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Experience, Integrity, and Dedication

Don’s unparalleled expertise will deliver results

— Business and Executive Strategies/Consulting  —

Founder of the powerful training methods

“ACTION™” And “Training on the Run™”


Beginning in 1979 it has been an honor to help others improve themselves. Whether it was from a stage speaking to thousands, consulting in your business, a small training group or helping you individually. Let me show you how I can help your company or yourself. I don’t just bring you a “Program in a Box” but rather I will tailor my proven methods to fit your needs and help you take “ACTION™“.

Don R. Varney, Founder


He reaches for his dreams and he can help you reach yours.



Don will share his life experiences in his business and personal life.

He will customize his “ACTION™” and “Training on the Run™“

And tailor his training methods to your specific companies’ needs.

Your employees will be improved and changed. This is not feel good training allowing you to accept just getting by in your life. He will challenge you to constantly pursue excellence. Not only will you be challenged but he will give you the road map to excellence.


“I want to help you and your company be prepared for greatness. Let me mentally prepare you for the game. Then as your coach I will improve your skills to excel.”


Don R. Varney’s “ACTION™” and “Training on the Run™” are powerful training methods to quickly reach your goals. To help you finish what you started and succeed.


Life has more to offer so

Ask yourself,

“Is it really only about the money$$$?”



Don’s companies include:

VarneySpeaks Professional Speaking

VarneySpeaks Business and Executive Strategies/Consulting

VarneySpeaks Video Production

VarneySpeaks Speech Coaching

Chiropractic Centers of Texas



Don R. Varney offers:


1. Business and Executive Strategies/Consulting

(Two of Don’s companies were #1 in the nation one setting 18 consecutive national sales records.)


2. Customized in house “ACTION™” and “Training on the Run™” programs.


3. Customer Service Training and more.


4. Proven Success in Management

***As a player and coach he knows what it takes, both on and off the playing field. Don admits his athletic endeavors required extra work.

He realized early in his career that if it was going to happen, he had to go the extra mile for it to become a reality. As a coach he helped instill that winning attitude in his players.

***As a businessman he applies these winning principles to everyday life. He has always believed when you are willing to work for it, you can accomplish anything.


***Don’s success in business is always helping others achieve.

***Getting everyone’s talents to come together forms the team.

***A coach instills the teamwork philosophy which is the foundation of success within your organization.




"Dear Don,

From the moment we met you at our pre-planning meeting, we knew that we had made a good choice.

Afterward, we also received many verbal comments. And they were all positive! Our sales people were very pleased with our entire program and really enjoyed your portion of the program…”


Richard D. Moro

Vice President of Sales and Marketing




Don has two charities he believes in and supports. Billion to Beat Cancer and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

— Speaker —


Don R. Varney

“Bringing Out The Champion In You™“


What he offers:

Professional Presentations

Motivational & Inspirational Speaker

Don is a powerful speaker with a purpose specializing in Keynote Addresses


You will hear others say that Don not only TALKS IT but WALKS IT. Whether he speaks from a stage or in a board room Don’s business and life experiences come from his daily personal activities as a multiple business owner in San Antonio, Texas. His presentations always include Positive Life Principles and Character development.


Points to Consider


Don believes in pursuing your dreams.

He reaches for his dreams and he can help you reach yours.


1. As a professional speaker since 1979 he has given a message of inspiration and hope to his audiences.


2. He gives you a rock solid plan and then inspires you to go for it.

3. He challenges your most valuable asset, your employees, to succeed at their job. He doesn’t just do a motivational seminar; he gives hope and direction to succeed at life.

4. Let him show you how to be #1 by motivating and inspiring your employees to reach their full potential.

5. Few can or will motivate your people the way he can. He leaves you believing in yourself. He teaches how to maximize not minimize your life.

Don has spoken recently at these major events


SAMMinistries San Antonio, Texas

3rd Annual American Wounded Heroes Golf Classic

First Tee

Mission Trail Rotary Club

Alamo Heights Baptist Church

Morningside Ministries

First Friday Event

Alamo Heights Chamber of Commerce

Plaza Club San Antonio

Leadership San Antonio

San Antonio Human Resources Management Association

Executive Women International

San Antonio Manufacturing Association

Women’s Sport Foundation-GoGirlGo!

FNL San Antonio Chapter

ILDA Albuquerque, New Mexico

Warren High School

Knowledge Partners The Plaza Club




“Your message was exactly right for the audience, and you connected very well with each one.”

Michael P. Nishimuta

United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates


Don was able to use his life experiences to relate to both clients and staff.  He did a tremendous job of engaging the audience in order to drive home his message.  We are using the practices and tactics we learned to be beneficial in helping our clients set and obtain goals, and it is exciting to see the clients reenergized with a can-do attitude!

