Generations of students and young adults have benefited from the guidance of the people before them. This guidance could be in the form of passed-on knowledge, practical assistance, or even words of affirmation. Regardless of its nature, support from those who have valuable insights is often one of the driving forces behind someone’s victories in life.
These enablers of success, such as entrepreneur Gary Upton, draw the lessons they teach to others from their own rich experiences.
Inventor and musician speaker Gary Upton has had countless ventures which molded him into becoming a powerful motivational speaker to individuals and businesses. A man of many talents and interests, Gary is known for his competence in communicating with people and changing how they think about and see situations.
Born in England, Gary moved to America in his teens, growing up playing double bass and spending his early years working in a music shop. After studying music at Western Connecticut State University, he opened his workshop in 1999 to refurbish and sell basses. Now, Upton Bass String Instrument Company has become a world-renowned brand that has gained the attention and love of Grammy award-winning musicians and symphonies across the country.
With Gary at the helm, the company’s adherence to the highest quality of standards reflects his lifelong love of the instrument. And as a consequence, Upton Bass String Instrument Company continues to thrive and earn the loyalty of a growing list of elite clients.
Aside from owning what has grown from a one-person string shop to an American manufacturing facility that employs and manages dozens of hard-working artisans and development staff over the years, Gary is also the mind behind a lifestyle and fitness brand called UP Fitness. He also owns numerous patents while making music along the way.
This jack of all trades has also served as a consultant, working in and out of the courtroom and dealing with notable clients, law firms, and accountants. And from his early days in real estate investments, he learned the ropes of coordinating multi-million dollar projects and came out of the experience knowing which end to hold the hammer and the gavel.
But while Gary has worked in a wide range of fields, from music and manufacturing to public speaking and jury consulting, his true dedication is in envisioning a better world through the use of available resources. He looks at the needs of the local community and the resources at hand, and what Gary does best is in inventing bridges that connect the community’s needs and the tools to address them.
Sometimes, the needs of the community are in terms of knowledge expansion, and this is where Gary’s webcasts, workshops, and keynote speaking engagements come in. He has also given lectures on innovation and entrepreneurial vision at colleges, including the Rhode Island of Design, providing students with real-world, hands-on experiences as well as offering them new perspectives regarding the craft that they were not privy to before.
In the years to come, businessman, consultant, innovator, and musician Gary Upton looks forward to banking on all of his skills and insights to mentor the younger generation. And he is also set about contributing to the world through his passion for music and building and restoring instruments.Learn more about Gary by visiting his website and following his Twitter and Instagram pages.