Meet Your ILEC Coach
Al is a motivated professional with over 10 years of experience working in a wide variety of leadership roles. He has spent time working in the sports industry with Central Michigan Athletics, the Buffalo Bison, Pittsburgh Pirates and Toronto Blue Jays. He has provided excellent customer service with his clients and has been a strong leader along the way with each organization he has been a part of.
He also has several years of management experience in the beverage industry. He has a strong passion to help others succeed and his passion has allowed him to have success leading his sales teams. His teams have continually hit and exceeded monthly and yearly sales goals and he has had several team members receive promotions during his time as their leader.
Al has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Wayne State University and a Master of Arts Degree in Sport Administration from Central Michigan University. He is a lifelong learner and has a strong passion for education.
Al and his wife Tina have two children, Frankie and Luciana. Together, Al and Tina own a franchise that works with local schools and local high school and travel sports teams to provide leadership programs and fundraising efforts that help to raise money for schools and sports programs throughout Southeastern Michigan. Their passion for their community and people is evident through their work and all that they do.
All ILEC Coaches are Master Certified Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaches. They have achieved their distinguished certification by successfully passing 6 ILEC training programs all approved and accredited by the world’s #1 coaching governing body, the International Coach Federation (ICF). In addition, all ILEC Coaches bring significant significant leadership experience to their client engagements. ILEC Coaches have a strong and authoritative pedigree, however, they are real people who have achieved real results in their businesses and lives and, they are passionate about helping their clients achieve the same.
Q and A with Your ILEC Coach
There were several reasons that motivated me to become an ILEC coach. Since the time I was young, as early as middle school, I knew that I wanted to find a career in which I could help motivate and inspire people. I was not entirely sure at that time how I would do it but I just knew I wanted to have a rewarding career where I could help lead people. When I was working on my undergraduate degree, I coached middle school basketball, baseball and football. I truly enjoyed giving back and motivating people when I was coaching these kids. I then had several leadership roles in my career but it really dawned on me that I wanted to be a leadership coach when I noticed the difference between good leaders and bad leaders. I have experienced both in the past 10+ years I’ve had in the business world. The truly great leaders have a way of showing empathy and are able to show their vision to their team and are able to have people accomplishing great things. I just truly care about helping people and want to make a positive impact in the lives of others.
As an ILEC coach I want to strive to help others succeed. I want to work with individuals and small groups to help each person reach their highest potential and become the best version of themselves that they possibly can. The goal is to help people become incredibly strong leaders so they can make a positive impact on their team and company.
I am most proud of my time at Powers Distributing a MillerCoors distributor. While with the company, I was able to progress into a management role quicker than any person had previously done in the company and was the youngest sales manager at the company at the time as well. I was also able to lead and motivate my team to hit their sales plan each month for the two-year time that I was a manager at the company. I am most proud of the fact that I had multiple sales reps advance into more senior roles during my time as their supervisor.
I have two personal accomplishments that I am really proud of. My greatest personal accomplishment is the family that I have built. My wife, Tina is incredible and we are truly blessed two have two beautiful and healthy children, Frankie and Luciana. They are my pride and joy. They are the reason behind every decision that I make. Another personal accomplishment that I am proud of is the fact that I was able to summit Mt. Washington, New Hampshire’s highest point in the state. I have a goal to hike all 50 state high points and am currently at 12. Mt. Washington was one of the most grueling hikes I have ever done. It was physically and mentally exhausting. I had to mentally continue to push myself in order to get to the summit and then back down the mountain.
The three top attributes that I believe I possess that will help me become a top executive coach is that I am a good listener, I understand how to be an effective goal setter and I believe I have a strong presence. I am able to ensure that those with whom I am around know that I am fully attentive to what they are saying. They will always have my full attention. I take pride in being an active listener. I enjoy listening to people so I am able to learn more about them. Goal setting is something that I have always worked on. I am constantly working on different strategies that will help me become an even better goal setter and help me achieve more of my goals.