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Gary HernbrothGary Hernbroth is an engaging and transformative professional speaker, trainer, business coach and author.

Clients have nicknamed Gary their “strength and conditioning coach” largely based on his enthusiasm and the measurable results he has helped create for them. He deals in the business of Knowledge Management through his story-telling, his collaborative approach to helping clients find the answers and his ability to untangle complicated and difficult situations.

Gary has been in the business of helping and inspiring people throughout his career. He founded Training for Winners in 1995 after 18 years in the luxury hospitality business in sales, marketing and operations management. Sparked by that spirit of hospitality, he has built his solid national reputation as a straight-talking presenter and thought leader who helps organizations and teams of varied sizes and industries.

How so?

He offers blueprints for innovation. He injects energy into things thought to be mundane. He helps challenge the status quo, especially in these very challenging times. After all, who can afford to do things the same way they’ve always been done? He gives organizations and teams the tools to help build back their business, improve their customers’ experiences, re-build company cultures, develop new strategies and congeal teams — especially those working remotely, where feeling disconnected is a real thing.

He helps align teams so they work better together. He tears down silos and shows how to keep them down. He instills his diverse audiences and clients with enthusiasm and confidence, helping them move into action with real-world tools, not pie-in-the-sky theories.

He builds the confidence in people to kick up their games, or, as he coined the phrase, to “Twist the Familiar.” And, wow, has our familiar been twisted lately!

Gary lending a helping handGary loves to mentor and give back, too. As a graduate of The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University he currently serves as a member of its Alumni Board of Directors. He was selected as one of The School’s Outstanding Alumni of its first 75 years. He loves to speak to classes each year on campus, sharing his vast experiences, insights and humor with students who thirst for “real world” stories and advice. He actively mentors students on their career paths, provides mock interviews and resume-building to prepare them for life after graduation, and also makes job connections for them in the industry.

His executive coaching work was profiled in SELLING POWER magazine. He is a frequent author in both print and on-line media on a variety of sales, leadership and business topics.

Gary is a Certified Virtual Presenter through, and his carefully crafted programs are available as in-person, virtual and hybrid events.


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


Though canned approaches are easier to deliver, they’ve never appealed to Gary. He’s never believed that one size fits all.

That’s why he prefers the more effective route of going one-on-one with his clients in advance of a presentation or program, diligently preparing the customized scope and direction of the task at hand. He makes sure that he fully understands his clients’ goals and desired results.

As a presenter (whether virtual, hybrid or in-person), Gary feels it is extremely important to ask about the overall theme and the content of the rest of the program so that his component makes sense. He goes to work crafting his material so that it aligns with what his clients want to achieve, so it resonates specifically for them.

Gary speaking to PEO-EISThat’s really Gary’s “secret sauce” in his recipe for success. He views himself as an integral part of his clients’ team, never as just an outside vendor. In his due diligence, he interviews people, finding out such things as: Which challenges at work keep them up at night? Which tools do they need to develop? What do they hope to accomplish as a result of the program?

Gary’s clients overwhelmingly compliment him on his ability to translate his preparation into an entertaining presentation that hits the mark. Check out his reviews, it’s a common theme that he is very proud of. He builds memorable messaging and inspiring ideas as an engaging storyteller, backed by solid research and his depth of experiences.

Contact Gary to have him apply his winning recipe to your group or team.


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.
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