Speaking / Instruction

As a leading expert in the field, Gary Noesner has appeared before hundreds of law enforcement and corporate groups lecturing on Crisis (Hostage) Negotiation, Crisis Management, Kidnapping, Terrorism, Workplace Violence, Interpersonal Communications, and How to Influence Workplace Behavior. He has conducted training seminars and given presentations in all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world, and is regarded as a dynamic and informative speaker. He is available to give presentations or to provide training seminars to corporate and law enforcement audiences. Fees are negotiable.

Inquiries should be directed to: contact@garynoesner.com


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Gary Noesner is available to law enforcement, educational institutions, and others for video conferencing/Skype presentations. Fees are negotiable.

Speaking Endorsements

“Gary Noesner is a dynamic, well-seasoned speaker who brings his real-life experiences to a variety of negotiation situations. From large-scale events like Waco Texas to small one-on-one crisis situations, he shares lessons learned and what it takes to succeed.

His recollection of events over the past 30 or more years is very poignant and real. Examples of his personal family situations and work-life are easily identifiable in your own life. You will take away from his presentation, tools to improve your own listening skills and negotiation techniques to be a better communicator with others.”

Heather Froom
Research & Education Training Specialist

“It was a great honour to hold a conference with Gary Noesner at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland. The talk was delivered to future lawyers and international managers.

The discussion was extremely informative, well-structured and communicated clearly and professionally. In particular the learnings related to FBI negotiations were very practical and easy to adopt. The content was presented in such a way that the students were engaged and could gain many insights that will help them become better negotiators, and also better people.

Thank you Gary Noesner for sharing your knowledge with us and for the friendly approach.”

Professor Dr. Kasia Jagodinska
University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

“Gary is, unquestionably, an expert in his field. He has translated his 23 years of hostage negotiation skills (10 of them as chief negotiator) with the FBI into a compelling offering for the commercial world.

The two hour session we had with Gary was engaging, insightful and thought-provoking. It will, without doubt, benefit all of us here at TeraCode.

His “Behavioural Change Stairway” methodology is rooted in the FBI’s nonviolent communication techniques for achieving peaceful outcomes in tense situations. It has so much relevance in today’s business world where successfully engaging from a distance with new customers and existing clients is increasingly the norm.

Gary answered the multitude of questions that arose from his compelling presentation with both detail and clarity ensuring that everyone departed with plenty to think about as they look to approach business in 2021.

Thank you for such an inspiring event.”

Marcus Elliot-Square, Director of Strategic Partnerships UK & EMEA, TeraCode Ltd

“Our 2021 Negotiation Master Classes at Amcor started on a high note. Last Friday, Gary Noesner shared his experience as an FBI Hostage Negotiator with more than 400 Amcor colleagues globally. The session covered numerous examples of crisis negotiations and the skills required to de-escalate conflict and achieve positive outcomes: from listening to emotional labelling and regulation. Thank you Gary Noesner for making the time to share your impressive knowledge.”

Yolanda Garzón
Global Commercial Excellence Director

Virtual presentation given on 12/18/20.

“Gary had us (his audience) enthralled from his first gripping description of negotiating life and death crisis situations, to his clear explanation of how to use these learnings in our day to day lives. 

His insights on how to apply FBI-grade negotiation tactics at home and in business are unmissable. We highly recommend Gary as an enlightening speaker and professional trainer.”

Sarah-Louise Penhall | Chief Operating Officer | ALCHEMY AI

“Gary presented to our Leadership Development Institute on November 10, 2020 and while his focus was as a negotiator his message resonates much, much deeper. Having the experience of many of our nation’s high profile incidents and coupling that with his calm, patient and empathetic demeanor, Gary models what we are attempting to teach our officers in de escalation training. He also exemplifies the best of leadership attributes that lead to building relationships, developing trust, the power of listening and emotional control. Gary is a remarkable communicator and a master storyteller, he captures you with the story and then effectively teaches the most important of life’s lessons through those stories. His book: Stalling for Time is a must read for leaders or anyone working to develop the art, craft and skills of de escalation.”

Michael Nila
Founder Blue Courage

“Gary Noesner is a stalwart voice for kindness, patience, and authenticity in an extraordinarily polarized time. His ability to tell a captivating story is rivaled only by his innate sense of curiosity. During a fascinating presentation to our Rotary Club on 11/2/20, Gary divulged the deceptively simple secret to his success: practice active listening. His message of listening to understand is the right message at the right time; a lesson we should all take to heart. We were grateful to learn it from the master listener himself, Gary Noesner.”

