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About Almon

Almon Gunter

is the CEO and President of Almon Gunter Motivates, Inc. He is a highly acclaimed motivational, inspirational public speaker, author, and consultant, as well as a two-time US Olympic Trial Qualifier in track and field. Almon is the author of four self-help books Focus on the Final Seconds and Win the Game of Life, a how-to book on achieving both mental and physical fitness success in life, Focus To Win a how-to book on how to build a strong foundation for success, and The Essence of Teamwork a how-to book on working, playing, and winning as a team, Lead with your Life focuses on the seven principles of leadership.

As a world-class sprinter in track Almon competed internationally in over 15 countries. At the height of his running career, Almon ran the 13th fastest time in the world for 200 meters. He uses these experiences and success on the track to help others reach their maximum velocity performance in the game of life.

Almon speaks nationally and internationally for some of the words leading companies. He specializes in customizing talks for each client on topics such as Leadership, Teamwork, Goal Setting, and Playing To Win just to name a few. Almon has also become one of the most renowned speed, agility, and mental toughness athletic coaches in the nation. Since 1998 he has developed over 1000 athletes in 8 different sports at the collegiate and professional level.

Almon helps individuals to make the quantum leap both on and off the field by providing specialized instructions in back to basic independent thinking. At the heart of everything that Almon does is his passion for life. His goal is to create the art of possibility in each individual that ultimately helps the individual to gain confidence in their ability to perform under pressure and to compete in the most important game of all, life.

Almon’s background in training and development, senior management, and athletics provides a unique perspective on life. It is Almon’s belief and desire for all individuals to possess the desire, dedication, and determination to succeed in achieving their goals. His formula for success involves die-hard dedication, never-ending enthusiasm, hard work, heart and hustle, with the end result of becoming a MVP in the game of life.

January 1983

Florida Junior College

Tore my hamstring and it was said I would never be able to compete as a sprinter in track & field again.

March 1983

Florida Junior College

Ran my fastest 200 meters to date in my career after the injury.

1985

Florida State University

Started my career in the business world and hung up my track spikes.

January 1991

University of Florida

UF Indoor Track and Field Meet. My first time competing in 6 years. Won the open 400 meters.

June 1991

Helsinki Finland

Left to compete internationally for the first time. Competed in 7 countries.

July 1991

Stockholm Sweden

Ran 13th fastest time in the world for 200 meters. Qualified for the 1992 US Olympic Trials.

June 1991 - 1996

Competed Internationally

US Olympic Trials were held in 1992 and then off to Europe to compete internationally. Represented the USA in 15 countries and ran in 7 different Olympic Stadiums around the world.

February 1998

Gunter-Gunter, Inc.

Started my consulting and motivational company.

January 2002

CORE Character Development

Created a character development curriculum consisting of 15 modular workbooks and counting for students.

January 2003

Almon Gunter Motivates, Inc.

New Company Name

August 2004

Focus On The Final Seconds

Launched my first Motivational Book, a how-to book on achieving both mental and physical fitness success in life.

2007

Carli Lloyd

Started training Carli on speed, agility, and mental toughness.

2008

USA Olympic Women Soccer

USA Women Soccer wins Gold Medal. Carli scores winning goal in overtime.

March 2009

Focus To Win

Wrote a 2nd book, Focus To Win, a how-to book on building a strong foundation for success.

September 2014

Essence Of Teamwork

Wrote a 3rd book, Essence of Teamwork, a how-to book on working, playing, and winning as a team.

2015

Carli Lloyd and Derrick Henry

USA Women Soccer Team wins FIFA World Cup. Carli Lloyd wins Golden Boot Award and client Derrick Henry wins Heisman Trophy.

2018

Almon Gunter Experience (AGE) Powered By Astoryo

Created AGE to help individuals to discover his or her purpose and maximize his or her potential.

October 2019

Lead With Your Life

Wrote a 4th book Lead With Your Life, a how-to book on the 7 principles needed to inspire the people you lead each day.