Mitch Herrick



 “Your professional, well developed and extremely interesting discussion on the need for change and how to take ACTION to change is a message every business owner needs to hear”.

Dave Palmer, PhD

Mission Trail Rotary


“I want to extend my sincere thanks for your outstanding motivational presentation to our chamber.  Our members appreciate your unique delivery of inspiration coupled with valuable tools for achieving full potential”. Thank you! Michael L. Clements, President

Alamo Heights chamber of Commerce

 “Your knowledge of networking and the business world provided a great resource for all those in attendance. Everyone left today taking something new from your presentation and were able to act on it immediately.”

Evan Henson

Plaza Club San Antonio


“Mr. Varney, Thank you for inspirational words regarding our future during the Professional Development Program. Your insight opened our eyes to what is coming after graduation. They say that you’re the best speaker to date that we’ve had and you gave them a real wake up call. Some made life changes that evening.”

Jason “Jay” Smith

Director of Professional Development

PHI CHI THETA Epsilon Omega Chapter

University of Texas at San Antonio


“Don thank you for the motivation and knowledge you left behind with my staff. Everyone got “Bringing Out The Champion in You”. I highly recommend you to any company that wants to improve their bottom line.”

Steve Toomey, Owner

Alamo Toyota, San Antonio, Texas


“When people undermine your dreams, predict your doom or criticize you, remember they’re telling you their story not yours.”

Cynthi Occelli

— Executive Speech Coaching —

Public Speaking Coach

Executive Speaking Coach


Don offers: The very best in speech coaching

What do you fear?

Things that go bump in the night?

Rejection, ridicule or the number ONE FEAR, Public Speaking?

Let me help you. I can and will prepare you for speaking!

Have you ever thought, “I just can’t do this?” I know it is my chance to show what I can do, but I AM FRAZZLED and out of control. You can make a change. Warren Buffet speaking to Bill Gates said, “If a person can overcome their fear of public speaking by taking speech courses it would be the best money they could spend to increase their chance of success in business”. What is your excuse to not increase your chance to succeed?

Every presentation you make is unique.

Because businesses and speakers are different and their needs change at a moment’s notice.  Unlike most other speech trainers, Varney first meets with the individual and/or company officials to understand and assess the needs of each particular person or company in order personalize their presentation skills. This enables him to customize his speech training to the specific challenges they are currently facing.




Thanks for everything today Don - your insight and anticipation of the elements of the TV Interview process are invaluable.
John Harris
SAS Shoemakers


If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If your determined to learn, no one can stop you.



Donald R. Varney

Don believes in pursuing your dreams.

He reaches for his dreams and he can help you reach yours.


Training alone is not good enough.


“Be number one with yourself and you will accomplish your goals,” says Success and Motivational Speaker Don Varney.  That’s the message of his entertaining and informative presentations.  Only three percent of people ever accomplish their goals.  How can your company and your sales team become one of the three percent?


Where did it all start? An award-winning Air Force “Recruiter”, Varney was one of the first 33 members of the U.S. Air Force to receive the Professional Performer Award, an award created in 1974 to honor excellence in the Air Force. During his service, Varney was selected to become a recruiting instructor at the prestigious Air Force Recruiting School where he was one of thirteen instrumental in creating many Sales and Public Speaking courses.  Don won the award again while at the Air Force Recruiting School in the late 70′s. Eventually, Varney literally “wrote the book” on military recruiting when he was asked to be a part of the team that wrote the NCO, Reserve, Recruiting Officer Training, National Guard and Air Force Academy recruiting courses.



What next?  Years of successful business experience

Varney has continued throughout his career always striving to be the best wherever he goes. Ex:  He led his teams to new sales records including becoming #1 in the nation for 18 consecutive months.  Not only being #1, but each month for 18 straight months was a new sales record. It was this and other accomplishments that allowed him to follow his dream and begin his career in sales training and public speaking. In 1995, he became partner and CEO of a nutritional distribution company and, once again, led the country in sales. 2004 was another opportunity to start a company where he became the President and C.E.O. of a rental car alliance. 2007 offered yet another opportunity to fulfill his goals by starting CCT Chiropractic Centers of Texas. Don and his partner Robert Brown believe they can impact this market and peoples wellness while building multiple locations. His belief, you have to be in the game to make impact on the others.


 Athlete A disciplined and accomplished athlete he has never stopped pursuing his dreams. Another life-long dream was fulfilled when Don played Tight End for the USIFL Champions, the San Antonio Stampede, at the age of 52. Don then became the Chaplain and Assistant Coach for the NAFL’s San Antonio Thunder. This coaching staff was selected to the NAFL Coaching All-Star List for 2001.



Don Varney


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Varney Speaks

San Antonio, TX

United States