Be a Green Apple

Stand Out In Your Career

Shatter the stereotype. No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to differentiate yourself to achieve your goals. Interestingly, by standing out and separating yourself from your peers, you actually become more engaged, developing stronger relationships with both co-workers and clients to get greater fulfillment out of your career.

Many people tend to look at accountants and consultants like they look at apples: they’re all the same. They’re all boring, red apples. If you put them all together then you won’t be able to tell one from another. John’s mission is to encourage your team members, and therefore your Firm, to become engaged and to stand out – by giving them permission to have the confidence to be a green apple in the bin of “boring” red apples.

Shatter the stereotype.

Twelve years after leaving the Firm, John was invited to speak at a PwC Town Hall Meeting. A Partner who he never worked with – and John doesn’t ever recall meeting – saw the list of speakers and said, “I know John Garrett! He’s the guy who did comedy at night.”

Twelve years later.

What are you doing now to develop those relationships so coworkers and clients remember you in twelve years?

What You Can Expect from John

  • Engaged Team MembersOpen or Close

    Based on his research study, John will show your team the easiest way to do this. Rather than just tell you about engagement, he’ll guide you through the process without your team even realizing they are growing closer together.

  • Better Client RelationshipsOpen or Close

    John will teach your team how engaged employees who take the time to develop a relationship are going serve their clients better.

  • Real World ExperienceOpen or Close

    As a CPA, John attended his fair share of corporate events in his previous professional life. Like you, John grew tired of messages from a speaker who hadn’t worked a single day in a cubicle so he works hard to incorporate personal stories that relate to the audience.

  • FunOpen or Close

    John knows that one of the easiest ways to keep workers engaged is to have fun. Today, John is a corporate entertainer on a mission: to help teams break down barriers, foster unity, and strengthen bonds. He simply does it with a different approach: laughter.

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Why does firm culture matter?

Making culture a priority shows that the firm is dedicated to fostering an environment where engagement is the norm. A Psychometrics Engagement Study states that “disengaged employees cost as much as $500B in the US in low productivity.” Adding to the problem, these disengaged employees chase away your best employees and best customers.

While organizations are beginning to understand the importance of employee engagement, according to Gallup, “Engaged employees stand out because they’re relatively rare. Gallup finds only 30% of all U.S. employees are engaged in their jobs.”

If you don’t think this matters, check out how many millions of dollars could go straight to your bottom line by using this Employee Engagement ROI Calculator.


When the team planning this event had informed me that we were hiring a comedian, I took it at face value… But the outcome was much more profound than I had expected…Even weeks after your performance, it’s amazing to see how this event has lent more levity and cohesiveness to our team.

John’s quick wit, clean humor, and ability to pick up small yet funny details made it enjoyable for all. We’d love to have him back…next week!

Garrett is sharp, wry, quick, and clean – everything you could possibly hope for and more. He is a breeze to work with in shaping his presentation and is naturally funny to be around even before he steps into the spotlight.

If you are looking for a fun and different way to build company morale, treat your employees and share a common laugh, invite John Garrett to join your event. You won’t be disappointed!

As a meeting planner, it’s such a good feeling to hear throughout the conference the wonderful things people were saying about you. Thank you for helping make us look so good!

Most impressive was John’s ability to incorporate material from the event into his set. His witty delivery and ability to incorporate the entire program into his performance was an unexpected bonus.

John’s professionalism, preparation style and performance execution was, quite simply, STUPENDOUS! I would highly recommend John for any corporate event that could use some fast-pace, high-charged comic relief. He’ll go above and beyond to connect with your group and will deliver a performance that people will be talking about long after your event is over.

In the days following our event, I received many phone calls from our clients praising your sharp wit and ability to find humor in everyday situations.

I cannot think of a better way to have ended our anniversary event than with your humor. I, along with the attendees, was most impressed with your customization to our event and our audience. You definitely made us shine and we thank you!


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