Author Jerry Gladstone is considered to be an expert in helping people overcome adversity, building self-worth and is described by some as “America’s Master Motivator.” Jerry has used his abilities as a business consultant, author, motivational speaker, and success coach (certified by the International Coach Federation) to enhance the lives of others. He is also the founder of The Common Thread Success Academy.
Jerry is a self-made entrepreneur. At the age of 26 he founded a small fine art company and grew it into an international business that specialized in the production, distribution and marketing of a wide variety of entertainment fine art.
Jerry’s business associations has given him unique access to movie studios and celebrities including Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., The Walt Disney Company, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks SKG, Apple Corps Ltd, Felix The Cat Productions, Jim Davis’ Garfield, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Frank Sinatra Enterprises, HBO, Sony, United Media, MGM, Getty Images among others.
In conversations with treasure hunter Mel Fisher to “Rocky” himself, Sylvester Stallone, Jerry observed a “Common Thread” to their success which inspired him to author The Common Thread Of Overcoming Adversity and Living Your Dreams .
Over the years Jerry has spent a significant amount of time interacting with and interviewing Academy Award and Grammy Winners, Super Bowl and World Series Champions, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Legends, Best-selling Authors, Olympians, Boxing, UFC World Champions and even Billionaires who also exhibit “Common Threads.”
Jerry was born Brooklyn New York and raised in Long Island. He and his wife Brooke currently live in Florida with their three children Austin, Allie and Emma
Jerry experienced low self-esteem, self-doubt, and struggled academically as a youngster, but through his parents and sports, he learned that determination, dedication and perseverance can take you very far.
Jerry continues to fulfill his commitment to making a difference in the lives of others by sharing the insights of those he is privileged to interact with.
“After spending 12 years in the NFL dealing with a variety of personalities and characters while being named to 3 Pro Bowls, all NFL twice and 2 Super Bowl Championships, you learn how to play judge and jury. You learn in order to win championships one must dive into teamwork with both feet and lead with every ounce of energy.This is what Jerry Gladstone’s leadership skills speak to. The crew at The Common Thread Group are alike and I am quite certain working with them you are destined for success.”
—Leonard Marshall, All Pro NFL and 2x Super Bowl Champion
If you’re looking for a guy full of motivation and enthusiasm to help others, then you’ve found the right guy in Jerry Gladstone and his organization!”