Garrison Wynn, CSP
Keynote Educational Speaker


"Garrison your program was outstanding! You received exceptional reviews from our discerning faculty."

University of Houston

"Funny and relevant! As the keynote at our annual event, he had a big job and delivered beyond our expectations"

Fulton County School District

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Here's what others had to say after hiring Garrison for their conference.

FULTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTFunny and relevant! As the keynote at our annual event, he had a big job and delivered beyond our expectations. Garrison was able to keep the crowd laughing the whole time while giving great nuggets that really connected (being the son of a school teacher was great and what it meant to his mother was both funny and heartwarming). The feedback was excellent and we would love to have him back for a 3rd time! - Margaret White, Executive Director of Strategy, FULTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

TRI-STATE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALSGarrison did an amazing job as the speaker at our event. Understanding how the school system works and his research with school superintendents and business managers made his presentation hit home! Also, he was very funny, inspiring and left us with an uplifting message. - TRI-STATE  ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS

BIG 12 DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, BAYLOR UNIVERSITYProbably the toughest gig is the 8:45 AM motivational speech to kick off an educational conference. You really did a good job to keep everyone laughing; they were all paying attention and wanted to hear what you had to say next. I have received numerous positive comments about your Keynote Address. - BIG 12 DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Garrison your program was outstanding! You received exceptional reviews from our discerning faculty. Delivering a strong message with great take-away information in a very humorous manner was exactly what we needed. - UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON



As an experienced virtual presenter, Garrison can deliver any of his keynotes in multiple formats depending on your specific needs.

"Great virtual presentation! We really like what Garrison said, and appreciate how pertinent the subject was to what we are living every day." - ISPEN PHARMACEUTICALS 

“Garrison’s animated and genuine style is perfect for virtual events!  - MOLSON COORS BEVERAGE COMPANY

"You were great! Some wonderful chat messages. You were fantastic as usual."   - NATIONAL RURAL BROADBAND ASSOCIATION

“The best delivery & message we have ever seen BAR NONE! We were enthralled every moment!” - CARRIER CORPORATION

"THANK YOU!  We have gotten lots of great feedback and loved the Q & A discussion afterward. - ACCENTURE

"Loved the energy!!! It went great! We have only heard positive feedback."  - WORLD SIGN ASSOCIATES

Education Speaker’s Communication Strategy: Open minds start with open channels

Schools are much more than workplaces, but that doesn’t keep office-style interactions out of the environment. Sometimes egos or cultures clash among co-workers, and knowing parameters for handling conflicts is important to every member of the team.

In Wynn’s research, he has discovered time and again how our assumptions shape our relationships. These self-limiting thoughts can narrow our vision and reduce the impact of the knowledge and experience we pass along.

People who make others feel heard are trusted quickly. Those who can’t even pretend to listen may struggle indefinitely and wind up having little influence. One of the keys to success as a communicator is being present in the moment. Is every member of your team really focused on how others feel and think? How easy is it to get caught up in a single world-view?

Wynn understands that open lines of communication often require establishing some sort of process for airing opinions and sharing ideas. But it’s not that hard to motivate your team to share. Once that wall falls, your organization can reap the benefits of a shared vision established on common ground.

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Garrison Wynn’s keynote descriptions and speaker outlines for educational conferences, academic conferences and teacher conferences.

Change Is Mandatory…Stress Is Optional

Change is something we all have to deal with, but the stress that accompanies change is more of a choice. In this heavily researched session, Garrison applies his signature humor to a very serious topic.

This fun, comprehensive program offers tools and tips for getting through a big change with very little stress. More importantly, it creates an emotional shift for attendees as they see how much control they have over how change affects them. This session also shows attendees how stress is more about what we believe than it is about what is actually happening.

From embracing big transitions in technology to dealing with curriculum changes, student poverty, and family factors, this presentation helps superintendents, principles, and teachers implement necessary changes with minimal resistance.

  • Achieving top performance while working from home
  • Curing disengagement
  • How to get "buy-in" on change quickly
  • Working from home with no distractions
  • Social distance does not mean emotional distance: overcoming silo-ism
  • Managing mental health: what the most successful do differently
  • COVID induced worry: separating the data from the drama
  • Dealing with the resistance to change
  • Change is easy… you go first!
Generations Working Better Together
Beyond Knowledge
Changes And Challenges
Cultural Diversity
Leadership Strategies For Educators
Change Management

Educational Speaker Clients

  • Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers
  • Region 4 Education Service Center
  • U.S. Education Corporation
  • Texas A&M University
  • Rice University
  • Clemson University
  • Boston University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • The University of Houston
  • Michigan State University
  • Occidental College
  • The University of Texas
  • Bakersfield College Foundation
  • Florida Association of Post Secondary Schools and Colleges
  • Texas A&M International University
  • Texas A&M Turbomachinery Laboratory
  • Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Tyler Independent School District,
  • Houston Independent School District,
  • Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
  • Mountain BOCES
  • Medina Valley School District

Why Choose Garrison Wynn For Your Next Conference For Educators?

When you hire the right speaker, your audience leaves energized, entertained, educated and alive with possibilities.

Garrison Wynn didn't major in business while attending Emory University in the 1980s, yet he found his knack for disarming his colleagues with humor served him perfectly in a corporate setting. After consulting during a number of stressful mergers and image overhauls for the likes of AT&T and Texaco, Wynn embarked on his own venture–serving as a speaker, trainer and advisor to organizations enduring changing times. He even served as an adjunct professor for the University of Houston.

His work led him to seek out top professionals across 323 organizations and 21 industries. He wanted to know what the top 1% do that makes them so successful. Armed with that knowledge, Wynn seeks to help execs and employees alike realize how to raise their personal bars. He's delivered his message in technical, educational, financial and industrial environments, as well as the entertainment industry. Experienced in working with both large and small organizations, Wynn is able to identify and synthesize organizational needs for quick, comprehensive change.

He begins by helping institutions reduce complex issues to simple and easily understandable forms so that organizations can tackle problems in stages. The goal is to establish winning solutions that endure long after Wynn has left the stage. The process involves engaging all of an organization's members to find techniques for combating the daily complications all institutions face.

Wynn's conducted workshops and seminars on building trust, getting results from difficult people, improving communications between men and women, and reducing the fear of failure in such diverse industries as hospitality, oil exploration, insurance and local government. He's also assisted small businesses to develop strategies for supporting business growth by resolving issues and implement techniques that allow professional and personal progress.