about gibbons

Karl M. Gibbons

President, Problem Solver & Rainmaker at Third Eye Management

Karl is a graduate of Stafford University, England where he majored in fashion design. After graduating, Karl’s career included roles inside international brands including Lerose, Miss Selfridge, Prestat Chocolates and W. Bill. After just a few years of ‘corporate life’ he decided that running his own business was the only way forward. A serial entrepreneur, Karl created four multi-million dollar businesses by the age of 40 including: Tie Rack, Flash Trash, Theodore’s Bear Emporium and Classic Collections! He founded Third Eye Management in England in 1988.

Karl has been hailed as one of the new breed of business philosophers. A world renown motivational speaker, and mentor, he has documented and shared his principles and insights on management and leadership with thousands of people around the globe. Karl serves as Chairman of the Entrepreneur Society of America (ESOA), and if all that were not enough he is also Chairman of the Entrepreneurs Program for Collier County School Board, and serves on the Advisory Board for INCubatoredu@CCPS.

Karl has been recognized many times for his achievements; 1998 Barclays Bank Business of the Year, 2008 he was winner of the Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services Liz Cashman Award and Gulfshore Business magazine named him one of the Power Players and Influential Forces in the region’s business community.

Here is how one of his clients described him:

“He is the Simon Cowell of business advisors. Love him or hate him, you cannot ignore him! He is astute, incisive, doesn’t pull his punches and is always right on the money. What’s really amazing is that after he has ripped your business guts out… slapped you around for crying like a baby, he is sensitive and kind enough to put you back together, give you a hug and send you on your way, motivated and ready to meet any challenge!”

In 2002 he made Naples, Florida his home and in August 2008 he became a US Citizen. When he is not working he loves to fly hot air balloons, playing drums and collecting Beatles memorabilia and our spies tell us he is now learning to play the piano!

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