Gerry Foster is an international motivational speaker, trainer, consultant, and lecturer on the topic of branding. He is the owner and President of Gerry Foster Marketing, a full-service brand development company that specializes in showing entrepreneurs how to transform their business into an irresistible brand and get the success they deserve.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Gerry overcame acute obstacles on his road to success. A dynamic, high energy, powerful speaker and trainer, he addresses the keys to self-empowerment, breaking through barriers, and developing an unstoppable drive to accomplish anything you want – with branding strategies and tactics that work! Gerry is passionate about helping small business owners who want to expand their client base and catapult their profits! Currently residing in Los Angles, CA, he knows all to well about the challenges of achieving one’s best by promoting “brand excellence.”
In 2008 Gerry was honored as the Father of Business by the City of Los Angeles for his tireless and faithful work with minorities in business. The recipient of many business awards, he was a board member of the Boy Scouts of America – Orange County Council, the University of Southern California Black Alumni Association, and currently Co-Chairs the Legacy Through Leadership mentoring program at USC for African American students.
Actively involved in education, Gerry is a former adjunct professor of marketing and advertising for ten years at California State University – Fullerton, California State University – Long Beach, Pepperdine University, and the University of California – Irvine (UCI). At UCI Gerry co-founded the Marketing Communications Certificate Program, a distinguished program that has become extremely popular and successful for the university.
Gerry is a graduate of the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, where he received his BS and MBA degrees cum laude. His main office is in Laguna Beach, CA with a satellite office in Culver City, CA. His company website is www.dare2bdifferent.net.