Gary Douglas, Founder

"If your purpose in life were to have fun, what would you change?" - Gary Douglas. As the founder of Access Consciousness, best-selling author, international speaker and a sought-after facilitator, Gary Douglas is known for his intensity of awareness and his incredible capacity to facilitate people to ‘know what they know’. He chooses to embody consciousness in everything he is and does, which inspires others to choose to become more conscious as a result.

Meet Gary

Gary M. Douglas is a bestselling author, international speaker and business innovator. The founder of Access Consciousness, a global movement that transforms lives with simple-yet-profound tools, Gary has become an internationally-recognized thought leader, facilitator and pioneer.

Born in Midwest USA and raised in San Diego, California in a “normal” middle class family, Gary was fascinated from an early age with the human psyche. After completing a psychology degree and building a successful career as a realtor in Santa Barbara, California, Gary’s interest grew into a desire to assist people to ‘know what they know’ and help create positive change in the world and in people’s lives.

This desire eventually compelled Gary to develop a set of pragmatic wellbeing tools and, in 1991, he consolidated his knowledge under the banner of Access Consciousness. Since then, his teachings have expanded into over 170 countries and have been translated into more than 30 languages. His tools are practiced by celebrities, corporate executives and teachers, and are used by health professionals (such as psychologists, chiropractors, naturopaths) to improve the health and wellbeing of their clients.

A prolific writer, Gary has authored or co-authored 17 books including the novel, The Place, which became a Barnes and Noble #1 bestseller. Gary also nurtures a wide range of personal interests including a love of antiques, and riding and breeding spirited stallions.

An avid investor and entrepreneur, Gary has a penchant for turning his greatest interests into vibrant business ventures. In addition to Access Consciousness, he has established The Antique Guild store in Brisbane, Australia, owns a thriving stud for Costarricense De Paso horses, and is currently building an eco-retreat in Costa Rica. Gary is a vocal advocate of Conscious Capitalism and benevolent leadership, believing that business can be a force for good, contribute more to the planet and a create a sustainable future.

The Ease And Joy Of Living

Gary co-hosts a weekly radio on VoiceAmerica and has featured in numerous TV shows, print media and online publications including Good Morning NZ (New Zealand), AskMen,, Daily Edition, Qantas Radio (Australia), Gaiam TV and CEO Magazine.

A vibrant 75-year-old grandfather, Gary is regarded as almost ‘ageless’. He believes we are here to express our uniqueness, and to experience the ease and joy of living. He continues to inspire others, teaching across the world and making an immense contribution to the planet. For him, “life is just beginning”.