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DR. GARY SCHWANTZ

CLEAR · CREATIVE · ENCOURAGEMENT

You would probably never use the word “electrifying” to describe Gary, except for the fact that when he speaks he holds the complete attention of his audience. With his smooth, calm, Texas drawl he captures his audiences not with presentations, but with conversations.

His tagline says it well, clear · creative · encouragement. Dr. Gary (as his friends call him, and almost everyone becomes his friend) loves to speak about savoring and treasuring life and work.

There are times we all need a word of encouragement. However even more powerful than words is the parallel of story. In Gary’s conversations he invites us into the story of his and other’s lives that allows for a new understanding of how to live life fully, enjoy work more completely, lead with greater heart.

Actually, this makes Gary sound like he takes himself more seriously than he does. Your folks will have fun with Dr. Gary’s presentations. He doesn’t try to be funny, he just naturally is. He is especially gifted at laughing at himself.

Smooth, calm, no gimmicks, typically only a microphone, it seems like Gary touches each of your folks in a different way.

His Ph.D. is in Family Consumer Sciences Education from Texas Tech University. His master’s is from the University of North Texas in Public School Administration and bachelor’s from Texas Tech - Family Studies and Home Economics Education. This simply lets you know Gary is a teacher at heart. One great additional value of his academic work is the ability to research, to pull diverse elements together, to place them into a cohesive package, and teach them well. He can present on any number of topics in management, leadership, and business – but all as an encouragement to savor this life we lead.

For seven years Dr. Schwantz served as the Director of Educational Services for The MED Group. He had three key roles at The MED Group. His primary role was in creating an on-line program called MED University. MED University is the industry leader in providing on-line training for the HME Industry – a collection of more than 130 courses all created specifically for the industry. He also served as speaker and facilitator for numerous meetings.

Gary has been speaking and teaching for years, but in 2007 made the jump to speaking as a primary part of his life’s work. One of the common themes in his presentations is to live life as an adventure – so he finds himself practicing what he preaches.

Dr. Schwantz has taught as adjunct faculty at Texas Tech for twenty years, originally in the College of Human Sciences and now in the College of Media and Communication. In the fall of 2018 he became full time in the College of Media and Communications – his classes focus on some of his favorite subjects: leadership, relationships and public speaking.