Learn how to live life with an "I Can Play" attitude with a vision and a positive attitude while taking appropriate risks.

Keynotes & Seminars


When you create VISION, develop and live in the POSITIVE ATMOSPHERE and become a RISK taker, you will no longer be looking for success, you will be living it!

- Creating vision
- Developing a positive atmosphere
- Taking risk
- Building self-belief


Gary invented a word to help develop great teams. The real value comes when team members grow as leaders and maintain focus on the goal - that's "TEAMERSHIP." It's the same as leadership, but with the team in front.

Steps in leadership development
The four keys for leading the team
Leadership communication
Delegating for results


Some call it change, Gary prefers adjustment. Discover how simple adjustments can guide us to take the steps needed for career and personal success . . . plus Gary lets you keep the penny!

Adjusting during the change process
four Steps in addressing change
Deciding your plan for change
Steps to help others accept change

Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills

After 33 years on the television airways, and 15 years as a professional keynote presenter and trainer, Gary has compiled his “secrets” to help you become a great presenter. Invite Gary to improve your staff’s presentation skills, or perhaps an individual personal coaching session for someone who needs to take the next step in becoming a great presenter.
Gary shares the path to grow as a presenter to audiences large and small.

Building the presentation – Tell them, show them, invite them.
Blocks, Themes & Thesis – Ways to construct the message.
Defining the audience – Why are they here, what do they need to hear?
The three P’s of getting ready – Prepare, Practice, and Perform.
Getting the right pace - Slow down and gear up.
Stage Fright - How to use nervousness as an advantage.
Action –Controlling the non-verbal part of the presentation.
Interaction- How to involve the audience. Make it fun!
Stories – How to find them, how to use them, how to tell them.
Props – Show and tell.
Close - Call to action!

Gary can incorporate video to record each presenter during the training. Individuals learn from watching the presentations. Gary uses video to review, teach, critique and demonstrate. It’s proved to be an effective way for staffs to grow their presentation skills.

Call Gary today to book a Presentation Skills Seminar!

Leadership & Management Training


Gary Montgomery travels the country presenting seminars for managers. The full day seminar (can be a half day) teaches managers the core curriculum of leadership skills.

Communicating – The QLC formula
Delegation – How to “use your talent to make your talent better
Relationships - Bridge building & barrier demolition
Teambuilding – Gary calls it TEAMERSHIP
Dealing with difficult employees – Adjusting attitudes
Change - How to trust and adjust!
Goal setting - How does it look when you get there?
Hiring- Get the right people on board
Self-Management – Vision, positive atmosphere, risk = self-belief

Some of the stops where Gary has presented management training:
Louisville, KY - St. Louis, MO - Green Bay, WI - Indianapolis, IN – Atlanta, GA Lexington, KY - La Fargeville, NY - Grand Rapids, MI - Chattanooga, TN
Nashville, TN - Florence, AL - Bowling Green, KY - Somerset, KY - Grand Blanc, MI Waycross, GA - Bloomington, IN - Appleton, WI - Greenville, SC - Hamilton, AL

Find out more here.


Gary can customize a presentation for organizations, schools, Chambers of Commerce or businesses that work with volunteers. The volunteer presentation can be a stand-alone keynote or half-day training, or it may be incorporated with a Leadership/Management or Communication seminar.

Gary’s title of his volunteer training sums up the learning material:

Volunteers: “How to get ‘em – how to keep ‘em”

How to recruit volunteers so they want to be part of the team
How to build and train a volunteer team
How to involve volunteers so they want to complete the task
How to communicate with volunteers so they want to listen
How to praise, praise, praise, praise, praise … and then praise volunteers

Find out more here.

Early Childhood Organizations

ABC’s, 123’s, and an ‘I CAN PLAY’ attitude; Building Blocks of Success

The I Can Play formula helps teachers, aides, administrators, bus drivers and monitors, parents, and anyone connected with youngsters and families growing in the Head Start/Early Head Start environment.

Find out more here.

For Churches


Gary Montgomery is on a mission!

Gary Montgomery reminds people how great they can be! He’s been doing it all of his life. He brings a Catholic Christian message of how to grow as a leader in all parts of life: spiritual, personal, family and career. Gary’s unique message is sprinkled with motivation, inspiration and a whole lotta fun!

