I’m Garland McWatters
I’ve made a fortune in things money cannot buy.
I’ve learned to live INPowered. I was endowed with permission at birth to live with heart and soul, and my favorite questions became, “what if and why not?”
I’ve been blessed with a charmed life filled with love, challenge, and a fair amount of serendipity.
My greatest joy is being with the people I love.
My greatest satisfaction is seeing the light of possibilities come on in the eyes of those who attend my classes or read my stories of Living INPowered.
I hope you wake up every day, as I do, to Live INPowered.
INLiven the heart,
INLighten the mind,
INCourage the spirit, and
INLarge the expectations of living in yourself and in others.
I’ve enjoyed a lifetime of leading
The leadership bug bit early in life and kept biting:
- Jr. High-Sr. High: student council
- College: residence hall council, student senate
- President, Chickasha, OK Jaycees
- News Director, KOSU-FM, Oklahoma Public Radio
- President and board member, Oklahoma School Public Relations Association
- President and board member, Central Oklahoma Association for Talent Development (formerly American Society for Training and Development)
- President, Oklahoma Territory Tellers
- Deacon, multiple congregations of my church
- Board of Trustees, Unity Center, Tulsa, OK
- County chair of my political party
- Party nominee, U.S. House of Representatives OK-5th District (2000)
- Change advocate and influencer throughout my professional career