Dynamic, Customized, and Funny

Garrison Wynn
Keynote Motivational Safety Speaker

"They absolutely loved you! Captivating yet influential and motivational, Garrison far exceeded expectations and was exactly the type of keynote speaker we were hoping for - still being talked about months later."

- Amazon Global Safety Leadership

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Amazon Global Safety Leadership

They absolutely loved you! Captivating yet influential and motivational, Garrison far exceeded expectations and was exactly the type of keynote speaker we were hoping for - still being talked about months later.

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Months after our general managers' safety meeting, I continue to get calls from our folks who were in attendance asking if we can get Garrison Wynn to come back. Garrison's message, combined with his unique, upbeat and entertaining delivery, was the perfect combination to reach every person in that room.

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Dyno Nobel, Inc

Garrison Wynn engaged and excited our audience! He mixes humor with real world experience and certainly can reach an audience. His Safety message was relevant to our company and industry and he does his homework not only on our company but on the audience as well. His message on leadership reached all levels and had them discussing leadership and safety. We all walked away with something that can be applied in our everyday business. Thanks!

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Governor's Occupational Safety & Health Conference

Garrison was absolutely fantastic and engaging. His incredible energy was infectious! His message completely hit home with exactly what our conference is about – safety, training, and leadership. We look forward to bringing him back!

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Anderson Development Company

Garrison worked closely with us to develop tailored presentations that were centered around our safety behavior standard. Garrison’s talks were outstanding. With humor, energy, and compelling personal stories, he delivered a powerful message that resonated with our team. Garrison exceeded our expectations!

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Virginia State Corporation Commission

Garrison Wynn’s presentation at our 24th annualPipeline Safety Conference was extremely well received. Garrison was adept at putting out a very serious and important safety message while keeping the speech entertaining and engaging. We have had a wide variety of keynote speakers over the years, but Garrison stood out as exceptional. Conference attendees were talking about Garrison’s speech for days, and many other speakers referenced points that Garrison made. He was professional, and an absolute pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend him for anyone hosting a similar event. Thank you to Garrison and the whole team at Wynn Solutions for a great event!  -Shane Ayers, Deputy Director,  Division of Utility and Railroad Safety

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U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command

Thank you for your outstanding contribution to the 11th Annual Joint Safety and Occupational Health Exposition. By sharing your time and energy, you contributed to a greater knowledge and commitment to safety among the soldiers, civilians and families of the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. I would like to take this opportunity to express the gratitude of this command for your outstanding service. -James A. Dickinson, Lieutenant General US Army, Commanding General

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Alabama Power

We asked Garrison to customize a one-hour safety keynote for the 22 events we scheduled. He got rave reviews (at all 22 events)!

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National Gypsum

I want to thank you for coming in as a guest speaker for our 2020 Safety Stand Down. You did an outstanding job touching on safety subjects and giving great examples while doing so. You kept the crowd very engaged with humor and statistics. Those two don’t usually go together very well but you made it work! I got nothing but positive feedback from everyone I spoke to after you left. Feel free to use me as a reference for anyone reaching out to you in the future searching for a recommendation or review. Good luck moving forward and continue doing what you do, because you are Very good at it!

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Shell Oil Products US

I want to express our sincere appreciation for being part of our Shell Oil Products US “Health and Safety Day” at the Shell Learning Center. We appreciated your preparation and planning to deliver the goods that we had expected and discussed. The presentations were engaging, entertaining, motivational and balanced with good substance for take-away utilization. Both safety awareness presentations supported our conference theme centered on the delivery of results. Again, thank you for your participation and energy in making the day a big success. We look forward to working with you in the future when opportunities arise.

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Virtual Program Options

As an experienced virtual presenter, Garrison can deliver any of his keynotes in multiple formats depending on your specific needs.

"Excellent talk! Enjoyed your sense of humor, energy, and the quick stories that drove the points home. You did a great job weaving in those Intel specific points!" - Intel

"Great virtual presentation! We really like what Garrison said, and appreciate how pertinent the subject was to what we are living every day." - Ipsen Pharmaceuticals

“Garrison’s animated and genuine style is perfect for virtual events!  - Molson Coors Beverage Company

"You were great! Some wonderful chat messages. You were fantastic as usual." - National Rural Broadband Association

“The best delivery & message we have ever seen BAR NONE! We were enthralled every moment!” - Carrier Corporation

"THANK YOU!  We have gotten lots of great feedback and loved the Q & A discussion afterward. - Accenture

"Loved the energy!!! It went great! We have only heard positive feedback."  - World Sign Associates

What the Most Successful Safety Leaders Do Differently

We hear the term “employee engagement” a lot these days. We also hear how recognition, goal alignment and a clear path to success can create it. But how can engagement produce a sustainable culture of safety as we strive for zero incidents? By leaders making their employees the "heroes" of safety.  

