International Wisdom and Hope Academy
Just what do we mean: practical and balanced wisdom education?  Here's the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How all wrapped into a combined Finishing School (from lower school learning), A Prep School (for higher learning) and a Transition School (from one lifestyle to another) online for YOU to use in all 7 areas of life, some immediately right now and more later.  That's wisdom, both practical and balanced education.

It is a Classic hope-filled Self-Help international Academy to teach the fundamental & everyday practical "how tos" transforming nations, businesses, organizations & individuals into incredibly outstanding entities beyond one's wildest expectations ... AND ... the psychology behind it all.  Guaranteed.  In other words, superior and fast, social re-engineers of the world for all to love more abundantly.

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Testimonials - AGS Life Academy &/Or

Gary F. Restall &/Or AGS Financial Services

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“Gary is prolific and passionate about helping people.”

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

Dr. Brad Roach


“Gary was our financial adviser [first hired in 2002] and as such helped us make decisions that greatly improved our ability to manage our financial life. We continue to integrate his advice in our daily living. In addition to this expertise, Gary is a highly ethical person - completely honest and always helpful.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Romeo Marquis
Worcester, MA


“Gary is currently my financial adviser for my company.  He has been with us since the start of our company and has helped us to stay on the right track in our business.  Definitely a sturdy support that we can always turn to for advice and help in time of need.  I would recommend Gary and his training to any one who is looking to improve themselves as well as their company.”     

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Jason Mercier
Eagle PC, Northbridge, MA


“Gary's knowledge and experience have been helpful in my own personal and professional growth.  He has been a great asset to me over the years.  Many others could benefit from his guidance.”   

Len Diana,  Central MA


Comments on one of the President's LinkedIn discussions ...

"When you marry, you don't marry a face or a body.  You marry a mind."  Heard recently in a conference.  An interesting point to ponder, wouldn't you agree?  This whole concept of marriage, family, individuals in a relationship is discussed in the 4th Module of AGS Life Academy about men, women, children and how to truly have an incredibly happy, harmonious, joy-filled loving family.  Do YOU have that type loving family now?  Look at Module # 4 of the Academy and discover how you can grasp and experience it beyond your wildest expectations.  Guaranteed.

David B. Nunn (David Nunn, Professional) wrote:

"After 47 years of a happy marriage, I would say that is the only real reason a marriage will last.  Marry a face and it gets wrinkled.  Marry a body, and well, ...  But marry a person who you really like a lot because of how their mind is developing and you not only have a mate, but you also have a friend when you are too old to enjoy the other."





From the former AGS Life Academy

PJ Broadfoot, DVM      Van Buren, AR

"Thanks.  Have I ever told you I am glad that I met you?  God was giving me a shove in the right direction, methinks!"




"I have added the page to my toolbar, so I can easily find it."



"I have a STACK of books that I need / want to read.  I will put your suggestions on my Amazon wish list, when I get to that page of your recommendations.




There's more comments from PJ by clicking here


Thank you for your encouragement and positive attitude and outlook, you always motivate me to better myself.   You are a great teacher and motivator.   I am excited to begin this. 



From this redeveloped AGS Life Academy even before the redevelopment is finished



Like the Power addition.  Everyone needs a little more power for everyday life.  You are quite a guy and I don't mean that in flattery.

The pet fixer


And since it's redevelopment has been finished and relaunched...


I was going to sign up for an herbal course and get started with that, but instead I want to do this course with you.  You are selfless, persistent, optimistic and your goals are worthy.   I am looking for a professional revival and am praying for a revolution in my finances and goals.  Really feel trapped as I have had 2 negative experiences trying to enter the workplace outside of my own practice.  ..... When do you want to start?




Hi Gary,

Making some progress.  Trying to simplify.  Stopping some email lists that I have been on for 10 years (including the one ...[an individual who referred AGS Life Academy to him] ... and I have been on) just to afford the time for this course.  Cutting off many sources of mail that clutter my mind.  I know I will miss these things, but I agreed to cut these things out of my life for the duration of the course to help my wife know that I am not taking on more than I can.  Also have another Bible History course that is winding down and only has a few more weeks.  Will progress a little every day and try to work toward the habits that you mention.  ...  She has 3 other courses going on right now and would rather I teach her the course which will help me solidify the teaching as mentioned.  I have most if not all of the books that I bought for the last time.

Take care.




The following quote can be used wherever you find appropriate.  The pic with my dog is probably the best one on Facebook.

"So, basket case is what I felt I was in spite of my public appearance as a professional.  And now that I realize the diagnosis, it is so good having a personal improvement plan set before me that condenses the ages of wisdom in our present day social media clutter.  I have in fact made steps to declutter my computer life to make room for this in spite of being a business owner, father of 8 and husband.  I also appreciate the fact that Gary and staff cares about my personal progress and will let me take it at my own pace.  Gary has been unselfishly giving of his time and attention to get this project going in a big way to help as many people as possible and that deserves my support too.  You will find subject matter in the AGS course that needs to be said and taught.  Thank God that Gary has the courage to do so.  Come aboard all you fellow basket cases and let's do something about it." 

Brad R.