Braydon Hoover
President-Elect 2020-21, Rotary Club of Harrisonburg

“We had the privilege of having Gary speak at our firm’s 2019 conference. His presentation was by turn suspenseful, humorous and moving. Our attendees were hanging on to his every word to find out how he navigated his way out of impossible situations, and everyone walked away with important negotiation and communication tools that they can implement in their professional lives. Gary is a fantastic speaker who will surely leave a lasting impact on your audience!”

Lauren Rinkey
Vice President, Alliance Consumer Growth. 

“Gary absolutely blew away a room filled with nearly 1000 of the best hospitality professionals from around the world at our 4th annual Welcome Conference at Lincoln Center. He not only knows his stuff but makes it readily accessible to everyone. Gary is also incredibly funny, dynamic and engaging. He was a highlight of the day.”

Anthony Rudolf
Welcome Conference
June 2017

“What a delight to get such fantastic information delivered in such a clear and professional manner. All who attended left with a clear course of action on what can be done to improve their negotiating and communication skills. I’m still receiving feedback from my clients thanking me for bringing Gary to speak at the Elite Sport Summit in Cape Town and at the Exectuive Breakfast in Johannesburg, South Africa.”

Justin Woolford
Chief Exectuive Officer
October 2016

“Gary spoke at our inaugural Global Summit for independent marketing and communications agencies, about the psychology of negotiation. The audience was captivated by his insights and experiences and he was voted the best speaker of the two day conference. He was a pleasure to work with and very happy to spend time talking with delegates before and after his presentation.”

Julian Boulding
President of thenetworkone
London, England
July 25, 2016

“Gary delivered a very engaging and entertaining presentation to our international business conference of 600 people. His experience is extremely unique, and allows him to deliver content that we could not find elsewhere. He was very personable and willingly connected with our conference goers before, during and after the presentation.”

Director of Membership Development
August 2014

“Gary presented a keynote at our 2014 Americas Congress in Miami, our US flagship event that gathered top-level executives in supply chain management and procurement from Fortune 1000 companies. I heard my share of inspirational speakers and I’m always skeptical, even a little scared, when booking them – they can go either way. However, Gary nailed it. He brought our audience to life with his humor and electrified them with his truly fascinating stories. Gary added tremendous value to the overall experience of our guests and I highly recommend him.”

Matthias Gutzmann, Vice President, Procurement Leaders
April, 2014

“It was a pleasure having Gary speak at our Art of Negotiation event! He is an unbelievably exciting storyteller, who kept the audience riveted throughout his entire presentation. The lessons that he reveals through his experiences will translate well into any field of work. I hope the opportunity arises to call him for round 2!” (June 27th, 2013)

Thanks so much Gary!!

Kim Herzog
Scratch | Viacom Media Networks
1515 Broadway | NYC 10036

“I happened to hear the NPR interview of Gary Noesner shortly before I had a speaker cancel for our annual conference, ADVANCES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF EPILEPSY, for doctors and nurses across the country. I was so impressed with the interview that I called him up and asked if he would speak at our conference. He graciously agreed. What Gary has to teach we all need to hear. Medical personnel, (and everyone else) are always dealing with confrontation and crises and who better to address this than the lead person in charge of hostage negotiations for the past 30 years or so. His presentation was everything I thought it would be. He is an excellent presenter and immediately captured the audience’s attention. He was funny, thought provoking and top rated by the audience. It was a pleasure having him with us. He has my highest recommendations for any audience.”

Patricia A. Gibson, MSSW ACSW
Associate Professor, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

“The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center engaged Gary Noesner to be the keynote speaker at its annual fundraiser breakfast in April 2011. Gary was a pleasure to work with in the planning phase, flexible in making arrangements, responsive and reliable.
In his speech he relayed a variety of stories from his years as an FBI hostage negotiator sharing his experiences and insights. He was an engaging, entertaining and interesting speaker. Our audience was captivated both by the details of the stories, which were riveting, and by Gary’s overall message about the important skills of negotiation. He did an excellent job of tailoring his remarks to the interests of the audience.
In addition to his keynote address, Gary also joined our group for two more intimate discussions. Again, he was gracious, generous with his time, and very engaging.
Gary is skilled at story-telling and connecting with a group, and he is an expert in his subject. It was a great pleasure and honor to have Gary as a speaker. I highly recommend him.”

Jennifer Bullock, Executive Director
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center
1660 So. Amphlett Blvd., Ste. 219
San Mateo, CA 94402

“Gary Noesner spoke at the Entrepreneur’s Organization in Raleigh Durham in April 2016 and offered our Chapter a change from the usual learning event. Gary’s fascinating career in the FBI provided unique negotiation experience which he told through engaging and funny stories. He’s relatable and down to earth and his presentation offered new ways to think about negotiations in business and as a leader.”

Angie Bagley
Entrepreneur’s Organization