Drawing from Gallup research across 46 countries (research shows that engaged employees are 48% safer on the job than their disengaged counterparts), this highly informative and entertaining session reveals how skilled leaders at all levels create safety: They give employees what they value most—the feeling that they are valued. From this session, leaders acquire specific communication tools they can use to dramatically reduce resistance to change and to create a safer work environment. The impact of this program reaches far beyond the session itself, creating an emotional shift that fuels immediate implementation.

Influencing Safety

Whether you are trying to reduce your number of recordables or prevent a good safety record from creating complacency, this entertaining, customized session is more than just a safe bet. It will get your people laughing, learning and motivated to create a culture of safety while maintaining productivity.

This program focuses on developing the personal influence to make things stick, whether you're helping leaders move change through their locations, dealing with COVID based issues or getting workers to look out for each other on the job site. Garrison is authentic - a guy who's been there. He's a chemical plant explosion survivor who has developed environmental safety products still in use worldwide. He expertly fuses his experiences into key takeaways such as how to build the trust and relationships that make consistent safety a reality. He delivers those takeaways using a humorous approach that will have a serious impact on your event.

Frontline Supervisor Buy-In

It has long been known that frontline supervisors and foremen essentially run the day-to-day operations of an organization, but we often forget that their opinions and beliefs directly determine overall success. They carry such influence because people don’t really work for companies; they work for their direct supervisors. This hands-on (and gloves-off) customized, nonacademic session helps you get buy-in from those direct influencers by shifting their perspective toward creating a work culture that benefits them, their people, and the organization as a whole.

Customized Safety Leadership

The Truth About Awareness And Complacency

Garrison's presentation can be tailored to focus on what's most important to your group. Motivation, safety, communication and success tools mixed the way you like it. Below are segments that can be used to build a customized 30-minute to 1hr session.

  • What really motivates people to be safe: The real truth about influence and belief systems
  • How to get people to listen to you
  • Engaged employees are safer and look out for each other
  • We are our brother’s and sisters' keeper: Awareness
  • Being present in the moment: Creating a safety culture
  • The truth about trust: Team building in action
  • Generational differences: Making sure veterans are supportive of Gen Y and young employees respect experience
  • Avoiding blame distribution: Working better together
  • Getting buy-in and changing behaviors
  • How to be right without making people wrong
  • Making change work: Dealing with resistance
  • Staying motivated by motivating others to be safe

How to get total buy-in from everyone

Whether you are trying to reduce your number of recordables or prevent a good safety record from creating complacency, this entertaining, customized presentation is more than just a safe bet. It will get you laughing, learning and motivated to create a culture of safety. With a focus on generational differences, the program explains why older employees get stuck in their ways and why younger people are more likely to snap a picture of a fire than run from it!

Creating A Culture Of Safety

Safety is not a priority — it’s a core value. Priorities can change but core values stay in place. While research points to the fact that groups that know, value, and listen to each other are dramatically safer than groups that don’t, it takes specific skills and effort to form a sustainable culture. This session provides the skills and belief systems to make that happen. From psychological wellness to embracing change, this entertaining, research-based program makes all your other safety initiatives much more likely to be implemented.

What the Most Successful Safety Leaders Do Differently

  • What really motivates people to be safe: The real truth about influence
  • How to get people to listen to you: the foundation of a safer culture
  • Engaged employees are safer and look out for each other
  • Being present in the moment: Situational awareness
  • The truth about trust: Team building in action
  • Generational differences: Making sure veterans are supportive of Gen Y and young employees respect experience
  • Dealing with COVID19: social distancing does not mean no communication
  • Getting buy-in and changing behaviors: new normal of PPE
  • How to be right without making people wrong
  • Making change work: Dealing with resistance

Virtual Breakout Sessions

  1. Topic #1 – Understanding Employee Engagement: Creating a safety culture
  2. Topic #2 – Team Engagement Quiz
  3. Topic #3 – Safety Action Planning Conversations

Deliverables: so you can never stop getting better

  1. Participant Guide (take home the events key information with your notes)
  2. Action Cards (great tool that you can use to improve and teach others)
  3. Safety Action Plan Worksheets (create and maintain your safety culture).

Breakout Overview

Participants will learn the importance of engagement and how it impacts the workplace and influences on safety. Each participant team will work together to identify opportunities for improvement with respect to driving a Safety Culture. Attendees will leave the session with a set of actions that they will take to ensure a productive and safe work environment.

