Barry Garapedian is the President and CEO of MAG 7 Consulting, a boutique coaching, mentoring, and advisory firm that caters to high-school and college-aged students. The MAG 7 program has distilled and codified key principles of achievement and paths to success which propel young people to meet their highest potentials in all aspects of life.

Speak with Barry for a few minutes and you will likely find his energy, positivity, and zest for life contagious. Not surprisingly, the MAG 7 program is as equally dynamic. Key elements teach the next generation how to develop and maintain key life-hack habits, have a positive mindset consistently, and create structure and discipline in life. Performance models and methods are robust and all-encompassing. Barry’s passion for mentoring and teaching has been a constant theme in his life. For over 15 years he has volunteered as a Career Coach at Pepperdine University. Having mentored close to 1,000 students over the years, Barry is a sought-after speaker at Business Fraternities, Student Professional Clubs and the Pepperdine Ambassadors Council. Many of Barry’s students keep in touch with him for advice and guidance for years on end.

Barry spent 39 years as a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley, where he was Managing Director, a team founder, and the recipient of national recognition from The Financial Times and Barron’s. Throughout his career on Wall Street, Barry worked closely with clients and their children. He looked to foster value that extended beyond a family’s balance sheet, helping families create positive dynamics through strategic advice, practical guidance, and a forthright perspective.

Podcasts

Videos

Creating Value First: Be a Value Creator
Creating Value First: Be a Value Creator
On the latest episode of Game Changers, we delve into one of the most important guidelines for business and life in general, creating value everywhere you go. Barry shares insightful anecdotes, expert advice, and actionable tips to help you integrate these seven pillars into your daily life. Whether you're striving for personal growth, professional success, or overall well-being, this episode provides a comprehensive guide to mastering the game of life. Chapters: 0:00 - Introduction and overview on the topic of the day 1:30 - Value is Key 3:12 - The Three Types of Value 4:45 - Material Value 7:12 -...
Winning the Game of Life
Winning the Game of Life
On the latest episode of Game Changers, we explore the seven essential pillars that form the foundation of a wonderful life. Without all seven of them, life can tend to become increasingly challenging and steer you away from fulfillment. Barry shares insightful anecdotes, expert advice, and actionable tips to help you integrate these seven pillars into your daily life. Whether you're striving for personal growth, professional success, or overall well-being, this episode provides a comprehensive guide to mastering the game of life. Chapters: 0:00 - Introduction and overview on the topic of the day 1:10 - Life is a winnable...
Becoming a Corporate Athlete
Becoming a Corporate Athlete
Welcome to a brand new episode of "Game Changers: The Lessons You Never Learned in School." In this installment, we dive deep into the realm of corporate athleticism with none other than Barry Garapedian, the President & CEO of Mag 7 Consulting. Tune in as Barry unpacks the essential qualities of a 'corporate athlete' and unveils the strategies and mindsets that set them apart in the professional arena. Drawing parallels between the world of sports and corporate life, Barry shares invaluable insights on how to optimize performance, resilience, and agility in the face of modern workplace challenges. But that's not...
Failing Forward in Your Life
Failing Forward in Your Life
On the latest installment of Game Changers, we delve into the concept of "Failing Forward in Your Life" with a deep exploration of how setbacks, obstacles, and failures can be transformative moments on the journey to success. Join us as we navigate through personal anecdotes, expert insights, and practical strategies to embrace failure as a stepping stone towards growth and achievement. We kick off by unraveling the stigma surrounding failure, discussing how societal pressures often discourage us from acknowledging and learning from our mistakes. Drawing inspiration from notable figures who have triumphed despite experiencing numerous setbacks, we highlight the importance...
Life is a Confidence Game!
Life is a Confidence Game!
It's crucially important for those seeking success in life to become more courageous and confident in themselves. Confidence breeds success. Plain and simple. On the latest episode of Game Changers, Barry and Ryan explore how life is truly a game of confidence. When you have confidence in yourself, life tends to be much easier throughout the ups and downs. Also, by finding the courage in yourself, you'll be able to gain clarity on what matters most to you in life. This episode is packed with key takeaways for yourself and some lessons on how you can instill more courage and...
The Art of Connection Through Astonishment
The Art of Connection Through Astonishment
Welcome to the inaugural episode of "Game Changers: The Lessons You Never Learned in School!" To kick off our show, we're diving into the importance of creating meaningful connections through astonishing those around you. Barry Garapedian, Founder & CEO of Mag 7 Consulting, shares his personal experiences with astonishing others throughout his life, as well as the ripple effect of positive outcomes that have resulted in this. Listen, as he shares key principles to astonish your network and leave a lasting impact on them! Chapters: 0:00 - Introduction and overview on the topic of the day 1:46 - Barry's personal...