Dream big about the impact of the keynote speaker for your event;
* Maximized and enthusiastic attendance at the event
* Improved Leadership
* Improved Teamwork
* Improved Communication
* Improved Perseverance through difficulties
* Understanding the importance of doing everything right across the board
Engage Guy, give him details of the audience and your vision, and it will happen! These results have been related to him unsolicited in the months after the speeches over and over again.
Guy is a published Motivational Speaker on four primary topics:
* Forgiveness: A way to imitate Christ
Learn how I learned to forgive my captors, who killed my friend, beat and tortured me
* Leadership: When it is hard to lead
Being a leader when all are dependent on you for their very life and mental stability
* Teamwork: When the going gets tough
Superior lessons on doing things together as a team based on experience in very difficult conditions
* Finding God in prison camp: Locked up with God
How I found my God in the prison camps of North Vietnam
Recent Corporate Clients/Sponsors (keynote or primary speaker) include:
Shell Oil Corp.
Southern Electric Corporation
MBC Holdings (Construction)
A to Z Meats
ILCA (National Insurance Loss Control Association)
There have also been numerous speeches given this past year to schools, military bases, and churches domestic and overseas (>35).
Guy Gruters is a F-100 Fighter Pilot and former Prisoner of War (POW), who specializes in Forgiveness/Teamwork/Leadership/Conversion themes. He speaks positively and enthusiastically on lessons learned during the more than five years he spent as a POW in North Vietnamese Communist prison camps, on his more than four hundred combat missions flown in South and North Vietnam before capture, and on business and family experiences after release. He was awarded more than 30 combat medals, including two silver stars, two distinguished flying crosses, two bronze stars for heroism, two purple hearts, and 20 air medals. His fighter aircraft was shot down twice over North Vietnam. He was rescued by Jolly Green helicopters after the first ejection and captured after the second. The suffering in prison camp was intense, 24/7, year after year without any end in sight. Time crawled. Six out of seven men in Guy's situation were tortured to death or killed in one way or another by the Russians and North Vietnamese during those years. Guy describes the various aspects of his combat and prison camp experiences, ranging from the specific conditions of his imprisonment to individual tales of heroic courage and leadership, in his recent book, "Locked Up With God." One such tale is that of Capt. Lance P. Sijan. Capt. Sijan was a Medal of Honor recipient who was tortured to death while with Guy in prison camp. Upon return to the United States, Guy was a successful CEO of a small computer business for 13 years, then he was a Director and VP-MIS for billion dollar corporations. Guy and his wife, Sandy, who waited faithfully for six years until his return from Vietnam, raised seven children and survived twenty-five family moves throughout the US during those years. This unique combination of experiences has given Guy versatility for a relevant approach to your organization's theme or requirements. Guy has addressed hundreds of audiences throughout the United States and overseas from Okinawa to Germany over the past fifteen years.
Friends and Family,
I would like to announce that my book "Locked Up With God" is now available as a printed copy on as well as an ePub on Kindle, Apple iBooks or Nook. This book has been endorsed by Colonel Bud Day, Medal of Honor recipient, and others. It delineates valuable lessons learned throughout my life regarding faith, family, business and the military.