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Garrison Wynn Keynote Motivational Safety Speaker

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“They absolutely loved you! Captivating yet influential and motivational, Garrison far exceeded expectations and was exactly the type of keynote speaker we were hoping for – still being talked about months later.”

– Amazon Global Safety Leadership

DYNAMIC, CUSTOMIZED AND FUNNY

 

Garrison Wynn Keynote Motivational Safety Speaker

“They absolutely loved you! Captivating yet influential and motivational, Garrison far exceeded expectations and was exactly the type of keynote speaker we were hoping for – still being talked about months later.”

– Amazon Global Safety Leadership

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

Fantastic Reviews!

They absolutely loved you! Captivating yet influential and motivational, Garrison far exceeded expectations and was exactly the type of keynote speaker we were hoping for – still being talked about months later. – Amazon Global Safety Leadership

 

 

Months after our general managers’ safety meeting, I continue to get calls from our folks who were in attendance asking if we can get Garrison Wynn to come back. Garrison’s message, combined with his unique, upbeat and entertaining delivery, was the perfect combination to reach every person in that room. – OXY

 

Garrison Wynn engaged and excited our audience! He mixes humor with real world experience and certainly can reach an audience. His Safety message was relevant to our company and industry and he does his homework not only on our company but on the audience as well. His message on leadership reached all levels and had them discussing leadership and safety. We all walked away with something that can be applied in our everyday business. Thanks! – Dyno Nobel, Inc.

 

Garrison worked closely with us to develop tailored presentations that were centered around our safety behavior standard. Garrison’s talks were outstanding. With humor, energy, and compelling personal stories, he delivered a powerful message that resonated with our team. Garrison exceeded our expectations! – Anderson Development Company

 

Garrison Wynn’s presentation at our 24th annual Pipeline Safety Conference was extremely well received. Garrison was adept at putting out a very serious and important safety message while keeping the speech entertaining and engaging. We have had a wide variety of keynote speakers over the years, but Garrison stood out as exceptional. Conference attendees were talking about Garrison’s speech for days, and many other speakers referenced points that Garrison made. He was professional, and an absolute pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend him for anyone hosting a similar event. Thank you to Garrison and the whole team at Wynn Solutions for a great event!  – Shane Ayers, Deputy Director,  Division of Utility and Railroad Safety – Virginia State Corporation Commission

 

Thank you for your outstanding contribution to the 11th Annual Joint Safety and Occupational Health Exposition. By sharing your time and energy, you contributed to a greater knowledge and commitment to safety among the soldiers, civilians and families of the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. I would like to take this opportunity to express the gratitude of this command for your outstanding service. – James A. Dickinson, Lieutenant General US Army, Commanding General – U.S. SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND

 

We asked Garrison to customize a one-hour safety keynote for the 22 events we scheduled. He got rave reviews (at all 22 events)!  – Alabama Power

 

I want to thank you for coming in as a guest speaker for our 2020 Safety Stand Down. You did an outstanding job touching on safety subjects and giving great examples while doing so. You kept the crowd very engaged with humor and statistics. Those two don’t usually go together very well but you made it work! I got nothing but positive feedback from everyone I spoke to after you left. Feel free to use me as a reference for anyone reaching out to you in the future searching for a recommendation or review. Good luck moving forward and continue doing what you do, because you are Very good at it! – NATIONAL GYPSUM COMPANY

 

When asked, “What was your favorite safety session?”, hands down, in the United States, The Netherlands and Nigeria, your safety keynote received the most votes. None of the other sessions came even close! Your session was high energyhumorous and gave very practical advice for Safety Managers on how they can be better leaders. Thanks for all your preparation in making sure that it hit the mark. – Royal Dutch Shell

 

I want to express our sincere appreciation for being part of our Shell Oil Products US “Health and Safety Day” at the Shell Learning Center. We appreciated your preparation and planning to deliver the goods that we had expected and discussed. The presentations were engaging, entertaining, motivational and balanced with good substance for take-away utilization. Both safety awareness presentations supported our conference theme centered on the delivery of results. Again, thank you for your participation and energy in making the day a big success. We look forward to working with you in the future when opportunities arise. – Shell Oil Products US

 

VIRTUAL PROGRAM OPTIONS

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.” – IPSEN 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

 
 

Safety speaker Garrison Wynn was very funny, knowledgeable about safety, well prepared and articulate – and most importantly, he held the audience’s attention. Our members gave him outstanding reviews.  – National Lime Association

 