Gary is a keynote speaker and trainer. He shares his upbeat message with churches, businesses, and associations. It’s all about living life with an “I CAN PLAY” attitude. In fact that’s the name of the book he wrote and published … “I CAN PLAY, A Philosophy for Life!”

For over 30 years Gary was a television sportscaster. He retired as Sport Director at WDRB- Fox 41 News in August of 2007. Gary now devotes his full attention to Prime Time Productions, the speaking business he founded in 1993. He is a Louisville native and a member of St. Bernadette Church where he teaches 8th graders in GIFT/PREP. He received the Roncalli Award in 2004, given for excellence in catechesis. Invite Gary to be part of your next event!

Want to have Gary Montgomery speak at your upcoming event?

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Just a few of our satisfied clients

Kelley Construction
Christian Advantage
LDG Development, Louisville, KY
Interlocal Community Action, New Castle, IN
Owensboro Diocese School Food Service
Victoria Farm Bureau - Victoria, TX
Licking Valley Head Start. KY
Big Sandy Head Start, Paintsville, KY
Northern Panhandle Head Start, Wheeling, WV
CAECI Head Start, Richmond IN
Breckinridge-Grayson Co Head Start, Lebanon KY
Morgan County Head Start, TN
Rooftop Head Start, Virginia
Southwestern Head Start - Huntington WV
Kentucky Retired Teachers Assn
Community Action of Southern Indiana
Texas Farm Bureau Youth Conference
Kentucky Community Action Program
Kentucky Head Start Association
Kelley Construction, Louisville, KY
Schuler Bauer Realtors , New Albany In
Pizza Expo, Las Vegas NV
Georgia Head Start Association
Miami Valley Head Start - Dayton Ohio
Indiana Credit Union League
Peoria Head Start & Early Head Start Peoria IL
Farmers National Company (Omaha, NE)
Area IV Community Action (Lafayette IN)
SE Credit Union Directors Conference
Central Kentucky Head Start
St. Gregory KY Teachers retreat
Region 6 Teachers Lou. KY
Community & Family Services (Portland IN) Head Start
Fayette County KY School Food Service
Community Action (Jeffersonville IN) Head Start
Tri-Cap Head Start (Jasper, IN)
Northwest Indiana CAP retreat (Merrillville, IN)
Northwestern Ohio Head Start (Defiance, OH)
Springfield Urban League Head Start (Springfield IL)
CAP of Western Indiana retreat (Indianapolis, IN)
Trinity- St. Xavier Football Luncheon
Northwest Indiana Early Childhood Conference (Hammond IN)
Elkhart & St. Joseph Indiana Head Start
Dayton Ohio Head Start
Mortgage Bankers Association
Pizza Expo
Gateway Head Start, KY
KIRPC Head Start, IN
Mid America Equipment Retailers Assn
Lincoln Hills Development Corporation
Texas Farm Bureau
Adhesive & Sealant Council
Kentucky Hospital Association
London-Laurel Co Chamber of Commerce
Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce
Hoosier Uplands Head Start, Mitchell IN
OVO Head Start, Madison IN
Kentucky Credit Union League
Jefferson County Early Childhood
Members Choice Credit Union
Sales Management and Marketing Association (SMA)
Sam Kinnaird's Flooring
L & N Federal Credit Union
Texas Roadhouse
National Cement Credit Association
Agri Business Association of Kentucky
HEAD START - Big Sandy Area KY
HEAD START - Lincoln Hills, Indiana
Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky
Indiana Credit Union League
Kansas Bankers Association
PGA - Kentucky Golf Association
Kentucky Nursing Home Association
Oldham County Home Builders Assn
Posey County Co-Op, Indiana
Southeastern Assn of School Business Officials
C-Jams Trucking
New Age Technology
Hospitality Sales Assn
Louisiana Farm Bureau
Arkansas Farm Bureau
Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants
Tennessee Farm Bureau
Nextel Partners Incorporated
Kentucky Bankers Association
West Virginia Farm Bureau
National Association of Credit Management
Kentucky Association of Realtors
Wesley Manor Retirement Community
The Bank - Oldham County
YMCAMorgan Keegan Stockbrokers
Cinergy, Corp.
Keller Mfg. Co. Inc.
Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers
International Association of Administrative Professionals
Regency Associates
Kentucky Department of Corrections
Indiana Farm Bureau
