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Gary Cohen

Managing Partner at CO2 Partners

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 Gary Cohen Biography

As President and Co-founder of ACI Telecentrics, Inc., Gary Cohen grew the company from two people to 2,200 employees and reached $32 million in sales at the company’s peak. ACI grew at an average compounded rate of over fifty percent for almost thirteen years. Currently, he is Partner and Co-founder of CO2 Partners, LCC, operating as an executive coach and consultant. His international client list runs a wide range of organizations—from small entrepreneurial companies to multi-billion-dollar enterprises. His book Just Ask Leadership is being published by McGraw Hill and will be released September of 2009.

Gary received his B.S. from the University of Minnesota, where he triple-majored in International Business, Intercultural Communications, and International Political Science. Prior to attending Harvard Business School (Owner President Manager Program), he attended Covey Leadership Center and Disney Creative Leadership workshops. He has served on numerous boards, including Outward Bound National Advisory Board, All Kinds of Minds, Shalom Home Alliance, Alzheimer Board of Governors, American Teleservices Association, I.C. Systems (one of the nation’s largest collection agencies), and Richfield Bank. He has been a member of TEC (The Executive Committee) and written or been recognized in articles for Wall Street Journal Europe, Wall Street Journal Asia, Financial Daily News, USA Today, Washington Post, Business Week, Wall Street Reporter, Venture Magazine, Paul Pioneer Press, and Profits Journal. He has been a columnist for JobDig, writing exclusively on the topic of leadership. Among his many accomplishments, he was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist (Inc. Magazine) and Henry Crown Fellow (Aspen Institute); in addition, ACI was recognized as one of Venture Magazine’s Top 10 Best Performing Businesses and Business Journal’s 25 Fastest Growing Small Public Companies.

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Books
Just Ask Leadership:  Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions

Just Ask Leadership: Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions

Speaking Topics
  • The "Show"

    This is no "sit and soak" experience; attendees take an active part in lively discussions. Gary’s high?energy presentation stirs participants to a level of engagement rarely seen with other presenters:
    • Interactive audience response technology (by Turning Point Technologies)
    • Thought?provoking questions
    • Real?time answers Leadership doesn’t use a script; neither does Gary. That’s why no two presentations are exactly alike. He mixes it up and keeps it interesting for that specific audience. This format is perfect for Gary’s up?front, walk?around style. At the same time, he puts people at ease with his authenticity and sense of humor… so they’re truly ready to learn.

  • Fully Customizable

    Leadership is all about perspective, both broad and narrow. That’s why Gary’s presentation is designed to accommodate the depth, content and timeframe your organization needs. Content can be customized from a one?hour keynote to a more in?depth working session of up to 3 hours. Or, arrange a comprehensive one or two day workshop on "Just Ask Leadership." Whatever the format, participants will enjoy Gary’s rich and vast treasure of stories from the trenches: his own and those of his clients.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Gary Cohen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gary Cohen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Gary Cohen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gary Cohen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Gary Cohen?

    Booking fees for Gary Cohen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gary Cohen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Gary Cohen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gary Cohen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gary Cohen for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gary Cohen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gary Cohen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Gary Cohen

Managing Partner at CO2 Partners

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Gary Cohen Biography

As President and Co-founder of ACI Telecentrics, Inc., Gary Cohen grew the company from two people to 2,200 employees and reached $32 million in sales at the company’s peak. ACI grew at an average compounded rate of over fifty percent for almost thirteen years. Currently, he is Partner and Co-founder of CO2 Partners, LCC, operating as an executive coach and consultant. His international client list runs a wide range of organizations—from small entrepreneurial companies to multi-billion-dollar enterprises. His book Just Ask Leadership is being published by McGraw Hill and will be released September of 2009.

Gary received his B.S. from the University of Minnesota, where he triple-majored in International Business, Intercultural Communications, and International Political Science. Prior to attending Harvard Business School (Owner President Manager Program), he attended Covey Leadership Center and Disney Creative Leadership workshops. He has served on numerous boards, including Outward Bound National Advisory Board, All Kinds of Minds, Shalom Home Alliance, Alzheimer Board of Governors, American Teleservices Association, I.C. Systems (one of the nation’s largest collection agencies), and Richfield Bank. He has been a member of TEC (The Executive Committee) and written or been recognized in articles for Wall Street Journal Europe, Wall Street Journal Asia, Financial Daily News, USA Today, Washington Post, Business Week, Wall Street Reporter, Venture Magazine, Paul Pioneer Press, and Profits Journal. He has been a columnist for JobDig, writing exclusively on the topic of leadership. Among his many accomplishments, he was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist (Inc. Magazine) and Henry Crown Fellow (Aspen Institute); in addition, ACI was recognized as one of Venture Magazine’s Top 10 Best Performing Businesses and Business Journal’s 25 Fastest Growing Small Public Companies.

Gary Cohen Books

Gary Cohen Speaking Topics

  • The "Show"

    This is no "sit and soak" experience; attendees take an active part in lively discussions. Gary’s high?energy presentation stirs participants to a level of engagement rarely seen with other presenters:
    • Interactive audience response technology (by Turning Point Technologies)
    • Thought?provoking questions
    • Real?time answers Leadership doesn’t use a script; neither does Gary. That’s why no two presentations are exactly alike. He mixes it up and keeps it interesting for that specific audience. This format is perfect for Gary’s up?front, walk?around style. At the same time, he puts people at ease with his authenticity and sense of humor… so they’re truly ready to learn.

  • Fully Customizable

    Leadership is all about perspective, both broad and narrow. That’s why Gary’s presentation is designed to accommodate the depth, content and timeframe your organization needs. Content can be customized from a one?hour keynote to a more in?depth working session of up to 3 hours. Or, arrange a comprehensive one or two day workshop on "Just Ask Leadership." Whatever the format, participants will enjoy Gary’s rich and vast treasure of stories from the trenches: his own and those of his clients.

FAQs on booking Gary Cohen

  • How to book Gary Cohen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gary Cohen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Gary Cohen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gary Cohen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Gary Cohen?

    Booking fees for Gary Cohen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gary Cohen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Gary Cohen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gary Cohen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gary Cohen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gary Cohen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gary Cohen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Gary Cohen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Gary Cohen for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Gary Cohen generally travels from Minneapolis, MN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are David Bornstein, Debra Dunn, Roger Martin, Rupert Howes and William Foote. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gary Cohen for an upcoming event.

Gary Cohen Speaking Topics

  • The "Show"

    This is no "sit and soak" experience; attendees take an active part in lively discussions. Gary’s high?energy presentation stirs participants to a level of engagement rarely seen with other presenters:
    • Interactive audience response technology (by Turning Point Technologies)
    • Thought?provoking questions
    • Real?time answers Leadership doesn’t use a script; neither does Gary. That’s why no two presentations are exactly alike. He mixes it up and keeps it interesting for that specific audience. This format is perfect for Gary’s up?front, walk?around style. At the same time, he puts people at ease with his authenticity and sense of humor… so they’re truly ready to learn.

  • Fully Customizable

    Leadership is all about perspective, both broad and narrow. That’s why Gary’s presentation is designed to accommodate the depth, content and timeframe your organization needs. Content can be customized from a one?hour keynote to a more in?depth working session of up to 3 hours. Or, arrange a comprehensive one or two day workshop on "Just Ask Leadership." Whatever the format, participants will enjoy Gary’s rich and vast treasure of stories from the trenches: his own and those of his clients.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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