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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Carl L. Gould

Founder & President

Chief Executive Officer
The Carl Gould Organization

A lifelong entrepreneur and business owner, Carl Gould has built three multi-million dollar businesses by the age of 40. Carl has been at the forefront of the entrepreneurial community globally.

Carl is an award-winning business mentor and coach. With more than 100 independently-owned-and-operated offices worldwide, Carl has created the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world (www.CMTmentors.com). Carl and his team of mentor coaches have overseen the development of thousands of small businesses in over 25 countries on 6 continents; and have conducted over 50,000 coaching sessions with entrepreneurs.

An acclaimed author, speaker and advisor to some of the most influential organizations in the world (both small and large), Carl has recognized as the foremost authority on closing the gap between where you are now and where you ultimately wish to end up.

His innovative and dynamic approach to business has created significant results for his client. Carl merges timeless principles of success with leading-edge technologies to accelerate achievement. His proven methodologies are both effective and fun!

What began as a passion to help people from all walks of life has grown into Carl’s mission to guide individuals and organizations along their path to success. Carl has advised individuals and organizations to achieve growth, build aligned teams and recession-proof their businesses transforming the quality of their life and their level of personal and professional fulfillment.
Carl has identified that there are patterns to success; and failure. His methodology and 2010 book, The 7 Stages of Small Business Success, was designed to leverage the strategies of successful companies around the globe. Carl has also teamed up with #1 International bestselling authors Ken Blanchard and Stephen R. Covey on their latest book project, Blueprint for Success.
Carl is one of the most dynamic speakers you will ever have at any event. He engages the audience with his passion and energy; and he keeps his audiences on the edge of their seat. His content is original, profound and battle-tested…his stuff works!












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