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  • Basic Information

  • Company
    Thought Innovators
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  • What is your "why"? Why do you do what you do?
    One of my best friends died the North Tower on 911. He was a great leader, a great human being, and a game changer. In honor of his memory I decided to become a leadership development trainer and coach.
  • About me
    I'm one of those people that is willing to take risks, not death defying risks, but calculated risks. I grew up in the rust belt region of Central New York. The land of no change. I decided that living there would be debilitating to me, because I am a man that embraces change, so after graduating college I moved west and have never looked back. This explains a crazy stat...I have moved 42 times and lived in 9 different states. I've also been someone willing to chase my dreams. I've played international indoor volleyball and professional beach volleyball. I also was a professional golfer and member of the PGA. After putting my sneakers away I have focused on leadership development and personal growth. I've had a wonderfully successful career in sales and sales management, and as a general manager, mostly for Fortune 500 companies like Northwest Airlines, AT&T, Nestle Corporation, and in the mortgage world. After the tragic events of 911 I took my catalog of skills, tools, and practical knowledge and began teaching people how to be better leaders and how to resolve conflict in healthy ways. Counter to what most people believe, I see conflict as necessary for innovation. If handled in healthy ways conflict is the world's greatest game changer. I teach people how to navigate through conflict to grow trust, find solutions, and make impact.

    My goal is to have the maximum positive impact on those I lead or I have influence with. This is married to my passion to help people achieve their highest self or what some refer to as the best version of their self.
  • Profession
    Leadership consulting and coaching. Personal growth coaching.
  • Title
    CEO and Owner
  • Hobbies and interest
    Music, art, golf, movies, documentaries, being outdoors, travel, and taking long walks on trails. I also love cooking, though I wouldn't consider myself a good cook, just a person with a numb palate.
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  • Describe your perfect referral
    Someone who is willing to change, and willing to invest in their personal growth. A leader who values new perspectives. People interested in gaining new and valuable information. People who are stuck and looking to get unstuck.
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  • Country
    United States
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  • Education

  • College / University
    State University of New York
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  • Qualifying Questions: What are three questions we can ask clients to help pave the way for a referral? List them here.
    1) Are you an owner of a business in transition? If you are you need help making the transition smooth and successful.
    2) Are you a leader who is so stuck in the weeds (working in your business) that you can truly work on your business?
    3) Is your company stuck and unable to grow to the next level?
  • Describe How You Would Like To Be Introduced Via Email
    Intro email to CEO or Business Owner

    Dear XXXXXX,

    I hope you are well. I recently spoke with a colleague of mine about you, and I think you will benefit from meeting one another.

    I want to introduce you to Gary Marco with Thought Innovators

    Gary is a rare human being and partner. His approach to helping business owners and businesses is very simple and effective. He uses a simple Constraint Theory to find out where your company needs improvement and an easy but effective changes process to fix it. He has had great success in helping businesses for over 20 years.

    Gary cares for his clients more than any coach or consultant I've ever seen. He has incredible listening skills and his ability to ask probing "solution building" questions is second to none. Equally important, he's able to make the complicated quite simple. My favorite Gary Marco quote is "Complexity is the Kypronite to change."

    Gary also authored a book called "What I Learned from my Mentors." It's a tribute to the many mentors who steered Gary from a troubled childhood to thriving in life. It's a great read and you'll learn a lot about yourself and about overcoming adversity.

    Gary works with small businesses with annual revenues from 2 million to 100 million. And focuses on leadership development, culture improvement, conflict resolution, and business transition.

    As you may have guessed, I think very highly of Gary, as I do of you. I’d like to introduce you and Gary to see if there is an opportunity for both of you to benefit from the connection.

    Sincerely, NIA Member