Meet a man who has turned personal tragedy into triumph.
When Gus speaks, he shares a humorous, heart-touching message you'll find unforgettable and life-changing.

Motivational Minute

Sister Mary Jaeger

On March 29, 30, 2000 Avera McKennan hospital and University Health Center contracted with Mr. Gustafson to do four presentations for our bi-annual CARE Days for employees. CARE Days are special times set-aside for renewal and inspiration for employees.

A total of 1000 employees attended the four sessions over the two days. During the presentations one could ‘hear a pin drop’ to quote an old phrase to describe the attention of the participants focused on Mr. Gustafson’s story of his life in ‘turning setbacks into comebacks’. The verbal and written evaluations were 100% positive with statements like ‘the best CARE Days ever’, ‘well worth the time spent’, ‘ a message of life for everyone’, and ‘ wow, what more can one say’.

These days exceeded our expectations for providing a day of refreshment and renewal for our most important resource, our employees. Many commented that Gus’ presentation would be very good for youth groups and I agree. Again thank you, Gus for your time with us and sharing your story.

Sister Mary Jaeger
Vice President of Mission
Avera McKennan Hospital