American Legion Auxiliary
First American Title Insurance Company
D.D. Williamson & Co., Inc.
Indiana School Food Service Association
North Carolina Farm Bureau
Minnesota Sanitarians Association
Scottsville-Allen Co. Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Southern Indiana
Greater Louisville Health Underwriters
Kentucky Farm Bureau
West Virginia School Food Service
Davies County Schools
Tri-CAP Head Start
Kentucky Telephone Association
Jefferson County Head Start
Kansas School Food Service
AP Technoglass
Boy Scouts Of America
Institute of Financial Accountants
Our Lady of Lourdes, Louisville, KY
St. Dominic, Lebanon KY
St. Francis Xavier, Mt. Washington, KY
Mary Queen of Peace, Louisville KY
St. Anthony, Clarksville, IN
St. Pius X Mission, Calvert City, KY
St. Xavier HS Freshmen Retreat - Louisville, KY
St. Anthony Padua Mission, Grand Rivers, KY
Owensboro Diocese Catechist
St. Sebastian Mission, Philpot, KY
St. Frances of Rome, Louisville, KY
St. Leonard, Louisville, KY
Owensboro Diocese School Food Service
Our Lady of Lourdes, Louisville, KY
Margaret Mary, Louisville KY
St. Patrick, Louisville KY
St. William Mission - Philpot, KY
St. Theresa Mission - Evansville, KY
Christ the King Mission - Madisonville, KY
Marion Co KY Mission - Holy Cross, St. Francis Assisi,
St. Charles, St. Francis Xavier
St. Anthony Mission - St. Anthony, IN
St. Pius Mission - Louisville, KY
St. Sebastian Mission - Calhoun, KY
Region 3 Mission - St. Rita, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta,
St. Athanasius, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Louisville, KY
Sacred Heart/St. Augustine Mission - Jeffersonville, IN
St. Rose Mission - Springfield, KY
Precious Blood Mission - Owensboro, KY
St. Dominic Confirmation retreat - Springfield, KY
Sts Simon & Jude/Most Blessed Sacrament Mission
Holy Spirit Staff - Bowling Green, KY
St. Michael Women's retreat (Lou. KY)
St. Augustine KY Staff retreat (Lebanon KY)
Meade County Catholic Churches Mission
St. Paul Mission
Our Lady of Lourdes Mens' Retreat
St. Catherine of Alexandria
St. Thomas Staff Retreat
St. Thomas More Youth Retreat
Holy Spirit Church
Archdiocese of Louisville Principals
St. Mary Academy
Kentucky School Public Relations Association
Kentucky Department of Education
University of Louisville
Lawrence Township Schools, Indiana
Trinity High School
Tennessee State Dept. of Education
Wayne Township Schools, Indiana
Texas Education Agency
Assumption High School
Henderson County High School
St. Rita School
Mt. Carmel School
St. Xavier High School
St. Xavier High School Coaches
Holy Family School
St. Michael School
Mother of Good Counsel
Hopewell Presbyterian Church
St. Augustine Church. Lebanon KY
Jeffersontown Methodist Church, KY
Northeast Christian Men's Group
St. Martha Men's Retreat
St. Michael Parents
Summit Hills Baptist Church
Severns Valley Baptist Church


Anyone considering Gary for their meeting ... can be assured of a great presentation fitting their needs and areas of interest.

Paul Nierman Minnesota, Sanicanplaitarians Association

Exciting, fun, thought-provoking, are only a few adjectives that quickly come to mind when your name is mentioned.

Sarah White, Tennessee State Dept. of Education

Your humor and motivational address tailored to parallel accomplishments of our organization set an appropriate theme

Leroy Corya, Southeastern Indiana Telephone Co-op

Gary brings with him a look at life which is inspiring and humorous. We certainly appreciate his talent and look forward to using his services in the years to come.

Mark Woodward, D.C., Kentucky Chiropractic Society

Companies & Organizations

Gary will customize his keynotes, seminars, and programs just for you. Presentations can be structured for 60 minutes, half-day or a full-day. Build a seminar by blending these presentations to fit your specific need.

Schools & Churches

In addition to his programs, Gary has developed presentations based on your unique need to reach your youth or your Church Audiences!

Gary shares his message at:
Confirmation retreats
Staff retreats
Men’s groups/retreats
Parish Missions
PTO Events
Parent Family events
Teacher in-service
Lector training