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Gary Chappelle avatar Deb & Gary Chappelle

laMy name is Gary Chappelle. My wife Deb’s and my background is in the IT profession, primarily in the Telecommunications field. We got our start in that industry back in the early 1990s with Pactel Cellular based in Irvine, California, which has now become part of Verizon Wireless. But we have worked for just about every major wireless carrier including AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, just to name a few.

It was while living in California for 7 years that my interest in the internet blossomed. There wasn’t too much to the web back then. Modems were dial up with a phone coupler and very slow as compared to today. And web sites were nothing more than bulletin boards for the most part. The coolest site was SABER, which was what the major airlines used so someone who thought they were really cool like me, could book their flights online, and then tell others about it. Yeah, I was hip!

It was back then that I began to play with this idea that if I had something I could sell online that everybody wanted, there was a lot of money to be made.

The problem was that I couldn’t think of anything to promote.

In 1993, my wife Deb, our 2 boys, and I (along with our 2 cats and a parrot), moved back to thedebandme2 South where we were originally from, locating in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

It was here that we started our own computer consulting business which we ran successfully for 15 years.

But during that time, my entrepreneurial spirit regarding the internet never faded away. Things really started to progress when AOL came out. “You’ve got mail” became a popular phrase, so much so that they made a romantic comedy out of it starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. I knew the internet was BIG, I just wasn’t sure how to profit from it.

By 2008 I had become pretty burned out on the computer consulting business. Companies were beginning to outsource a lot of their work overseas and it was getting increasingly difficult to find contracts. I was tired of the grind, and once again turned my attention online.

While searching online one day for a business opportunity I could start I came across something called ACME People Search and the man behind it, Tissa Godavitarne. Tissa and I have been working together in several different businesses for the last six years. In fact, Tissa asked me to become his Affiliate Manager in 2009, which I agreed to immediately. Tissa is a great friend and mentor.

tissagodavitarneIt was Tissa who asked me to take another look at Empower Network back in December of 2012. I had heard about Empower back when it originally launched in 2011 but never really took an in-depth look at what it was all about. All I had heard was that it was a blogging platform and I didn’t see any good reason I needed another one of those.

Thank goodness Tissa reached out to me and said I needed to take another look. Hence, that is the reason this website is named after him and Empower Network. I owe much of Deb’s and my success online to both.

As regarding Empower Network it is so much more than just a blogging platform as I thought previously. As Tony Rush, one of the top earners in Empower likes to say. “Empower Network is a leadership factory disguised as a business opportunity”.

The truth is that not only does the blogging platform allow one to easily get their content ranked in the search engines (because Empower is considered an authority site), but the training and personal development is the best I have ever seen in the industry. And I thought I already knew a lot about how to market.

I have learned so much in the last few months and that has allowed me to take my prior business to new levels of success. In fact, I have been able to double one of my income streams since joining Empower Network, and that doesn’t include what I’ve earned with Empower Network!

Since joining Empower Network, Deb and I have been introduced to a a lot of great people in this profession. Some of these relationships led us to Chris Jones, Mike Hobbs, and others who created the iPAS system. iPAS stands for Internet Prospect Acceleration System and is an automated system for building success online.

I was recently asked to become a business coach for iPAS and since my passion is helping and coaching others on how to become a success and live life on their own terms, I readily accepted.

So when you join Deb and myself in Empower, the first thing we do is plug you into the resources at iPAS.

I have been working full time from home for the last 6 years and absolutely love it!

The lifestyle is everything you’ve probably heard it can be.

  • There is no time clock to wake up to in the morning.
  • There is no set time to go to bed at night.
  • There is no traffic to deal with.
  • I can work in my underwear if I choose.
  • There is no one to tell me when I can have a vacation.
  • Or how much time I can take off.
  • And I can make as much money as I able to produce.

Deb and I are living a blessed life, and our goal now is to help as many people as we can to live the kind of life they desire for themselves and their family. If you want a better life for yourself and have a genuine desire to change it, then we want to work with you to help you achieve your dreams.

Feel free to reach out to us at any time. Or even better, go ahead and set up an appointment. And be sure to join my newsletter below.








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3 Responses to “About Us”

  1. Proud to be associated with Gary and Deb and I look forward to our continued success.

  2. You’re a rock star in this business Anthony! Deb and I are so thankful to know you and your Mum. :-)

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