Garcia was born the son of a poor Mexican American
laborer family. His 9 brothers and 5 sisters lived
with their mother and father in a small 2-bedroom,
1 bath shack. John's first battle was overcoming
a language barrier and lack of quality education.
He began life laboring under the blazing Texas sun,
13 hours a day, for 40 cents an hour. He was told
he'd never amount to anything more than a sack boy
in the local grocery store. John had other "Visions."
John is founder and CEO of John Garcia Unlimited,
a motivational speaking and business consulting
enterprise. John presents motivational keynote
addresses to various business, civic, school, and
prison audiences. He has shared the Speakers Platform
with world renown speakers Les Brown, Lance Armstrong,
Art Linkletter, Mark Victor Hanson, Jack Canfield,
and numerous other speakers. His addresses focus
Unlimited Success", "Yes You Can", "Overcoming Adversity", "Never
Giving Up", and "Beating Cancer." His business training workshops focus
on Customer Service, Work Production, Maximizing
Profit, Quality Control, Safety & Injury
Free Environments, Effective Public Speaking, Resume's,
Interviews, and Follow ups. He is also a facilitator
in Business Partnering sessions.
In 1997 John retired from a successful, 22-year, US Air Force Civil
Engineering military career. During that career, he
worked in Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering,
Work Information Systems, Production Control, Maintenance
Operations, Customer Service, and Work Planning. He also served as a
Senior Academy Instructor.
Upon military retirement, he joined a world renown facilities engineering company,
serving first as a Project Manager on the largest project in their portfolio,
a multi-million dollar Hawaii based Department of Defense contract. Later he
served as Director of Business Development Proposal Management in their San Diego
In 2000, he was on a team that authored and negotiated a 50-year, $4 Billion
Military Privatized Housing Community Development Plan, the largest of its kind
in the Department of Defense. He then stayed on, serving as Executive Director
of the facility engineering services business. He and his over 275 employees
provided professional services to 6,000 military families. In 2002, they formed
yet another company with over 80 employees, designed to provide facility renovation
and minor construction services on military installations.
In 2004, John was diagnosed with a rare Renal Cell Cancer that is non-responsive
to Chemotherapy or Radiation. In addition, he also had a major blood clot in
the main vein going to his heart. Days after surgery, he developed pancreatitis,
(which can be fatal) and shortly afterwards his liver started shutting down.
John is currently involved in a cutting edge cancer study and treatment program
that may prove to be the future for patients.
By the way, this uneducated boy was educated at 6 different colleges and universities
and has made education and learning a lifelong passion. He is currently adding
a Masters in Business Administration to his list.
John has served as President of his Toastmasters International club
and Founder and President of the Professional Housing
Management Association (PHMA) - Texas Chapter as well
as Vice President of the Hawaii Aloha Chapter. He is
currently the PHMA Central United States Region Director.
He has also been involved in various civic and professional
organizations including Air Force Association, Rotary
International, Association of United States Army, Associated
Builders and Contractors, Society of American Military
Military Engineers, Lance Armstrong Foundation, American
Cancer Society, and others.
John's focus is on helping people and businesses change their world. He is
a Platinum speaker in the Les Brown Speakers Network and is personally mentored
by Les Brown. His audiences learn that challenges facing them are "tests" that
can be, and will be, successfully navigated.
As his business name states ...UNLIMITED. That is the way to approach
life and business.
To schedule John for your engagement, click on the "Contact John" link
or call him at 254-681-7547.