July 26, 2021
About Gary

Gary Tomlinson

Strexecutionist, Author, Educator
Motivational Speaker 
and Entrepreneur


About Tomlinson & Associates:

Our Mission is to improve the lives and businesses of those we serve by providing great value, knowledge and practical methodology.

Our guiding coalition is that “the golden rule not only makes good moral sense, but it makes good business sense too.” 

We believe that given the pace and nature of change in today’s business environment, the level of an organization’s resiliency is going to depend upon the resources it devotes to the development of its people. As the rate of change increases, the willingness and ability to keep learning become central to career success for individuals and to economic success for organizations. 

About Gary Tomlinson:

Gary has been an entrepreneur and business owner for over 35 years. His experience has taught him a lot, but the pursuit of business education has taught him even more. He believes when you combine great business education with your own business experience the outcome you'll receive is far greater than the sum of its parts.

Today, Gary is a student first, a teacher second and a servant always. His primary focus is on these two disciplines:

1. As a strexecutionist, Gary works with leadership teams around the whole idea of execution and execution management. Most companies are pretty good with the strategic side of the equation. However, most struggle with the execution side. This is why execution management is such a hot topic. Gary has spent the last twelve years really digging into this part of the equation and figuring out what makes execution work. And he's done it! Click here to learn more.

2. As an "Art of Telling" educator, Gary works with students and business professionals on their speaking and presentation skills. The number one skill of every leader, manager, executive, parent, teacher, spouse and salesperson is the ability to effectively communicate with others. The "Art of Telling" is professional speaking education for professionals in everyday use. The skills and the tools needed to be an effective presenter are in our reach. The realities are we all have to work to polish these skills. Most of us won't pay the price. For those who do, the reward is enormous! Click here to learn more.

Gary's Bio: 

An entrepreneur and founder of five successful businesses, Gary Tomlinson is well versed in the areas of entrepreneurship, leadership, corporate culture, strategy-execution management and effective communication skills. From the time he worked as an operating room technician, more than 35 years ago, Gary saw the value in learning by doing as well as by teaching.

In 1975 Gary was hired to pioneer US Surgical Stapling Instruments to hospitals throughout Southern Virginia. As a successful pioneer of surgical stapling instruments, he went the extra mile for his customers by providing one-on-one training, in-service programs, teaching seminars and workshops. It was during this time that Gary learned the importance of "story telling" and how critical effective communication skills are to the selling process.

In 1978, when Gary co-founded his first business, a medical equipment home care company, he put his teaching skills and love of learning to work creating a corporate culture that thrived on team work, collaborations, self-management, customer feedback, and innovative thinking – a concept that was unheard of at the time. 

When Med Covers, Inc., a medical manufacturing company, was founded by Gary in 1984 his creative thinking and leadership philosophy had a profound impact on the firm and its growth. Med Covers adopted a unique objective – “to lead and do business with the human spirit as the firm’s primary customer.” This style allowed Med Covers to build on and value its core competencies to not only better serve their existing customers, but to attract new customers as well.

For 22 years, Gary has been a regular lecturer at North Carolina State University in the College of Management, specifically the Entrepreneurship Educational Initiative. In 2008 Gary began lecturing at Elon University in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. He lectures on entrepreneurship, leadership, communication, and professional speaking education. 

In 2006, Gary co-founded Women's Edge Magazine, a monthly publication for professional women. The magazine's purpose was to be a voice for and about professional women, a vehicle for women to mentor those who are up-and-coming and a strong advocate for not only women supporting women, but for professionals supporting professionals. 

Today, as a strexecutionist specializing in strategy implementation, Gary uses his on-going education and his 35 plus years of experience to help businesses work on their business so that they can work better in their business. He works with executive leadership teams to establish execution management as a competency in their organizations.

As a motivational speaker, Gary's keynote and workshop topics include: The "Art of Telling - Communicating Your Way to the Top," "Top Ten Messages from Ten Top Books," "Making Change When Change is Hard," "Organizational Excellence - Creating a Culture of Discipline," and "Marketing to Women - Why They're not a Niche Market." 

For more information click here to contact Gary... 

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