Keynote Speaker Garrison Wynn, CSP

Employee Engagement Speaker Garrison Wynn

Research by top Gallup experts shows that people who feel valued are 40 times more likely to recommend their company as a great place to work, 15.5 times more likely to spend their career with the organization, and 4.5 times more likely to recommend the company’s products and services.

"When people are praised by the boss for their strengths, they work better with others and are more willing to work on their weaknesses" - Garrison Wynn

Employee Engagement Programs

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Value-Based Leadership

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 his or her employees and coworkers have about their job? This highly entertaining session, backed by Evolve Performance Group research across 46 countries (and combined with over 70 years of Gallup survey data) shows that the thing people value most is feeling valuable! It gives the specific communication tools that anyone can use to dramatically reduce resistance to change, difficult behavior and employee turnover. The impact of this program reaches far beyond the session itself, creating an emotional shift that fuels immediate implementation.

Engaged Safety

What the Most Successful Safety Leaders Do Differently

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 engagement produce a sustainable culture of safety as we strive for zero incidents? By leaders making their employees the “heroes” of safety.  

Drawing from Gallup research across 46 countries (research shows that engaged employees are 48% safer on the job than their disengaged counterparts), this highly informative and entertaining session reveals how skilled leaders at all levels create safety: They give employees what they value most—the feeling that they are valued. From this session, leaders acquire specific communication tools they can use to dramatically reduce resistance to change and to create a safer work environment. The impact of this program reaches far beyond the session itself, creating an emotional shift that fuels immediate implementation.

Finders Keepers

How to identify, attract, and retain a loyal workforce.

From developing a marketing campaign to attract the people you need, to making sure they have a culture that makes them feel valued, this thoroughly researched program (Gallup, Harvard Review and Evolve Performance group) gives you the tools to solve your labor problem and consistently improve employee performance.

Segments include:

The 3 reasons why Gen Y doesn’t want to work for you and what you can do about it.

How to quickly develop and maintain a culture that keeps and attracts top talent.

Getting people to choose your organization when the competition can afford to offer higher pay.

Making sure the employees you want to attract know you exist and branding your organization as a great place to work.

How to create a social media and advertising campaign that shows why your company is a good fit for the people you want.


Inclusion + Tolerance = Success

Creating a diverse culture that drives performance

Having a culture that includes and supports all people is more than just a moral obligation. It is a critical and commonly overlooked ingredient for success. An alloy is stronger and has more applications than something made of just one material, and research shows the same is true for high-performance teams.

This entertaining session (heavily supported by research from Gallup, MIT and Rutgers) shows that tolerance leads to awareness and understanding that creates long-term value. From attracting top young talent with a culture they’ll support to fostering the diversity of thought that is the foundation of creativity, this high-energy program is a great kickoff keynote or closing session for your Inclusion and Diversity Conference.


Change management speaker Garrison Wynn's strategies for a smoother transition with less resistance: Challenge, Motivate and Educate

Garrison was a hit with the 400 members of Generation Y attending the conference. The reviews were wonderful. The audience enjoyed getting a leadership message in an entertaining way, with research behind the theories and thoughts. Garrison was able to relate to our audience and keep them engaged while conveying important messages essential to their future success. We would highly recommend Garrison Wynn, and will certainly be using his services again for future conferences.


Garrison was everything we asked for in a keynote speaker and more. Not only did he engage and energize the crowd; he got a standing ovation and connected with them on their level. He delivered a laughter-filled keynote address with a powerful message. I loved the way he spoke to every meaningful objective and brought new material that was relevant to the event. Fantastic! Couldn’t be happier.

American Express

You are AMAZING! It was evident from the start that you had done your homework and your presentation was exciting, empowering and extremely helpful during this period of great change within our organization. Our team has been raving about the content and the timing of the presentation – on point and right on time!  You received a standing ovation and it was a Huge Success! We really enjoyed  meeting and working with you and we would love to have you come back to speak at future events!


"When we look for differences instead of similarities, we create barriers for trust." Garrison Wynn

Key Concepts on Employee Engagement

In a series of recent studies conducted at prestigious research institutions ranging from Rutgers University to MIT’s Sloan School of Management, the tangible outcomes of diverse workplaces have been subjected to rigorous analysis. On almost every measure, workplace teams that are comprised of staff members from a variety of different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds function more effectively than work groups that are homogenous, or comprised mostly of staff members with similar backgrounds. … Some of the most striking divergences can be seen in the areas of problem-solving, conflict resolution, and creativity. In these three crucial skill sets, diverse groups have been shown consistently to outperform their homogenous counterparts.

Employee engagement surveys that Evolve Performance Group conducted across 46 countries and 27 languages show that the No. 1 thing that people value is feeling valuable. We need to make sure we have a culture that is open to everyone and therefore positioned for success.

When it comes to employees, feeling are facts; What we know – People want to be a valued member of a winning team, on an inspiring mission. Employee Engagement helps managers understand how to connect workers to the job that they do. By building that connection for their team members, managers are able to clear the runway for higher levels of performance – helping the team win.

Another key element of engagement is to make certain that the team member not only connects to the success of their team, but also to understand how their role connects to the company overall. Establishing those connections empowers and ignites the individual team member to the highest level of personal performance that translates to financial performance for the organization.