Gary Wilbers
My Story

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.

 

MORE ABOUT GARY

ORGANIZATIONS:

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

EDUCATION:

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

ACHIEVEMENTS:

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

Author

The High Achievers Leadership Formula
21 Ways to Attract, Retain, & Engage Millennials
Positive Culture Wins

PASSIONS

Playing Golf with my buddy Keith Lueckenhoff
Snow Skiing
Spending Time with my family