundation, Community Youth Assistance, and Henry Ford Hospital. Berry currently serves on the board of Trustees for a nine figure Charitable Foundation. He also volunteers with a community group that provides wheelchair ramps to those in need. He attends Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, where he's taught Sunday School, ushered, and served on its Board of Trustees. Because of his special fondness for nonprofits, his speaking services are offered pro bono.
Over the years, he's provided consulting services to over 40 businesses even while simultaneously establishing a retail franchise system that operated 30 units in five States. Additionally, he's served as Headmaster of a State-Licensed Private School, a licensed real estate agent he has participated in over 30 commercial transactions
As an entrepreneur, Berry demonstrated a strategic style of management by building a multi-million-dollar brick-and-mortar business. In 1995, his business expanded to the clicks of the Internet, causing him to adjust his marketing skills to where they soon proved exceptionally well-suited to the new and radically different online arena. He operated several remarkable brands, including Flower Delivery Express, a $60 MILLION DOLLAR world-class business servicing millions of customers in over 150 countries. After a 40-year career, he divested himself of all business interests in 2016 and retired to follow other interests.
He has held memberships in: The Detroit Economic Club, Adcraft Club of Detroit, Rotary, Optimists, NAACP, Shriners International, Wabeek Country Club, Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit Gun Club, NRA, and is a Freemason. He's a graduate of Oakland Technical Center, having completed their Floriculture & Agriscience Program.
A dog lover, he enjoys fishing, and is constantly humbled by his golf game. He and his wife Mia have four sons and have been married for 30+ years. They reside in West Bloomfield, Michigan.
Major Honors and Awards:
2003 - Pheasant Ring Autistic Community Ring of Hope Community Service Award
2008 - NAACP Oakland County Chapter's Corporate Leadership Award
2008 - Florist Review Magazine's Retail Florist of the Year for Community Involvement
2008 - Chamber of Commerce honoree as Business Person of the Year
2011 - Inc. Magazine's Top 500|5000-ranked Fastest Growing Retailer
2012 - Optimist International's Business Person of the Year Michigan District
2014 - Civil rights organization United We Walk's Community Leader Award
2016 - Commissioned Honorary Naval Commander (O-5) by Michigan Governor Schneider
2018 - Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, #1 Hot New Release and International Best Seller
2019 - Southern California Book Festival, Winner Best Business Book
2019 - Barnes & Noble's Top 5 Best Sellers of All Books Worldwide
2019 - USA TODAY Bestselling Author
2019 - Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author