Safety speaker Garrison Wynn absolutely hit a home run with the ESCS  Forum audience. He took the time to learn about the audience before his safety presentation which added a very personal feel. The audience said they could have listened to Garrison for another 90 minutes. The entire audience was so very captivated by his message and more importantly how he delivered it.   We look forward to recommending Garrison for future Nexen safety events. – Nexen

 

Garrison brought a uniquedown to earth safety perspective that resonated with both senior management and field operations personnel, not an easy audience to connect with. His fast-paced, energized message was spot on and he did so while staying clear of the typical safety buzz words and boilerplate that is so common in past speakers we have used. Garrison was a huge hit and perfect fit for our utility construction audience, content rich and entertaining all at the same time. Great job Garrison, we look forward to having you back at an upcoming event. – PRIMELINE Utility Services / VINCI Energies

 

Garrison delivered an opening keynote for our safety conference and did a fantastic job. Attendees really enjoyed the blend of insight backed up by research, complemented by comedic delivery. I would highly recommend him for your safety speaker. – Risk Control Technologies Inc. 

 

Safety Speaker Bio

 

With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian, Garrison Wynn, CSP, fuses comic timing and research to show how anyone can help create a culture of safety. He is authentic – a guy who’s been there. Wynn is a chemical plant explosion survivor with a background in industrial instrumentation. For 20 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients such as Exxon, BASF, the National Safety Council, Behavioral Science and Technology (BST), the NFL, and NASA. In his teens, he debuted the world’s first video gaming system with baseball legend Hank Aaron; and as a young man, Wynn spent six years touring comedy clubs with the top names in the business before going on to create industrial products still being sold in 30 countries.

 
 

The response to your safety presentations has been overwhelmingly positive and I continue to receive comments and e-mails from all areas about how much they enjoyed your message. Without a doubt, you are the most powerful and entertaining safety speaker we have ever experienced! – Gulf Power

When asked, “What was your favorite safety session?”, hands down, in the United States, The Netherlands and Nigeria, your safety keynote received the most votes. None of the other sessions came even close! Your session was high energyhumorous and gave very practical advice for Safety Managers on how they can be better leaders. Thanks for all your preparation in making sure that it hit the mark. – Royal Dutch Shell

We had the pleasure of hosting Garrison for our annual company safety conference. In advance of the conference, Garrison and I discussed what our companies current cultural challenges are. Garrison was able to address these challenges in his presentation, offering direction for our people that will help us to realize our goals. Garrison’s presentation was as entertaining as it was educational. It was time well spent for our folks and we look forward to having him back. – Wieland

Garrison’s ability to personalized his message for Mosaic was a great way to end each of the 7 sessions at our safety Expo. He gets the audience engaged and they start reflecting back on their own experiences! – The Mosaic Company

 

Yes, I speak at about 100 events per year, and 20 percent of the time it’s to safety professionals or those leading and creating a safer direction in their organizations. Research I’ve done over the past 15 years shows that knowledge, experience and intelligence are somewhat irrelevant if you don’t have personal influence. To reduce the number of incidents within an organization, it takes more than really good ideas; it takes people buying into a repeatable culture of safety. Some of this research is the basis of my book The Real Truth about Success: What the Top 1% Do Differently, Why They Won’t Tell You, and How You Can Do It Anyway, which is now an Amazon.com best-seller. Of course, I make sure my delivery of that information is very entertaining. Comedy is truth, only faster!

“How to Get People to Do What You Want Them to Do”

is the overall theme of influence.”

Segments Will Include:

  • Building trust in a minute or less
  • Everyone knows something you don’t
  • The foundation of influence (which anyone can master)
  • How to create safer behaviors by understanding the real reason people don’t want to change and learning how to reverse that mindset
  • Weird safety issues: Many people are hospitalized every year from eating Hot Pockets, which proves that we take risks when we value something else more than safety. (The fact that the thing we value in this case consistently turns out to be a Hot Pocket is as interesting as it is disturbing.) The word “hot” in the name of the product is apparently not enough to help reduce incidents. I’m sure the embarrassment alone reduces the recordables, which means the situation’s even worse than the statistics show.
  • Avoiding mixed messages like “Be safe – but not so safe that we can’t have a long lunch!” What’s the underlying message there?! “Keeping all your digits intact is a pretty good thing, but it can’t compare to grabbing a burger and a 10-minute nap”?
  • How to clearly explain the value of safety in 20 seconds
  • Standing up for safety policies and not letting your personal opinions confuse people about what they are supposed to do
  • Why some of the most talented people are so difficult to work with and what you can do about it
  • Dealing with people under 30 and making sure we are not creating a safety issue for them by bragging about how brave we were back in the day
  • How younger workers are different and how to motivate them (this includes your 22-year-old couch-dwelling son who plays video games for a living!)
  • Watching out for each other. Do we have the relationships in place that make us and those around us safer? The guy everyone dislikes is usually the last person saved if the plant goes up in flames!
  • You can’t lead by example if you’re a bad example.

