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Gary HernbrothIf you’re looking for a relatable, transformative professional speaker, trainer and business coach who is committed to his clients and has created tangible results for thousands of people in all types of industries and organizations for more than 25 years, then you’re in the right place!

Gary Hernbroth is an audience favorite because he puts a sense of fun, storytelling and action into his motivational approach. Since 1995, he has built his reputation on his ability to reinvigorate enthusiasm and develop stronger skillsets for people in all levels of organizations, large and small.

Gary’s business DNA is coaching and inspiring people. He helps organizations focus their efforts on taking great care of their people and their customers, generating revenue and remaining competitive, especially in tough times. He likes to challenge his audiences and cut across the grain of status quo. As a Certified Virtual Presenter, Gary’s fully customized programs are available via virtual, hybrid and in-person deliveries.

What are your advantages to engaging Gary for your next event?

Gary’s customers have the answer for you. They’ve tabbed him as their “strength and conditioning coach” to describe his impact on their organizations. They hire Gary because he invigorates people and helps them kick up their games. His “pull no punches” collaborative approach helps people find answers and untangle complicated situations. His re-booking rate is extremely high, as he is noted for putting the sweat equity into fully customizing his programs for every client. Their reviews will tell you that.

His positive impact is felt by many, illustrated by the fact that he was recently selected by Connect Meetings as one of the “Top 15 over 50 Professionals in the Meetings Industry.”

Sparked by the spirit of hospitality after 17 successful and colorful years in the luxury hotel business in sales and operations leadership, Gary founded Training for Winners in 1995. He quickly built his national reputation as a straight-talking coach who energizes organizations across many diverse industries.

His A-list of clients includes associations, companies, hospitality firms, high-tech, public sector, clubs, universities, convention facilities and wineries, to name a few. Brands such as The PGA TOUR, Disney, Genentech and Marriott have called on Gary to help them find that extra gear. His dynamic executive coaching work was profiled in SELLING POWER magazine.

The art of moving forward — and giving back, too

We all know the reality of our times. It’s tough out there. You’ve got to stay sharp, embrace new tools and be equipped to handle the new waves of change, brought about by Covid and other factors. People are having to learn how to do their jobs in different ways. Gary helps you do that. He builds confidence in people to unleash their creativity. He offers blueprints for innovation and injects high energy and fun into his programs. He helps craft road maps for his clients to build back their sales levels, improve customers’ experiences and congeal teams. He provides jet fuel to peoples’ careers.

Gary loves to give back, too. As a graduate of The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University, he currently serves as an executive committee member of its Alumni Board of Directors. He was honored as one of The School’s Outstanding Alumni of its first 75 years and also garnered the Emerging Alumnus Award. He loves to speak to classes on campus, sharing his experiences, insights and humor with students. He actively mentors tomorrow’s professionals via mock interviews, resume reviews and making job connections for them.

Enlist Gary for your next event, keynote or training initiative and you’ll get your very own strength and conditioning coach enthusiastically working for you and your organization!


No Canned Approaches Here —
Gary’s Recipe For Success Since 1995:
“Prepare. Deliver. Inspire. Repeat.”


Though canned approaches are easier to deliver for many other professional speakers, they’ve never appealed to Gary. He’s never believed that one size fits all in the coaching and speaking world.

That’s why he prefers the more effective route of going one-on-one with his clients in advance of a presentation or program. He diligently tailors the scope and direction of his assignment. He zeroes in on his clients’ goals and desired results. He lifts the hood, so to speak, to find out what’s underneath and what needs work.

Asking questions — it’s how we learn!

Gary speaking to PEO-EISIn a nutshell, the art of asking questions is essentially Gary’s secret sauce in his recipe for success. He views himself as a true partner, an integral part of his clients’ teams — never just an ordinary vendor. Gary’s due diligence often includes interviewing team members, observing work flows and asking questions such as: Why are we doing this? Which challenges at work keep you up at night? What are the tools you or your team need to develop? Where do you want the audience to be at the end of the program?

Gary’s clients overwhelmingly value his ability to translate his preparation into an entertaining program that hits the mark and makes a lasting impact on results. As an engaging storyteller backed by solid research and his depth of experiences, Gary delivers the goods.

Contact Gary and he will apply his winning recipe for you, working to put your group in the best position to achieve success.


Benefits your organization can realize by enlisting Gary and Training for Winners for your audience or team:

Increase revenue via your team’s sales performance through a comprehensive sales coaching approach, from prospecting to closing, for salespeople and sales team leaders
Build stronger teamwork among your individuals and business units, utilizing Gary’s unique “Alliance Partners” approach that helps tear the silos down
Enhance your repeat business via customer service levels and consistency of delivery that will keep your customers yours instead of somebody else’s
Improve your team’s morale through the heightened sense of accomplishment by working better together, helping to reduce costly turnover and the added benefits of improved internal and external customer satisfaction
Discover innovation that will improve workplace performance and results, through new ways of tackling old problems that are holding your team members or your organization back from achieving greatness.
Seize the power of your team’s potential through Gary’s “Sweet 16 Attributes of Winning Teams,” uncovering the key areas that will improve results among your people, your products and your procedures
Develop the supervisory and management skills of your leadership team through better communication, planning, coaching, accountability, timeliness and synergy
Excite your audiences and move them to action, to take on new challenges, to innovate, to re-energize, and to re-focus.