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Gary Stotler is an Executive Life Coach specializing in personal responsibility and self-discipline while building emotional strength through mindset conditioning. The process of empowerment is fueled with improved communication, increased confidence, and proper self-care. Gary provides individualized strategies to maximize strengths, overcome challenges, and discover opportunities through 1:1 coaching, workshops, and corporate/executive retreats. His latest book: Success is Spelled ACTION! is available on Amazon.

He holds a degree focused in Psychology from the University of Wyoming, is a coach, speaker, and trainer with the John Maxwell Leadership Team, offers D.I.S.C. personality assessments for individuals and organizations, and holds additional certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Behavioral Change Specialist and Personal Trainer.

Gary started his personal growth journey with a borrowed book which led him to a wealth of success in business, fitness, and life. He has overcome the hardships of obesity with a walk around the block as an inactive 400-pound man progressively turning himself into an elite endurance athlete completing multiple 100 mile running and mountain bike events in the highest mountains of Leadville, Colorado.

“Give me someone I can teach consistency and we will outlast anyone with intensity.”

Gary, below are some key mindset and behavioral insights to keep in mind. You may share with others to strengthen your relationships.

You are very good at promoting ideas and generating enthusiasm in others. When there’s an idea that you believe in, you have the remarkable ability to sell the idea (in a proactive and positive, not manipulative, way). Additionally, when people need a shot of motivation, energy, or enthusiasm, you have the ability to make your own internal optimism contagious to others.

You have a remarkable ability to shift the mood smoothly from serious to lighthearted. This is a rare skill. You are able to lighten the mood of a tense situation without aggressive humor; that is, without making fun of anyone or undermining the seriousness of the situation. Your methods show that you understand the importance of the situation, but are nevertheless able to lighten the mood with a thought or quip. Not only does this release some of the tension, it also may re-focus some creativity toward a successful solution.

You express yourself with excellent verbal skills. This means that you’re able to craft a speech or presentation quickly, easily, and without a lot of internal stress. This is a strength mixed with your ability to stop speaking, and listen to the ideas of others along the way.

You fit with those who prefer a cooperative social environment to an antagonistic one. While this might sound like common sense, there are some who may intentionally stir the work climate to create antagonism. You have an ability to disarm some of that antagonistic spirit, and to encourage a climate of optimism.

Gary, you like those who tend to show a positive sense of humor, and can sometimes relieve a tense moment with a subtle comment or verbal quip. This trait gives you enormous influence, especially in the creative realm. This influence may not be sustainable, however, as it loses strength and impact when used continuously.

You have confidence in your ability to motivate others through to the desired outcome. You are able to persuade people on the team, when necessary, not in a manipulative way, but in a way that gets the job done and keeps people engaged and on board. There are times, however, when people may disappoint you. When this happens, you may tend to become discouraged with your own motivational skills.

An Overview of Your Motivators

You appreciate real-world approaches and “feet on the ground” thinking and will view those with their “head in the clouds” as impractical.

  • You are a strong advocate of productivity and functional processes, and don’t want to waste resources on things that don’t effect the bottom line.
  • You believe something’s usefulness is more important than its appearance.
  • You are not likely to connect with impractical ideas emotionally or professionally.

You will balance yourself between being satisfied with what you have and a need for more.

  • Your strengths show a balance between being satisfied with what you have and the need for more.
  • You have already achieved substantial economic goals of your own.
  • You have the ability to identify with individuals who have both high and low satisfaction rates.
  • You are realistic and down-to-earth in regards to getting what you believe you deserve.

You will seek independence, freedom, and positions of autonomy where you can freely express and display your reasoning.

  • You will likely have out-of-the-box ideas and want to share them.
  • You really enjoy doing your own thing your own way.
  • You will seek your own personal niche where you can be seen as unbelievable.

You can mediate all available ideas without an excessive need to control outcomes.

  • You understand both aggressive and passive leaders.
  • You will likely be on board with leaders who are competent, but may struggle with leaders who seem unskilled.
  • You’re a stabilizing force in normal team operations and will lead if necessary, but you don’t need to.
  • You can be both cooperative and competitive depending on the situation at hand.

You will seek to benefit others at your own personal expense and may find it very difficult to fight for what you want.

  • Asking for something may feel wrong to you whereas giving will feel right.
  • You believe you are here for a reason.
  • You believe it is much better to give than to receive.

You believe there’s always another way when the current situation changes or roadblocks are apparent.

  • You do not like being constrained or restricted to certain protocols.
  • Following someone else’s rules can feel like wearing a straitjacket.
  • You don’t appreciate being told what to do or handholding.
  • Once you know what to do, you’ll pull the trigger and not worry about the consequences.

You will learn whatever you need to know to get the job done and then some.

  • You learn for the sake of it.
  • You enjoy analytical problem solving.
  • Your intellectual capacity is limitless.
  • You need cognitive challenges or you become bored.

Wishing you the best today and beyond,

Tony D.
Leadership Assessment Observer


“Gary has a message that needs to be heard. No matter what our personal struggles are, we can all learn to be better, happier and more alive…”

-David Clark

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