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National Lime Association

Safety speaker Garrison Wynn was very funny, knowledgeable about safety, well prepared and articulate – and most importantly, he held the audience’s attention. Our members gave him outstanding reviews.


Safety speaker Garrison Wynn absolutely hit a home run with the ESCS  Forum audience. He took the time to learn about the audience before his safety presentation which added a very personal feel. The audience said they could have listened to Garrison for another 90 minutes. The entire audience was so very captivated by his message and more importantly how he delivered it.   We look forward to recommending Garrison for future Nexen safety events.

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Vinci Energies

Garrison brought a unique, down to earth safety perspective that resonated with both senior management and field operations personnel, not an easy audience to connect with. His fast-paced,energized message was spot on and he did so while staying clear of the typical safety buzz words and boilerplate that is so common in past speakers we have used. Garrison was a huge hit and perfect fit for our utility construction audience, content rich and entertaining all at the same time. Great job Garrison, we look forward to having you back at an upcoming event.

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Risk Control Technologies Inc

Garrison delivered an opening keynote for our safety conference and did a fantastic job. Attendees really enjoyed the blend of insight backed up by research, complemented by comedic delivery. I would highly recommend him for your safety speaker.

Safety Speaker Bio

With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian, Garrison Wynn, CSP, fuses comic timing and research to show how anyone can help create a culture of safety. He is authentic – a guy who's been there. Wynn is a chemical plant explosion survivor with a background in industrial instrumentation. For 20 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients such as Exxon, BASF, the National Safety Council, Behavioral Science and Technology (BST), the NFL, and NASA. In his teens, he debuted the world’s first video gaming system with baseball legend Hank Aaron; and as a young man, Wynn spent six years touring comedy clubs with the top names in the business before going on to create industrial products still being sold in 30 countries.

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Gulf Power

The response to your safety presentations has been overwhelmingly positive and I continue to receive comments and e-mails from all areas about how much they enjoyed your message. Without a doubt, you are the most powerful and entertaining safety speaker we have ever experienced!

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Royal Dutch Shell

When asked, “What was your favorite safety session?”, hands down, in the United States, The Netherlands and Nigeria, your safety keynote received the most votes. None of the other sessions came even close! Your session was high energy, humorous and gave very practical advice for Safety Managers on how they can be better leaders. Thanks for all your preparation in making sure that it hit the mark.

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We had the pleasure of hosting Garrison for our annual company safety conference. In advance of the conference, Garrison and I discussed what our companies current cultural challenges are. Garrison was able to address these challenges in his presentation, offering direction for our people that will help us to realize our goals. Garrison’s presentation was as entertaining as it was educational. It was time well spent for our folks and we look forward to having him back.

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The Mosaic Company

Garrison's ability to personalized his message for Mosaic was a great way to end each of the 7 sessions at our safety Expo. He gets the audience engaged and they start reflecting back on their own experiences!

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Garrison was able to get through to our people like no one else. We thought we knew it all; we were wrong.

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U.S Pipeline

Garrison’s safety message was informative, entertaining and on point for the audience.

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Questions And Answers About Garrison’s Safety Presentations

What Top Safety Managers Do That Allow Them To Spread The Message Of Safety Through An Organization.

Communicating safety through an organization is accomplished by looking at the truth about success.

Effective safety procedures and behaviors are spread through an organization through the building of good relationships and safety awareness. Below are some highlights of what top safety teams do that allow them to spread the message of safety through an organization.


  • They know it is possible to do the job right and safely at the same time.
  • They get rid of poison employees who bad-mouth safety.
  • They get people to buy into safety by making sure they know what is in it for them.
  • They know production quality and safety go hand-in-hand.
  • They make sure their people understand the difference between accountability and responsibility.
  • They help people create their own safety plans; people always support what they helped to create.
  • They respect their boss and participate in the change process.
  • They know the key to safety is making sure people are aware of their surroundings.
  • They are present in the moment. The excuse “I was not thinking” is always false. Accidents happen when people are thinking, just not about the task at hand.
  • They are not afraid to ask questions.
  • They can clearly explain the safety procedures. Overcoming resistance to change and adapting to change are fueled by clear communications. When people are confused they are hesitant to act.
  • They remember the critical five rules for communicating safety.


Top safety people deal with change and face reality: Culture change is possible! It has worked for others and it can work for you and your people. Remember safety and changing safety procedures are not the problem, resistance to this reality is.


A safety problem is one thing that is better to have heard about than experienced.

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