Career Coach

I hold to the belief  espoused by George Plimpton that life is not a spectator sport; we either choose to participate fully or not at all. There’s no halfway when it comes to living a life based upon our own unique talents and abilities and creating a personal definition of success. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” is the philosophy of Helen Keller which I have embraced throughout my entire life and career.

For many baby boomers, their careers were obediently pursued based upon their parents’ recommendations, not their own; parents who grew up in the “stay with the same company forever and get your gold watch and golden ticket for your loyalty” mindset. This meant baby boomers pushing their own dreams and passions of what they truly wanted to do under the rug in favor of socially-approved career paths that proved to have no gold at the end of the rainbow but instead broken dreams and regrets. The result is that today many employed baby boomers are working each day in frustrating jobs yearning to find purposeful work that plays to their passions. Recent retirees are caught in the maelstrom between not feeling valued in an economy that prioritizes youth over valuable experience and still holding on to the unrealized dreams of their earlier days.

THE GOOD NEWS: there’s no time like right now, right this moment to create a plan for going after what you’ve been longing to do in your life. I know, I’ve done it. And, you can, too. By working with me as your personal Career Coach you can take your life and career to places you’ve longed to be.

If you:

  • Were born between the years 1946 and 1964
  • Have a burning desire to live your dream
  • Need to find meaning in your life
  • Want to give up a day job that’s sucking the life out of you but don’t know how to transition into a totally new career
  • Passionately desire your career to be a vehicle to enrich your life rather than one that drains the life you have
  • Want to make a living using your own talents and abilities
  • Are committed to navigating a new career path
  • Crave to know just how far you can take your talents 
  • Are finally ready to let the real you impact the world

Then, I will show you how to turn your dreams into reality. My DESIGN YOU career coaching program will give you the map, tools, resources and confidence to make your second act better than your first; a time in your life that will be financially rewarding as well as personally meaningful. I will guide you at each and every step of your reinvention as you evaluate, plan, test and experience a brand new and more rewarding life. As your personal career coach, I will help you to identify your unique purpose and create a strategic map by which you can find, free and follow your true life destiny and find  meaning in your life…at any age!

Contact me RIGHT NOW using the form below to schedule a FREE one-on-one Design You consultation over the phone or via Skype.

BIO: Garrison (“Dr.G”) Leykam has been a senior executive at major corporations, including MCI Telecommunications and Grand Circle Travel. He’s recruited, coached and mentored hundreds of employees over his career. Garrison has designed front-line leadership training and career development programs for Oxford Health Plans and been a keynote speaker and workshop leader for healthcare and business associations and organizations.  His leadership abilities have been profiled on ESPN2’s “Extreme Magazine” TV program which followed him leading a wilderness outing by dogsled for entrepreneurs in the White Mountains. 

Garrison has been head of recording studio operations and a producer for industry giant London Records, Inc. during the crest of the British wave of music working in several capacities with such renowned artists as The Moody Blues, Al Green, The Rolling Stones, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, David Bowie, Van Morrison with Them, and ZZ Top and has been president of his own record label. As a singer-songwriter, he’s performed at legendary CBGBs in New York City and the iconic mecca for America’s premier songwriters, the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.

Garrison has been an AM News-Talk radio show host on the Cox Radio Network as well as Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys podcast radio show which garnered over two million listeners in its first year. He’s been featured in many motorcycle events and shows. Garrison was Producer and Host of the DINERS TV show for Connecticut Public Television (CPTV)  and author of Classic Diners of Connecticut which was recently featured in Connecticut Magazine.

Garrison has been featured in the MotoStars:  Celebrities + Motorcycles exhibit and book along with Brad Pitt, Carlos Mencia, Keith Urban, Peter Fonda and bands Journey, Rush and Foreigner. His TV documentary, Comic on a Half-Shell, profiled him learning to become a stand-up comedian and appearing at New York City’s famous Gotham Comedy Club.

He’s even found time to motorcycle across Egypt and North Africa writing about his experiences in a feature series for New York Rider magazine. 



Garrison has a Masters Degree in Psychology and a PhD in Marketing.  He is a Professional Member of the Connecticut Counseling Association (CCA), a Member of the Connecticut Career Counseling and Development Association (CCCDA) and a Member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches.




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