Gary Huckaby

Inspiring Individuals and Corporations to Greater Success

Re-Energizing & Re-Focusing Teams to Take Their Performance to the Next Level

Simply put…if you are looking to maximize your results and reach the ultimate level of success…you have come to the right place.

Today’s fast-paced environment requires everyone to not just work hard, but also develop a process that maps out the key steps to success. Gary can help you and your organization identify and implement the specific steps necessary to perform at the highest levels.

Your ability to handle difficult people and situations, and how you handle the stress in your life will have a direct impact on the level of success you will achieve.  Gary focuses on these types of issues and discusses how you can learn to manage them and thrive in any environment.

Speaking Presentations  

  • If You Think Sushi Tastes Bad…Then It Will Taste Bad
  • It’s Easier Riding the Horse in the Direction it’s Going
  • Lead Like a Lizard
  • Build a Bridge and Get Over It

Coaching Program 

  • Individual and Group Meetings


Gary will customize a program to address your biggest challenges or specific goals.

” I love his energetic style; he captivates an audience.”

Ken Blanchard, Co-Author of The One-Minute Manager

“I knew the meeting was a huge success when so many people stayed late to talk with you.  You certainly made an impact on our group.  Our work atmosphere and performance have greatly improved since your visit!”

Bob Lindstrom, AT&T Vice President

“We absolutely loved it!”

John Grisham, Author of The Firm

Gary’s Client List Includes…

  • AmSouth Bank
  • BB&T Banks
  • BP Oil
  • Chrysler
  • FBI
  • Health South
  • Hilton Hotels
  • NFL
  • Raytheon
  • Regions Banks
  • The Ken Blanchard Companies
  • University of Alabama Football
Travels From:  Alabama
City: Huntsville
$5,000 and Under


Leadership speaker Gary Huckaby, Jr., Ph.D., is a nationally recognized author, consultant, and professional speaker.  He received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Mississippi, and his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama. As a founding partner and President of Huckaby Consulting Group, Inc., formally known as Benchmark Behavioral Management, Inc. he has been the recipient of the “National Durrance Award” given to the most outstanding academic advisor, the “Delta Leadership Award”, the Small Business Administration “Excellence in Consulting” Award—Mississippi, 1995, Junior Achievement “Instructor of the Year”— 2001 for the State of Alabama and the “Commanders Leadership Award” from Redstone Arsenal 2007.

He maintains a busy schedule consulting and speaking to a wide variety of corporations ranging from small family owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States and abroad.

Dr. Huckaby provides keynote speeches, leadership training, executive coaching and HR related consulting to companies all across the country.  He also works with both amateur and professional athletes in a variety of sports including several division one football programs such as the University of Alabama and Louisiana State University (LSU), along with NASCAR, USTA, PGA and the NFL.

He has published numerous articles in both professional journals and trade magazines and authored two books, Lead Like a Lizard and Build a Bridge and Get Over It.  He has shared the stage with names such as Zig Ziglar, Ken Blanchard, First Lady Barbara Bush, Katie Couric, Dave Ramsey, Joe Montana and Senator Trent Lott.

In the past twenty years he has built an impressive resume including, teaching at both the elementary and collegiate level, owning a construction company, hosting a daily talk radio show, and taking an interim role as President of an international manufacturing company. He actively trains young emergent leaders in a variety of settings including schools, summer camps, and university programs.

His hobbies include golf, hunting, fishing, coaching softball, welding, scuba diving, house boating, carpentry and flying.  Gary and his wife Stacey have two daughters and reside in Huntsville, Alabama.


Come get recharged and reprogrammed while laughing your way to a different “perspective” on stress and the fast paced world we live in. Studies show that most of what we say everyday is to ourselves and the majority of that is negative. Recognizing and breaking this habit is the key to changing your attitude on life. Positive people have learned how to control their mind and reframe negative events.

To change your “attitude” you need to change your “perspective.” It starts with what we say to ourselves. Life is like an hour glass glued to the table…don’t let the sands of time run out with a bad perspective.

Dr. Gary Huckaby, Jr. presents a humorous look at the difficulty in accepting and dealing with the changes of today’s fast moving business environment. A combination of a flexible attitude and some tangible tools will better equip us to face the onslaught of changes and challenges we all inevitably face in both our personal and business lives.

Come learn how to live your life by the motto—“Blessed are the flexible…for they shall not be bent out of shape.”

How many great leaders do you know with poor interpersonal skills?  How many supervisors or managers who have trouble getting along with employees are effective? Aren’t work groups who get along more productive?  Studies show us that the most important trait a leader can possess is interpersonal skills. Our “attitude” and “perspective” influences our ability to lead and our relationships with others.

Come take a humorous look at how the lack of people skills affects people and in turn the organization. This award winning talk is guaranteed to get you closer to being the person your dog thinks you are.

Everyone dreams of having a stress free life where everything goes as planned, where we are crazy in love with our spouse, our careers are more than we could have hoped for, we look like we should be on the cover of Glamour or Men’s Health magazines, we don’t know what to do with all the money we make and our car bumper sticker proudly proclaims that our child is on the honor roll at his or her school.

Some people seemingly have found a way to make this happen.  Come hear their secret as to how they are approaching life differently than most. It starts with changing your perspective on life which in turn will change your actions which will then change your results. It is easier than you think.

Most Executive Coaching meetings take place at the clients place of work. This format works well when compared with the cost of a client going off to a leadership program that may last a week with a possibly higher overall expense. Either you pay travel for your employee who is then out of the office or you pay travel for me and leave your personnel in place being productive.

For clients that typically involve more extensive travel such as air fare/hotel cost I usually stay and start with two intensive days, at 3-4 hours a day. I typically have a minimum of 2 follow up visits. This coaching can also be done via phone depending on your goals and objectives.  We can make that decision after an introductory phone call.


All clients receive a battery of assessments that typically contain the CPI 260, a 360 feedback survey and the Birkman or some other personality assessment. Dr. Huckaby sometimes adds other assessments based on the clients’ needs or wishes such as the LPI Leadership Practices Inventory or the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator). He often solicits a brief interview or summary paragraph from superiors as to what it is they would specifically like addressed with this client.

Follow Up

It is always beneficial to do a follow up meeting at 3 months and at about 6 months later. This really raises the retention rate and helps to stop the back sliding. Dr. Huckaby likes to do this in person but it can be by phone. Follow-up activities often include a review of all of the things a client intents to do differently. During the initial visit, Dr. Huckaby often has the client write down goals, and then he send them a copy of the goals 6 months later.

Clients get a 3 ring binder manual with their assessments inside. It has tabs separating them. It also contains some worksheets that identify their strengths and weaknesses. It also has a worksheet of an action plan. There is some leadership material included as well.

Areas of expertise

  • You Control Your Perspective
  • Motivation & Persuasion
  • Focus on the Positive
  • Make a Difference
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Reach Your Potential
  • Handling Stress
  • Executive Coaching
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