Gary Wilbers

As founder and CEO of Ascend Business Strategies, Gary Wilbers is applying his passion for helping others with inspirational keynote speeches, business coaching and leadership training. Ascend Business Strategies began as a Professional Development Company that concentrated on People, Productivity & Profits.

Gary has been an entrepreneur and owner of multiple businesses in Missouri since 1990. His strong belief that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it established his life's foundation. The first business he built, Mid-America Wireless, started as a small two-man company culminating with ten regional storefronts and over 150 employees. Using his success as the foundation he created High Achievers Mindset™.

He specializes in public speaking and training and is a certified trainer for High Performance Coaching. Gary received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Lincoln University.

Gary is also involved in his community giving his time and resources to several organizations. His passion, lies in his work with Special Olympics Missouri. He currently serves on the statewide board and is currently serving as the Capital Campaign Chair for their Training for Life Campus. Their goal is to raise 12.5 million dollars, in order to build a state of the art training facility for Missouri athletes.

One of his greatest joys is playing unified golf with Keith Lueckenhoff, a SOMO athlete. Gary and his wife, Dana, have three children: Chris, Adam, and Elle.


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