Over 10 years, we anonymously surveyed 5,371 top performers regarding what makes them so successful. Many of them were safety professionals or people who work in hazardous industries. The research points to the power of influence and of making people feel valued.

  • How to make sure you have good relationships with people around you so they are looking out for you on the job
  • How to effectively hold people accountable for safety
  • How to clearly communicate a more powerful safety message that is more likely to get buy-in quickly
  • How to gain and maintain more personal influence
  • How to get people to see the value of safety and how to consistently show them your personal value as well

What Top Safety Managers Do That Allow Them To Spread The Message Of Safety Through An Organization.

Communicating safety through an organization is accomplished by looking at the truth about success.

Effective safety procedures and behaviors are spread through an organization through the building of good relationships and safety awareness. Below are some highlights of what top safety teams do that allow them to spread the message of safety through an organization.

 

  • They know it is possible to do the job right and safely at the same time.
  • They get rid of poison employees who bad-mouth safety.
  • They get people to buy into safety by making sure they know what is in it for them.
  • They know production quality and safety go hand-in-hand.
  • They make sure their people understand the difference between accountability and responsibility.
  • They help people create their own safety plans; people always support what they helped to create.
  • They respect their boss and participate in the change process.
  • They know the key to safety is making sure people are aware of their surroundings.
  • They are present in the moment. The excuse “I was not thinking” is always false. Accidents happen when people are thinking, just not about the task at hand.
  • They are not afraid to ask questions.
  • They can clearly explain the safety procedures. Overcoming resistance to change and adapting to change are fueled by clear communications. When people are confused they are hesitant to act.
  • They remember the critical five rules for communicating safety.

 

Top safety people deal with change and face reality: Culture change is possible! It has worked for others and it can work for you and your people. Remember safety and changing safety procedures are not the problem, resistance to this reality is.

 

A safety problem is one thing that is better to have heard about than experienced.

 
 

I want to express our sincere appreciation for being part of our Shell Oil Products US “Health and Safety Day” at the Shell Learning Center. We appreciated your preparation and planning to deliver the goods that we had expected and discussed. The presentations were engagingentertainingmotivational and balanced with good substance for take-away utilization. Both safety awareness presentations supported our conference theme centered on the delivery of results. Again, thank you for your participation and energy in making the day a big success. We look forward to working with you in the future when opportunities arise. – Shell Oil Products US

Safety Program Accountability Synopsis

It means that you are held accountable for safety results. Your safety and the safety of your people are key components of your productivity.

Everyone should be held accountable for safety.

OSHA says it’s the law; a supervisor can get sued for safety negligence. You have a moral responsibility as well. We should look out for others whenever possible.

One way is in writing; accountability is in our corporate policies. We can also outline someone’s accountability verbally; we can clearly explain accountability and avoid blame distribution. Also, if you are willing to hold yourself accountable first, it becomes much easier to create accountability in others.

All the time: when he or she first sets foot on the property or job site, before any incidents occur.

You have to develop a why, to get them to excel in safety by choice because they want to, not because they have to. If you have built relationships on a strong foundation of trust and communication, you can dramatically improve people’s acceptance of accountability.

A series of conversations need to take place. This is not an overnight process. However, the first conversation may start like this:

“Our company is trying to achieve zero injuries and accidents; do you think that is possible?” Remember, what comes out of their mouth means more to them than what comes out of your mouth in this situation. Get them talking about how they can effect safety results.

How do you get people to realize that they are responsible for all of the people under their direction?

By getting them to understand the difference between accountability and responsibility. Accountability is when someone makes you accountable for the results, and responsibility is the act of agreeing to be accountable. Put another way, accountability is something someone places on you, and responsibility is something you willingly take on.

 
 

Influencing Safety

How do you move safety through your organization?

How do you get buy-in? 

How do you get people to do what you want them to do regardless of the circumstances? 

“Engaged employees are more aware, less complacent and more likely to look out for each other. Incidents go down when morale goes up!” – Garrison Wynn

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Influencing

Safety

 

How do you move safety through your organization?

How do you get buy-in? 

How do you get people to do what you want them to do regardless of the circumstances? 

“Engaged employees are more aware, less complacent and more likely to look out for each other. Incidents go down when morale goes up!” – Garrison Wynn

For pricing and availability
Please fill out the form below