Gary YamamotoGary Yamamoto puts excitement and energy back into the lives of people! He shares with people how to overcome mental stagnation and genuinely enjoy work and life.Gary’s background was quite colorful. He grew up in beautiful, old Hawaii (yes, he surfed!). He learned about personal development through his Aikido training, the healing arts, meditation practice (under a waterfall!), and his many adventures in the Boy Scouts. At the same time, he managed the design, installation, and testing of the most complex communications systems for the U.S. Government throughout the Pacific Rim countries, traveling worldwide. Additionally, Gary managed the reliability and vulnerability testing and evaluation of the Polaris, Poseidon and Trident warheads for nuclear submarines. That eventually became ho-hum, so he started his own business.With a passion for reading, writing and sharing personal development wisdom, he founded and ran a trade book publishing company, as publisher and CEO, for 5-plus years. Wanting to share his knowledge with an even larger audience, Gary then sold his half of the company to his partner, to move on to yet a new adventure, full-time professional speaking.Gary's presentations are geared to help people successfully overcome the stresses and challenges of life and work and imbue people with renewed passion. Gary tailors his presentations to your needs. Your attendees will leave his presentation feeling uplifted and raring to go, as well as fortified with effective methods to deal with change, improve their performance and increase their productivity.His presentations are a combination of information, motivation, and humor. An enthusiastic and dynamic speaker, he combines rich insights with fun, practical examples, memorable stories, personal experiences, and audience interaction. He offers the keys to help attendees to increase performance, enhance personal and professional change and development, and further enjoy their lives. He will bring and use his trademark samurai sword to show attendees he is on the “cutting edge” and to help them "get the point."Gary has spoken to a wide and diverse clientele, including corporations, associations, and government agencies. He is the author of 5 books, including "Professional Power, Personal Excellence," that shows individuals how to improve their careers by improving not only their abilities, but also their behavior.Gary Yamamoto also offers a unique program with total audience involvement—his presentation on dreams. This highly interactive program is both fun as well as fosters creativity, innovation, and problem solving. Gary shows attendees how dreams can provide insights, solutions, and guidance.