"The real story is that we are unlimited beings. The real story is that the world and the Universe are unlimited. We must start telling the story of our amazing lives, because whatever story we tell, light or dark, vibrational energies will make sure we receive it...  and that will be the story of our life."

- Gary Kobat  ...from the Empowerment Series, "Mindful Tools".
Has there ever been a time in your life when someone believed in you so much that your talents and spirit soared in their presence? What did they see in you that you didn't see in yourself? Did you grow when they shared their faith in you?  Were you able to reach higher, dig deeper, trust, accept, allow, receive, and believe in yourself more when you knew they had their encouragement of you?
Once in a rare while you come across a "Spirit" who is willing to set the record straight and tell you a truth that will shift the way you think about yourself, and the world. When it comes to discovering who you really are - awakening, healing, and stepping into your true power from the heart, with love and truth - Gary Kobat is that "Spirit".

Quickly becoming a world-known authority in the field of Mind, Body, Spirit, and Sport, Gary is the purposed prophet who by loving himself loves the world, one soul at a time. In short, Gary is the best friend anyone's self-esteem can ever have.
An innovative and natural born leader, Gary Kobat is an inspiration to those he touches throughout his travels around the world doing "the inner road work" - logging hundred's of thousands of miles on his mind and his body, a man driven deep from within his heart. 

"I'm just a messenger, a trail guide." Gary states in introduction. "My life is about the human experience - living it with compasion and awareness. It's about awakeining to the possibility of balance, wholeness, love, and desire.. It's about assisting us to look inward, through the heart, connecting to our real self where we find passion, self-worth, self-love, self-care, and the courage to believe in ourselves. I assist others in their awakening, self-awareness, and self-healing."  With an intention to inspire millions of people in many countries (the collective mass consciousness of society) Gary creates keys and tools from a simple, yet intimate Self-Mastery System that inspires a quiet power, a calm yet confident quality of desire, all while revealing gifts and talents that Divinely touch others in the World - through film, business, sport, and more importantly, the heart by just "being" one's true self.
He's been feted as everything from a World Class Athlete to an Author, Trainer to the Stars to an Intuitive, an Inspirational Key-Note Speaker to an Integrative Performance & Life Coach. Known affectionately around the world for the last twenty-five years as the "Re-Inventor", the "Transformer", the "Believer", or the "Olympic Mentalist" - ask him what his occupation is, he simply responds, "People call me Gary. I assist people in their awakening."
Utilizing ancient wisdom and cutting-edge trends in human performance, Gary's energy for life has guided transformation and evolution for thousands - dynamically assisting in their legendary results. Gary reminds us that we're all gifted, that all our answers are inside, and that it's never about anything "outside" our self - rather he inspires an inner-energy, an unspoken inner connection. "Everybody is a master - at something - light or dark. You see, there are no idle thoughts. Each thought has an energy, and helps steer the ship. The destination, of course, is our choice - we're the CEO, we all have the gift of free will - we have choice. Ultimately it's not about our ability, but rather about our heart, and connection to who we will allow ourselves to "be" along the way - intimately connecting to the courage to love ourselves - revealing our talents, gifts, and empowered true self ."  

Gary's client list includes the who's who in film, business, and sport. For the past two decades he has quietly developed, and mentored Mind, Body & Spirit Programs - i.e., the Health, Fitness, Spirituality, Longevity, Healing and Well-Being programs of such clients as Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Mariska Hargitay, CEO's, Olympians, Pro Athletes, and countless others. ( see testimonials )
Born and raised in windy and chilly Chicago, Gary's roots are within a family that had little means, lots of challenges, big hearts, and a great work ethic. "Early on, I realized a gift that we are all miraculously given - and that is the gift of energy, " Gary continues, "I realized that when we learn how to honor our energy, we could awaken it, share it, and by doing so, it created more, all while having enough for ourselves. Soon I found myself on airplanes as a youngster - counting my pennies from washing cars, delivering newspapers, shoveling snow or cutting grass - to go to Canada, fine tuning my skills for hockey tournaments. I remember, while training for a major event, we challenged ourselves with hill-work. Those hills became a very important non-denominational message on life: The Law of Resistance. Resistance can be viewed light or dark, can become high vibration or low vibrational energy. As in training and in life - resistance can be defined as our issues, challenges and circumstances and be viewed as an asset - sharpening, strengthening, and teaching us. But "Resistance" can also be a liability, a heaviness when we choose and allow anxiety and fear around it - thus blocking us from accessing and discovering our true path - stopping us from connecting to our highest best self."
It is fundamental wisdom such as this, that the world is gravitating towards Gary.

"Are you caring for yourself - honoring, nourishing, and loving yourself right now?", he regularly asks.

"When you think about it, society's workforce actually gets paid to sleep," says Gary, where one of his missions is to take the definition of "Peace" to another level. "Mass consciousness thinks that work is all about production and showing up on time. However, when we enhance our peace and balance through rest, recovery, and love for ourselves through less stress, deep sleep, light movement, and nourishment - our self-love and communication to ourselves and to others is so enhanced that our work performance soars to a whole new level. Sleep still remains one of the best anti-aging ingredients."
It hasn't always been smooth skating on the ice of life for Gary Kobat. He has had three reconstructive knee surgeries and a new hip, for starters. Just having recently returned from India with a new hip, Gary says, "What an amazing country, the people are so loving you can't help but come back having learned how to access more within yourself. And what an amazing opportunity - a new hip - to keep moving forward in life. We learn that Life is not about what happens to us - it's about how we handle what happens to us. It's hip to have a new hip!"
Along the way, Gary has competed as team captain on four Team USA teams at various World Championaships around the world, has run 54 marathons, rode 500,000+ miles on a bike, has earned All-American honors, and still competes on a world class level in the masters series of races.  He recently celebrated his return to competitive cycling, with a new hip and a post-surgery win. And yes, you guessed it, training with a large dose of hill work. He says about life, " You can't do enough hills."

"When we make conscious choices that align us with our highest, best-self - it's only natural, and inevitable, that our physical best-self will follow  -
all the way to the finish line of life."  
For a shorter media version of Gary's Biography, click here