Mr. Guller did a fantastic job speaking to our 1,400 employees at our school district Convocation. His story is inspiring and genuine. I would definitely recommend him to others.
“Your gift is the way you connect with people and help them discover themselves through the story of how you discovered yourself. So deeply genuine, personal and even vulnerable. We all get lost in your story and wonder about our own story. You know how the room feels and reacts. Priceless.” SVP Fortune 100
Executives from around the globe (20+ countries) seek out Gary for a genuine real life perspective delivering amazing results through teamwork, discipline and to the summit. If Guller was to select one factor — it would be consistent execution and delivery of committed outcomes. Here's his view…methodologies provide a nice framework for thinking and have the potential to clarify roles and hand-offs. But nothing beats being out in the trenches working side by side with the teams and learning — and then returning to base camp (HQ) to eliminate obstacles and inefficiencies that possibly annoy and derail teams as they make their way to their summit. The best of plans yield to the situation on the ground and our ability to react, contribute and add long term value. Specializes in opening & closing keynotes.
Gary Guller survived the catastrophic fall at Pico de Orizaba, an accident that claimed the life of his best friend and eventually led to the loss of his his left arm. He went on to summit Mt. Everest, becoming the first man in history to ever do so – this after leading the largest team of persons with disabilities to ever reach the base camp of Everest. Since Everest, he's summited Cho Oyu and completed the insanely difficult Marathon de Sables – believed to be the toughest footrace in the world. Gary will share his unstoppable philosophies of personal accomplishment with all attendees.
"Gary has a special gift, and although his story is one of conquering mountains and ours is one of conquering health care industry changes and maturing operations, his message holds true for us. “We must lead together as one team. It is vital to our success,” Gary reminded us. “Together we can achieve! Together we can do the possible and impossible!” he added, a mantra that every one of us should live by. We are climbing our Everest and we can see the peak. Together we will reach it. My thanks to Gary for helping all of us know that." SVP & CIO at Excellus
Specializes in opening & closing keynotes. The best of plans yield to the situation on the ground and our ability to react, contribute and add long term value. Clients include Google, MassMutual, IBM, Microsoft, Toyota, ExxonMobil, Kaspersky plus many more.
MT. EVEREST / ENDURANCE
Gary Guller climbed to the very summit of Mt. Everest and became the first person with one arm to stand on top of the world! Six weeks prior, he was the expedition leader of the largest ever cross-disability team to reach Everest Base Camp, at 17,500 feet. Later the next year, Gary led an expedition to the summit of the world's sixth highest mountain, Mt. Cho Oyu, in Tibet. In addition, Gary completed the grueling Sahara Mds. The Marathon des Sables is a 6 day, ~158 mile (250km) endurance race across the Sahara Desert in Morocco.
Guller's book, "Make Others Greater" combines Gary's incredible stories with those of leaders and businesses around the world to deliver a commanding and inspirational message of resilience and empowerment. Survival alone doesn't define us. Gary's documentary, available to watch on “Amazon Prime" "Team Everest: A Himalayan Journey" chronicles a remarkable group of trekkers on an expedition to the world's highest mountain. If they succeed in their quest, the team will be the largest group of people with disabilities ever to reach Mount Everest Base Camp. The expedition leader was Gary Guller.
"Gary has several differentiated attributes. He has a very compelling story. It focuses on the team and what is possible. This is a competitive differentiator for our business. Gary brings his A game every time. He spends the necessary time understanding the organization and makes sure his messages are in the context of what the audience needs to hear. Gary puts in the time. He comes in early and is available to the participants afterwards. He does not land, do a stock speech and leave immediately. Having worked with many outside professionals, I can tell you definitively that this is what sets Gary apart." SVP Corporate Strategy Fortune 100
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