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Gary Steve Certified Listener #LiveHeard #LiveValued



"Welcome to My Journey!

This picture captures a moment in my life when I rushed to take photos before my kids came home from school. You see, I wear multiple hats – I'm a remote worker, a dedicated husband, and a proud father to three wonderfully spirited kids.

During the COVID lockdowns, I found myself working from home while juggling virtual learning for my kids, all under the age of five. It was a challenging time, and I felt like I was teetering on the edge of sanity. But I've faced challenges before, including battling depression, navigating a potential divorce, and struggling with an identity crisis. These experiences taught me the value of positivity, maintaining my sanity, and seeking genuine validation.

Through the trials of this purposeful pain, I realized that I had been deceiving myself, compromising my beliefs, and not living authentically. The truth often stings, but it's a necessary part of growth.

This awakening led me to become a Certified Listener, a role I've embraced wholeheartedly. I want to make it clear that I'm not here to fix you, but to genuinely hear you. My journey has taught me the significance of providing others with the opportunity to feel #LiveValued, #LiveSecure, #LiveAccepted, and #LiveConnected.

Join me on this transformative journey as we explore the complexities of life, relationships, and personal growth. Together, we'll discover the power of authenticity and the path to genuine fulfillment."

Gary Steve motivational speaker and Certified Listener Life Coach #liveheard #livevalued

Therapy [ ther·a·py ]

1. treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder. 
2.  treatment for patients dealing with behavioral disorders and mental health issues.


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Gary Steve's daughter eating ice cream

Zion and Zach

"These are my two spirited boys. They bring endless joy to my life, but like all of us, they've had their share of struggles. They sometimes find solace in fighting each other and inadvertently disrupt the tranquility of our home. What's evident is their tendency to deflect responsibility when things go awry, a pattern that often extends to adulthood.

This case study involving my kids highlights how we all face challenges in life, and rather than viewing them as problems or issues, we should acknowledge that we are wounded and in need of healing. It's not about being wrong; it's about recognizing the need for a safe space where we can feel valued, heard, secured, and connected. To achieve this, we need someone who can truly listen and provide the support we require."


The is my princess and the emperor of blame-shifting. Do not look directly into her eyes, or you will believe that everything is your fault. I don't know how she learned to manipulate people, but she has a gift. She is always explaining herself or complaining when she is in trouble. And you know what, we do the same thing. We are always defending ourselves or making excuses. Nowadays, nobody's at fault for anything. We are a nation of victims.

In reality, we all tend to avoid taking responsibility and attributing the consequences of our choices and behavior to external factors or others’ actions. However, it's essential to recognize that what we truly need is someone who can listen and help us find our way to feeling valued, secured, accepted, and connected."

Empowering You To Healing and Connection

Guidance Rooted in Research, Inspirational Insights, and Comprehensive Support for Transformative Results

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A Journey to Healing Through Authentic Listening

In a world where societal norms often urge us to label and pathologize our struggles, it's time for a paradigm shift. Instead of telling someone they need therapy or that they are "mental," let's offer a more empathetic and empowering message. We should be saying, "You need to be heard. You deserve a safe place to heal." This shift in perspective aligns perfectly with the mission of Gary Steve, a Certified Listener, who believes that everyone deserves to feel valued, secure, accepted, and connected. By embracing the power of authentic listening, we unlock the door to profound transformation and healing. It's time to stop labeling and start truly understanding and supporting one another on our unique journeys toward well-being.

Get to Know Gary Steve

Gary is a passionate and dynamic black motivational speaker based in Atlanta, with a strong desire to empower and inspire people. He has a unique ability to connect with his audience and deliver his message in an engaging and captivating manner. Through his speaking engagements, Gary aims to challenge, motivate, and encourage his listeners to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. His focus on leadership, personal development, and integrity resonates with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Get to know Gary and experience the impact of his powerful message. 

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