Professional Speaker / Gary McKechnie


By trusting his instincts and pursuing his passions, Gary McKechnie created a life filled with multiple careers: from stand-up comedian to award-winning travel writer; from two-time National Geographic author to writing the nation’s best-selling motorcycle guidebook; from running for office to running a bed and breakfast. He’s founded several non-profits, traveled across the country and around the world, reported on the people and places he’s met on the back roads of America, takes the stage at conferences and conventions, and addresses international audiences as a popular speaker with the Cunard Lines’ prestigious Insights Series.

From a life of transition and excitement, Gary McKechnie shares personal experiences and historical insights to show how individuals, businesses, and team members can pursue new possibilities. By helping audiences understand their contributions to business while also honoring an individual debt to themselves, their families, and their communities, his message defines the differences between work and career – and the importance of both. His skill as a master storyteller captivates audiences and turns their apprehension into adrenaline as they establish new goals to transition with confidence through their changing world.

Books: Great American Motorcycle Tours • USA 101 • Ten Best of Everything: National Parks • Million Dollar Frauds • A Brief History of Mount Dora

Interests: Music • Motorcycling • Travel • Reading • History

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