Still think this would be great for prison ministry and could even be a tool for judges to use to get people back on track with full time study at home.  They could get completion certificates in exchange for jail time etc.  Course progress could even be tied to unemployment checks! ...  How about a summer school program!!!  That's it!  Free summer school for anyone who is enrolled in high school.  Get'em young and give gaming tips and shortcuts to bloggers who finish certain I'm diverging.

Brad R.


"AGS Life Academy teaches about human nature in all ages of people from all cultures and backgrounds.  It teaches perseverance in the face of perceived failure and even if failure happens that perseverance causes people to try again....from scratch.  Persevere at what?  Persevere at first improving in whatever your life's journey is and then excelling in that journey and not feel bad about how far you have travelled as there is always the opportunity to walk the track again. It uplifts and motivates a person to make them feel as though they count in the scheme of things.


"I am presently at the early stages of doing the Diploma Course and don't feel pressured to complete it by a certain time.  I have a lot of things going on in my life right now but know I can do this course without embarrassment if I fail the first time.  That is very unusual in this day and age to be able to do that and to feel cared for and cared about at the same time since there is personal encouragement if needed and there is always some need with it.
Why am I doing it? I want to understand my human nature and how to handle people in as many walks of life as I can since I am basically a people person.  I want to improve as a person in whatever strengths I have to do it with all my might.  That's my come out of it a better woman than the one that went into it.

Joan King
(a single again older online student in Australia)



AGS Life Academy, if followed, puts your life in order. It can bring out the best you can be, for ANYONE, young or old, rich or poor. black or white, basket case or the elite of the world. It puts the power into your own hands, to make your life the way it was meant to be.

Lois Blair
(a more mature online student in Washington state, USA)


David B. Nunn (David Nunn, Professional) also wrote:

"Everyone can become a better person. Sometime, it requires another person to provide the road-map.  Gary has developed a commendable course that provides the directions that lead to a much happier life; a life well beyond just gaining physical possessions that do not satisfy the soul.  I am especially excited about his new project, what he has just begun to do.  He is working with like-minded people to bring a chance for a quality life to some of the most neglected people in the world; and that is the very young children of what the more blessed countries call the "third world".  It is through the children that a ruined nation can  be turned around.  And it is within my life's experience to know that the adults who help the children are immensely rewarded for doing so with a satisfaction that goes to the very bone marrow of the soul.  Gary and I support another organization that has developed the means to bring peace and happiness to the whole world and it is with that template that this new venture will work.  There are about a billion computers and other internet capable instruments scattered all over the world.  In places where there may not be cable connections, there are "air cards" that can bring internet to even the most remote villages.  The world's population is over 7 billion, so we are talking about a saturation that can bring help to just about every person on earth today.  That's exciting, but people are so utterly misdirected by its use, that the internet is wasted on any number of entertainments.  Gary's program does not need diploma teachers in every little village.  We do need internet capable computers and AGS Academy will provide the teaching in an easy to follow, go at your own pace process that needs nothing more than a little adult supervision.  The aim is to educate the very young to not just the "a,b,c's" and the "1,2,3's" but to the way to real happiness and success."   



Consider each volunteer associated with AGS Life Academy and their backgrounds, their talents, their skills and why they would willingly be associated with the Academy in their respective areas:

Staff - Volunteers - Assistants - Advisers: - PJ Broadfoot

Staff - Volunteers - Assistants - Advisers & 1st Contributor & 1st Student: - Dr. Brad Roach, DVM

Staff - Volunteers - Assistants - Advisers: - Michael Scribner

Staff - Volunteers - Assistants - Advisers: - Leonard Diana

Staff - Volunteers - Assistants - Advisers: - Steve Messineo


Or the countless students worldwide that have given themselves to learn what the Academy teaches so they can better themselves.  And their nations.  Their businesses.  Their organizations.

With NO advertising nor marketing nor public relations having been done and yet, in the first 8 months of the Academy's creation, we know students have begun seeking the Academy out. 

We do know in over 48 countries.  In other words, they came from word of mouth, worldwide. 

We do know of students from  Shawnee, Oklahoma;  KISUMU, NYANZA  40100 Kenya;  Rich, the homeless basket case he acknowledges himself as from Fitchburg, Massachusetts; a successful multiple business owner from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts; Tiberias Elit, Dalet 14262 Israel;  and all those unknown students worldwide based on over 2200 followers of the Social Media home pages.

And in the process, consider how the whole is better than the sum of their parts as El Sistema of Venezuela has done with Classical Music.

These spectacular stats that would make many businesses with purposefully less than $150 start up money to go international extremely envious are all a start. 

Our goal is still 2 Billion students worldwide.


From the former AGS FINANCIAL SERVICES & Gary F. Restall

" 'Why couldn't I figure this out myself it's so simple.'  You may use that quote if you wish. All I can say is that for 2 intelligent people we would not have figured it out on our own.

"You helped us tremendously......we will be indebted to Romeo for referring us to you. David [their son] has also been helped and is doing well.  I know there are thousands of people who need your help.  A great idea.

Phil and Donna"
(clients of


There's lots more as well... Do check out the former AGS FINANCIAL SERVICES references

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