As a John Maxwell certified Leadership coach, trainer, and speaker I bring extensive leadership experience with major Fortune 500 companies such as GE, Colgate, Pillsbury, NCR, and several others to bring you real world business leadership techniques, skills, and solutions.
I have been there many times and in various industries granting me the unique power to bring you the “Best in Class” business Leadership skills need to be highly successful in today’s business world!
I have started 4 companies and am a Leader of 5 more giving me the irreplaceable ability to understand and coach you in the challenges and issues facing you as a business leader. Due to over 20 years of business leadership experience I can help you to deal with every major issue, challenge, or problem you will face in leading a successful business.
I have multi-industry experience including starting 4 businesses and running 5 others. I have proven leadership skills and outstanding success with such major national and international companies as; Wabash National, Freudenberg-NOK, NCR, Direct Marketing Agency, The Pillsbury Company, Target, Colgate-Palmolive, and General Electric, among others. I have been recognized as a rainmaker and change agent that excels at launching new operations and transforming cost centers into profit centers.
I have proven leadership skills, with demonstrated strengths in Leadership development, business development, marketing, product development, mentoring, and leadership growth. Among my business associates I have built a reputation as an innovator who brings order to chaos, motivates people, and drives scalable growth.
I have held such leadership positions as; Business Unit Manager, President, COO, Vice President, and business Development Team. In addition, I have been part of the staff of several CEOs/Presidents of major business entities and was handpicked to be individually groomed for Senior Business Executive positions. I have been on the Board of several organizations, started one non-profit organization and involved in various community volunteer functions.
In the course of my excellent business career I have been recognized; for my talents in leadership, unique approach to business challenges, ability to find opportunities in problems, a customer champion, and my exceptional demonstrated ability to lead and motivate people to exceed beyond their own expectation thus creating leaders at all levels within the organizations I have served.
I have been drawing on the wisdom of such business icons as; Dr. Deming, Mike Hammer, Zig Ziglar, Aubrey Daniels, Jack Welsh, Michael Hyatt, Bob Berg, Dan Kennedy, John Maxwell, and others. I am a strong practitioner of constant and never ending improvement and have the outstanding ability to take what I have learned and effectively apply the knowledge to the business environment. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee in business and have studied at such distinguished institutions as Babson College and Regent University.
In addition I have received training and/or certification in such business areas as; Lean Manufacturing, Agile Manufacturing, Six Sigma (GE), TQM, Toyota Production system, branding and marketing, Individual Coaching for Effectiveness (ICE), R+ employee motivation, S&OP, and ISO standards to just name a few. I have spoken at numerous business events over the years sharing knowledge and wisdom to help people be successful and grow!
Awards, Certifications, Recognition
John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach Trainer, and Speakers
Who’s Who of Professionals – 2012/2013
Who’s Who Executives & Professionals – 2003
Who’s Who Worldwide - 1999/2000
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1990-1991
Speaker- Moderator Supply Chain Summit
Speaker - Midwest Logistics Summit
Speaker - Association of Women Business Owners
American Society for Quality
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Phi Kappa Phi & Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Societies
Leadership Coach, Consulting, & Mentorship
The Ledareship Coaching Group
BAM Group LLC
Director of Supply Chain - WNTC
Vice President Production and Logistics
Director Logistics Services Americas NCR
SVP Operation & COO
Paradigm Direct Marketing, Inc.
Business Unit Manager
Manager, Eastern Region Operations
Hill’s, Division of Colgate-Palmolive Co., Topeka, KS
General Manager Northeast Area
Veterinary Companies of America, Division of Hill’s, Pine Brook, NJ
Corporate Director New Business Development
The Pillsbury Company, Minneapolis, MN
Business Manager – Three Companies
Burger King Corporation