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Gillian Larson

Basic Info

Name

Gillian Larson

Address

41893 Niblick Rd,

City

Temecula

Zip Code

92591

Direct Number

781-962-8234

Occupation

Speaker, Event Planner, RN

Business Name

Reality Rally

Business Address

41893 Niblick rd,

Business City

Temecula

Business Zip Code

92591

Business / Office Number

Reality Rally

Website

http://www.realityrally.com

2nd Website

http://www.gillianlarson.com

Bio

Gillian Larson. Biography
Dream it, Believe it, Prepare for it, DO IT !!

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. Nelson Mandela.

Gillian Larson has never satisfied her appetite for adventure and travel despite her wide array of experiences throughout her 67 years. She has traveled through 46 countries and all but a few U.S. states, much of it backpacking. She is competitive by nature and feels as though she was a perfect fit for the game of SURVIVOR, she applied 15 times, went to 2 Open calls and had 3 interviews and never gave up . She always believed she would one day be selected and was for Gabon…She is an inspiration to young and old alike. Her audience of any demographic, walk away being inspired and motivated, with a new flame burning in their hearts to go for their dream, because “they can”.

Married 44 years to her husband, Ron, Gillian has three married daughters and seven grandchildren. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Gillian met her American husband in Germany and moved to the United States. The couple has relocated 18 times and currently resides in Temecula, Calif. since 2001. Her proudest achievement is her awesome family. Retired after working as a registered nurse for 41 years in many fields plus had several businesses, she now devotes her time to making a difference in people’s lives where she can. Speaking engagements, charity work, community networking, Medical Crew for Susan G Komen and producing Reality Rally.

Her selection to play Survivor was always driven by her desire to do more with it and when asked “why” her answer was always “ Because I can. We live in the most awesome country where everything is possible if you just reach out and grab it. We have the freedom to do it and our ability is our own to decide. We should always remember that. ” We are the masters of our fate.
Survivor gave her a spring board to do good. She is involved in many fund raising events, has organized many and has developed Reality Rally which is a trademarked fund raising business to raise funds with other Reality Stars. http://www.realityrally.com tells it all. The flame of Reality Rally was ignited as my flame was extinguished after 6 short days playing in Survivor Gabon. As I spent 8 years trying to get on Survivor I could never explain the driving inner force I felt to make it on what I called ” The Mother Ship of Reality Shows.” What I came to realize was ,that my goal was not to get on Survivor but to be off Survivor. The catalyst of my “celebrity” was what was in store for me to be able to do something so much bigger. Out of the depth of disappointment the seed of an idea flourished and has benefitted far more people than me being on Survivor longer would ever have benefited me. I know that this idea is spirit driven and that the ideas that came to me on the paths in the jungle of Africa, has become the path that many have chosen to follow with me. Reality Rally is a breast cancer resource center fundraiser for http://www.michellesplace.org

She does Motivational Speaking engagements to schools, faculty and students, Service groups, Organizations, Corporations and other groups. Testimonials from some of her 400 plus to date speeches can be seen at http://www.gillianlarson.com. Her focus is her motto and her 12 “P’s” of success..
Dream it, Believe it, Prepare for it, DO IT !!!!
She relates each of these principles to her entire Survivor experience and is inspiring, powerful and entertaining. Be the best you can be no matter your age, live life and love life “If I can reach only one person in each group and they make a positive change, my message is heard” and she obviously reaches hundreds as she gets hundreds of emails attesting to it.
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