Gary Wilbers grew up the youngest of six children to loving parents, who provided a Christian based family life and instilled in him the value of work. Growing up in the seventies and early eighties his parents believed in shaping us by faith and values.
Gary, started his serial entrepreneur career at the age of twenty three with a fledgling business called Tubs Of Fun. After that start Gary found momentum and success in starting or operating twelve different businesses. One of the first businesses Gary built, Mid-America Wireless, started as a two man company and culminated with ten regional storefronts and over one hundred fifty employees.
Gary created an acronym that has shaped his life’s foundation: CHARGE (Create Habits Around Real Goals Everyday). He built a roadmap for success by developing a culture of learning and sharing knowledge within his organizations. His goal and commitment has always been to equip a team member with the tools that make them better in both the business and in their personal life.
After some time and major successes, Gary decided to focus his energy and passion into one business. In 2015, Gary began sharing his message with others by giving keynote speeches, coaching, training, and authoring books that assist leaders in achieving more of their dreams, goals, and ambitions.
Gary is also involved in his community and gives his time and resources to multiple organizations. He found his passion in working with Special Olympics Missouri. Gary currently serves on the statewide board and is currently the board chair. In 2018, Gary completed being Chair of a Capital Campaign to build a state of the art facility for the athletes to train in multiple sports, in the State of Missouri. This $18.5 million project is currently the only one like it in the world, it is located in Jefferson City, MO. One of his greatest joys is playing unified golf with Keith Lueckenhoff, a Special Olympic athlete.
Gary and his wife Dana have three children, Chris, Adam and Elle, and reside in Wardsville, MO.
Member of NSA: National Speakers Association
Member of MSAE: MIssouri Society of Association Executives
Member of Special Olympics Missouri Board
Member of Diocese of Jefferson City Finance Council
Member of St. Louis NSA Chapter
Member of National Federation of Independent Businesses
BS Marketing/Business Administration Lincoln University
Certified High Performance Coach by High Performance Institute
Extended DISC Certified Training Instructor
Certified Franklin Covey Facilitator
Heroic Public Speaking Graduate
Small Business of the Year Award
Ten Outstanding Young Missourians
Board Chair of Special Olympics Missouri
Past Board Chair United Way of Central Missouri
Past United Way Fund Drive Campaign Chairman