Gary Eagleton was born in a small, rural community that his family settled in the late 1800s (Barrett Station, Texas). He has dedicated his life to “creating a climate for change” within communities, faith-based organizations, individuals, and families across the country. He has emerged as a highly respected and popular speaker on the circuit today. Gary integrates research- and evidence-based strategies with an engaging professional presence that audiences find captivating. Through aha! Process Gary provides training and consulting services for A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges Out of Poverty, and Guarding the HEARTS of Minority Boys. His affiliation with nationally recognized models such as 40-Developmental Assets (SEARCH Institute), Six Seconds (Emotional Intelligence), the National Network of Partnership Schools (Johns Hopkins University), and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) have made him a trusted and popular source for professional and personal development guidance throughout the United States. Gary is married with four amazing adult children and six talented grandchildren.